New Manchester United manager, ten Hag, will be desperate to get off to a winning start in front of the Red Devil’s faithful this weekend when they take on Brighton in the Premier League. The Seagulls will be hoping to put in a similar kind of display to the one that helped them to a famous 4-0 win over Man Utd back in May. We’re backing Man Utd to come good this weekend and secure all 3pts against the Seagulls, just as they have done in five of the pair’s last six encounters. Manchester United is expected to perform much better this season under new management and all of the home supporters will be full of positivity after United thrashed Liverpool 4-0 in pre-season. Bet9ja have 1.67 odds, Paripesa have 1.65 odds and 1xBet have 1.65 odds.
Schalke is back in the Bundesliga and they start their new campaign with a trip to play FC Cologne on Sunday. FC Cologne is aiming to emulate or even better last season’s impressive 7th-place finish and they look ready to kick start their latest campaign with a victory over Schalke. The visitors are back in the Bundesliga after just a single year in the second tier, though there has been an enormous turnover of players in the summer and it could take their bunch of recruits time to get. FC Cologne is already a cohesive unit and is priced generously to prevail at the RheinEnergieStadion. Bet9ja have 1.76 odds, Paripesa have 1.75 odds and 1xBet have 1.75 odds.
Marseille has taken seven points from their last three meetings with Reims ahead of the teams’ latest clash on Sunday. Marseille’s preparations for the new campaign were knocked by the exit of popular boss Jorge Sampaoli after the Argentinean felt he wasn’t backed in the transfer market, though OM – now under the instruction of Igor Tudor – should be able to overcome managerial uncertainty to beat Reims on Sunday. Marseille have claimed seven points from their last three meetings with Les rouges et Blancs and with home advantage key, they should be able to push for victory again. Bet9ja have 1.60 odds, Paripesa have 1.61 odds and 1xBet have 1.61 odds.
Under the instruction of new manager Paulo Fonseca, Lille is targeting a big improvement on last season’s 10th-place finish and Les Dogues can bare their teeth for the first time against newly-promoted Auxerre on Sunday. The visitors were comfortably beaten on their last trip to the Stade Pierre-Mauroy just before Christmas last year when they were turned over 3-1 in the cup and a similar outcome against their much-stronger hosts looks possible here. Bet9ja have 1.75 odds, Paripesa have 1.78 odds and 1xBet have 1.78 odds.
The reigning Premier League champions begin the defense of their title away a West Ham. This fixture ended in a 2-2 draw last season but Man City will be desperate to go one better this Sunday and win the game after they slipped to a 3-1 defeat in the Community Shield last weekend. Manchester City has picked up three wins from their last six games against West Ham, only losing once against the Londoners during that period. A lot is riding on this fixture as Manchester City needs a win to get off to a flying start. Bet9ja have 1.370 odds, Paripesa have 1.38 odds and 1xBet have 1.38 odds.
Leicester underperformed in the Premier League last season and there is a lot of pressure on Brendan Rodgers to get his team back in the mix for European football. Brentford proved to be one of the surprise packages in their debut season in the Premier League. We’re expecting goals in this game as each of the last three meetings between the Foxes and the Bees has produced over 2.5 goals. Five of Leicester’s last six outings, all friendlies, have witnessed at least three goals scored while three of Brentford’s last five matches have also produced over 2.5 goals, adding further weight to our first prediction for Sunday’s clash. Bet9ja have 1.74 odds, Paripesa have 1.81 odds and 1xBet have 1.81 odds.
RB Leipzig has won each of their last six encounters with Stuttgart ahead of the team’s tussle on Sunday, Leipzig is the favorite to win this game today and we feel it would be done emphatically. RB Leipzig looked a little ropy in pre-season from a defensive standpoint and in their last two fixtures, they conceded a whopping ten goals against Liverpool and Bayern Munich. While Stuttgart isn’t in the same bracket as that pair, they would still have been enthused about the gaps in the RB backline and they could find the net on Sunday. It looks as though RB Leipzig will have to notch in multiples to pocket the points then, so back the net to ripple over 2.5 times at the Mercedes-Benz-Arena. Bet9ja have 1.74 odds, Paripesa have 1.82 odds and 1xBet have 1.82 odds.
Nantes are targeting their third straight victory at the Stade Raymond-Kopa when they travel to take on Angers in Ligue 1 on Sunday. When Angers and Nantes go head-to-head in Pays de la Loire sparks tend to fly. Indeed, the last two tussles between the teams in that part of Western France produced a whopping 4.5 goals per 90 minutes and another game littered with goal-scoring opportunities could unfold when the teams clash again on Sunday. Four of Nantes’ final five away assignments of the previous campaign saw three or more goals and we’re tipping their first road test of the new season to follow suit. Bet9ja have 2.05 odds, Peripesa have 2.23 odds and 1xBet have 2.23 odds.
Rennes are heavy favorites to swat Lorient aside in the team’s Ligue 1 tussle on Sunday. When Lorient last visited Roazhon Park in April, they suffered their heaviest defeat of the entire Ligue 1 campaign, and that 5-0 hammering will still be relatively fresh in their players’ minds. Rennes are primed to rev up and roll over Lorient again in Sunday’s opener, where their technically talented frontline could run riot again. Fans are anticipating another convincing win and we recommend plumping for over 2.5 goals to take advantage of any route. Bet9ja have 1.58 odds, Paripesa have 1.69 odds and 1xBet have 1.69 odds.
Manchester United is back in this selection due to the history between both clubs, they have produced quite a several high-scoring matches with Brighton. When these two clubs meet the goals usually flow with over 2.5 goals being scored in five of their last six meetings in the league and cup. Four of Man Utd’s last six matches have witnessed at least three goals scored while four of Brighton’s last six outings have produced over 2.5 goals, adding plenty of weight to our prediction. Bet9ja have 1.88 odds, Paripesa have 1.95 odds and 1xBet have 1.95 odds.
Manchester City’s big summer signing was Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund and many backs the young Norwegian international to finish as the top goalscorer in the Premier League this season. City has been missing a traditional No.9 for a while now but in Haaland, they have a player who scored 62 goals in 67 league games for his last club and has an international record of 20 goals in 21 games for Norway. Bet9ja have 1.75 odds while Paripesa have 1.57 odds.
Canadian international Jonathan David was one of three first-half goalscorers for Lille when they swept past Auxerre in the cup last year and the lethal frontman will be determined to open his account for the new Ligue 1 campaign against the same opponents on Sunday. The 22-year-old notched 19 goals in all competitions for Lille in 2021/22 and he is priced generously to find the net again this weekend. Bet9ja have 2.25 odds while Paripesa have 2.375 odds.
The veteran striker would be resuming this season fully fit as he looks to lead his side into qualification for European games next season. He has a good open day record with 7 goals scored in open day fixtures, he can improve that record here today with a goal for his side against Brentford, he has scored the in the first fixture for Leicester City. Bet9ja have 2.25 odds while Paripesa have 2.10 odds.
Belgian striker Lois Openda scored 19 times in the Eredivisie for Vitesse last season and his capture in the summer was considered something of a coup for Lens. The 22-year-old can be devastating in the final third and he will be doubly determined to make his mark on his Ligue 1 debut against Brest. Openda has the skills to impress on matchday one and he could be a solid choice in the anytime scorer stakes. Bet9ja have 2.70 odds while Paripesa have 2.10 odds.
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