As usual, there is a feel-good factor of optimism as we bring you the likely betting tips and predictions to go with from today’s action across Europe’s top-five leagues.
In La Liga, the defending champions have struggled this season on all fronts, but things seem to be settling down for them with three wins in their last five La Liga matches. However, Celta Vigo are also in good form and they are without a loss in their last five league outings. This could very well turn out to be a close and exciting game. That being said, our prediction is for Atletico Madrid to win this game, especially since they beat Celta in two of their last three duels. Bet9ja have 1.62 odds, Paripesa have 1.67 odds and 1xBet have 1.67 odds.
Manchester United’s focus returns to the Premier League this weekend after being involved in midweek Champions League action. The hosts have plenty of motivation for three points as a win would allow the Red Devils to put pressure on 3rd-placed Chelsea who take on Liverpool in the League Cup final on Sunday. Manchester Utd certainly owe Watford one after the Hornets smashed the Red Devils 4-1 at Vicarage Road. Manchester United have won five of their last seven encounters with Watford, making this a very interesting pick for the Old Trafford outfit. Bet9ja have 1.86 odds, Paripesa have 1.89 odds and 1xBet have 1.89 odds.
While Rayo Vallecano has done very well this season considering they are a newly-promoted team, they have been in a bit of a crisis lately and they are without a win in the last six games in the league. Meanwhile, Real Madrid are sitting at the top of the standings, with six points more than the next team. Our prediction is for Real Madrid to win this game, just like they did in four of the last five h2h duels between both sides. Bet9ja have 1.67 odds, Paripesa have 1.73 odds and 1xBet have 1.73 odds.
Tottenham have won four of their last seven encounters with Leeds in all competitions, and we’re backing the visitors to end Saturday victorious as well. Spurs have picked up two wins from their last five matches which isn’t great but one of those wins was away at Man City. Leeds look dire right now having lost four of their last five fixtures, including a 3-0 defeat to struggling Everton and a huge 6-0 loss at Liverpool. Bet9ja have 1.88 odds, Paripesa have 1.95 odds and 1xBet have 1.95 odds
The Parisians will host Saint-Etienne for the second meeting of the season at Parc des Princes this weekend. PSG are at the top of Ligue 1 table with 59 points and 15 places clear of 16th placed Saint-Etienne. The visitors are struggling to break away from relegation threat even as they make this trip to Paris for an encounter with Ligue 1 giants, PSG. The hosts should easily win this game and we expect them to do it right from the first-half. The Parisians won the reverse match 3-1 and have not lost to Etienne in the last to Saint-Etienne in their last 25 meetings across all competitions. Bet9ja have 1.16 odds, Paripesa have 1.17 odds and 1xBet have 1.17 odds.
Over 2.5 Goals
Three of the previous five head-to-head meetings between Rayo Vallecano and Real Madrid have gone over 2.5 total goals and we can see that happening again on Saturday. After all, Real Madrid averaged 2.84 goals per game so far in La Liga, while Rayo Vallecano averaged 2.38 goals per game in the league this season. Bet9ja have 1.77 odds, Paripesa have 1.85 odds and 1xBet have 1.85 odds.
We’re expecting goals in this game as Everton rarely keep clean sheets but usually find the back of the net at home, while Man City are a machine in front of goal but showed defensive frailties last weekend against Tottenham. Both teams have scored and over 2.5 goals have been produced in three of the last six meetings between these two clubs, and the same can be said for three of Everton’s last six outings in league and cup. Four of Man City’s last five fixtures have produced over 2.5 goals and both teams have scored in three of their last six games. Bet9ja have 1.53 odds, Paripesa have 1.54 odds and 1xBet have 1.54 odds.
Frankfurt’s poor form continued with the team losing 1-0 to Cologne, who broke the deadlock in the 84th minute through Modeste. Bayern Munich fell to a first-half goal from Furth before recovering and going on to win the game 4-1. Bayern are fast approaching the landmark tally of 100 league goals. The champions have already been able to get 74 league goals in just 23 games so far this season. Frankfurt might have averaged only around a goal per game, but the presence of Bayern significantly changes the entertainment in this game. There have been over 2.5 goals in three of the last six meetings between these two clubs. Bet9ja have 1.34 odds, Peripesa have 1.33 odds and 1xBet have 1.33 odds.
While we didn’t see many of the recent h2h meetings between Atletico Madrid and Celta Vigo go over 2.5 total goals, this did happen in their last two duels. Furthermore, Atletico Madrid averaged 3.16 goals per game in La Liga so far, which is the highest average in the league. Meanwhile, Celta Vigo averaged 2.20 goals per game in the league this season. Bet9ja have 1.98 odds, Paripesa have 2.08 odds and 1xBet have 2.08 odds.
The potential absence of Patrik Schick can be a major blow for Leverkusen, but home supporters are likely to make up for the same. Leverkusen have four wins in the last six home games and they have also averaged around three goals per game at the BayArena this season. Elsewhere, due to the likes of Okugawa pushing Arminia Bielefeld further up in the league table, there could be goals in this game. Bet9ja have 1.51 odds, Paripesa have 1.52 odds and 1xBet have 1.52 odds.
Ronaldo is the joint-top scorer for Man Utd this season alongside fellow countryman Fernandes, both of whom have netted 9-goals in the Premier League. The 37-year-old footballing legend hasn’t been at his most prolific of late with just 2-goals in his last ten appearances across all competitions but Watford have a very generous defence and we fully expect CR7 to score against them this weekend. Bet9ja have 1.90 odds while Paripesa has 1.60 odds.
Robert Lewandowski has a sensational record against Frankfurt after managing 16 goals in 23 appearances against this club. In fact, he has failed to score in just one of his last six appearances against Frankfurt. After having scored 28 goals in just 23 league appearances, the 33-year-old looks well on course to beat his tally of 41 league goals. Bet9ja has 1.45 odds while Paripesa have 1.44 odds.
Vlahovic is already off the mark for his new club in Serie A and the Champions League, and we’re backing the talented 22-year-old striker to score against Empoli this weekend. Vlahovic has scored 18-goals in Serie A this season for Fiorentina and Juventus and has scored 5-goals in his last ten appearances in all competitions. Bet9ja have 1.95 odds while Paripesa have 2.10 odds.
Sterling is the top scorer for Manchester City in the Premier League this season with 10-goals and we’re backing the former Liverpool player to find the back of the net on his return to Merseyside. Guardiola is looking to tie Sterling down to a new contract due to his recent good form which has produced 4-goals in the last three matches in all competitions. Bet9ja have 2.50 odds while Paripesa have 2.10 odds.
Still the top scorer in this season’s La Liga and also for Real Madrid, we are backing the Frenchman to score again here today. He has an impressive record against this side as he was on the score sheet in the previous H2H. He would be looking to continue his run of goals after scoring in his last start to a La Liga match last time out. Bet9ja have 1.87 odds while Paripesa have 2.00 odds.
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