It’s a new month and a good way to start positively with lots of league action to capitalize on. We’ve witnessed a lot of football in the past week and the European games particularly served us a treat. Back to our favorite domestic leagues, we’ll carry on what we do best as we give you the likely betting tips to go with from all of today’s action across Europe.
Now England’s fifth-most decorated club following their EFL Cup triumph over Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City are three wins away from a seventh top-flight title and well-placed to reach the Champions League final after a win in Paris midweek. City take on a Palace side without a win in their last three league games and we can see Pep and company taking one step closer towards the title. Bet365 have 1.33 odds, Bet9ja have 1.35 and 1xbet have 1.36.
Following their gutsy 1-1 draw vs Real Madrid, Chelsea face a different type of ‘white knuckle’ ride. They are still in the sights of the top-four chasing teams that began the new week just behind them. They take on a Fulham side they have not lost to in 20 competitive games. In addition to that, Chelsea have won all London derbies (of four) played in the league in 2021 alone and we can see them winning yet another today. Bet365 have 1.44 odds, Bet9ja have 1.48 and 1xbet have 1.52.
Having to pick themselves up after a midweek Champions League defeat, three straight Ligue 1wins – as part of a run of 16 league matches without a draw (W12, L4) – sees PSG sit just one point off top spot as they chase a joint-record tenth top-flight title in an exceptionally close four-way battle. They take on Lens who have equally impressed and lie in fifth place but we expect the reigning champions to take all three points based on superior quality in their ranks. Bet9ja have 1.32 odds, Bet365 have 1.33 and 1xbet have 1.36.
Close to winning their first league title in 11 years, Inter Milan arrive in southern Italy as heavy favourites against bottom side Crotone. The Champions-elect need only two wins to be crowned champions and that should serve as motivation to dominate a team with only five league wins all season. Also, Inter are unbeaten in nine of their last ten Serie A away games and we expect that to carry on today. Bet9ja have 1.21 odds, Bet365 have 1.22 and 1xbet have 1.26.
Real Madrid to beat Osasuna After ending last week just two points adrift of the summit, Real Madrid remain in firm title contention. They take on an Osasuna side that has struggled for consistency of late. Los Blancos come into this game following a 1-1 draw with Chelsea in midweek. Real Madrid remain unbeaten in any competition since February and we see them claiming a win today. Bet9ja have 1.35 odds, Bet365 have 1.36 and 1xbet have 1.42.
Over 2.5 Goals
Another value bet for PSG vs Lens is more than two goals. Given that both sides are in great form, we expect a high score line in this fixture. Eight of PSG last ten fixtures in all competitions have seen more than two goals. Lens has not only netted in their last ten games but also seen more than two goals in eight of those fixtures. Bet9ja have 1.45 odds, 1xbet have 1.49 and Bet365 have 1.50.
Manchester City are on impressive form at the moment and it’s easy to see why we chose this. Regarding goals, four of their last five games has seen over 2.5 goals. The main reason for this pick though, is the fact that the Citizens have conceded in six out of their last seven goals. Crystal Palace look like they could likely score as well and that’s why we’re backing this to come through. Bet9ja have 1.68 odds, Bet365 have 1.72 and 1xbet have 1.76.
Everton welcome Fulham to Goodison Park and it is a game well setup for goals. On paper, both teams will likely get on the score-sheet. To go with, Villa have shipped exactly two goals in four of their last five matches, and they could be undone by another one-two combo on Merseyside. Everton might be slight favorites here but it’s safe to go with goals for this one. Bet9ja have 1.87 odds, Bet365 have 1.90 and 1xbet have 1.95.
AC Milan have been poor of late and a series of losses has seen them drop from once title challengers to mere top-four chasers. However, there is hope given that they take on Benevento. Worse still, Benevento have lost five of their six Serie A away matches against current top-seven sides, conceding four+ goals in three. Milan need wins now to at least finish in the top four and you can expect an attacking performance from them today. Bet9ja have 1.52 odds, 1xbet have 1.56 and Bet365 have 1.57.
After his double last time out against Metz, Mbappe has scored 25 goals in 29 Ligue 1 appearances this season – and 37 goals in 42 games across all competitions for PSG in the 2020-21 season. He has scored five goals in his past three Ligue 1 games and we’re backing him to continue his rich run of form today. Bet365 have 1.57 odds while Bet9ja have 1.80.
Karim Benzema opened the scoring in Real’s last league victory. In turn, 14 of his 23 prior decisive La Liga goals have arrived within the opening half-hour, showing how important he is. He also scored his side’s only goal in midweek against Chelsea. He has recently been dubbed ‘Mr Madrid’ and he’s the number one name to get on the score-sheet for them. Bet365 have 1.72 odds while Bet9ja have it slightly better at 1.80.
After missing a number of games through injury, the Uruguayan is back to continue where he left off. In his absence, Atletico struggled and it was evident they missed his experience upfront. Prior to his injury, he was one of the most in-form La Liga players alongside Lionel Messi and he’ll fancy his chances at a goal or two against Elche today. Bet9ja have 1.75 odds while Bet365 have 1.80.
Uncharacteristically, the big Belgian has not scored for his side in their last four games. It was pretty evident as Inter couldn’t manage more than one goal in all of those games. Inter have won 16 out of the 17 games Lukaku has scored in this season and Conte would be hoping his influential forward gets back to the familiar scene of scoring and celebrating in style. Bet365 have 1.44 odds while Bet9ja have 1.55.
Riyad Mahrez has quickly joined the list of influential players for Manchester City. Since the turn of the year, he has come up big when his side needed him the most. His most recent showing was a brilliant free-kick that turned the tie around for City against PSG in the Champions League during midweek. Mahrez is a man on confidence right now and he could come as a value option to continue his scoring form. Bet365 have 2.60 odds while Bet9ja have 2.80.