It’s only the first day of the year and the Premier League has given us interesting games already. Yesterday, we saw an upset as West Ham stunned Everton late on to take all three points at Goodison Park. We tipped the Toffees to win and that didn’t play out correctly.
However, the Manchester United vs Aston Villa game was an entertaining one with brilliant displays from both sides. Both sides scored and we saw over 2.5 goals just as we predicted. The 2-1 victory means United move joint-top of the Premier League with Liverpool.
For the goal-scorer section, Calvert-Lewin and Rashford failed to score and we can only say they are getting used to the New Year.
Thankfully, other leagues are back in action as well and we can move away from the solely-focused Premier league tips we’ve been giving of late.
Straight to action, we’ll be giving you the best picks of the day across Europe’s top five leagues.
Arsenal have struggled a lot this season but have now recorded two successive wins against Chelsea and most recently Brighton. The Gunners take on a struggling West Brom side who have only one win all season and have three losses form their last five league games. We’re tipping the Gunners to make it three wins from their last three with this fixture. Bet365 have 1.57 odds, Bet9ja have 1.63 and 1xbet have 1.65.
Bayer Leverkusen travel to the Deutsche Bank Park to take on Eintracht Frankfurt. Peter Bosz’s men recorded their first loss of the season to Bayern Munich just before the New Year and they’ll be looking to get back to winning ways. Leverkusen will fancy their chances at a Frankfurt side with only one win in their last five games. There could be value here with Bet365 offering 2.15 odds, Bet9ja offering 2.20 and 1xbet having theirs at 2.21.
Still in the Bundesliga, third place Leipzig travel to take on Stuggart and will be aiming to continue their impressive form. They are unbeaten in their last five games with three wins and we’re tipping them to win once again today. Stuggart have struggled for consistency all season and we don’t see them doing Leipzig any harm. Bet365 have 1.85 odds, Bet9ja have 1.87 and 1xbet have 1.89.
Off to La Liga, Sevilla travel to Estadio Benito Villamarín to take on Real Betis. Sevilla have been impressive of late and are unbeaten in their last four games. Their last loss came at the hand of Real Madrid and they’ve been on a roll all since. Real Betis have only two wins from their last five games and unfortunately we don’t see them winning today. Bet365 have 1.90 odds, Bet9ja have 1.98 and 1xbet have 2.00.
Over 2.5 Goals
An interesting game is on the cards when Tottenham welcome Leeds to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Spurs have struggled of late and are without a win in their last four games. In contrasting fortunes, Leeds have shrugged off poor results to record back to back wins including a 5-0 thrashing of West Brom. It’s another difficult game to predict a winner but we can expect a good number of goals in this one. Bet9ja have 1.44 odds, 1xbet have 1.48 and Bet365 have 1.50.
We already tipped Leipzig to beat Stuggart and we’re also predicting a game with at least three goals. It could be a game where Stuggart take it to their opponents but will come out second best at the end of the day. Bet9ja have 1.50 odds, 1xbet have 1.52 and Bet365 have 1.53.
Still in the Bundesliga, the game between Hertha Berlin and Schalke should also bring over 2.5 goals. Schalke currently have the worst defence in the league with 36 goals conceded so far and it’s no surprise they are bottom of the league. Three out of their last five league games has seen them concede at least two goals while amounting to over 2.5 goals at the end of the day. Unfortunately, we’re tipping Hertha to capitalize on that today and that’s why we’re also tipping this game to see at least three goals. Bet9ja and Bet365 are offering 1.80 odds while 1xbet have theirs at 1.86.
Still in the Bundesliga, we also tipped Bayer Leverkusen to beat Frankfurt and we’re tipping the same game to see over 2.5 goals for obvious reasons. The intensity of bouncing back from their first domestic loss plus the fact that four out of their last five league games has seen over 2.5 goals is why we predict that trend could carry on once again today. Bet9ja have 1.48 odds, 1xbet have 1.51 and Bet365 have 1.53.
Finally, we travel to La Liga where Real Madrid welcomes Celta Vigo to the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu. Both sides are in impressive form at the moment and are unbeaten in their last five league games. It’s difficult to predict a winner but we’re expecting to see a good number of goals in this one. Bet9ja have 1.66 odds, Bet365 have 1.72 and 1xbet have 1.75.
The Gabonese forward is on a three-game goal drought and he won’t get a better chance to end that run than against West Brom. The Baggies have already conceded a whopping 35 goals this season and Aubameyang will fancy his chances of adding to their woes. Bet365 have 1.90 odds for him to score while Bet9ja have theirs at 2.25.
The Frenchman has impressed this season with eight La Liga goals to his name already and he remains the number one name to pop up with a goal for Los Blancos if they do need one. We have a hunch he would get on the score-sheet today. Bet365 have odds of 1.75 while Bet9ja have it better at 1.95.
The Spurs talisman might be without a goal in his last three games but he remains one of the most lethal forwards in the league so far this season. We’re tipping him to break his goal drought against Leeds and the over-attacking nature of Marcelo Bielsa’s side might leave Kane and partner in crime Son with room to capitalize. Bet365 have odds of 1.50 for him to score while Bet9ja have 1.63.
Zaha The Ivorian forward has also impressed this season with eight goals to his name. We’re tipping the Crystal Palace man to score in this one based on the opposition. Sheffield have lost four out of their last five league games and are bottom of the league (no surprise). Zaha is the bright spot for Crystal Palace in attack and he’ll fancy his chances at capitalizing on a side that are lacking confidence at the moment. There could be value here with Bet9ja and Bet365 offering 2.75 odds.
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