After an international break that seemed like an eternity, our favorite club football is back in action. With just about two months left until the season ends, it’s that time where you expect to see shocks, upsets and some funny results alike. Indeed, betting can be tricky at this stage of the season but that’s where we come in. We’ll keep on doing most of the hard work for you and as usual, we’ll bring you with the most likely tips to go with from action across Europe as they come.
Chelsea couldn’t have asked for a better fixture after the international break. The Blues enter the final stretch of 2020/21 with nine clean sheets across their last ten games (W7, D3) – a feat also managed in their last four wins over West Brom. Another win here will guarantee their top-four status at the 30-game watershed and this could be important. West Brom shouldn’t exactly pose any threat and we expect Chelsea to continue their unbeaten run under Thomas Tuchel. Bet365 have 1.22 odds, Bet9ja have 1.24 and 1xbet have 1.26.
Monaco to beat Metz Sitting just outside the Ligue 1 (L1) top three, Monaco are in exceptional form after losing only one of their last 15 league matches (W11, D3), whilst keeping a first-half clean sheet in the previous five. A 4-0 win last time out continued a recent trend too. Their opponents Metz are not in the best of form and are currently on a three game winless run. With the top spot till there to push for, we expect Monaco to claim a win today. Bet9ja and Bet365 have 1.45 odds while 1xbet have 1.46.
Juventus travel to take on Torino in a game they are largely expected to win. Winners in just one of the last 31 editions of the Derby della Mole, relegation-threatened Torino have lost three (W1) of their previous four Serie A matches and sadly we see them losing again today. After a shock loss to Benevento last time out, we expect Pirlo and company to return to winning ways. Bet365 have 1.50 odds, Bet9ja have 1.54 and 1xbet have 1.55.
Real Madrid will be aiming to close the gap on Atletico temporarily to three points. Los Blancos are on good form at the moment, enjoying a 10-game unbeaten run across all competitions. They take on an Eibar side poor in defence and rooted in the relegation zone with only four wins all season. We expect Real Madrid to win this one. Bet9ja and Bet365 have 1.36 odds while 1xbet have 1.38.
Inter will be fired up to keep their title charge when they travel to take on Bologna. Their march towards their first Serie A title since 2010 continues, with the ’Nerazzurri’ recently registering eight straight top-flight victories for the second time this season. A significant 62.5% (five) of those wins saw Inter open the scoring during the first half. Inter are unbeaten in their last eight away games and we expect that to follow suit, with Conte and company winning today. Bet9ja and Bet365 have 1.40 odds while 1xbet have 1.44.
Over 2.5 Goals
Ahead of this crucial Bundesliga title six-pointer, second-placed RB Leipzig trail Bayern Munich by just four points. Both teams have no problems scoring so far and we should see an end to end game. The absence of Robert Lewandowski could be a major blow for Bayern Munich but we still expect the league leaders to score regardless. However the game may be, it is one that is expected to bring goals. Bet9ja have 1.58 odds, Bet365 have 1.61 and 1xbet have 1.66. Bet9ja have 1.57 odds, 1xbet have 1.58 and Bet365 have 1.61.
Ahead of this potential Ligue 1 title decider, PSG lead the way thanks to a goal difference superior by 15 compared to their main title rivals Lille. PSG have scored at least two goals in four out of their last five games while Lille have done the same in three. It is rather difficult to push for a winner here but we can expect goals in this one. Bet9ja have 1.85 odds, Bet365 have 1.90 and 1xbet have 1.98.
High-flying Atalanta have now won six of their previous seven top-flight matches – five via a 2+ goal margin. They take on Udinese today and we can another high-scoring result today. Atalanta are the joint top-scorers in the Serie A alongside Inter with 65 goals and that says a lot about their attacking potent. Bet9ja have 1.70 odds, Bet365 have 1.72 and 1xbet have 1.78.
The last H2H between Leicester City and Manchester City saw the Foxes pull off a shock 5-2 victory on matchday three, as they became the first-ever side to score three penalties in a Premier League. Manchester City, the PL’s highest scorers, averaging 2.13 goals per match, will surely be seeking revenge after that shock H2H defeat. We expect a competitive game here with the possibility of both sides scoring and we could surely see at least three goals today. Bet9ja have 1.82 odds, Bet365 have 1.90 and 1xbet have 1.93.
In-form Karim Benzema has scored in his last six games for Madrid, netting four match openers in the process. Lately, he has been called ‘Mr Madrid’ for the way the club solely relies on him for goals. Taking on a side like Eibar, we’re backing him to carry on with a goal or two once again. Bet365 have 1.72 odds while Bet9ja have 1.80 for him to score.
Erling Haaland keeps breaking records and his brace in Dortmund’s last match was his eighth this Bundesliga campaign – matching a club record for a single season set by Lothar Emmerich (1965/66 and 1966/67). He can’t stop scoring at the moment and we’re backing him to score again today. Bet365 have 1.44 odds while Bet9ja have 1.65.
Only Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus has scored more goals in Serie A than Lukaku’s 19 this season as Inter are on course for their first Scudetto since 2010. The Belgian has been the driving force of the Nerazzurri’s campaign and he will fancy his chances of adding to his tally against a Bologna side with a poor defence. Bet365 have 1.66 odds while Bet9ja have theirs at 1.77.
Lyon’s Memphis Depay netted the match opener in four of the last five league matches to see him get on the scoresheet. Only Kylian Mbappe (20) has scored more than the Dutchman in Ligue 1 and he also scored while on international duty with Netherlands. We’re backing him to score once again today. Bet9ja have 2.25 odds while Bet365 have 2.40.
Kylian Mbappe netted two goals (including one penalty) in the last H2H here, and half of his career goals vs Lille have come in the third minute of second-half stoppage-time! He is the top scorer in Ligue 1 so far with 24 goals to his name and he’ll be fired up to claim a very important goal/Lille against fellow title-chasers Lille. Bet365 have 1.95 odds for him to score while Bet9ja have 2.00.
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