We are deep into the jam-packed fixture schedule and we started that on a good note. A good number of our picks last time out played out correctly and we’ll be aiming to carry on that form today.
As always, we’ll be taking all of the relevant factors and stats into account as we bring you the most likely betting tips and predictions to come through from today’s Champions League action.
Manchester City kept the pressure on the Premier League leaders Chelsea with a midweek win at Villa Park and now they make the trip to fourth from bottom Watford. The Citizens have won each of their last 13 encounters with Watford, they have won each of their last six matches in all competitions. The Hornets have not beaten Man City in a competitive fixture since March 1989 (D2, L16), making this a very sure pick. Bet9ja has 1.19 odds, Paripesa has 1.20 odds and 1xBet has 1.20 odds.
Liverpool arrive in great form after scoring 4-goals back-to-back against Arsenal, Southampton and Everton so the question is, can Wolves stop this Liverpool team. The Reds put in another bulldozing performance to dispatch their neighborhood rivals Everton 4-1 last time out. The ‘Reds’ have been rampant on their travels this season, Liverpool have become the hunters when visiting Wolves at Molineux, having never lost to their hosts in the PL. Bet9ja has 1.43 odds, Paripesa has 1.45 odds and 1xBet has 1.45 odds.
PSG is a high-flying Ligue 1 outfit right now and despite losing away from home last season against Lens, the visitors look set to bag all points in this fixture. Lens have struggled with inconsistencies and poor defending has been the biggest outdoing for the hosts. We think Lens will find it difficult to contain PSG’s firepower in this game. Mauricio Pochettino’s men have now lost just once across their previous 16 away games in Ligue 1, the recent H2H history makes for positive reading too, as they are unbeaten in eight of their previous nine road trips to Lens across all competitions. Bet9ja has 1.65 odds, Paripesa has 1.68 odds and 1xBet has 1.68 odds.
Greuther Furth will struggle once again for their first win when they make a very tough trip to face Bayer Leverkusen. The visitors have proven to be the worst team of this season that is still without a win and holds a long streak of defeats. While on the other hand, Bayer Leverkusen is winless from the last five games of various competitions and won four of them. The hosts are also unbeaten in all of the H2Hs against Cloverleaves. So, it is an easy decision for us as we back Bayer Leverkusen for the win in this match. Bet9ja has 1.22 odds, Paripesa has 1.26 odds and 1xBet has 1.26 odds
AC Milan are just one point off the Serie A leaders Napoli heading into the latest round of fixtures this weekend. Their opponents today are newly-promoted side Salernitana who sit bottom of the table with just eight points after five games. We’re backing AC Milan as that is how each of the previous two meetings between these two clubs has ended. Salernitana have lost four of their last five league games and look destined to make a quick return to Serie B. Bet9ja has 1.22 odds, Paripesa has 1.24 odds and 1xBet has 1.24 odds.
Over 2.5 Goals
Bayern and Dortmund’s success is built on their ability to outscore their rivals. The hosts are averaging 2.54 per match this season, while Julien Nagelsmann’s charges tally of 42 is the best across Europe’s top five leagues. In addition, the defensive issues of both sides add confidence in this being a high-scoring affair. Not only do both sides score effortlessly, but also concede similarly. Bayern have not kept a clean sheet in ten competitive away fixtures and the stats board reads a similar story for Dortmund. Der BVB has only kept one clean sheet at home in the Bundesliga whilst keeping a perfect record this season. Bet9ja has 1.30 odds, Paripesa has 1.32 odds and 1xBet has 1.32 odds.
League leaders Napoli face Atalanta today in what would prove to be a high-scoring affair. At least three goals have been scored in four of the last six encounters between these two clubs and we’re expecting another goals-filled game on Saturday night. Over 2.5 goals have been scored in five of the host’s and five of the visitor’s last six outings in all competitions, adding further weight to our second prediction. Bet9ja has 1.60 odds, Paripesa has 1.69 odds and 1xBet has 1.69 odds.
Manchester City vs Watford is back here with a fixture that has often produced the goals over the years. Five of the last six meetings between Watford and City have witnessed at least 4-goals scored. Three of Watford’s last six matches have produced at least 5-goals and we’re expecting another high-scoring game this weekend. Manchester City scored 8-goals against Watford back in 2019 but we’re not quite expecting that many goals this time around. They have averaged 4.25 goals per game across their last four visits to Vicarage Road though, so there’s plenty of potential for net-bulging action throughout. Bet9ja has 1.40 odds, Peripesa has 1.45 odds and 1xBet has 1.45 odds.
All of Lens’ last five games in Ligue1 this season have ended with over 2.5 goals. Similarly, four of the last away games for PSG have produced more than two goals. Therefore, we foresee the possibility of these teams producing three or more goals in this fixture. While playing at home, Lens only failed to score once in the last five Ligue 1 games. Similarly, PSG only failed to find the back of the net on one occasion while on the road in all competitions. Both teams will probably find the back of the net in this fixture an added tip is here for both sides to score today. Bet9ja has 1.48 odds, Paripesa has 1.51 odds and 1xBet has 1.51 odds.
There is no doubt that the Leverkusen game would no doubt produce goals. Bayer Leverkusen have scored at least three goals in three of the last five games and has a total of 12 goals in that duration. Furth has scored in most of the recent matches and they yielded three goals in their previous game. The last meeting between these teams witnessed a total of over 2.5 goals and based on their recent forms, we expect the same kind of pattern to be followed in this match. Bayer Leverkusen has scored in all of the last five attempts consistently and the coming rivals don’t look like a tough option in this regard as well. Bet9ja has 1.30 odds, Paripesa has 1.32 odds and 1xBet has 1.32 odds.
The Egyptian has a thing for scoring against this Wolves team as he has proven it in previous seasons. Salah has been in incredible form for Liverpool this season, netting 13-goals in the Premier League alone. He scored in Liverpool’s 4-1 win over Everton and have found the back of the net in two of his last three league games, so you can see why we’re backing Salah to score against Wolves this weekend. Bet9ja has 1.850 odds while Paripesa has 1.66 odds.
Ibrahimovic scored midweek after being selected here today he returns to action as he would be looking to help his side go top of the League with a win here today. He is the top scorer for Milan in the League and against a newly promoted side with this very poor defense, he is sure to find the back of the net here again today. Bet9ja has 1.60 odds while Paripesa has 1.44 odds.
Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski is fresh from winning his ‘Striker of the Year’ award, Lewandowski will be confident of grabbing more goals against his former side here, considering he’s never scored more goals against any other single opposition. He will surely be on the scoresheet today with how Bayern likes to play a high-intensity and attacking game. He is a good selection here today. Bet9ja has 1.60 odds while Paripesa has 1.44 odds.
While we don’t expect a lot from the Atletico Madrid match today, we do expect to see Suarez score in the match today. The Uruguayan legend is again leading his team in scoring, just like he did last season. So far, Suarez scored seven goals in twelve matches in La Liga, so he is the best choice of all Atletico players to find the net in the game against Mallorca. Bet9ja has 2.25 odds while Paripesa has 2.05 odds.
Bernardo Silva has impressed Man City this season and is certainly one of Pep Guardiola’s most consistent players. Silva has netted 5-goals in the Premier League alone this season and is currently the club’s top-scorer, so you can see why we’re backing the Portuguese midfielder to score against Watford this weekend. Bet9ja has 3.00 odds while Paripesa has 2.87 odds.
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