It’s another good day to have a go at the bookies with a good number of games available today. For some reason, a couple of leagues have matches today and we won’t miss the coverage of these ones for anything at all.
There are some interesting ties on the cards and we’ll be giving you the very best tips as we usually do.
Featured Match: Manchester United vs Manchester City Prediction
The two most in-form teams in the Premier League turn their attention to the EFL Cup on Wednesday night as Manchester United host Manchester City in a mouth-watering derby at Old Trafford.
The local rivals are meeting in the semi-finals of the competition for the second year in a row, and both of them come into the contest off the back of notable weekend wins.
Manchester derbies are always hugely anticipated affairs, but Wednesday’s showdown is particularly promising with a place at Wembley up for grabs and both teams coming into the match in fine form.
Victories over Aston Villa and Chelsea respectively at the weekend ramped up the talk of a potential title challenge for both clubs, despite both making underwhelming starts to the season.
They have since made up for lost time, though; Man United have taken 26 points from the last 30 on offer in the top flight, with Friday night’s triumph over Aston Villa sending them level on points with champions Liverpool at the summit, while Man City have won five and lost none of their last seven league games.
It was the nature of Man City’s triumph over Chelsea on Sunday which raised talk of a potential title challenge as Pep Guardiola’s side put the Blues to the sword during a clinical display at Stamford Bridge.
This game can easily go either way but we’ll be giving you the best picks to go for regardless.
Both Teams to Score
Both Manchester teams have proven themselves to be excellent goal scorers this season which has made us choose this option. The last time both sides failed to score in a game was in their League match back in mid-December.
The recent goal-scoring statistics of both teams have seen them go up the table with their solid defences also they haven’t stopped scoring goals. Bet9ja has 1.58, Betway has 1.61 and 1xbet have 1.66 odds.
Over 2.5 Goals
The earlier selection has stated that both sides would score goals in this match but it is just a question of how many. Their defences might be solid but it hasn’t stopped them from conceding in their previous game. While Man City had an easy outing away at Chelsea, they conceded in the last minute. United fought hard for the win at Villa Park and this is testament to their newly found fighting spirit.
This matchup can be conclusively decided as it could be a case of who can score the most goals to get the win. Both sides have recorded wins in their last two games making this a very good pick. Bet9ja have 1.70, Betway has 1.69 and 1xbet have 1.76 odds.
PSG play St Etienne today under new manager Mauricio Pochettino and this would be his first game in charge of the side after replacing French Manager Tuchel. They face an estranged Etienne side that has just the one win in their last five games in the league. PSG are currently third in the table which is odd at this stage considering their dominance in the league in recent years. This would be an easy test as the players are expected to prove their worth for the new manager. Bet9ja have 1.30, Betway has 1.28 and 1xbet have 1.31 odds.
Still in the French League Lyon play host to Lens today as they seek to remain top of the table by the end of this game week. Their unbeaten streak in their last five games has seen them reclaim and stay top of the table they had just a draw during that impressive run of form. Lens has been inconsistent in the League having failed to find back-to-back wins. Lyon is strong contenders for the title this season and they would intend to prove it today. Bet9ja has 1.45, Betway has 1.45 and 1xbet have 1.49 odds.
Inter travel away to Sampdoria with a point behind AC Milan at the summit of the table. This game against Sampdoria is crucial to their title hopes as leader’s AC Milan face fierce rivals Juventus today. Any slip up could see Inter go up top. This is why we have tipped them for the win. Bet9ja has 1.57, Betway has 1.56 and 1xbet have 1.62 odds.
Atalanta faces Parma who is currently close to the relegation zone, with just 2 points in five games, look to be no match for an in-form Atlanta side. Unbeaten in their last five matches a win today should not be hard to come by. Bet9ja has 1.28, Betway has 1.28 and 1xbet have 1.31 odds.
AS Roma are travelling away to bottom side Crotone today, currently third on the table and fighting for Champions League next season they seem to be the real deal. Crotone found a win their last game but do not look capable enough to challenge a Roma side still in the title race. Bet9ja have 1.46, Betway has 1.47 and 1xbet have 1.49 odds.
Over 2.5 Goals
AC Milan and Juventus play today in a game that could have a say in the Serie A title race. Juventus haven’t been in impressive form this season but looked like the team Pirlo wants in their last game. AC Milan remain unbeaten in the league this season which has seen them stay at the top of the table. This match would be a goal fest in our opinion as both sides have proven prolific goal scorers. Bet9ja has 1.68, Betway has 1.70 and 1xbet have 1.80 odds.
Barcelona faces Athletic Bilbao after an unimpressive win last time out against Huesca. They have been inconsistent in the league with them looking for back-to-back wins for the first time in a long time. The athletic club is not solid defensively which can see Barcelona run riot today in their bid for successive victories. Bet9ja have 1.75, Betway has 1.75 and 1xbet have 1.83 odds.
Atalanta has had another impressive goal-scoring season which has seen them go third with the most goals this season. Parma has one of the worst defences in the Serie A this season. Atlanta would definitely take advantage of that which is why we selected them. Bet9ja has 1.38, Betway has 1.41 and 1xbet have 1.40 odds.
Napoli goes against Spezia today also in the Serie A, Spezia is 18th in the league table and are winless in five games and have lost their last three games. They have a very bad defensive record which has seen them concede at least a goal in their last 4 matches. Napoli will be looking for a win to go third and closer to the top of the league table. Bet9ja has 1.53, Betway has 1.57 and 1xbet have 1.64 odds.
PSG have been chosen once again because of their proficiency up front despite the loss of Neymar to injury again they have been bagging in the goals. The stakes of this game are very high as players would be looking to impress the new manager and see them cement their place in the starting lineup. Bet9ja have 1.44, Betway has 1.47 and 1xbet have 1.47 odds.
Memphis Depay has proven to be the talisman for this Lyon side this season. He has impressed a lot with the importance of his goals which has seen them keep top spot. A goal from him today wouldn’t be a surprise. Betway has 2.08 odds while Bet9ja have 2.00.
With the absence of Neymar in this PSG, Mbappe has stepped up to be the main man for them. With the urge to desperately impress Poch today he seems the most likely to score in this PSG side. Betway has 1.62 odds while Bet9ja have 1.65.
Messi returned to the starting lineup the match after he took a knock which saw him miss the previous game, he didn’t make the score sheet but he provided the goal which did and that might be a solid welcome back to the games. He is the go-to man in Barcelona for goals and he would be looking to add to his tally today. Betway has 1.94 odds while Bet9ja have 2.10 odds.
Inter face 11th placed Sampdoria in their bid to go top spot with a win today, Lukaku has appeared on the score sheet in their last 3 matches and he wouldn’t want to miss the chance to put Antonio Conte’s men top of the league today. This is why we have picked him today. Betway has 1.99 odds while Bet9ja have 2.25.
Napoli has a flurry of attackers this season which has seen them score an impressive amount of goals season with them sitting 5th in the goal-scoring charts. Insigne has six goals this season already, all have been important to their bid for the spot this season. Betway has 2.08 odds while Bet9ja have 2.30.
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