It was a very interesting week of football and there was a lot to take in. The stage for the Champions League is set with an all-English final when Chelsea meet Manchester City on May 29. The Europa League could have seen an all-English final as well but Arsenal messed it all up. Back to our league action though, we bring you the best betting predictions of the day.
Last season’s champions Liverpool will be motivated to build upon their five-game unbeaten Premier League (PL) run as they chase a top-four spot. The shock 4-2 loss suffered by Leicester City yesterday would serve as more incentive for the Reds to win. Southampton have only one win in their last five games and we don’t see them causing Liverpool much trouble today. Bet365 have 1.25 odds, 1xbet have 1.32 and Bet9ja have 1.36.
Lyon take on Lorient today and we’re backing them to win today. Lyon must win to maintain their slim hopes of claiming an 8th Ligue 1 (L1) title, but more pressing is achieving a top-three Champions League qualification spot. After a huge 3-2 win over Monaco last time out, the hosts are boosted by the fact boss Rudi Garcia has lost only one of his last nine managerial H2H renewals in all competitions vs Lorient. Bet9ja have 1.34 odds, Bet365 have 1.40 and 1xbet have 1.45.
Victory today would secure Bayern Munich’s ninth consecutive Bundesliga title as the Bavarian giants continue to dominate German football. Unbeaten in all 15 Bundesliga home matches this season (W11, D4), Hansi Flick’s side have scored 17 times against top-eight teams on home soil so far which doesn’t bode well for seventh-placed Borussia Mönchengladbach. Bet365 have 1.33 odds while Bet9ja and 1xbet have 1.35 odds.
It’s official: Inter Milan have ended Juventus’ run of consecutive Serie A (SA) titles at nine, winning the Italian crown for the 19th time, and for the first time in 11 years. Sampdoria have been on decent form and have a chance of causing trouble today but we’re backing them to continue their top form and record another win. Bet9ja have 1.40 odds, Bet365 have 1.44 and 1xbet have 1.49 odds.
Napoli have won all six away league matches that saw them leading at half time. The ’Partenopei’ dropped two all-important points last time out though courtesy of Cagliari’s last-gasp 94th minute equalizer, and that result leaves the visitors in fifth spot and two points behind the pack. Napoli simply need to win and they’ll fancy their chances against a Spezia team without a win in their last four games and with only eight wins all season. Bet365 have 1.50odds, 1xbet have 1.53 and Bet9ja have 1.58.
Over 2.5 Goals
Borussia Dortmund and Leipzig take on each other in a game that could largely impact the top-four race. In fine form, Dortmund have now won four consecutive competitive fixtures – three of them ‘to nil’ – while scoring an average of 2.5 first-half goals per game. Leipzig are in decent form as well and this game is well set up to see at least three goals. Bet9ja have 1.53 odds, 1xbet have 1.55 and Bet365 have 1.57 odds.
We tipped Napoli to win but Spezia have lost just once at home against current top-five sides this season, and are now unbeaten in six consecutive top-flight matches here, the last five witnessing both teams score. In simple terms, Napoli are still favorites to win here but it could easily be a game where both teams get on the score-sheet. Bet9ja have 1.48 odds, 1xbet have 1.52 and Bet365 have 1.53.
Scoring an average of 2.77 goals per top-flight match this campaign, Bayern have netted the most goals across Europe’s top-five leagues (86) ahead of this weekend’s action, and have lost just once in their last nine domestic outings. We’ve already tipped the Bavarians to win and it is also a game Monchengladbach could easily score in as well. Bet9ja have 1.25 odds, 1xbet have 1.27 odds and Bet365 have 1.28.
Leeds welcome a Ryan-Mason managed Tottenham to Elland Road and this is a game that screams goals. Both sides are obviously going all out for the attack and it’s easy to see why we’re picking the over 2.5 tip. It is also a game where both teams are expected to score and we’re backing that to happen today. Bet9ja have 1.64 odds, Bet365 have 1.66 and 1xbet have 1.70.
All of Inter striker Romelu Lukaku’s 21 Serie A goals have come within the width of the six-yard box. Each of his last four league strikes have been match openers, with two proving decisive. Inter have wrapped up the league already and that could see the big Belgian play with a free mind. Bet9ja have 1.50 odds while Bet365 have 1.66.
Dortmund take on Leipzig and the Norwegian goal machine will be looking to carry on his recent impressive form. He has scored three goals in his last five games and we could see more of that today from him.vBet365 have 1.50 odds while Bet9ja have 1.75.
With Gerd Müller’s 40-goal single-season Bundesliga scoring record in sight, Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski (36) is currently four goals shy but has nine multi-goal games this campaign. Even when Bayern recently lost, the Polish star did what he knows how to do best as he continued his scoring record yet again. Bet365 have 1.28 odds while Bet9ja have 1.45.
The tricky South Korean has been one of the top performers in the Premier League this term. Son Heung-min is now one of only three PL players this season to both score and assist 10+ goals (16 goals, 10 assists) – his last three contributions came after HT. Against a Leeds side that could be caught on the counter, we’re backing him to score again. Bet635 have 2.00 odds while Bet9ja have 2.25.
Victor Osimhen is on fire of late registering five of his eight top-flight goals across his last seven matches, curiously netting the last two in the 13th minute. In a game where Napoli are largely expected to win against Spezia, the Nigerian is one goal shy of the double digits haul in his debut season and he’ll be largely motivated to do that. Bet365 have 1.53 odds while Bet9ja have 1.90.