With the Champions League and Europa League group stages all concluded, we turn our attention back to the domestic scene where games continue to come in thick and fast. Mangers will continue to rotate their squads in this period and that could admittedly mean some results will not go as expected.
However, there are trends to follow and some certain games not to miss out on. We’ve done all of that for you and we’ve taken all factors into account as we bring you the best likely betting tips and predictions to come through from all of today’s action.
Pep and Manchester City would surely be disappointed at their loss during the week although this had no effect on their progression into the next stage of the UCL round. Today, they resume the Premier League as leaders in their clash against Wolves. They know the importance of this game as a loss could see them return to third place. Manchester City got the domestic double over Wolves last season and we’re backing the hosts to win again on Saturday. Guardiola’s men have won five of their last six matches in all competitions, while Wolves have failed to score in four of their last five league games. Bet9ja have 1.16 odds, Paripesa has 1.17 odds and 1xBet has 1.17 odds.
Norwich could move above Newcastle and Burnley if they beat Man Utd in the Premier League this weekend but Ralf Rangnick is yet to lose as boss of the Red Devils and will be desperate for his side to win yet another Premier League game. Manchester United return to the league too as they hope to scale this easy test against Norwich here today. The Red Devils defeated Crystal Palace on Ralph Rangnick’s debut as the new manager and we’re expecting them to ride on that confidence. A win is in the books for them with enough first-team players rested for this match. Bet9ja has 1.47 odds, Paripesa has 1.50 odds and 1xBet has 1.50 odds.
Dortmund enter this round after battering Beşiktaş 5-0 in midweek Champions League (UCL) action, which will have boosted confidence after their morale-damaging and controversial 3-2 Bundesliga loss to fierce rivals Bayern last weekend. The last three meetings at any venue all saw Dortmund win after leading at half-time. With this recent H2H record, we see Dortmund taking three points here and keep on challenging for the title. Bet9ja has 1.53 odds, Paripesa has 1.56 odds and 1xBet has 1.56 odds.
Bayern Munich hold a streak of four consecutive wins ahead of this game. The German champions have won seven of the last nine attempts while losing two in various competitions. On the other hand, Mainz got their last defeat after three successive winless matches, but they have conceded only one defeat in the last five outings. The Carnival club registered their lead in the last H2H meeting against Bayern playing at home but the Bavarians have been incredible in H2Hs and got the victory in four of the last five games against Mainz. We’re backing the league leaders to continue their run with another win. Bet9ja has 1.23 odds, Paripesa has 1.24 odds and 1xBet has 1.24 odds
AC Milan top the Serie A table heading into this weekend’s fixtures and find themselves away at Udinese on Saturday. The hosts are without a win in their last four games and have been slipping closer and closer to the relegation zone in recent weeks. Ac Milan are on much better form at the moment and we can see them winning this one. Bet9ja has 1.90 odds, Paripesa has 1.93 odds and 1xBet has 1.93 odds.
Over 2.5 Goals
Arsenal look to return to winning ways after suffering back-to-back defeats in the Premier League. A struggling Saints side provides the opposition at the Emirates today. Over 2.5 goals were scored when these two sides last locked horns with Arsenal claiming a 3-1 win at St Mary’s on that occasion. At least three goals have also been scored in three of the hosts and three of the visitor’s last four outings in the Premier League. We’re backing both teams to score on Saturday just as they have done in three of their last four league meetings. Both teams have also scored in each of Arsenal’s last two outings and the hosts have only failed to score in one of their last six matches. Bet9ja has 1.76 odds, Paripesa has 1.85 odds and 1xBet has 1.85 odds.
Stephen Gerrard would be looking forward to his return to Anfield as a coach in the PL. It might not be the best as Liverpool are in red hot form and are here chosen to win. The Reds have a good recent record against Aston Villa, winning four of the pair’s last six encounters in all competitions. Liverpool vs Aston Villa is back here again as both sides have been high-scoring sides this season. Liverpool has been scoring goals for fun of late and we expect that to continue on Saturday, while four of Aston Villa’s last six outings in the Premier League have seen both teams score. At least four goals have been scored in three of the last five encounters between these two clubs, and we’re expecting another action-packed 90-minutes this weekend. Bet9ja has 1.35 odds, Paripesa has 1.40 odds and 1xBet has 1.40 odds.
Chelsea will be hoping to go back to the top of the Premier League table this weekend as they entertain a Leeds side that has struggled for consistency this season. We’re expecting goals in this game as over 2.5 goals have been scored in three of the last six meetings between these two clubs, including this very fixture last season which finished 3-1 in Chelsea’s favor. At least three goals have also been scored in five of the home side and three of the visitor’s last six matches in all competitions. Bet9ja has 1.56 odds, Paripesa has 1.58 odds and 1xBet has 1.58 odds.
Goals flow when Bayern Munich plays at their home stadium as they yielded 15 goals in the previous five attempts at their camping ground. Adding more, all of the recent H2Hs between these teams featured at least three goals per game. The FCB and the 05ers have found the back of the net ten and eight times respectively in the last five matches. Hence, the game is likely to display a high-scoring total. We are expecting a high-scoring tie and possibly goals from both ends. Bet9ja has 1.28 odds, Paripesa has 1.30 odds and 1xBet has 1.30 odds.
Looking at the recent stats of their games and H2Hs, it seems clear to witness both teams get on the score sheet. All of their meetings against each other feature the same pattern. Bochum missed the target in one of the last five games but not in the home ground. None of the recent H2H meetings between these teams went below the total of 2.5 goals and the recent scoring tendency of the teams let us predict the same kind of result in this game. Bochum has hit the target eight times in the last five outings while Dortmund has yielded 13 goals in the same course. Bet9ja has 1.43 odds, Paripesa has 1.46 odds and 1xBet has 1.46 odds.
Ibrahimovic is the top scorer in the league for AC Milan this season with six goals and the 40-year-old is still key to the way the Italian giants play. With 3-goals in his last four league games, Ibrahimovic has been at the heart of AC Milan’s good run of form in Serie A and we’re backing the Swedish international to score against Udinese this weekend. Bet9ja has 1.90 odds while Paripesa has 1.80 odds.
Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski has 16 goals in 14 Bundesliga appearances already this season, whilst he’s also netted a staggering 19 strikes in 21 top-flight H2Hs. Gutted to not be part of the starting score sheet in their destruction of Barcelona in the UCL, he would be looking to score here today. Bet9ja has 1.37 odds while Paripesa has 1.36 odds.
Erling Haaland came off the bench in midweek to grab another UCL brace and he has 11 goals in eight Bundesliga outings! His last seven competitive club goals have now all been scored after half-time. If blessed with a start here he can get even more than a goal this is how sure we are of him to score here today. Bet9ja has 1.40 odds while Paripesa has 1.44 odds.
Mohamed Salah has either scored or assisted in his last four matchups against Villa (G4, A1). Mo Salah currently has 11 goals in the PL this season and has a track record scoring against Villa. He would find the back of the net here today. Bet9ja has 1.40 odds while Paripesa has 1.50 odds.
Aubameyang came off the bench against Everton and really should have scored with the very last kick of the game. We’re expecting the Gabon international to start on Saturday and have backed the striker to add to his four league goals this season. Aubameyang has struggled upfront of late but this marks a good chance for him to return to scoring ways. Bet9ja has 2.15 odds while Paripesa has 2.1 odds.
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