16/01/2022 – Daily Football Predictions

League action continues today and there is a lot to look forward to as well. Another round of exciting games are upon us and we’ve made sure to cover the most important ones in all regard. A host of big games are upon us and there is much anticipation ahead of them.

 For today’s action, here are the likely betting tips and predictions to go with.

Straight Wins

The only La Liga game to be played this weekend is the Elche vs Villarreal duel. With four wins and one draw in the last five games, Villarreal are in great form. They are now sitting in eighth place in the standings, but they are just a few points away from places that lead to European competitions. Meanwhile Elche are hovering dangerously close to the relegation zone, but they’ve done ok lately as well. Still, the guests seem to be on a good run and they are moving up the standings, so they certainly have the momentum. With that in mind, our prediction is for Villarreal to win this game. Bet9ja has 1.76 odds, Paripesa has 1.82 odds and 1xBet has 1.82 odds.

Utrecht are set to play Ajax at the Stadion Galgenwaard on Sunday in the Eredivisie. Utrecht come into this game on the back of a 1-1 draw against ten-man Twente in the league. Ajax, on the other hand, beat Sjors Ultee’s Fortuna Sittard 5-0 in their most recent game. Goals from versatile defender Daley Blind, Brazilian winger Antony and young right-back Devyne Rensch, and a second-half brace from star striker Sebastien Haller sealed the deal for Erik ten Hag’s Ajax. In 32 head-to-head encounters between the two sides, Ajax holds the clear advantage and are sure favorites to win here today. Bet9ja has 1.46 odds, Paripesa has 1.46 odds and 1xBet has 1.46 odds.

Liverpool will be looking to get back to winning ways as they host Brentford at Anfield on Sunday. While Liverpool will be without two of their top three scorers in the league this season, we’re still backing Van Dijk and co to come away with all 3 points. The hosts have won two of their last four outings in all competitions. Brentford’s away form has been rather poor. They did well against Liverpool in the first half of the season at home but they haven’t been that good in recent weeks. Liverpool will need to produce a much better display than they did against Arsenal in midweek to get a win. But given the fact that the match is going to be played at Anfield, Liverpool should be able to take all three points here. Bet9ja has 1.28 odds, Paripesa has 1.30 odds and 1xBet has 1.30 odds.

Roma and Cagliari lock horns at the Stadio Olimpico in Italy’s Serie A on Sunday. Roma are aiming to get their campaign on track against Cagliari this weekend. The visitors have won only once in ten attempts on the road in Serie A this term ahead of their trip to play Roma. With a dismal seven defeats in ten fixtures on the road, Cagliari holds Serie A’s second-worst away record this season and they can be opposed with confidence again this weekend when they face a much stronger Roma outfit. We are sure of Roma taking all three points here today. Bet9ja has 1.37 odds, Paripesa has 1.41 odds and 1xBet has 1.41 odds.

West Ham will be looking to repeat their FA Cup result against Leeds last week when the pair lock horns in the Premier League this Sunday. The Hammers have secured wins in each of their last four games against Leeds, winning 2-0 at home against the Yorkshiremen just last weekend in the FA Cup. The Hammers are flying high in the 4th spot, while Leeds occupy 16th position and could yet be dragged into a relegation battle. The visitors have lost four of their last five matches in all competitions and we’re expecting another Leeds loss this weekend. Bet9ja has 1.67 odds, Paripesa has 1.72 odds and 1xBet has 1.72 odds.

Over 2.5 Goals

Atalanta host Inter Milan on Sunday in a high-profile Serie A skirmish. Atalanta can close to within five points of leaders Inter with the right result this weekend. The hosts have been a staple with over 2.5 goals bettors in recent seasons thanks to Gian Piero Gasperini’s front-foot thinking and tactical bravery. 75% of La Dea’s Serie A fixtures this season have produced over 2.5 goals, while it’s also worth noting that 70% of Inter’s games on the road have also delivered three or more strikes. Atalanta likes to throw caution to the wind when the line-up against the league’s best outfits – and that was certainly evident when they drew 2-2 with Inter in Milan. Expect another afternoon with two top sides trading blows on Sunday. Bet9ja has 1.56 odds, Paripesa has 1.65 odds and 1xBet has 1.65 odds.

FC Augsburg started the 2022 calendar year with an away 3-1 defeat to Hoffenheim. They return to the familiar surroundings of WWK Arena as they face off against Eintracht Frankfurt. Only one of the last four meetings between both sides has seen goals go more than two. Interestingly, both sides have not scored on these occasions as well. We believe these trends will buckle given their recent form. Despite struggling, the Fuggerstadters have scored in eight of their nine competitive outings. On the other hand, the high-flying Eagles have scored in 12 successive outings and should make this fixture interesting. They have seen 23 goals in their last five outings, making for an interesting reading ahead of this fixture.  Bet9ja has 1.76 odds, Paripesa has 1.85 odds and 1xBet has 1.85 odds.

Three of the last five head-to-head duels between Elche and Villarreal have gone over 2.5 total goals and we can see that happening once again on Sunday. Furthermore, Villarreal averaged 2.75 goals per game so far in the league, while Elche averaged 2.40 goals per game in La Liga this season, so they should be able to combine for at least three goals. Both sides would surely make this a very interesting encounter and we would really see the goals pouring in here today.  Bet9ja has 1.83 odds, Paripesa has 1.96 odds and 1xBet has 1.96 odds.

Groningen are set to play PSV Eindhoven at the Euroborg on Sunday in the Eredivisie. Groningen comes into this game on the back of a 1-0 loss to Pascal Jansen’s AZ Alkmaar in the league. PSV Eindhoven, on the other hand, beat ten-man Go Ahead Eagles 2-0 in their most recent game. The two clubs last faced each other last year in the Eredivisie, with PSV Eindhoven beating Groningen 5-2. We expect a repeat of this high-scoring encounter with both sides edging to take all three points.  Bet9ja has 1.60 odds, Paripesa has 1.80 odds and 1xBet has 1.80 odds.

The Liverpool vs Brentford game is obviously back in the selections as both sides have recently seen their defenses being vulnerable. Their previous game this season saw both sides score three goals each in a six-goal thriller. We had Liverpool up for the win but we expect a really close contest with lots of goals to be scored. We foresee both sides to find the back of the net tonight asides from the Over 2.5 selection. Bet9ja has 1.58 odds, Paripesa has 1.69 odds and 1xBet has 1.69 odds

Anytime Goalscorers

Tammy

Tammy Abraham is starting to look very comfortable in his new surroundings following his switch from Chelsea to Roma and the English striker has notched four times in his last four Serie A appearances, taking his total for the campaign up to eight in the process. The 24-year-old looks razor-sharp at the moment and he is available at a tempting price to prolong his purple patch against Cagliari on Sunday. Bet9ja has 2.10 odds while Paripesa has 1.91 odds.

Jota

With Salah and Mane away at the Africa Cup of Nations, the goalscoring responsibility has fallen on the shoulders of Diego Jota. The Portuguese international has already scored 10 goals in the Premier League this season and we’re backing him to find the back of the net against Brentford on Sunday. Jota has fired in 6-goals in his last 10 appearances for Liverpool in all competitions and is due to a goal after failing to score in his last three outings. Bet9ja has 2.00 odds while Paripesa has 2.05 odds.

Bowen

Jarrod Bowen has proven an excellent signing from the Championship for West Ham and we’re backing the former Hull City man to score against Leeds this weekend. Bowen has netted 5-goals in the league so far this season and has scored 5-goals in his last nine appearances for the Hammers in all competitions, including one against Leeds in the FA Cup and two in their midweek victory over Norwich. Bet9ja has 3.25 odds while Paripesa has 3.30 odds.

 Saka

Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka will be a potent threat to Sánchez and his defensive colleagues, netting the Gunners’ first goal of 2022 and striking their final blow in September’s reverse H2H which ended with a 3-1 win for Arsenal. He is sure to restore faith in his manager if selected here today. Currently one of the top scorers for Arsenal this season he is one of the players that score on the big occasions in this Arsenal squad. However, it remains to be seen if this game will hold after the Gunners lodged a complaint for the game to be postponed. Bet9ja has 3.65 odds while Paripesa has 5.20.

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