16/10/2021 – Daily Football Predictions

The internationals served us with lots of action, as some countries performed as expected while some turned out shockingly. Germany have become the first side to officially qualify for the 2021 World Cup in Qatar alongside the hosts. The stakes are getting higher and we expect more sides to confirm their spots in the global showpiece by the next international break.

Right now, it’ back to our darling club football and that brings a smile for bettors as well. With a fully packed weekend lying in wait, we bring you the best tips and betting predictions to go with across all action from Europe’s top five leagues.

Straight Wins

Returning from the international break, Chelsea would be looking to improve on their recent win in the Premier League against Southampton. Brentford have started their first Premier League season really well but they face a tough task against the current league leaders Chelsea in Saturday’s late kick-off. Thomas Tuchel has his sights on the win as he wants to stay on top of the table as he did just before the break. Key players for his squad have arrived earlier and they should be available to get him the win. Bet9ja has 1.63 odds, Paripesa has 1.65 odds and 1xBet has 1.65 odds.

Borussia Dortmund will be looking to build on a 2-1 win over Augsburg when they take on Mainz at their Signal Iduna Park on matchday 8. Mainz can frustrate their rivals, to which RB Leipzig and SC Freiburg will attest. However, as they travel to Signal Iduna Park, their chances of success look slim. Borussia Dortmund are flying high in third place and remain unbeaten at home this season. With Bo Svensson’s charges losing two of their last three away trips, it is easy to place a punt on their rivals. Bet9ja has 1.42 odds, Paripesa has 1.44 odds and 1xBet has 1.44 odds.

Liverpool continue their title challenge away at Watford in Saturday’s early kick-off in the Premier League. Watford claimed a famous 3-0 victory the last time these two sides met but home hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for the Hornets of late. Liverpool have been in impressive form with no losses yet this campaign, Liverpool will be looking to claim back top spot in the PL table, albeit maybe only temporarily, having relinquished control following consecutive league draws. Jürgen Klopp’s side possesses the only unbeaten start to the PL season, forming part of a 17-game unbeaten league streak extending from the last campaign. Bet9ja has 1.36 odds, Paripesa has 1.37 odds and 1xBet has 1.37 odds.

Manchester City haven’t lost against Burnley since 2015, picking up 12 wins and a draw during that period. The hosts have also won three of their last six outings in all competitions, keeping clean sheets in two of their last three Premier League games, while Burnley has failed to score in two of their last three in the league. We believe that Manchester City will likely see a lot of the ball and convert quite a few goal-scoring opportunities. However, Burnley may well struggle to break down their defense. We’re therefore expecting to see a fairly comfortable winning this game. Bet9ja has 1.13 odds, Paripesa has 1.13 odds and 1xBet has 1.13 odds

PSV Eindhoven will do a battle with visiting opponents FC Zwolle at Philips Stadion in this Eredivisie meeting on Saturday. PSV Eindhoven, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 2-1 Eredivisie triumph vs Sparta Rotterdam, going into this contest, PSV Eindhoven have not lost in the league to FC Zwolle in their last 13 games. Accordingly, we see a decent win for PSV Eindhoven at the end of this one. We’re tipping a tight encounter finishing with a win for PSV Eindhoven by the conclusion of the game. Bet9ja has 1.16 odds, Paripesa has 1.17 odds and 1xBet has 1.17 odds.

Over 2.5 Goals

Manchester United and Leicester City are set to face off today in what is usually a very competitive clash between the two in recent years. Looking over their past head-to-head clashes dating back to 03/02/2019 shows us that. A total of 15 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with seven for The Foxes and eight coming from The Red Devils. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.5. Goals don’t seem to be a problem for both teams as they both have proven strikers now in their respective teams. Bet9ja has 1.73 odds, Paripesa has 1.81 odds and 1xBet has 1.81 odds.

We’re backing both teams here in AC Milan and Verona, to score in the process as the hosts have won three of their last five games against Verona and both teams have scored in three of the pair’s last five encounters. Both teams have also scored in five of AC Milan’s and four of Verona’s last six matches in all competitions. At least three goals have been scored in three of the last six meetings between AC Milan and Verona, and we’re expecting more of the same on Saturday night. Over 2.5 goals have been scored in four of the host’s last six outings as well as in five of Verona’s last six matches, so you can see just why we’re backing goals in this game. Bet9ja has 1.58 odds, Paripesa has 1.67 odds and 1xBet has 1.67 odds.

These two sides often produce an entertaining 90-minutes and we’re backing both teams to score this weekend. Both teams have found the back of the net in three of Watford’s last four outings as well as in four of Liverpool’s last six fixtures in all competitions, so you can see why we’re backing against either side keeping a clean sheet on Saturday. At least three goals have been scored in five of the last six meetings between these two clubs in the Premier League and we’re expecting more of the same on Saturday. Two of Watford’s last four matches and each of Liverpool’s last six outings in league and cup have also witnessed over 2.5 goals scored.  Bet9ja has 1.55 odds, Paripesa has 1.65 odds and 1xBet has 1.645 odds.

Since their first League fixture in 2016, this match-up has given goals. All the matches at Freiburg’s home have seen the scoreline go in an abundance of 2.5 goals and we anticipate that this matchup should pursue the direction. While being miserly as far as goals this season, Freiburg have seen goals flow at their home and the players will hope to maintain this example. In away defeats to Mainz and Wolfsburg, Leipzig failed to trouble the scorers. Streich will want that version of Die Roten Bullen to arrive as he wants his side to build on their 3-0 win over Augsburg in their first Bundesliga match at the Europa Park Stadions. Consequently, our money is on both sides hitting the back of the net. Bet9ja has 1.64 odds, Paripesa has 1.72 odds and 1xBet has 1.72 odds.

Ajax have been in impressive goalscoring form this season with just their last game before the game failing to live up to expectation. The team is sure to bounce back from that loss and their opponents surely have no way of stopping them. Checking on their past head-to-head results stretching back to 20/01/2019 reveals that these fixtures have not been kind to SC Heerenveen. Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 29 in all at an average of 4.83 goals per meeting. The last league meeting featuring these sides was Eredivisie matchday 28 on 04/04/2021 when it ended SC Heerenveen 1-2 Ajax. Bet9ja has 1.30 odds, Paripesa has 1.33 odds and 1xBet has 1.33 odds.

Anytime Goalscorers

Salah

The Egyptian has been in fine form in recent weeks scoring in consecutive games in all competitions. Mo salah already has 6-goals to his name in the Premier League this season and we’re backing the Egyptian international to find the back of the net once again against Watford on Saturday. Salah has failed to score in his last two appearances for Egypt but has scored in each of his last seven games for Liverpool in the league as well as cup competitions. Bet9ja has 1.80 odds while Paripesa has 1.60 odds.

Ronaldo

Ronaldo’s return to Man Utd has been successful so far as the Portuguese international has 3-goals in the Premier League and two in the Champions League this season. Currently the record men’s international goalscorer, Ronaldo extended his international tally by four goals over his two Portugal appearances during the break. We’re backing the veteran forward to get on the scoreboard against Leicester City. Bet9ja has 2.15 odds while Paripesa has 1.83 odds.

Haaland

A hat-trick in the DFB Pokal was followed up by a brace in the first Bundesliga game of the season and there is little doubt that the Norwegian is currently one of the deadliest forwards in the game. The 21-year-old also racked up a hat-trick of assists last weekend and with him, on the pitch, there is every chance that Dortmund will be involved in another high-scoring clash. Bet9ja has 1.50 odds while Paripesa has 1.44 odds.

Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku is enjoying his return to Chelsea where, clearly, he has some unfinished business at Stamford Bridge and that is providing plenty of motivation for the Belgium international. Lukaku has already netted three goals in the Premier League this season. The Belgian also impressed the break with his goal for his country, now returning a man in for, he will surely be looking to end his goal drought in the PL today. Bet9ja has 1.95 odds while Paripesa has 1.83.

Haller

This is a player in a lot of forms as he has 10 goals already in all competitions. He has failed to score in his last three league games but this break would do him a world of good and also help improve his form. Heerenveen come as opponents who do not have a solid defense to stop the Dutch forward. Bet9ja has 1.750 odds while Paripesa has 1.53 odds.

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