17/10/2020 – Daily Football Predictions

It’s a good day for everyone, particularly the bettors out there. Today promises a lot of football action and we’re here to do what we do best; giving you the very best of picks. Our last time out from international football was a bang and all but one of the tips came through.

We’re back to club football (thankfully) and we can make some tips with slightly more assurance even though we all know nothing is guaranteed in football.

Straight to business, there are some interesting ties all over Europe today. We have some big games in the Premier League and the Serie A as well. Lots of things to pick from but for sure we’ve done all the hard work ahead.

Here are some of the best tips for today’s games.

Manchester City vs Arsenal Prediction

It’s student versus mentor again as Mikel Arteta takes his Arsenal squad to the Etihad Stadium for a third meeting with Manchester City and Pep Guardiola, having recorded one win and defeat to date.

The two sides head into the clash eager to resume their campaigns on a winning note for different reasons. For City, three points are necessary as they languish down in 14th in the standings. While Arsenal, who have won three of their opening four games, hold hope of a return to the top-four this season.

In the past, City would have been expected to win this one quite comfortably. But while their recent head-to-head record in the Premier League certainly doesn’t favor them, Arsenal can take heart from Leicester City’s recent 5-2 thrashing of the hosts.

Not helping matters for City is the losses of star playmaker Kevin De Bruyne, who sustained an injury while on international duty for Belgium, and striker Gabriel Jesus. Although there is a chance that Sergio Aguero could make a timely return to the fold.

Arsenal win or Draw

The game can go either way but a good value will be to back the Gunners for a win or draw. Mikel Arteta has improved their results against big sides since his arrival and there is more confidence Arsenal can take points off their fellow rivals. Betking offer odds of 2.40 for this while Bet9ja offers 2.46 for the same event.

Over 2.5

Regardless of the players available, this fixture always provides goals and we expect the same to carry suit today. Bet9ja have odds of 1.42 for this while BetKing are with odds of 1.50.

BTTS

Both teams usually score when both sides meet and given the scenario of things, that stat could play out today as well. Bet9ja have odds of 1.51 while Betking are offering 1.55.

Today’s Matches

Straight wins

Chelsea take on Southampton in the second game of the Premier League today. The Blues are high on confidence having won their last game by a 4-0 score line. Given the venue (Stamford Bridge) and opposition, we expect Frank Lampard’s men to take all three points. A good odd of 1.60 is offered by Bet9ja while Betking offer 1.65.

Moving on to the Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund travel to Hoffenheim and look to build on their win from before the international break. Hoffenheim are by no means any walkover but we expect Dortmund to win regardless.  Bet9ja have odds of 1.66 while Dortmund have odds of 1.70 for the same event.

Over to La Liga, the two giants are in action and we’re tipping both sides to win. Real Madrid welcome Cadiz to the Bernabeu and on paper, it looks like a good win for the reigning champions already. It’s perhaps one of the safest straight win options for the day. No surprise the books are only offering odds of 1.30 for this outcome.

Elsewhere, Barcelona face an away game to Getafe. This is a trickier tie compared to Real Madrid’s but we still expect Ronald Koeman and company to get the job done. Barca have looked good so far this season and all indications state they should win this as well. Both Bet9ja and Betking are offering odds of 1.70 for this and it’s a good value.

Off to the Serie A, Juventus take on Crotone in an away fixture and this is expected to be a comfortable win for the reigning Serie A champions. Bet9ja have odds of 1.42 while Betking offer odds of 1.50 for the same event.

Over 2.5 Goals

Some games were less straightforward to decipher who could possibly win, but they could provide us with lots of goals.

Everton take on Liverpool at Goodison Park in what is the most anticipated Merseyside derby in years. Everton have a 100% record so far and Liverpool are eager to get back to winning ways after their humiliating 7-2 defeat to Aston Villa. It’s difficult to point at a winner but we can expect a good number of goals in this game. Bet9ja have 1.48 while BetKing are offering 1.55 for this.

Moving on to the Serie A, another big derby is on the cards as Inter welcome AC Milan for a crunch clash. Both sides have been decent so far and have both shown their fair share of strengths and weaknesses. Many might point Inter as favorites to win but we know this fixture never follows the script. One thing we can expect though is a good number of goals. Both Bet9ja and Betking have odds of 1.70 for this.

Elsewhere, Napoli take on Atalanta and this is another interesting clash you won’t want to miss. Without exaggeration, Atalanta are becoming one of the most exciting teams to watch in Europe. In their last three games, they have scored at least four goals per match and continue to maintain their entertaining attacking style of play. Taking on Napoli in this round, it could be a game with a good number of goals. Bet9ja offer odds of 1.42 while Betking has odds of 1.50 for the same event.

We already tipped Chelsea to take the three points against Southampton and we can expect them to do it in style as well. A good number of goals could be on the cards at Stamford Bridge.  Bet9ja offer odds of 1.53 while BetKing offer odds of 1.60.

Lastly, Manchester United take on Newcastle in an away fixture. On a good day, it should have been a win for the Red Devils on paper but United are far from consistent. Their last outing was a shocking 6-1 defeat to Tottenham and we don’t know how they will react from that result. They are also missing Martial and Cavani so it makes a win more difficult but we can expect goals from both sides more than likely. Both Bet9ja and BetKing offer 1.65 for this to come through.

Goalscorers

Haaland

The youngster bagged his first hatrick for Norway while on international duty. He will be filled with confidence right now and he is a good shout to get a goal today. Bet9ja has odds of 1.70 for this while Betking has odds of 1.76.

Ronaldo

Juventus take on Crotone today and you can’t help but think CR7 would fancy his chances at getting a goal or two in this encounter. The fact that he takes the penalties for Juve makes his chances of scoring against ‘lesser’ opposition even more likely. Both Bet9ja and Betking have odds of 1.60 for this to come through.

Aubameyang

Could be a good value odd to go with. The Gabonese forward has scored against Manchester City in his last two games against them and he has every reason to be motivated to continue that run.  A massive 3.00 odds is offered by Bet9ja while Betking offer 3.50 for the same event.

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