It’s another weekend and another day to have a go at the bookies. It was an interesting run for the opening round of the Champions League. The most surprising result was Young Boys claiming only their second Champions League win against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United.
We move back to more ‘predictable’ league action that has been more favorable to us in recent time. As the season continues to come in thick and fast, we bring you the most likely betting tips and predictions to come through across Europe’s top five leagues.
For the first time in years, Arsenal didn’t have any midweek game to look for toward to in Europe against Europe’s elite. This insight turns out to be a good thing as they just recorded their first win of the season against Norwich last weekend. Today, they play against Burnley who are winless in their first four games and the clarets will stand no chance against an Arsenal looking to build on their win. The Gunners have only lost once to Burnley in the PL era and never at Turf Moor in that time. Bet9ja has 2.03 odds, Paripesa has 2.08 odds and 1xBet has 2.08 odds.
Manchester City would be coming off a very impressive win in the UCL after scoring six goals in the game against Leipzig. This would surely put terror in the faces of their opponents Southampton. Southampton has just one win in their last nine meetings against the Citizens and they look like good opponents for Guardiola to continue their win streak, with this same City team putting five goals past them last season we expect nothing less. Manchester City needs the win to extend their three-game unbeaten run and also start the challenge for the title. Bet9ja has 1.15 odds, Paripesa has 1.16 odds and 1xBet has 1.16 odds.
Liverpool also recorded a narrow win after coming from behind to beat AC Milan at the death in their epic UCL clash. They return to the PL to face a resurgent Palace side who surprisingly beat Tottenham last weekend. Liverpool have won their last nine encounters with Crystal Palace and we’re backing the home side to win again this weekend. Liverpool have had some very convincing wins against Palace in recent seasons, including a 7-0 win in their last trip to Selhurst Park. We’re backing the Reds to win convincingly and continue their chase for the League title. Bet9ja has 1.19 odds, Paripesa has 1.24 odds and 1xBet has 1.24 odds.
Bayern Munich in recent game weeks have returned to the footballing powerhouse we know them to be. After a very humiliating defeat handed to Spanish Giants Barcelona during the week, they return to the Bundesliga to face newly-promoted side Bochum today. With just four goals against their names this season in four Bundesliga outings, Bochum’s chances of hitting the back of the net look slim. We expect the hosts to keep a clean sheet as this new look Bayern outfit rule the roost over their rivals. Going into this game, the form guide shows that Bayern Munich hasn’t been beaten in the league by VfL Bochum in their last 10 matches, quite a long unbeaten run against them are unbeaten in their last 29 league matches at home. It really has been a fortress. Bet9ja has 1.06 odds, Paripesa has 1.09 odds and 1xBet has 1.09 odds
Inter Milan would surely have been gutted to lose in the UCL on Wednesday in the dying minutes of the game. With an unbeaten streak in all competitions ended they return to Serie A in hopes to retain the title. An impressive job has been done thus far with confident wins across all competitions. Bologna is going to be a tough opponent to face as they are on the same number of points as Inter Milan. Inter have won 3 of their recent four games which is an impressive head-to-head record going into this tie. Bet9ja has 1.38 odds, Paripesa has 1.42 odds and 1xBet has 1.42odds.
Over 2.5 Goals
The Cologne vs RB Leipzig fixture is sure to be a very memorable affair as both teams have had a fairly impressive start to their Bundesliga campaigns. With three out of four of RB Leipzig’s recent matches ending with more than two goals recorded in these games. They have 13 goals between them in this Bundesliga season and we expect the trend to continue as they come face-to-face today. With the last meeting between both teams ending with three goals on the scoreboard, we are certain of this prediction. Bet9ja has 1.56 odds, Paripesa has 1.60 odds and 1xBet has 1.60 odds.
Manchester City have already been backed to take this tie home but we are certain there would be lots of goals in the game. There is a certainty that at least three goals will be scored in this game as three of the duo’s last six head-to-heads have ended that way. The city is in great goal-scoring form and three of their last four matches have produced over 4.5 goals, while four of the Saint’s last six matches have seen over 3.5 goals scored. Bet9ja has 1.35 odds, Paripesa has 1.40 odds and 1xBet has 1.40 odds.
The Liverpool fixture looks to be an interesting pick as we are backing both teams to score with Crystal Palace netting three in their last game. A repeat of that 7-0 trashing from last season is a key factor to us considering this selection here today. Crystal Palace on the other hand caused a major upset last weekend with lots of goals and this could also be this case as they seek to build on last week’s momentum. Bet9ja has 1.46 odds, Peripesa has 1.51 odds and 1xBet has 1.50 odds.
Atalanta today faces a side who seem to be the worst defensive unit in the Serie A this season. Salernitana has conceded a total of eleven goals in just three games. Atlanta who has been the best attacking side in the league for three straight seasons will see this as a chance to better their goal-scoring record and try to properly kick-start their campaign this season. More than three goals have been scored in four of the home side’s last five fixtures in all competitions, while three of Atalanta’s last six outings have also witnessed at least four goals scored. Bet9ja has 1.50 odds, Paripesa has 1.54 odds and 1xBet has 1.54 odds.
Ajax in the Eredivisie was ruthless in their group stage game in the UCL as they scored five goals past Sporting Lisbon. In their last home game in the Eredivisie Ajax crushed Vitesse 5-0. Cambuur, on the other hand, continues with their habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels. In their last meeting in Amsterdam Ajax outclassed Cambuur 5-1, and we predict that the history will repeat itself. Bet9ja has 1.18 odds, Paripesa has 1.20 odds and 1xBet has 1.20 odds.
After crossing the 100 PL goal mark last week, he was on the score sheet for his team again in the Champions League against AC Milan. With a good start to the season for the Egyptian and three goals recorded already in the PL. We are sure he will score against Palace on Saturday as he has a habit of popping up with important goals for Liverpool, taking the pressure off the fans and the coach. Bet9ja has 1.70 odds while Paripesa has 1.61 odds.
This guy can’t just stop scoring with five goals in the Bundesliga already and with his two goals in the UCL against Barcelona. His impressive record against newly-promoted sides cannot be understated. He has now scored in 18 games in a row with a total of 29 goals. He would be looking to extend his run here today and we are sure he would do that. Bet9ja has 1.25 odds while Paripesa has 22 odds.
Aubameyang has just opened his scoring account in the PL last game week against Norwich. He had opportunities to score more but seemed to be unlucky in the last game. Today, the game against Burnley would seem like a tough task but we know how capable he is in front of a goal and we are counting on him to lead his team to victory here today. Bet9ja has 2.55 odds while Paripesa has 2.20 odds.
He is a player who is in form and picking him here today is no fluke. After scoring four goals in their UCL game against Sporting he has scored in three consecutive games as he has recorded 8 goals in that goal-scoring run. With four goals also in the Dutch league, he has impressed so far, this campaign. He is one of our most positive picks here today. Bet9ja has 1.65 odds while Paripesa has 1.53 odds.
The Frenchman’s hat-trick against Manchester City was not enough for his side RB Leipzig to salvage any point in their UCL Fixture on Wednesday. He has recorded no goals in the Bundesliga this term but his hat-trick is sure to boost his confidence and help him find the back of the net here today. Bet9ja has 3.20 odds while Paripesa has 3.74.
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