We saw a pretty surprising turn of events in yesterday’s football results. The goal markets were all good but elsewhere we saw some upsets here and there.
Not surprisingly, Liverpool and Everton failed to produce a winner in that entertaining four-goal thriller. That wasn’t as shocking as other results though. Chelsea looked like they wrapped up the game in first half only to blow a two-goal lead and draw 3-3. Reigning Serie A champions Juventus came from a goal down to secure a point against newly-promoted Crotone. Even more shocking, newly-promoted Cadiz beat current La Liga champions at the Bernabeu. If that isn’t enough, Getafe also claimed their first win over Barcelona since 2011.
Manchester City claimed a narrow win over Arsenal while Manchester United recorded an emphatic 4-1 victory over Newcastle.
The games on show today are not as bulky as yesterday but a couple good games for bettors out here are on the cards. Yesterday was one of those days where the top guns were nowhere at their best. We can also take solace from the fact that we are now just two days away from the start of the Champions League. Meanwhile, let’s take a look at some good tips to go with for today.
Tottenham vs West Ham Prediction
Tottenham to win
We have a mini-London derby on our hands. West Ham look to be on a good run of form after winning their last two games including an emphatic victory over Leicester City. However, Tottenham are favourites to win this one given what we’ve seen them play over the last few weeks. Spurs have an attack full of confidence and they will fancy their chances of a good day against the Hammers. A good odd of 1.62 is offered by Bet9ja while Betking are giving 1.65 for the same event.
Over 2.5 goals
Even with today’s game in hand, only Liverpool (13), Chelsea (13) and Everton (14) have scored more goals than Tottenham (12) so far this season. Excluding the EFL Cup, Tottenham have scored 22 goals in their last five games so scoring is not a problem for the North London side. West Ham have also scored seven goals in their last two games so we could see a good goal-scoring encounter between both sides. Bet9ja have odds of 1.54 for this while Betking offer 1.60 for this outcome.
Other Match Prediction
Strasbourg take on Lyon in the first game of Ligue 1 action today. Lyon are yet to win a game this season but they’ve only lost once. Strasbourg are in a more delicate situation with one win already but five losses from six games played. Both sides are not in the best of forms but we are tipping Lyon to get their first league win at the hands of Strasbourg given the quality of Les Dogues and the poor run of the home side. There is value in this as Bet9ja offer 1.93 odds while Betking offer 1.97.
Over to the Serie A, Roma take on Benevento at home and will be looking to claim a win after an inconsistent start to their season. Benevento have won two of their three games so far but they will be facing a Roma side who are good at home and are full of confidence after claiming their first league win over Udinese before the international break. Bet9jahave odds of 1.42 for this while Betking offer 1.50.
Moving over to the Eredivisie, Ajax take on Heerenveen who are yet to lose a single game this season. Ajax have won three of their four games so far but suffered a shock loss to Groningen before the international break. With the reigning Dutch champions playing back at home, they will be eager to get back to winning ways and they are favourites to win this one today. The bookies are only offering 1.26 odds for this to come through.
Over 2.5 goals
FC Koln take on Eintracht Frankfurt in what could be a straightforward affair. Koln have lost all three of their Bundesliga games this season while Frankfurt are yet to lose any so far. More interesting is that four out of the last six Bundesliga games for Koln have ended in at least three goals or more. We are tipping the same to follow suit today as well. Bet9ja offer 1.47 and Betking offer 1.55
In the Serie A, we already tipped Roma to get a win over Benevento and we expect the game to bring a good number of goals as well given that both sides have the tendencies to score. Bet9ja offer 1.47 while Betking offer 1.52.
Leicester take on Aston Villa in another possibly exciting clash in the Premier League. In surprising fashion, Aston Villa are yet to lose a game and are in third place even with two games in hand. We saw perhaps the most shocking result of the season when Villa humbled Liverpool by a 7-2 score line before the international break. Leicester are coming off the back of a loss and will be eager for a response. We can’t say who will win this one but we expect a good number of goals in this fixture. Bet9ja offer 1.58 for this while Betking go with 1.65.
Lyon might be winless so far in Ligue 1 but that has not stopped Memphis Depay from scoring. The Dutchman already has four goals to his name this season and he is a good shout to continue that feat once again today. Bet9ja offer a massive 3.50 odd for this while Betking go with 3.67 for the same outcome.
Last season’s golden boot winner will be eager to get back on the scoring end of things after firing a blank against West Ham. Vardy is no stranger to stepping up when he’s needed the most and he would be geared up to find the back of the net for sure. Bet9ja offer 1.90 while Betking offer 2.00 for the same outcome.
When you look at the Tottenham lineup and think about goals, the Korean is fast becoming a much safer bet even more than Harry Kane. He is Spurs’ top scorer in the league so far and there’s no reason you should not back him to get on the score-sheet today. A good value exists here with Bet9ja offering 2.25 for this and Betking going with 2.38.
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