The 2020/21 season is finally upon us in full throttle. Ligue 1 will see its fourth matchday. Round 2 of Premier League fixtures are upon us. The Bundesliga is in action, and so is Serie A and La Liga.
There are a lot of matches to pick from and we have our plates full. We expect a lot of excitement, especially in the Bundesliga after Bayern Munich opened their account with an 8-0 thrashing of Schalke. Borussia Dortmund take on Borussia Monchengladbach.
In England, Leeds take on Fulham while Everton host West Brom. But it is at the Old Trafford where eyes will be glued. Manchester United welcome Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace for their season opener.
The Serie A has Fiorentina kick-off their season against Torino, while AS Roma are on the road to face-off against Verona.
Real Madrid are not in action until late Sunday night, with Villarreal playing the curtain-raiser against Eibar. That match is followed by Getafe taking on Osasuna.
There are a lot of fixtures and we want to maximize from all of them. We are on a roll with our perfect tips from the last two days and want to continue that trend with our latest tips. So, without further ado, let’s get straight to the action of the day, shall we?
19/09/20: Featured Match: Leeds United vs Fulham
There are so many crunch encounters across Europe but after witnessing the performance of Leeds United and Fulham last weekend, it was difficult to get past them.
Both sides were promoted to the Premier League from the Championship. Both sides proved their defense was not up to the mark. The only difference was that Leeds United scored three while conceding four against Liverpool. While Fulham had no reply to Arsenal’s attack and could not pierce their defense.
This is a potential six-pointer for two teams likely to finish in the second half of the table. Marcelo Bielsa’s presence will assure Leeds fans, on the other hand, the Craven Cottage faithful are hoping it’s not a prompt return to the Championship.
It proves to be a tough encounter, one that should have goals on offer. The Cottagers were abysmal in their season opener and will be looking to give a good account of themselves.
Leeds United to win
Newly promoted sides have a bone to pick with each other. They need to get results at home and against those who came up with them. This match is no different.
Aubameyang and Co. gave a rude awakening call to Fulham. The hosts were second best on the night and should have thanked the cruel gods for playing in an empty stadium.
The Elland Road faithful had much to rejoice about, despite suffering an opening day defeat. They breached the best defense in English top-flight and gave everyone a warning shot.
Bielsa’s men could not finish the job against the Reds but should be able to get over the line against Fulham. There are no mismatches between these two sides, but on account of what we have seen before, the Whites are deserved favorites.
Bet365 has valued Leeds to take the three points on offer with a return of 1.61, while odds for a Fulham win are 5.75. We are confident to claim a Leeds win and the value is there to be had.
19/09/20: Featured Match: Manchester United vs Crystal Palace
Goals – Over 2.5
We stay in the Premier League for our prediction of over and under 2.5 goals. It is the Old Trafford that we travel to. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has turned the Red Devils into a finely tuned scoring machine.
Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood are a terror-inducing prospect for any defense to come across. Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal will attest to it.
Crystal Palace gave a good account of themselves and with Wilfried Zaha in the right frame of mind, should trouble the scorers.
Bet9ja is offering odds of 1.66, we believe there is value to be had.
19/09/20: Featured Match: Dortmund vs Monchengladbach
Both teams to score – Yes
We travel to the Bundesliga for this pick. Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Monchengladbach finished in the top-four last season and will hope to begin the new season on the right footing. The pressure is on Dortmund to deliver and Lucien Favre’s men will know the marker is on their backs.
Both offensive units are a treat to watch and they should get going from the get-go. It will be a cracking encounter and Gladbach should be up to the task against Erling Haaland, Marco Reus, and Jadon Sancho.
Bet9ja are offering odds of 1.50 for both sides to score and it could prove to be a value pick as well.
Anytime Goalscorer – Marco Reus
Dortmund’s season has not started yet but the injury list continues to increase. There are seven players on the treatment table but thankfully Marco Reus is not on it.
Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho are the bookies’ favorites. This has led them to discount the prolific Glassman. Bet365 is offering odds of 2.5 for Reus to hit the back of the net and it seems to be a value bet. The German is a tricky prospect to mark and should trouble the scorers.
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