It is one week away from Christmas and games continue to pour in thick and fast in the festive season. Amidst all of the recent coronavirus chaos, we still have a lot of fixtures to contend with while others elsewhere remain in doubt.
Provided all things go as usual, we can expect games every three days from now, with rotation set to be the order of the day. While the uncertainty remains evident, we remain clear in seeking the best prediction and betting tips to go with from all of the day’s action.
The Premier League fixture at St James’ Park on Sunday will see Newcastle United prepare for the visit of Manchester City. The league leaders will go into the game after a 7-0 thrashing of Leeds United in their most recent outing. The Magpies have a really bad track record against Manchester City in recent seasons and we don’t see that ending this time around. To go with, Manchester City are also undefeated in their previous 7 away league matches. We’re therefore tipping another away victory for the Citizens. Bet9ja has 1.16 odds, Paripesa has 1.18 odds and 1xBet has 1.18 odds.
Freiburg enter this match following on from a 0-0 Bundesliga draw against Union Berlin. Also without a home win in the past 2 league games, Bayer Leverkusen drew 2-2 last time out against Hoffenheim. Bayer Leverkusen have not lost to Freiburg when they have played them away from home in four previous outings, which is a solid away record against them. We expect Leverkusen to come out on top here today in this fixture as they have done in the past. Leverkusen surely need this win to enhance their qualification for UCL next season later on this season. Bet9ja has 2.54 odds, Paripesa has 2.63 odds and 1xBet has 2.63 odds.
A lonely Christmas at the top is what we see for Real Madrid, who are comfortably clear at the top of La Liga (LL) after a magnificent seven consecutive league victories. Cadiz had a shock win the last time they faced but Madrid have dominated this H2H at home (W15, D1), and as it’s almost a year since they were defeated in a home LL game (W13, D5), making us optimistic for this selection. Cadiz are currently in the relegation zone fighting for survival after one win in 12 league matches (D5, L6). Without a clean sheet in four LL fixtures (D1, L3), they’re struggling defensively ahead of the round. We expect Real Madrid will continue their win streak here today. Bet9ja has 1.23 odds, Paripesa has 1.28 odds and 1xBet has 1.28 odds
PSV recently claimed the top spot in the Dutch league and now face Walwijk in their bid to remain top of the league and possibly win it. Walwijk are currently 14th with just three points separating them and the relegated sides. This should be a really easy task for PSV as they are unbeaten in their last five fixtures, winning four out of them. The reverse is with Walwijk with just one win in their previous five fixtures and it is clear to see who we expect to win. Bet9ja has 1.21 odds, Paripesa has 1.23 odds and 1xBet has 1.23 odds.
Over 2.5 Goals
Cadiz have been struggling for wins this season, while Real Madrid are picking up wins with ease. We are now adding an emphatic victory for ‘Los Blancos’ here today, as we see them scoring over 2.5 goals in the match. Defensive woes have plagued this Cadiz side as they have conceded the second-most goals in the La Liga this season. Real Madrid celebrated a 0-3 victory on the road in the previous clash against Cadiz. Bet9ja has 1.40 odds, Paripesa has 1.44 odds and 1xBet has 1.44 odds.
Coming into this game, Bayer Leverkusen have picked up 10 points from the last five games with Leverkusen scoring 15 goals in their previous five fixtures. Meanwhile, Freiburg have scored eight times in their last five fixtures. Scoring is not an issue for Bayer Leverkusen when they play away from home. They have scored in the last 8 games they have played on the road. We might see some goals in this one, with the last four games involving Bayer Leverkusen having ended with three or more goals being scored. There have been a total of 24 goals in the last five games for Bayer Leverkusen, both home and away. Bet9ja has 1.66 odds, Paripesa has 1.75 odds and 1xBet has 1.75 odds.
AC Milan and Napoli will complete the Matchday No 18 in Serie A on Sunday evening at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. These two teams held the very top two positions for quite some time but currently sit second and fourth respectively, following streaks of bad results in the last several weeks. AC Milan are in a somewhat better mood as they did manage to end a two-loss thread with two wins and a draw in the last three outings. Both teams scored in four of the last five matches AC Milan played in all competitions. We’ve seen at least four goals scored in three of Napoli’s last five Serie A outings. Both teams were on target in three of the last four head-to-head encounters. Bet9ja has 1.75 odds, Paripesa has 1.87 odds and 1xBet has 1.87 odds.
Liverpool will go top of the Premier League table if they better Man City’s result this weekend but Klopp’s men face a potentially tricky trip to Tottenham in which both sides will have players missing due to an outbreak of Coronavirus. A high-scoring game is expected here today as we can foresee a tight match with both teams looking to edge each other out. They both have the capabilities to score and score plenty of goals which have been shown in the previous games played between both clubs. Today won’t be any different with the fixture. Bet9ja has 1.60 odds, Paripesa has 1.67 odds and 1xBet has 1.67 odds.
Newcastle’s tough run of fixtures in the Premier League continues this weekend as they play host to the league leaders. Manchester City scored 7-goals without reply in midweek and head into Sunday’s clash as the big favorites to secure all 3pts which we have them selected. We’re expecting goals in this game as three of the last five meetings between Newcastle and Man City have produced at least 4-goals. Three of Newcastle’s last six outings have produced over 3.5 goals as have two of Man City’s last three outings in the Premier League. Bet9ja has 1.42 odds, Paripesa has 1.42 odds and 1xBet has 1.42 odds.
Salah is the top scorer in the Premier League this season with 15-goals and we’re backing the Egyptian striker to score against Tottenham on Sunday. Salah has scored 7-goals in his last eight appearances for Liverpool in all competitions and is in red-hot form right now. Bet9ja has 1.90 odds while Paripesa has 1.83 odds.
Patrik Schick has scored an incredible eight goals across Leverkusen’s last three Bundesliga games and will be hoping to match his four consecutive goalscoring appearances from earlier on in the campaign. He was amongst the choices last weekend and he rewarded us with two goals making an impressive performance, despite the draw his side had. Bet9ja has 2.50 odds while Paripesa has 2.40 odds.
Phil Foden has surely become Man City’s number one choice to start games this season and he has started to reproduce some of that form we saw at the European Championship with England. Foden has scored 4-goals in the Premier League this season and has netted four goals in his last eight games for Man City in all competitions, so you can see why we’re backing him to score against Newcastle. Bet9ja has 2.35 odds while Paripesa has 2.10 odds.
Karim Benzema has been a joy to watch by the home fans as he has scored in four consecutive home fixtures before this. He has also scored inside the first 40 minutes in each of Madrid’s last four of those home league fixtures. Today they are playing at home yet again against a poorly set side defensively in Cadiz and we fancy his chances of getting on the score sheet. Bet9ja has 1.60 odds while Paripesa has 1.57 odds.
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