After all of the action from international break, we are back to club action once again. A lot happened in the course of the break, with Xavi taking over at Barcelona and Steven Gerrard taking over at Aston Villa. A lot could yet happen over the coming days and such is the nature of league action right now. Ahead of another packed weekend, we bring you the best prediction and betting tips to go with ahead of today’s action.
Game to watch out for: Liverpool vs Arsenal
Liverpool and Arsenal take on a big game that could well decide the top of the log. Surprisingly, only two points separate both sides and that is something that has barely happened in a long while. Liverpool have come out on top in recent times but Arsenal have improved themselves of late. However this game may go, we are set for a cracker when both sides lock horns at Anfield.
Watford play host to Manchester United in the Premier League this weekend and both teams will be hoping to get back to winning ways on Saturday. This is a must-win for Ole and his United squad as Watford won’t be expected to win, given their poor run of form in recent games. Watford have lost four of their last five league games and have failed to score in each of those defeats. The break should be kind to Ole’s squad and this is the right fixture to see them return to their win streak. Bet9ja has 1.52 odds, Paripesa has 1.53 odds and 1xBet has 1.53 odds.
PSG will be looking for another win after a 2-3 Ligue 1 victory vs Bordeaux last time out. Nantes have had an inconsistent run of form with just two wins in their last five fixtures. In this match, Nantes will surely be able to put up a good fight against this Paris Saint-Germain team, but that possibly won’t quite be enough to avoid a loss. PSG looked fluid in attack as always against in their win against Bordeaux. PSG are clear favorites to win this game and we predict a comfortable win for them. Bet9ja has 1.27 odds, Paripesa has 1.32 odds and 1xBet has 1.32 odds.
Dortmund lost their winning streak and came into this game after two consecutive defeats. On the other end, Stuttgart are winless from the last four league matches and they got only one win in the last seven matches from a friendly meeting. But the home side has done a lot better in the league than their upcoming rivals who also hold the domination in the H2Hs games. Four of the last five duels between these teams have witnessed BVB with the lead. Dortmund are likely to impose their style once again on their home ground. Bet9ja has 1.37 odds, Paripesa has 1.41 odds and 1xBet has 1.41 odds.
Atlético Madrid head into this match coming off the back of a 3-3 La Liga draw game against Valencia. Osasuna on the other hand have been winless in four straight games, making this a very tough ask for them to get the win here today. The last league game between the two was La Liga ended with an Atlético Madrid 2-1 win over Osasuna. It looks to us that Atlético Madrid will, in all likelihood, have a lot of opportunities in front of goal. We’re therefore anticipating a pretty comfortable win for Atlético Madrid at the end of the match. Bet9ja has 1.42 odds, Paripesa has 1.46 odds and 1xBet has 1.46 odds
Saturday’s football game at Gewiss Stadium pits together Atalanta and Spezia, the two teams with entirely different ambitions in the 2021/2022 Serie A season. Atlanta are in a prime position to take the win and they are on better form at the moment as well. Atalanta are the favorites to take home the three points here today. Bet9ja has 1.28 odds, Paripesa has 1.31 odds and 1xBet has 1.31 odds.
Over 2.5 Goals
Chelsea top the Premier League table heading into Saturday’s early kick-off at the King Power Stadium. Leicester have not made the best of starts to the new season and could really do with a win this weekend to them into the top half. When these two sides last locked horns, Chelsea ran out 2-1 winners at Stamford Bridge and we’re expecting to see at least three goals scored in this weekend’s clash as well. Three of Leicester’s last six matches have produced over 2.5 goals and three of Chelsea’s last six fixtures have also witnessed at least three goals scored, including that 7-0 victory over Norwich last month. Bet9ja has 1.94 odds, Paripesa has 2.0 odds and 1xBet has 2.00 odds.
The fixture between both sides is back in the selection here today. Based on recent performances by both teams, the fixture between Atalanta and Spezia is surely going to be a firecracker with both sides likely to go all out. Both teams have had goals scored in at least three of their last five games and conceded a lot in that time frame. We are sure to see a high-scoring encounter here today which is why we have them selected. Bet9ja has 1.34 odds, Paripesa has 1.39 odds and 1xBet has 1.39 odds.
This would be the new coach Xavi’s first game in charge of the club as he faces Espanyol in a derby which he played in and won severally. Barcelona’s defense cannot have a quick fix as they have been woeful at the back in their recent fixtures. Espanyol would be looking to capitalize on that and properly take their chances in front of goal here today. Espanyol will arrive at the Camp Nou quietly confident of picking up a result. Given that they have scored in each of their last six La Liga matches and that Barcelona have not kept a clean sheet in that time, over 2.5 goals and both teams to score looks like the way to go in the Catalan derby this weekend. Bet9ja has 1.58 odds, Paripesa has 1.64 odds and 1xBet has 1.64 odds.
Liverpool have been particularly electric this season. When Liverpool and Arsenal go head-to-head they usually produce an exciting and entertaining 90-minutes and that’s just what we expect from Saturday’s evening kick-off in the Premier League. Liverpool have won three of their last six meetings with Arsenal, which includes two of the pair’s last three encounters at Anfield. Both teams have scored in four of the last six head-to-heads between these two Premier League rivals and with just 2pts separating them, we’re expecting another close and competitive match. Bet9ja has 1.47 odds, Paripesa has 1.50 odds and 1xBet has 1.50 odds.
All eyes will be on Philips Stadion when PSV and Vitesse take on each other in a highly-anticipated Eredivisie clash. PSV aims to build on back-to-back wins over Twente and Fortuna Sittard, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. The Vitas, on the other hand, made a slow start to the season, but they were producing fine displays in the Eredivisie before the international break. Vitesse recorded four wins in the previous five league fixtures, and given their attacking potential, we believe that over 2.5 goals should be considered in this one. Bet9ja has 1.48 odds, Paripesa has 1.53 odds and 1xBet has 1.53 odds.
With the international break finally over for the Egyptian national his sights would be set on returning to Liverpool and leading the charge in their match against Arsenal. He has a great track record against this North London side as he has managed to score in almost every season he has played against them. He is in top form as he has hit double-figure goals already without reaching the halfway mark of the season. Today he is sure to extend his goal-scoring form with a brilliant performance. Bet9ja has 1.80 odds while Paripesa has 1.61 odds.
The Frenchman has had a nice time during the break banging in goals for his national side France, scoring an impressive hat-trick and five goals in two games for them in the international break. We are sure of this pick here today as he would surely be available in their league clash against Nantes. He has six goals and six assists in the Ligue 1 this season; the highest in his squad and he scored already in his last league game. Now, he would be looking to extend the streak. Bet9ja has 1.80 odds while Paripesa has 1.66 odds.
With four goals in the Premier League, he sits top of the goal rankings for his club this season. Failure to give Portugal an easy qualification to next year’s world cup in Qatar would surely hunt him as he would be devastated by that. Today, he faces a poorly set up Watford side who might not have an answer to his tricks and experience on the field. Manchester United have been backed to get the win today and they can only do that with him on the score sheet which is why he has been included here. Bet9ja has 1.80 odds while Paripesa has 1.72 odds.
Antonio has undoubtedly been the most in-form player for this West Ham side this season with six goals in the league putting him amongst the top scorers in the PL. Today, his game against the Wolves would be a tricky one but the momentum is on his side as they chase a top-four finish this season and he is sure to be at the forefront of the action here today. Bet9ja has 2.85 odds while Paripesa has 2.75 odds.
Mbappe wasn’t the only Frenchman with a good performance during the break as he also helped France with their qualification quest of the world cup. He hasn’t found the right form yet for the club in the League but has been their main goal scorer in the UCL campaign. His coach and teammates would surely want to see that run of good form in the La Liga also. With his experience, he would surely look to change his fortunes. Bet9ja has 2.75 odds while Paripesa has 2.50.
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