24/01/2021 – Daily Football Predictions

Yesterday was a pretty interesting day on the football scene. The most shocking of results saw Atalanta hand AC Milan their second league loss of the season with a 3-0 score-line. In the FA Cup, holders Arsenal also got knocked out by Southampton via a 1-0 score-line.

For our tips, we saw a 50% success rate for our straight wins as three out of six games played out correctly. Arsenal, Leipzig and Inter Milan failed to win as we predicted.

For the over 2.5 goals market, three out of five played out correctly as Vitesse and Bayer Leverkusen could only see 1-0 results in their respective games. Finally, the anytime goal-scorer saw only Benzema end his goal drought with a brace as we predicted. Aubameyang missed out due to personal reasons while Lukaku and Ibrahimovic failed to hit the mark.

Another round of interesting games lie in wait today and we’ll be doing justice to the tips as always.

Featured match: Manchester United vs Liverpool (FA Cup)

Just seven days after playing out an anticlimactic goalless draw in the Premier League, bitter rivals Manchester United and Liverpool will renew hostilities in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday.

Liverpool travel to Old Trafford in the midst of their worst goal drought for almost 20 years, whereas the hosts are flying high and now have a six-point lead over the champions at the top of the Premier League table.

The pre-match hype for this latest chapter of English football’s greatest rivalry may be scaled back compared to their top-of-the-table Premier League clash last weekend, but Sunday’s showdown promises to be a significant occasion in its own right.

A place in the fifth round of the FA Cup is up for grabs, and both teams would relish being able to knock their biggest rivals out of the running for a major piece of silverware.

The game could prove to be even more important in the grand scheme of the season, though, with Man United currently on a firm and unerring upward trajectory whereas Liverpool are trending in the opposite direction.

Based on current form, the Red Devils are favorites to win this one but it would be wrong to write off Liverpool despite their faltering run of results of late. It’s difficult to predict the outcome of this fixture but we’ll be giving our best tips regardless.

Over 1.5 Goals

Liverpool have not scored in their last four league goals and their only goals in 2021 came against a third-string Aston Villa side. For some reason, we can see the reds ending their goal drought today with lots of motivation for them to hold on to. Another loss tonight could literally ruin Liverpool’ season and we expect a fierce battle from them tonight. Given its Old Trafford, you can also expect United would come out with a strong team and that should see an attacking game from both ends. However, we’re only tipping the game to see over 1.5 goals. Bet9ja have 1.18 odds while1xbet and Bet365 have 1.22 for this to come through.

Potential Goal-scorers

Fernandes

He is usually accused of not performing in big games but there is a good chance for him to end that tonight. Liverpool are struggling for form at the moment and he could be a good chance to add more injury to their current woes. If United do get a penalty as well, count on him to do justice to that. Bet9ja have 2.35 odds while Bet365 have theirs slightly better at 2.50.

Salah

Salah has gone on a couple goal droughts with Liverpool but this is quite different as the whole Liverpool team cannot conjure up a goal. However, both teams might need to rotate a bit again and there could be a chance for Liverpool to end their four-game goal drought. They’ll be fired up against familiar foes and Salah is the number one shout to put one in the back of the net for Klopp’s men. Bet365 have 1.90 odds while Bet9ja have it better at 2.00.

Straight Wins

In the Ligue 1, Lyon take on a struggling St Etienne side and we’re predicting a win for Rudi Garcia’s men. Lyon suffered a shock loss to Metz last time out and they’ll be aiming to bounce back against a Metz side who are winless in their last five games. Lyon have a chance to go second today and they’ll no doubt be happy to take it. Bet365 have 1.53 odds, Bet9ja have 1.56 and 1xbet have 1.61.

In the Bundesliga, league leaders Bayern Munich are expected to topple bottom of the table Schalke tonight. Schalke can only boast of one win all season and we can’t see them causing an upset tonight for all the obvious reasons. Bayern will gladly take all three points here and extend their lead at the top of the table. Bet365 have 1.14 odds, Bet9ja have 1.15 and 1xbet have 1.18.

If results go their way, Juventus could move up to 4th place with a win over Bologna. Last time out, the Bianconeri lost to rivals Inter and they’ll be aiming to get back to winning ways. AC Milan’s loss yesterday is also another incentive for Juve to win tonight and perhaps close the gap on the leaders as they aim to defend their Serie A crown. We see Pirlo’s men winning comfortably tonight. Bet365 have 1.33 odds, 1xbet have 1.35 and Bet9ja have 1.36.

With four wins from their last five league games, only Atletico Madrid are in better form than the Catalan giants in La Liga. Elche are down in the relegation zone and without a win in their last five games. We expect Barcelona to continue their winning run and move up to third place with a win tonight. Bet9ja and Bet365 have 1.28 odds while 1xbet have theirs at 1.33.

Finally, we’re off to the FA Cup where Chelsea welcome Championship side Luton to Stamford Bridge. The FA Cup has seen many shocks this season but we’re expecting this fixture to follow the script and Chelsea to claim an easy win on home turf. After losing to Leicester City last time out, they’ll be fired up to get back to winning ways today. Bet365 are offering 1.14 odds, Bet9ja have 1.15 and 1xbet have 1.17.

Over 2.5 Goals

Four out of Napoli’s last five league goals has seen over 2.5 goals and we’re expecting the same today. The Partenopei are on a good scoring form at the moment and even scored six against Fiorentina last time out. Bet9ja have 1.82 odds, Bet365 have 1.90 and 1xbet have 1.93.

Ajax take on Sittard in the Eredivisie and we can see a good goal-scoring affair. Ajax have scored 58 goals already and are by far the highest goal-scorers in their league. They take on a Sittard side with one of the worst defences in the Eredivise and we’re expecting over 2.5 goals. Ajax have also seen this play out correctly in three out of their last five games and we’re confident of another today. No surprises Bet9ja only have 1.16 odds, Bet365 at 1.20 and 1xbet at 1.21.

We already tipped Juventus to beat Bologna and we can see the game bringing a good number of goals as well. Four out of Juventus’ last five league games have seen over 2.5 goals and we can see it happening today again. Bet9ja have 1.48 odds, Bet365 have 1.53 and 1xbet have 1.60.

Finally, we move to the Eredivisie again where Feyernood welcome AZ Alkmaar to the De Kuip stadium. Only one point and position separates both sides on the standings and it is a game where both teams know how to score. AZ Alkmaar are also on a good run of goals of late, playing the over 2.5 tip four times in their last five games. We expect that run to carry on tonight when fourth and fifth place on the table lock horns. Bet9ja have 1.56 odds, 1xbet have 1.58 and Bet365 have 1.61.

Anytime Goal-scorer

Griezmann

With Messi serving his last game for his suspension, the Argentine will miss out against Elche. Griezmann and Braithwaite will be the go-to men for the Catalans but we’re tipping the Frenchman to get on the mark today. He has a good scoring record away from home and that could carry on tonight. Bet365 have 1.80 odds while Bet9ja have theirs at 2.00.

Ronaldo

With 15 goals, CR7 is the current top-scorer in the Serie A. Ronaldo is fresh from scoring a goal against Napoli in the Coppa Italia and he’ll be eager to add to his league tally tonight. We fancy him to get on the score-sheet. Bet365 have 1.44 odds while Bet9ja have 1.70 for him to score.

Insigne

The Napoli captain has impressed so far this season with nine league goals to his name. He has also scored in Napoli’s last two league games. Having missed a crucial penalty against Juventus in the Coppa Italia, he’ll be eager to atone for that with perhaps a goal or two today. There could be value here with Bet9ja offering 2.40 odds and Bet365 putting theirs at 2.50.

Lewandowski

We don’t need to explain why Lewan’goal’ski would get on the score-sheet today. With 21 goals already, he is the highest goal-scorer in Europe’s top five leagues and he’s just unstoppable at the moment. Looking at the odds he gets, you’ll understand that even the bookies normally expect him to score. Bet365 have 1.22 odds while Bet9ja have 1.33.

Werner

The German forward might be on a goal drought in the Premier League but he seems to have it better in the FA Cup. In fact, his last goal for Chelsea came in the FA Cup against Morecambe and we’re tipping him to get on the score-sheet against Luton today. Bet365 have 1.57 odds while Bet9ja have 1.63.

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