Another weekend is upon us and we have lots of action lying in wait. Away from the pitch, a lot has happened in the transfer window with more still to come before deadline day in a couple of days.
With the new football season just settling in proper, we will continue with the usual flow of daily betting tips and predictions to go with from across Europe’s top five leagues.
Leicester City have witnessed their first loss of the season in the hands of the Hammers after a disappointing performance which saw their defenses exploited. A must-win game for them today in their charge to at least qualify for Champions League football next season. Norwich who stands as opponents today have suffered back-to-back losses already in the hands of the top six opponents in the league. Their leaky defense has been on display and Leicester City is sure to exploit it. Bet9ja has 1.58 odds, Bet365 has 1.55 odds and 1xBet has 1.61 odds.
Everton narrowly won against Huddersfield after going a man down in their Carabao cup game during the week. With many senior players rested for the midweek game, they aim to bag a win this weekend after losing 2 points last week to Leeds in their 2-2 draws. Preserving their unbeaten league record would be on Benitez’s mind as he seeks to silence the doubters. Brighton has developed an open style of play under manager Graham Potter and this would mean an open game for both sides, although Everton has an edge in this one and this could see them secure the three points. Bet9ja has 3.15 odds, Bet365 has 3.20 odds and 1xBet has 3.26 odds.
The race for the Scudetto started last week with Italian giants draw away to Udinese. The match saw an extra-time goal by Cristiano Ronaldo taken away by VAR, despite taking the lead early in the game the team threw away the lead. Empoli are their next opponents here today, a side who lost at home to Lazio and would surely find it difficult traveling to Juventus for this match. New coach Allegri is surely going to want this to be a win and set his team on a flying start to his campaign. Bet9ja has 1.24 odds, Bet365 has 1.22 odds and 1xBet has 1.28 odds.
Atalanta, on the other hand, started the league season impressively with a win in front of their fans for the first time in 18 months. The top-scoring team twice in a row now would be aiming to lay their hands on the title and that’s what their aim would be in today’s game. Bologna had an incredible start to the season with a win already secured but they are surely no match for this free-flowing attacking team today. Their H2H record has been pretty stable and it’s going to go down to who has the best players and Atlanta has the edge in this one. Bet9ja has 1.36 odds, Bet365 has 1.33 odds and 1xBet has 1.39 odds
Real Madrid wouldn’t be too happy with their last week’s performance, a 3-3 draw was not a good result as they seek to mount a title charge earlier in the La Liga this season. Real Betis today would prove to be a stern test for Los Blancos today with them not losing a league game at home this year, new coach Ancelloti on the other hand has served us with entertaining football which has seen Madrid score more than 2 goals in each of their last 2 league games. The aim is to reclaim the title from cross-town rivals this season and a win here today will surely push the agenda. Bet9ja has 1.82 odds, Bet365 has 1.80 odds and 1xBet has 1.89 odds.
Over 2.5 Goals
West Ham has somewhat become the go-to team for goals this new season with the Hammers involved in matches that have produced at least five goals in their last two games. This is a staggering statistic that should be considered and why we have chosen them here today. Their opponents Crystal Palace have kept just one clean sheet this season and haven’t found the right rhythm under new manager Viera yet. Moyes has the experience to exploit this and we are sure to see more goals from his side. Bet9ja has 1.84 odds, Bet365 has 1.90 odds and 1xBet has 1.94 odds.
Including Bayern here today in this pick was a no-brainer after their 12-nil demolition of lower league side Breme. Returning to the league with the title defense on their mind they have seemed to be lackluster under the new manager but these 12 goals would look to be a way to show that he has found the right tactic for his side. Hertha Berlin is the side to face them and a poor defense is an attribute to their out-of-form performances recently. They have scored 3 plus goals in their last 10 home games and we expect more of the same here. Bet9ja has 1.23 odds, Bet365 has 1.25 odds and 1xBet has 1.29 odds.
Atalanta were the highest-scoring team in the Serie A once again last season, with eleven goals in their last three Serie A games this welcome of new visitors would look to be no different. Bologna on the other hand were impressive in their first league match which saw them win the game despite going down to nine men. This match wouldn’t be easy for both sides but we are sure of goals. Bet9ja has 1.36 odds, Bet365 has 1.40 odds and 1xBet has 1.45 odds.
With two games in already, PSV has scored six goals and conceding just the one in the process. They have resumed the season with a high-scoring zeal and face Groningen here today as they seek to topple Ajax this season at the top. We are assured of goals in this game as both sides wouldn’t sit back here today. Bet9ja has 1.56 odds, Bet365 has 1.57 odds and 1xBet has 1.62 odds.
Bayer Leverkusen travels to Augsburg today in what is going to be a goal thriller for football fans. Augsburg is considered a relegation contender and has already let four goals past them in 2 games this season, Leverkusen on the other hand thumped their last opponents by putting four past them in their last league encounter. Augsburg’s poor defense will be put to the test in today’s fixture which is why we have selected them here today. Bet9ja has 1.75 odds, Bet365 has 1.80 odds and 1xBet has 1.85 odds.
The King of the Bundesliga has returned to the scene with two goals to his name already this season he would be looking to add to the tally here today. His opponents Hertha Berlin are placed last already in the league and have conceded five goals already this season. The Hertha defense is incapable of stopping Lewandoski here today and with the manager’s tactics getting into play already we are in for a show. Bet9ja has 1.35 odds while Bet365 has 1.25.
Another class performance saw Ings go on the score sheet once again last weekend with the forward helping his side to a 2 nil victory. He would be looking to make it three goals in three league games for Villa and he is sure to achieve that. He was present in the selection last week and delivered and today is likely to be no different. Bet9ja has 2.65 odds while Bet365 has 2.25.
The Frenchman is their main man for goals and he has returned this season with 2 goals already in the league. A brace in the first league game and 2 assists in the last game means he has been involved in 4 out of Madrid’s 7 goals this season. He has an impressive record at the home of Real Betis with the fans dreading his presence, with him scoring five goals in their La Liga head-to-head hosted by Betis. Bet9ja has 2.15 odds while Bet365 has 1.83.
Another Premier League player selected here who hasn’t failed to perform is Antonio. Now surpassing club legend Di Canio in PL goals for the hammers, he would be looking to increase that gap. With three goals already in the league and inspiring performances to secure two wins for West Ham, he is a threat in the opposition box. This reason is enough for us to include him here today. Bet9ja has 2.55 odds while Bet365 has 2.25.
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