Ahead of another Champions League gameweek, league action carries on in full swing as games now come with much implications as the season comes to a close.
We’ve maintained a steady positive run for a good part of the season and we’ll be aiming to carry on with that as we bring you the likely betting tips and predictions to go with from all of the day’s action.
Although Elche are in good form lately with just one loss in the last six games, Barcelona are also on a tear with four wins from their last six matches in La Liga and a great showing against Napoli in Europa League. Despite our respect for Elche and their good run, we can’t suggest anything else than a win for Barcelona in this game, probably by two or more goals. After all, Barca beat Elche in their last five h2h meetings and three of those wins were by two or more goals. Bet9ja have 1.40 odds, Paripesa have 1.45 odds and 1xBet have 1.45 odds.
At positions 19 and 18 respectively, Saint-Etienne and Metz are clearly struggling to gain a foothold on their survival chances this season. Saint-Etienne are in way better form than Metz though. The hosts should, therefore, win this game with little to no struggle. Metz have had scoring challenges, only scoring one goal in their last five games and failing to record a win within that time. Bet9ja have 1.98 odds, Paripesa have 2.02 odds and 1xBet have 2.02 odds.
Juventus and Spezia put on a five-goal thriller when the pair went head-to-head in Serie A back in September and with Juve’s injury list mounting up, Sunday’s clash in Turin could also end up being much closer than most would have expected. We although foresee Juventus edging out of this one with a narrow win, H2H records have seen the Bianconeri win the last three fixtures comfortably and a repeat is expected to happen here today. Bet9ja have 1.24 odds, Paripesa have 1.29 odds and 1xBet have 1.29 odds.
Lille host Clermont for the 27th game of the French Ligue 1 2022 season. The visitors are looking to garner more points even as they hope to move further away from the drop zone. Despite losing to Clermont in the only previous meeting between these teams, Lille are the favorites to bag all points in this game. The Ligue 1 returning champions put their troubles behind the last time out to defeat Lyon away from home. It was a huge result for Lille considering that they have been inconsistent in the last five games before last weekend. Most importantly, experience in the top-flight, playing at home and against promoted sides should hand Lille all the advantage they need to win this important game. Bet9ja have 1.73 odds, Paripesa have 1.78 odds and 1xBet have 1.78 odds
Ajax Amsterdam will welcome RKC Waalwijk to the Johan Cruyff Arena for a matchday 25 fixture in the Eredivisie on Sunday. The hosts come into the game on the back of a 2-0 away victory over AZ Alkmaar in the semifinal of the KNVB Beker on Thursday. Steven Berghuis and Davy Klaassen scored in either half to book a date with PSV in the final next month. Waalwijk fell to a 2-1 defeat against Twente on home turf in league action last weekend. The defeat left them in the 14th spot on 23 points and they are just four points above the relegation zone. Ajax bounced back from last weekend’s disappointment with a statement victory in midweek. They will be keen to build on that with another win to continue setting the pace in their quest to retain the league. Bet9ja have 1.06 odds, Paripesa have 1.06 odds and 1xBet have 1.06 odds.
Over 2.5 Goals
The last game to be played on Sunday in La Liga and probably the derby of the round is the Real Betis vs Atletico Madrid duel. Only two of the last five h2h duels between Real Betis and Atletico Madrid have gone over 2.5 total goals, but this season is different and we can see this match ending with three or more goals. The reason lies in the fact that Real Betis averaged 3.08 goals per game so far in the league, while Atletico Madrid averaged 3.12 goals per game in La Liga this season, which is the highest average in the league. Bet9ja have 1.90 odds, Paripesa have 1.98 odds and 1xBet have 1.98 odds.
The final fixture of Bundesliga Round 25 takes us to the Rhine Energie Stadion. Cologne takes on the challenge of Hoffenheim as both sides look to secure their UEFA competition qualifying slots. Both Cologne and Hoffenheim have defied expectations this season. While their defense has usually stood up, more often than not, they have been bailed out by their attackers. Anthony Modeste has stood up for the hosts, while young Georginio Rutter has been TSG’s torchbearer. Both sides have seen three of their last five fixtures conclude with over 2.5 total goals and we expect that trend to continue in this meeting. Bet9ja have 1.46 odds, Paripesa have 1.49 odds and 1xBet have 1.49 odds.
The Elche vs Barcelona duel in the upcoming round could turn out to be very interesting. Three of the last five head-to-head meetings between Elche and Barcelona have gone over 2.5 total goals, so we expect the same to happen when they meet on Sunday. In addition to this, Barcelona averaged 2.96 goals per game in the league until now, while Elche averaged 2.50 goals per game in La Liga this season. Bet9ja have 1.64 odds, Peripesa have 1.72 odds and 1xBet have 1.72 odds.
Nantes made a statement of intent for the European competitions by avoiding defeat in their last five matches. Expect a tight encounter when Montpellier visitsStade de La Beaujoire-Louis Fonteneau in search of a top-table bath. Nantes claimed one point away against Metz in their last Ligue 1 encounter to avoid defeat in the previous four matches. Montpellier received the worst battering after 29 outings by conceding four goals at home. Nantes’ quest for Conference League entry has been made real because of their ability to score goals at home. The Canaries scored two or more goals in seven out of ten home games coming into this clash. An added tip is for both teams to surely find the back of the net. Both teams score in three of Nante’s last five home matches. During that time Nantes scored in four of their last five home matches. Bet9ja have 2.00 odds, Paripesa have 2.10 odds and 1xBet have 2.10 odds.
At least three goals have been scored in each of the last four league meetings between these two clubs, and we’re expecting another action-packed 90-minutes in Turin. Over 2.5 goals were produced in Juve’s last league game which produced a 3-2 win against Empoli. Four of Spezia’s last six outings have witnessed at least three goals scored, the last two of which have ended in 2-1 defeats. Both teams have alsp scored in each of the five previous league meetings between Juventus and Spezia, including the 2006/07 campaign when Juve was playing in Serie B. Bet9ja have 1.60 odds, Paripesa have 1.72 odds and 1xBet have 1.72 odds.
Polish striker, Krzysztof Piatek, was brought into Fiorentina to replace the goals of Vlahovic who joined Juventus in January. The former AC Milan frontman has started life back in Italy well, netting 5-goals in his first ten games in all competitions for Fiorentina. Bet9ja have 2.55 odds while Paripesa have 2.25 odds.
The youngster is second in the Premier League goalscoring charts for Arsenal this season with 7-goals and we’re backing the England International to find the back of the net against Watford this weekend. Saka, 20, has scored 4-goals in his last six league games for the Gunners, so heads into the Watford game in great form. Bet9ja have 3.55 odds while Paripesa have 3.24 odds.
After scoring four goals in four games for his new side this season in the Spanish La-Liga Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could equal the best scoring record for a Barcelona player in his first five LL games in the 21st Century. Impressive performances in two successive games have seen him provide goals for his club. Today, he would be facing another Elche side who haven’t defeated Barcelona in a long time. Bet9ja have 2.00 odds while Paripesa have 1.70 odds.
The Ivorian has seen his best scoring season with 25+ goals in all competitions and he is currently regarded as one the most in-form strikers in the world. Today, he faces Waalwjik where he would be looking to end his run of successive games in the league without scoring. He hasn’t gone that long without scoring a goal this season which is why we see him scoring here. Bet9ja have 1.50 odds while Paripesa have 1.40 odds.
Enjoying his life with Italian giants Juventus it’s like he never moved as he has seemingly adapted to life at Juventus. Today, he plays against a side he scored his first Serie A hattrick and he would be coming off the back of a brace against Empoli. Spezia are not likely to stop him from scoring here today. Bet9ja have 1.80 odds while Paripesa have 1.75.
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