The new season is back and there is much buzz and anticipation ahead of the 2022/23 campaign. It promises to be exciting and teams have strengthened in the transfer window as they aim to challenge on the domestic and continental front.
Expect a lot of fixtures in a short time due to uncharacteristic World Cup set to be held in November this time around. Regardless, we got you covered and we aim to start the season on a positive note as we bring you the best action to go with from all of Europe’s top five leagues.
Chelsea might have lost their last four trips to Goodison Park but we’re confident that this time it will be a different result for the Londoners. Chelsea has by far the stronger of the two squads and a lot fewer injuries to deal with which should put them on track to victory. Everton may have to play Delle Alli up front if Calvert-Lewin fails to recover from an injury he picked up in training, as the other option up front, Rondon, is suspended. Chelsea has been on a roll of very good starts to the season and this might not be any different today, Chelsea kick-off the new Premier League campaign with high hopes that they can close the gap on Liverpool and Man City, and signings like Raheem Sterling will go a long way to making that happen. Bet9ja have 1.66 odds, Paripesa have 1.67 odds and 1xBet have 1.67 odds.
Tottenham made it into the Champions League last season but the task for Conte this time around will surely be to challenge for some silverware. Tottenham kick-off the new Premier League season at home to Southampton, a side that some expect to struggle in the bottom half of the table. We’re backing Tottenham to win against Southampton on Saturday. Spurs have won three of their last five games against the Saints and owe them one after a 3-2 defeat at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium back in February. Bet9ja have 1.38 odds, Paripesa have 1.41 odds and 1xBet have 1.41 odds.
Niko Kovac takes charge of Wolfsburg for the first time in the Bundesliga on Saturday and having overseen a strong pre-season showing and a victory over Carl Zeiss Jena in the cup already, a first league win is on the cards against newly-promoted Werder. Bremen is back in the big time after just one season in the wilderness, though they face a baptism of fire at the VOLKSWAGEN ARENA, where Die Wolfe are certain to be full of early vigour and armed with a new manager bounce. Bet9ja have 1.90 odds, Paripesa have 1.92 odds and 1xBet have 1.92 odds.
In the opening match of the 2022–23 campaign, Dortmund and Leverkusen will face off. Both teams are aiming for victory. The fact that the Black and Yellows are playing at home will work to their benefit. Dortmund is in good form after dominating their DFB Pokal – Round 1 match with a 3-0 win. Bayer Leverkusen lost their last match after going unbeaten in their previous preseason matches. Dortmund is the clear favorites to succeed in this game. They enjoy the home-field edge and slightly outperform Leverkusen. It will be challenging for Edin Terzic’s team to lose their home opener. Bet9ja have 2.10 odds, Paripesa have 2.11 odds and 1xBet have 2.11 odds.
PSG head into this new season with a new head coach Christophe Galtier after the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino, the Argentine was unsuccessful in his pursuit of the UCL last season. The new coach launched his adventure in the capital by winning the Trophée des Champions last Sunday against Nantes, 4-0. Crowned champion of France last spring for the 10th time in its history with a good lead over its Marseille runner-up, PSG remains the big favorite in its own succession. PSG have enjoyed a four-game consecutive win over Clermont and we see them taking home three points here again. Bet9ja have 1.26 odds, Paripesa have 1.28 odds and 1xBet have 1.28 odds.
Over 2.5 Goals
Newcastle continues to splash the cash this summer with a lot of players signed and more to come in this summer window. Nottingham Forest makes their long-awaited return to the Premier League this weekend and having significantly strengthened their squad over the summer. When these two teams go head-to-head the goals usually flow, so we’re backing over 2.5 goals to be scored on Saturday. At least three goals have been scored in each of the last five meetings between the two clubs in league and cup, while four of Newcastle’s last six outings along with two of Nottingham Forest’s last four fixtures have also produced over 2.5 goals. Bet9ja have 2.00 odds, Paripesa have 2.10 odds and 1xBet have 2.10 odds.
Both Borussia Monchengladbach and Hoffenheim start the season under new managers, with both managers looking to impress and win today’s game we are in for a cracker. Recent encounters between Borussia Monchengladbach and Hoffenheim have been pulsating affairs where excitement and goals have flowed in equal measure. Gladbach’s 5-1 victory over Die Kraichgauer in May was the third time in four meetings between the clubs were over 2.5 goals. We expect to see plenty of front-foot football again on Saturday in the teams’ latest tussle, and a cocktail of these popular goal markets is on the menu again. Bet9ja have 1.33 odds, Paripesa have 1.36 odds and 1xBet have 1.36 odds.
Leeds narrowly avoided relegation from the Premier League last season and Jesse Marsch will be determined to see his side avoid any kind of relegation battle altogether in 2023. Leeds kick-off the 2022/23 campaign at home to Bruno Lage’s Wolves, a side that hasn’t changed all that much over the summer. There is a good chance that we will be treated to a few goals in this game, at least three to be exact. Over 2.5 goals have been scored in three of the last six meetings between these two clubs, including a five-goal thriller when the pair last locked horns back in August. Over 2.5 goals have also been scored in four of Leeds’ last six matches with Marsch’s side running out 6-2 winners at home to Cagliari last time out. Four of Wolves’ last six matches have also witnessed at least three goals scored, adding further weight to our prediction. Bet9ja have 1.98 odds, Paripesa have 2.06 odds and 1xBet have 2.06 odds.
Liverpool got off to the perfect start to the new Premier League season as they claimed the first piece of silverware by beating title-rivals Man City in the Community Shield. Newly-promoted Fulham played an exciting brand of open, attacking football to blitz their way to the Championship title last season which is why this match is one to pick here. The visitors have won four of their last six encounters with Fulham and over 2.5 goals have been scored in three of the pair’s last six head-to-heads. At least three goals have also been scored in four of Fulham’s and four of Liverpool’s last six outings in all competitions, so you can see just why we’re counting on goals this weekend. Bet9ja have 1.50 odds, Paripesa have 1.48 odds and 1xBet have 1.48 odds.
Dortmund and Leverkusen are added once again as the early season fixtures are routinely end-to-end affairs as teams readjust to the pace of competitive action. With ring rust likely to be a factor, goals at both ends are anticipated on Saturday in a clash between two sides not exactly renowned for their defensive strength. We are anticipating a total of over 2.5 goals for this match with the last fixture between both sides producing over 2.5 goals, a shaky defense would likely help produce this result. Bet9ja have 1.37 odds, Paripesa have 1.37 odds and 1xBet have 1.37 odds.
Heung Min Son
Son finished as the joint-top goalscorer in the Premier League last season alongside Salah and the Tottenham faithful will be hoping to see more of the same from their South Korean star. If anyone is going to score against Southampton, your money would be on Son and the odds right now are really good, so it makes sense to back the Tottenham man to score on the opening day of the season. Bet9ja have 2.00 odds while Paripesa have 1.91 odds.
The Egyptian forward would be looking to replicate his performance that saw Liverpool lift their first silverware of the season last week. He was on the scoresheet after calmly converting a penalty to help his team regain their lead in the fixture. Salah has scored in his previous five opening fixtures and can make it six here today increasing his record. Bet9ja have 1.90 odds while Paripesa have 1.75 odds.
He had a very good performance in the DFB Pokal – Round 1, scored the opener, gave an assist, and created the most chances (6). Malen is expected to lead the attack line in the season opener and should be able to get on the scoresheet. With no concrete competition for the striker this season he would be the perfect player to lead the line and score a goal today Bet9ja have 2.95 odds while Paripesa have 3.00 odds.
Lionel Messi seems to be returning to the player PSG hoped for when he was signed last summer. He was involved in their wins in the preseason and also scored in their 4-0 win against Nantes to see them win the French Super Cup. He faces Clermont who don’t seem to be able to keep at bay, he registered three assists against this side last time out and can be on the scoresheet today after a very impressive preseason. Bet9ja have 1.75 odds while Paripesa have 1.61 odds.
Jonas Wind made a real splash with Wolfsburg following his January switch from FC Copenhagen and really, his five-goal haul from 14 Bundesliga appearances was a poor representation of the major impact he had on the team’s performances. Wind notched three times in his last two appearances at the VOLKSWAGEN ARENA and his affinity for registering on home soil makes him a superb candidate in the anytime scorers market this weekend. Bet9ja have 2.95 odds while Paripesa have 3.20 odds.
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