The weekend returns with yet another round of fixtures from Europe’s top five leagues. Most top teams would be returning from European midweek action today.
There are a lot of games this weekend, and we have provided you with the best selections today.
Borussia Dortmund recently defeated struggling Sevilla in the group stages of the Champions League with a convincing 4-1 victory. In the Champions League, Bayern Munich destroyed Viktoria Plzen 5-0 at home, showing that they are unquestionably back on track after defeating Bayer Leverkusen 4-0 the previous week. Bayern Munich has won three of its past four games after being able to put its previous stumbles behind them. Borussia Dortmund, however, has had a tough time lately with three losses in the previous five games. Schalke and Sevilla were two struggling opponents that Dortmund defeated in its two triumphs. Bet9ja have 1.67 odds, Paripesa have 1.70 odds and 1xBet have 1.70 odds.
After six wins in a row in the league, Real Madrid finally failed to get the three points after drawing with Osasuna in the last round. Meanwhile, Getafe has seven points from the first seven matches of the new La Liga season. However, Getafe also won two of their last three games, so they seem to be in solid form. Despite that, Real Madrid has been impressive in their quest to defend the title and we expect them to beat Getafe without much hassle. The defending LL champions, who have already won four games while surrendering just one goal, have had plenty of chances to score away from home this season and are aiming for their fifth straight LL road win. Bet9ja have 1.47 odds, Paripesa have 1.52 odds and 1xBet have 1.52 odds.
Chelsea will be hoping to move into the Champions League places with a win against managerless Wolves on Saturday. The visitors are expected to appoint the recently sacked Sevilla manager Julen Lopetegui as their new head coach but that isn’t expected to be in time for him to lead the side out against Chelsea in the Premier League this weekend. The last three meetings between these two clubs have ended in draws but we’re backing Chelsea to secure a comfortable 3pts on Saturday and keep a clean sheet in the process. The hosts have won two and lost just one of their last six games against Wolves. Chelsea has won three of their last five matches in all competitions with AC Milan among the teams on that win list. while Wolves have lost their last two league games. Bet9ja have 1.38 odds, Paripesa have 1.44 odds and 1xBet have 1.44 odds.
Marseille has been in terrific form this season thanks to the new ideas of a coach whose training methods at the start of the season brought order in the locker room. The supporters of Marseille have had a particularly thrilling time as a result of their team’s transformation into a title candidate since Igor Tudor took over the squad. In protecting the territory, this shift is especially apparent. Tudor, of course, was a well-known defender when he played; he represented Croatia and sported a Juventus jersey. In one of the toughest leagues in the world, his coaching career is just about to take off. Another suitable opponent for Marseille is Ajaccio as they try to maintain their unbeaten start to the season and exert pressure on league leaders PSG. Bet9ja have 1.36 odds, Paripesa have 1.38 odds and 1xBet have 1.38 odds.
Mainz 05 arrive at the Red Bull Arena to test the resolve of RB Leipzig and their new manager, Domenico Tedesco. Only two points separate the hosts from the Carnival Club. Moreover, both sides suffered defeats in their last Bundesliga outings. It has been a tough season for last year’s runner ups and Domenico Tedesco will want to have his say after taking over Leipzig in December. Die Roten Bullen will want a better result against Mainz, against whom they have suffered two defeats in succession. However, 82 percent of points accumulated by Leipzig have come from home fixtures while Bo Svensson’s men have lost six of their eight Bundesliga away trips. There has not been a stalemate in their last five H2H fixtures and the hosts will fancy their chances despite their growing injury list. Bet9ja have 2.30 odds, Paripesa have 2.34 odds and 1xBet have 2.34 odds.
After terminating the series of three consecutive defeats, Eintracht Frankfurt is now with two wins in a row before this game. But Bochum has won only one game in the last four attempts. The Eagles are not having a great time in their recent home games, remaining winless in the last four attempts. But the same is true for the rivals in their away games. However, Slipper Kickers have won all of the last four hosting games against Die Unabsteigbaren. So, we believe the host to make the home advantage once again and add three points to their position. Bet9ja have 1.62 odds, Paripesa have 1.70 odds and 1xBet have 1.70 odds.
The two teams enter this game in completely different moods since Sevilla struggled a lot since the start of the season, in all competitions, while Athletic Bilbao is in great form and currently third in La Liga standings. Three of the previous five head-to-head duels between Sevilla and Athletic Bilbao have gone over 2.5 total goals, so we won’t be surprised to see that happening in their next game too. Furthermore, both Sevilla and Athletic Bilbao averaged 2.86 goals per game in La Liga this season, so they’ve played some high-scoring games thus far. Bet9ja have 2.06 odds, Paripesa have 2.15 odds and 1xBet have 2.15 odds.
Manchester City is flying right now and up next in the Premier League for Pep’s boys is a home game against a struggling Southampton side. The Saints have lost their last three league games and now face a trip to the champions who are scoring goals for fun. Manchester City has won three of their last five matches against Southampton in the league and cup, not losing a single game during that period. Two of those victories have been in games that have produced over 4.5 goals, and we’re only backing over 3.5 to be scored on Saturday. Three of Manchester City’s last five fixtures have produced over 3.5 goals and all have ended in convincing victories for Pep’s side. Southampton has lost four of their last five in the Premier League and while they haven’t conceded a lot of goals during that period, they haven’t gone up against Haaland and co yet. Bet9ja have 1.25 odds, Paripesa have 1.25 odds and 1xBet have 1.25 odds.
On the back of their first Premier League win of the season, Leicester makes the trip to Bournemouth on Saturday aiming to secure 3pts that could take them out of the relegation zone. The Cherries are unbeaten in their last four matches and could prove a tough nut for the Foxes to crack in what is expected to be an entertaining 90-minutes at the Vitality Stadium. At least three goals have been scored in three of the last four meetings between these two clubs with their last encounters producing 5-goals in total. Three of Bournemouth’s last six outings and four of Leicester’s last five fixtures have also witnessed at least three goals scored, including that huge 9-0 defeat the Cherries suffered at the hands of Liverpool in August and the Foxes’ 6-2 defeat at Tottenham just last month. Bet9ja have 1.82 odds, Paripesa have 1.92 odds and 1xBet have 1.92 odds.
Just 3pts separate Brighton and Tottenham in the Premier League table and a win for the home side this weekend would take the two clubs’ level on 17pts apiece. We’re expecting a high-quality game between two teams that like to play open, attacking football. Over 2.5 goals have been scored in three of the last six meetings between these two clubs in all competitions, most recently in Tottenham’s 3-1 FA Cup win over Brighton back in February. Four of Brighton’s last five outings along with three of Tottenham’s last six fixtures have also witnessed at least three goals scored, adding further weight to our second prediction for Saturday’s clash. Bet9ja have 1.80 odds, Paripesa have 1.93 odds and 1xBet have 1.93 odds.
Harry Kane was yet again on the scoresheet as his side suffered a controversial loss to North London rivals Arsenal last weekend. He has continuously proved that the coach can trust him to provide his side with goals this season. Tottenham’s Harry Kane is making quick progress in chasing down Shearer’s all-time PL goalscoring record with goals in six of his last seven PL starts. Bet9ja have 2.75 odds while Paripesa have 2.62 odds.
Erling Haaland has taken the Premier League by storm scoring three hat-tricks on his way to 14 goals in just eight league games. Southampton is in the midst of a poor run of form while Man City is winning games with ease and scoring goals for fun, so you can see why we’re backing Haaland to score against Southampton this weekend. Bet9ja have 1.30 odds while Paripesa have 1.33 odds.
Chelsea fought hard to bring in the striker they wanted in the summer transfer window and Aubameyang is already fitting right in at Stamford Bridge. With one goal to his name in the Premier League as well as one in the Champions League, the Chelsea striker is looking to score for a third straight match in the blue of Chelsea this weekend and we’re backing the Gabon international to score against a Wolves defense that will be without Nathan Collins through suspension. Bet9ja have 2.45 odds while Paripesa have 2.30 odds.
The Argentine forward is on a run of six consecutive games with a goal for both club and country. He scored eight goals during that run and provided one assist. Today he returns to the Ligue 1 with his goal in the UCL fixture against Benfica securing the share of the spoils. He has been in impressive form recently scoring important goals for his side in recent weeks. It wouldn’t make any sense to count him out now. Bet9ja have 1.90 odds while Paripesa have 1.75 odds.
James Maddison has been one of the very few shining lights in an otherwise dark start to the season for Leicester with the England international netting 5-goals in the Premier League alone. Maddison, 25, scored 12 goals in the league last season and is on his way to bettering that total in 2022/23 and has scored 3-goals in his last two outings in the Premier League, so you can see why we’re backing him to score on Saturday. Bet9ja have 3.60 odds while Paripesa have 4.00 odds.
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