The weekend goes underway with the remaining top leagues in Europe joining in the action. With every team all across Europe returning to action and the top teams already preparing for their various European clashes this coming midweek,
We have carefully selected the best options for today’s game below.
Roma has won three of their last four Serie A assignments ahead of their latest test at Lecce in the Italian top tier on Saturday. Roma moved up to the third spot in Serie A following their 2-0 win over Empoli last weekend and more points could be in the pipeline for Jose Mourinho’s men when they visit Lecce on Saturday. Roma has claimed 13 points from the 18 on offer in the league since the campaign’s return and their only defeat during that period came against runaway leaders Napoli. Lecce meanwhile, have lost two of their last three, and while they steadied the ship against Cremonese last time out, they could be bowled over again by a strong Roma outfit. With that in mind, our first prediction points toward an away win. Bet9ja have 1.98 odds, Paripesa have 2.04 odds and 1xBet have 2.04 odds.
With four wins in a row in Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund managed to keep up with Bayern Munich and Union Berlin, the only two teams ahead of Dortmund in the standings at the moment. Right now, Dortmund is three points behind Munich, the league leaders, so it’s safe to say they are currently in the middle of the title race. Although Werder Bremen managed to break their four-game losing streak with a couple of wins in a row, they remain in poor form if we only watch recent matches. On the other hand, Dortmund won four games in a row now and they are just three points behind Bayern in the title race, so they will be playing hard to get the three points here. We expect them to win. Bet9ja have 1.82 odds, Paripesa have 1.85 odds and 1xBet have 1.85 odds.
Sevilla came back down to earth with a bump last weekend, suffering a 3-0 defeat to Barcelona that ended a run of one defeat in nine since the World Cup. Jorge Sampaoli’s side is almost a different team now to pre-Qatar, with their last three home games all ending in victory. It’s been a rough season for Sevilla, but with three wins in the last five games, the team seems to be heading in the right direction, although they remain close to the relegation zone for now. Meanwhile, Mallorca has done well so far and they are in the middle of the standings, but they’ve been inconsistent lately. So, with Mallorca hosting the game, we can see them getting the three points. Bet9ja have 1.96 odds, Paripesa have 2.01 odds and 1xBet have 2.01 odds.
The Nijmegen team is sitting comfortably in the middle of the table and will be aiming for another home win against the worst team in Eredivisie. It is hard to argue against this prediction. NEC has been a team with the most draw games this season standing at eleven, but against Cambuur, the club is counting on a win that would give them additional points advantage over teams that are nearby ranking-wise. NEC has been terrific at home this season losing only one game with two victories and seven draws. Cambuur is better as an away team compared to when they are playing at home winning a couple of games while losing only four. The Nijmegen outfit won their first match of the season by a single goal. Bet9ja have 1.70 odds, Paripesa have 1.73 odds and 1xBet have 1.73 odds.
Tottenham head to Leicester on Saturday seeking a third straight win after last week’s impressive 1-0 success against Manchester City. Spurs have reignited their top-four push with three victories across their last five league games but they face a Leicester side who have also picked up, with four points from the last six available. Tottenham have five wins in their last seven games and their two defeats during that run came against the Premier League’s current top two, and they did take a 2-0 lead at Manchester City before slipping to a 4-2 defeat – and then avenging that loss in the reverse fixture soon after. Leicester have struggled at home and they have just one point from three games in the East Midlands since the action resumed after the World Cup, so a victory for Spurs stands out here. Bet9ja have 2.16 odds, Paripesa have 2.18 odds and 1xBet have 2.18 odds.
Monaco put their seven-match unbeaten run in Ligue 1 on the line when they take on PSG at the Stade Louis II on Saturday. Monaco has looked the part in the final third at the home of late and they plundered a hugely-impressive ten goals in their last two home games in Ligue 1 against Ajaccio and Auxerre. Les Monégasques should be confident and ready to fight fire-with-fire when they host big-spending PSG on Saturday and the goals could flow in the Principality again as a result. Three of Paris St. Germain’s last four league tests on the road also featured over 2.5 goals, and we’re tipping that pattern to continue here. Bet9ja have 1.64 odds, Paripesa have 1.64 odds and 1xBet have 1.64 odds.
Although Bayer Leverkusen lost two games in a row in Bundesliga, they were in good form and on a five-game winning streak beforehand. Meanwhile, Hoffenheim struggled recently and they are currently without a win for nine games in a row. We saw three or more goals in four of the last five head-to-head duels between Hoffenheim and Leverkusen, so we won’t be surprised if that happens again in this match. Furthermore, Hoffenheim averaged 3.37 goals per game in the league this season, while Leverkusen averaged 3.21 goals per game in Bundesliga so far, which bodes well for our prediction. Bet9ja have 1.65 odds, Paripesa have 1.74 odds and 1xBet have 1.74 odds.
PSV finally started to find its attacking groove by scoring twice in a derby match against Feyenoord last week, they didn’t win, but it was an improvement in form. Their next adversary is Groningen who managed to earn a point against Twente which finally stopped their losing streak of five games. The stats make the prediction quite clear. PSV is the third-best ‘over’ team in the league with 13 games where at least three goals were scored, Groningen is not far behind at 12. But, the home team is also one of the top teams when it comes to over 3.5 goals matches. They had nine of those games, once again, one more than their opponent this weekend. Checking out their h2h record with this specific bet in mind, they had four out of their last ten matches with more than three goals being scored. Bet9ja have 1.40 odds, Paripesa have 1.41 odds and 1xBet have 1.41 odds.
Dortmund has been simply sensational since the Bundesliga restart and as they enter the round just three points in arrears of the league leaders, they’ll arrive here in Bremen with a will to win and will want to score as many goals as possible. We saw four or more goals in three of the last five head-to-head meetings between Werder Bremen and Borussia Dortmund, so we predict that we will again see at least four goals on Saturday. After all, Werder Bremen is averaging 3.58 goals per game in Bundesliga this season, while Dortmund averaged 3.37 goals per game in the league so far, which bodes very well for our over 2.5 goals prediction. Bet9ja have 1.48 odds, Paripesa have 1.46 odds and 1xBet have 1.46 odds.
Arsenal’s surprise defeat at Everton last time out saw them lose back-to-back games for the first time this season but they should be able to get back to winning ways when they entertain Brentford on Saturday. The Bees are unbeaten in their last seven league games in a run that stretched back to before the World Cup break and includes wins over City and Liverpool. Brentford is usually good for a goal on the road and has only drawn a blank in three of their 11 trips across all competitions. Arsenal has shown a few signs of weakness at the back recently and has gone three games without a clean sheet, we expect a high-scoring affair here today and an over 2.5 goals outcome. Bet9ja have 1.70 odds, Paripesa have 1.78 odds and 1xBet have 1.78 odds.
Anytime Goal scorers
The young phenom has been amazing this season for Bayern Munich as he is currently the team’s top goalscorer with ten goals in sixteen Bundesliga matches. So, with Bayern Munich likely to score multiple goals in this game, Jamal Musiala should find a way to get on the scoresheet as well, at least once. That being said, Musiala missed that 7-0 thrashing of Bochum in the first half of the season with an injury. Bet9ja have 2.30 odds while Paripesa have 2.20 odds.
Eddie Nketiah has been in fine form for Arsenal since stepping in for the injured Gabriel Jesus but at a bigger price, Bukayo Saka stands out as a good candidate for a goal. The England international has three goals and one assists in his last six league appearances and impressed in the reverse fixture with two assists, so back him to terrorize the Bees’ defense once again by grabbing a goal this weekend. Bet9ja have 2.95 odds while Paripesa have 3.00 odds.
Harry Kane became Tottenham’s all-time leading scorer with his strike against Manchester City last time out and he is comfortably the best option for an anytime goal. Kane has six goals in eight games since his World Cup heartache and can continue his fine form with an effort at Leicester. Bet9ja have 2.25 odds while Paripesa have 2.10 odds.
Brighton’s Kaoru Mitoma is an obvious pick for a goalscorer as he has managed to grab a goal in each of his last three games, taking his tally to seven goals in 20 appearances across all competitions. The winger has been instrumental to Brighton’s success these past few weeks it would be a travesty not to include him in today’s selection. Bet9ja have 4.25 odds while Paripesa have 3.75 odds.
Competing for the early plaudits, Atalanta’s Ademola Lookman has scored in four out of his last six matches in all competitions for Atalanta. He is currently in the running for the Serie A golden boot as he has scored 12 goals in total for his side in 20 games. We can see the young Nigerian forward scoring here as he hasn’t in two consecutive games for the club. Bet9ja have 3.85 odds while Paripesa have 3.00 odds.
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