Daily Football Predictions-14-08-22

There’s more league action today and with more competitions to choose from, we’ve got you covered.

We’ve started the season on a good note with our tips and we’ll aim to do more of that as we bring you the best tips and predictions to go with across Europe’s top five leagues.

Straight Wins

Ajax were given a late scare by Fortuna Sittard in the opening game of the campaign, but the Dutch champions came out successful with a 3-2 result. Ajax had to work hard for the opening day victory over Fortuna Sittard, but the champions are expected to improve for the second game at home. Groningen would have been disappointed not to hold onto a 2-0 lead at home in the first match and things can get quite bad for the visitors if they are defensively weak once again. Bet9ja have 1.17 odds, Paripesa have 1.18 odds and 1xBet have 1.18 odds.

Real Madrid will be bidding to kick off their La Liga title defense with a positive result when they make the trip to newly-promoted Almeria on Sunday night. Carlo Ancelotti’s side won a La Liga and Champions League double last season, and they are already off the mark for the new campaign in terms of trophies, winning the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday night. There is no surprise that Real Madrid is favored in this Week 1 matchup against a newly promoted Almeria side.  Bet9ja have 1.46 odds, Paripesa have 1.45 odds and 1xBet have 1.45 odds.

Lorient have two wins and a draw in their last three matches in all competitions; they kick-started their new season with a win. Just like Lorient, Olympique Lyonnais won their opening game, and they have two wins and a draw in their last three games. It’s fair to point out, however, that Lyon has had Lorient’s number in recent years; they are unbeaten in their last four encounters with Lorient. Ayon lost just once in their last nine trips to this stadium; and with this in mind, we believe they’ll take all the points from this match. Bet9ja have 1.78 odds, Paripesa have 1.86 odds and 1xBet have 1.86 odds.

Lazio will be expected to beat Bologna at home in the opening round of fixtures in the 2022/23 Serie A season but Bologna carries a threat going forward and should not be taken lightly. We’re backing Lazio to win this game as the hosts have won each of their last three home games against Bologna. Lazio certainly has the better of the two squads on paper and will be right up there challenging for European qualification this season. Bologna was in the mix for relegation last time out and will be looking to push further into mid-table this season but their defense has been an issue since the tail end of the last campaign and into pre-season. Bet9ja have 1.58 odds, Paripesa have 1.62 odds and 1xBet have 1.62 odds.

Lens made a winning start last week. They look primed to take home all three points here as they face Ajaccio away. To be fair, Ajaccio has lost just two of their last 14 matches in all competitions; they won eight of those games, with four draws. However, it’s important to point out that Ajaccio are a newly-promoted side, and most of those matches were in Ligue 2; in fact, Ajaccio suffered two losses in four games so far this summer, including their opening league match. Lens, on the other hand, have enjoyed some fine form in recent months; they are unbeaten in 15 straight matches, with 10 wins and five draws. Also, Lens won five of their last six games, they kept five clean sheets in their last seven matches too. With both teams’ recent form in mind, we are predicting a win for the visitors. Bet9ja have 2.36 odds, Paripesa have 2.40 odds and 1xBet have 2.40 odds.

Over 2.5 Goals

Fiorentina will be confident of getting off to a winning start to the new Serie A season as they play host to newly-promoted Cremonese. The visitors haven’t played in the top flight since 1996 and they are one of the favorites to get relegated this season. The last meetings between these two clubs produced a 7-1 win for Fiorentina and while we don’t expect that many goals to be scored on Sunday, we are backing at least three to be scored. Over 2.5 goals have been produced in each of Fiorentina’s last five matches as well as in five of Cremonese’s last six games, adding plenty of weight to our prediction for goals this weekend. Bet9ja have 1.62 odds, Paripesa have 1.71 odds and 1xBet have 1.71 odds.

The Ligue 1 season might only be one game week old but everyone is desperate to record that first win of the new campaign; neither of these two is yet to do so. We are predicting an over 2.5 goals outcome for this match as Troyes’ form is a banker for going north of the 2.5 mark with four of their last five going over that 2.5 cut-off and their game average in that period sitting at a whopping 4.2 goals. Toulouse has a form that is less nailed on; only two of their past five have gone over the required threshold, however, there are a couple of notable stats to consider. Firstly, their game average in that given game spell is 3.8 goals and then you have the fact that the last head-to-head clash between these sides served up seven goals. Bet9ja have 2.10 odds, Peripesa have 2.16 odds and 1xBet have 2.16 odds.

Auxerre arrives in this game as favorites to win. Angers have conceded a lot of goals recently; they kept one clean sheet in their last five games, conceding 11 times in that stretch. We would also like to point out that Angers scored six goals in their last four games. Because of this, Angers’ recent matches have been high-scoring; as three of their last four games went above the 2.5 goal mark. In like manner, Auxerre has scored and conceded a lot of goals recently; and as a result, five of their last seven games saw at least three goals scored. On that note, we believe that these teams will score up to three goals between them. Bet9ja have 2.10 odds, Paripesa have 2.19 odds and 1xBet have 2.19 odds.

Bayern Munich hit the ground running with a 6-1 win over Frankfurt in the season opener. The hosts have been scoring lots of goals consistently averaging over 4 in their last four games. Munich average over 2.9 goals per match in the Bundesliga and with Mane in their ranks, the average will be taking an upward trajectory. Bayern has scored three or more goals in three of their last five meetings with Wolfsburg, winning 4-0 on two of those occasions. Bet9ja have 1.19 odds, Paripesa have 1.19 odds and 1xBet have 1.18 odds.

Despite struggling quite, a lot against Ajax in recent years, Groningen has fared well in terms of goals with two in the last three meetings. The two goals conceded against Fortuna Sittard show that Ajax needs to work on their defense. The match features Ajax, who was the top scoring outfit in the Dutch Eredivisie last season with 98 goals from the 34 matches, going up at home against a team that conceded among the highest number of goals in the bottom half of the table. The last three meetings between Ajax and Groningen have all produced more than 2.5 goals. Bet9ja have 1.29 odds, Paripesa have 1.29 odds and 1xBet have 1.29 odds.

Anytime Goalscorers

Mane

Sadio Mane seems to have settled in quite perfectly with the forward already netting his first goal on his debut. Today he plays in front of the home fans as Bayern looks to extend their winning streak. Sadio Mane has been without a doubt a prolific goalscorer during his time in Liverpool and we are sure he will replicate that stellar form that saw him prized away from the English side. Wolfsburg would struggle greatly to stop him. Bet9ja have 1.80 odds while Paripesa have 1.60 odds.                                                                                                                                   

Benzema

The Frenchman seems to have continued from where he stopped the last term as his goal sealed his side’s victory in the UEFA Super Cup final. He scored the second goal against Frankfurt and helped his side lift the prestigious trophy yet again. He resumes the Spanish Laliga today with a game against newly promoted Almeria, he would surely relish a start here and a goal or two would be a good way to retain his top scorer award. Bet9ja have 1.65 odds while Paripesa have 1.55 odds.

Tammy Abraham

Abraham had his best goalscoring season in his career as he cruised to 15+ goals in the Serie A last term and led his side to their first European victory. He would surely be looking to continue from where he stopped last campaign and help his side to a higher finish this season. He had a fairly quiet pre-season but this won’t stop him from raring to go today. Bet9ja have 2.30 odds while Paripesa have 2.10 odds.

Michail Antonio

He equaled his best goal tally again last season with 10 goals for West Ham in the PL although he had a good performance when he featured in the UEL. He has a quiet start to the campaign with just one game in but we are sure he can provide the goals against newly promoted Nottingham Forest. Bet9ja have 3.25 odds while Paripesa have 3.00 odds.

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