It’s another weekend and another time for some more league action. It’s full on this time around, with other leagues joining the Premier League and the Bundesliga to begin their campaigns.
There is a lot to choose from but our well selected betting tips and picks from today’s action should save you that stress.
Atalanta finished in a disappointing 8th position last season and will be looking to get the new Serie A campaign off to a positive start with an away win. Hosts Sampdoria finished three places and 6pts above the relegation zone last time out and will be hoping to push further into mid-table safety this season. Atalanta has won four of their last five league meetings with Sampdoria and we’re backing the visitors to pick up another 3pts this weekend. Sampdoria has only spent around £4m on new players so far this summer and the squad needs more investment if it is to push forward this season, while Atalanta has made three big signings each in the region of £20m and will be expected to challenge for the Champions League places. Bet9ja have 1.86 odds, Paripesa have 1.88 odds and 1xBet have 1.88 odds.
Borussia Monchengladbach is aiming to win for the third competitive fixture on the spin when they take on Schalke 04. Borussia Monchengladbach hit the ground running in 2022/23 and they followed up their 9-1 cup win at Oberachern with a fine 3-1 triumph over Hoffenheim in their first Bundesliga assignment of the new campaign. Recently promoted Schalke meanwhile, looked well off the pace when they were humbled 3-1 at FC Cologne in their opener and they appear ill-equipped to cope with the rigors of top-flight football again. With the teams’ respective starts in mind, we recommend siding with the visitors here. Bet9ja have 2.22 odds, Paripesa have 2.29 odds and 1xBet have 2.29 odds.
Arsenal secured all 3pts in the very first game of the new Premier League season away at Crystal Palace and now play host to Leicester. The Foxes were held to a draw at home to Brentford despite taking a 2-0 lead, so Brendon Rodgers’ men will need to put in a better performance if they want to leave the Emirates with anything to show for their efforts. Arsenal continued their good form from pre-season in their opening game of the Premier League by securing a 2-0 victory away at Crystal Palace. The Gunners have a good record against Leicester, winning four of the pair’s last five encounters in all competitions, and we’re backing the hosts to win on Saturday. Bet9ja have 1.48 odds, Paripesa have 1.51 odds and 1xBet have 1.51 odds.
RB Leipzig is a favorite to record their first win of the new season at FC Cologne’s expense. RB Leipzig somehow dropped points in the campaign’s opening round of fixtures against Stuttgart, though they really should have claimed more than a draw having racked up 28 attempts to their host’s 11. Back at the Red Bull Arena for the first time this term on Saturday, Die Roten Bullen will be confident that a victory is on the cards however, against an FC Cologne side they beat 3-1 at the same venue in February. If RB can find the killer touch this weekend, then a routine victory could be in the offing. Bet9ja have 1.45 odds, Paripesa have 1.46 odds and 1xBet have 1.46 odds.
PSG are off to a great this season after easily seeing off Clermont in a five-goal thriller. PSG won 5 goals to nil and today Montpellier are the latest opponents to face the deadly duo of Neymar and Messi upfront. Montpellier was poor in the preseason losing all their friendly games and just found a win in their opening fixture. On top of that, PSG has won the last five clashes between the sides so they have a great chance of taking home the three points. Bet9ja have 1.10 odds, Paripesa have 1.10 odds and 1xBet have 1.10 odds.
Over 2.5 Goals
The Serie A champions start the defense of their title at home to Udinese on Saturday. The visitors arrive with some degree of confidence having managed to hold AC Milan to three draws in the pair’s last three encounters. We’re predicting goals in this game due to the recent run of results both teams have had during pre-season and the fact that both teams head into the game at practically full strength. Five of AC Milan’s last six outings have produced over 2.5 goals, including a 6-1 win against Vicenza and the 5-0 hammering of Austrian side Wolfsberger. Each of Udinese’s last eight fixtures has witnessed at least three goals being scored, spanning back to the end of last season and the 3-2 defeat to Spezia and the 4-0 win over Salernitana. Bet9ja have 1.72 odds, Paripesa have 1.79 odds and 1xBet have 1.79 odds.
Wolves narrowly lost out on the opening day of the new Premier League campaign away at Leeds but their fans will be expecting a positive result in their first home game of the season against newly-promoted Fulham. Although the recent meetings between these two teams have failed to produce a lot of goals, we’re backing over 2.5 to be scored on Saturday going by both teams’ recent results and performances. Four of Wolves’ last six outings have produced over 2.5 goals and considering we all know that Fulham plays attacking football, it won’t surprise you to learn that four of their last six matches have also witnessed at least three goals scored. Bet9ja have 2.08 odds, Paripesa have 2.15 odds and 1xBet have 2.15 odds.
Southampton sits bottom of the Premier League after the opening round of fixtures due to that heavy defeat away at Tottenham. Visiting Leeds already have 3pts on the board after their home win against Wolves last time out and the visitors should head into this match full of confidence. The recent performance and result for both of these clubs suggest that we could be in for a few goals this weekend. Over 2.5 goals have been scored in four of Southampton’s and four of Leeds’ last six outings in all competitions, including both teams’ opening matches, and we’re predicting another action-packed 90-minutes on Saturday. Bet9ja have 1.70 odds, Paripesa have 1.79 odds and 1xBet have 1.79 odds.
Two teams that picked up maximum points on the opening day of the Premier League season go head-to-head this weekend as Brighton plays host to Newcastle. Both sides will be confident that they can maintain their 100% record this weekend and we’re expecting an entertaining 90-minutes between the pair. At least three goals have been scored in three of the last four league meetings between these two sides, and there is a good chance we will be treated to over 2.5 goals on Saturday as well. Four of Brighton’s last five matches have featured at least three goals while over 2.5 goals have been scored in three of Newcastle’s last six outings, adding further weight to our prediction. Bet9ja have 2.13 odds, Paripesa have 2.24 odds and 1xBet have 2.24 odds.
The Premier League champions are off to a winning start and their new striker is also up and running for the season. Newly-promoted Bournemouth provides the opposition at the Etihad this weekend and may have given Guardiola something to think about following their 2-0 victory over Aston Villa. Over 2.5 goals have been scored in three of the last five league meetings between Man City and Bournemouth and we’re expecting the goals to flow once again this weekend. Three of Man City’s last six matches in all competitions have produced over 2.5 goals and the hosts will be looking to put in a top performance in front of their fans after losing to Liverpool in the Community Shield. Bet9ja have 1.36 odds, Paripesa have 1.35 odds and 1xBet have 1.35 odds.
Erling Haaland scored 2-goals on his Premier League debut last weekend away at West Ham and we’re backing the Norwegian star to score at least a goal against Bournemouth on Saturday. Haaland has a fantastic goalscoring record with 157 goals in 202 senior appearances at the club level, not to mention, 20 goals in 21 games for the Norwegian national team, so you can see why we’re backing the tall, pacey striker to score at least a goal against the Cherries. Bet9ja have 1.40 odds while Paripesa have 1.40 odds.
Arsenal invested in a new star striker in the summer and while Gabriel Jesus failed to score on his official debut for the club, the Brazilian was amongst the goals regularly in pre-season. The Brazilian international scored 8-goals in the Premier League last season, starting 21 times for the Citizens. However, Jesus was often played out of position and if Arsenal uses him through the middle as expected he will score more goals for his new club this season. Bet9ja have 2.25 odds while Paripesa have 2.00 odds.
Romelu Lukaku has rejoined Inter Milan on loan from Chelsea this season and the Belgian star has plenty to prove after a frustrating year away in England. Before he left Italy, Lukaku bagged 64 goals in 95 league games for Inter Milan and was easily the best striker in the division. Now he’s back and looking to make up for lost time, which is why we’re backing Lukaku to score a goal in his first game back in the Serie A. Bet9ja have 1.80 odds while Paripesa have 1.60 odds.
Lionel Messi opened his account in great fashion with his brace last weekend 2 goals and an assist against Clermont Foot saw the Argentine forward start the season remarkably. Montpellier are his opponents today as PSG seeks to defend their Ligue 1 title this season, he seems to be in the form now and nothing can stop Messi from scoring a goal here today. Bet9ja have 1.67 odds while Paripesa have 1.61 odds.
Marcus Thuram has started the new season like a freight train for Gladbach, netting four times in his first two appearances for Borussia Monchengladbach in 2022/23. The 25-year-old scored a stunning hattrick in the cup before breaking his duck at the first attempt in the Bundesliga against Hoffenheim and the French forward should be armed with enough confidence to maintain his early streak this weekend. Bet9ja have 2.90 odds while Paripesa have 2.70 odds.
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