As we reach the thrilling finish of a weekend of games, we present you with the best choices from all five of Europe’s major leagues. We concentrate on league games during this much-needed respite from the UCL and UEL matchups.
More league games will begin in the next few days, and we’ll make sure to provide you with the best picks.
Inter Milan has made a disappointing start to the new Serie A season and can’t afford to drop too many more points or they will risk being out of the title race before we even hit the halfway point. Salernitana provide the opposition at the San Siro this Sunday and the visitors will be happy with the start they have made to the campaign as they sit in mid-table with 10pts to their name after narrowly escaping relegation last time out. Inter should be too strong for Salernitana this weekend and we’re backing a home win in today’s fixture, Inter Milan beat Salernitana 5-0 home and away last season. Bet9ja have 1.28 odds, Paripesa have 1.30 odds and 1xBet have 1.30 odds.
Napoli top the Serie A table heading into this weekend’s latest round of fixtures. A struggling Bologna side provides the opposition on Sunday and won’t be able to count upon the services of their top scorer Arnautovic which will only make their task that much harder. Napoli is the big favorite to win and it’s hard to see just how Bologna can stop them. Napoli has won each of their last four league meetings with Bologna, beating their guests 3-0 at home and 2-0 away last season. We are expecting Napoli to get an easy win over a struggling Bologna side today, with Napoli winning four out of their previous five H2H matches. The hosts have also won each of their last six matches in all competitions, while Bologna has lost two, drawn three, and won just one of their last six league games. Bet9ja have 1.28 odds, Paripesa have 1.30 odds and 1xBet have 1.30 odds.
Arsenal has handled pretty much everything this season that has been thrown at them, and if they watched Leeds’ previous game, which was played away at Crystal Palace, they would know that March’s team is unable to maintain that physically demanding style of play for the whole 90 minutes. Since Arsenal Wenger was leading the team to success, this is unquestionably the finest version of Arsenal we have seen. Prior to this weekend’s encounter, the Gunners had won each of their previous six games overall and five of their previous six meetings with Leeds United, while Leeds had dropped three of their previous five league games. Bet9ja have 1.50 odds, Paripesa have 1.57 odds and 1xBet have 1.57 odds.
Chelsea is performing well under their new manager and will be hoping to close the gap on the Premier League’s top three with a win away at Aston Villa. The hosts have made a slow start to the season but are unbeaten in their last four league games and could prove a tough nut to crack on Sunday. Chelsea has won four of their last six encounters with Aston Villa, claiming a 3-1 win when the pair last locked horns at Villa Park. While Aston Villa is unbeaten in their last four league games, three of those matches have ended in draws and the club remains 16th in the table. Chelsea, on the other hand, has won each of their last four matches in all competitions and looks like a transformed team under their new manager, Potter. Bet9ja have 1.83 odds, Paripesa have 1.88 odds and 1xBet have 1.88 odds.
Monaco has been flying high in recent weeks scoring wins in consecutive order, and a Clermont match will be another opportunity to make up some difference for the Ligue 1 leaders. Monaco has accumulated six straight wins in Ligue 1 enduring the last defeat at the end of August. Moreover, the team has been scoring goals regularly while the defense improves constantly. In the period of the winning streak, they have allowed only four goals. Clermont has been very good this season as well, one might say even beyond their expectations. They are currently eighth in the league table with two wins in a row on their books. Monaco has scored four straight wins against their next opponents. Bet9ja have 1.36 odds, Paripesa have 1.38 odds and 1xBet have 1.38 odds.
West Ham appear to have recovered from their slow start to the new Premier League season and are now on an upwards trajectory. Southampton will be looking to make the most of their home advantage this weekend as a win would take them level on points with the Hammers but the hosts have lost their last four league games. We’re predicting goals in this game as four of the last six meetings between Southampton and West Ham have produced over 2.5 goals. At least three goals have also been scored in three of the Saints’ last five outings and in three of West Ham’s last six matches in all competitions, so you can see just why we’re expecting an action-packed 90-minutes at St Mary’s. Bet9ja have 1.95 odds, Paripesa have 2.02 odds and 1xBet have 2.02 odds.
Two of Serie A’s high flyers go head-to-head this weekend as Lazio plays host to Udinese with both teams just 3pts off the top spot. The home side has the best goal difference in the division but Udinese is the surprise package of the season so far and cannot be taken lightly by Lazio. We’re predicting goals in this game as three of the last five meetings between the pair have seen two of those five matches have produced over 3.5 goals. Five of Lazio’s last six outings in all competitions have witnessed over 3.5 goals, so you can see just why we’re expecting lots of goalmouth action on Sunday. Bet9ja have 1.66 odds, Paripesa have 1.73 odds and 1xBet have 1.73 odds.
A run of five defeats in eight games appeared to have put Simone Inzaghi under genuine pressure at Inter, but the Nerazzurri have turned things around with a three-match unbeaten streak, posting back-to-back wins before Wednesday’s thrilling 3-3 draw at Barcelona. Salernitana looks likely to play their part in another exciting affair on Sunday; Davide Nicola’s men have only failed to score once in their last seven games when they were hit for five by Sassuolo two weeks ago. Salernitana bounced back with last week’s 2-1 win over Verona and has now seen over 2.5 goals scored in five successive matches. Meanwhile, their tally of 14 goals conceded puts them level with Inter among the division’s worst defenses. Bet9ja have 1.44 odds, Paripesa have 1.44 odds and 1xBet have 1.44 odds.
Espanyol have not enjoyed the best of starts to this La Liga (LL) season and alarmingly come into this round outside the relegation zone by virtue of goal difference alone (W1, D3, L4). Diego Martnez’s team is just giving up too many goals; in eight games, including 10 at the RCDE Stadium, their defense has already been broken 16 times. Three of those games included three or more goals, including four straight at all venues. Their 11 goals scored on the opposite end are tied for the most in the bottom half of the rankings. Real Valladolid will be content with how things are going following their return to La Liga, despite the fact that they have also given up a lot of goals—13 in just eight games. We forecast that this game will feature two or more goals. Bet9ja have 2.05 odds, Paripesa have 2.14 odds and 1xBet have 2.14 odds.
AZ Alkmaar’s remarkable 15-game undefeated streak was ultimately snapped by a 1-0 setback in Cyprus during the middle of the week, so they’ll be hoping to bounce back as soon as they come home and the Eredivisie title fight takes center stage. With at least three goals scored in 15 of the past 17 meetings, this matchup seldom disappoints in that department. We could be in for yet another exciting matchup if we take into account that both clubs have scored in six of AZ’s past seven games and four of Feyenoord’s last five. Two of the top teams in the division face off in Alkmaar, and both will be fatigued from playing on Thursday. All indications are that there will be goals in this game. Bet9ja have 1.68 odds, Paripesa have 1.74 odds and 1xBet have 1.74 odds.
Even though Monaco’s defense is rock solid at the moment, what needs consideration is the fact that the home team will again have a midweek game in Europe which should drain their resources even further. We might see some changes in the back line for the weekend fixture, and with Clermont playing good football at the moment, things could escalate goal-scoring-wise. Bet9ja have 2.60 odds while Paripesa have 3.00 odds.
Martinez and Dzeko have partnered one other in attack for Inter Milan a lot this season with Lukaku being out injured. Both strikers have netted 3-goals in Serie A alone and we’re backing the Argentinian international to find the back of the net once again this weekend. Martinez scored 21 goals in Serie A last season and will likely keep his starting role even when Lukaku is match-fit again. Bet9ja have 2.05 odds while Paripesa have 2.05 odds.
Martinelli might not be the top scorer for Arsenal this season but the Brazilian is only one league goal behind his fellow countryman Jesus following a bright start to the campaign. Martinelli is on course to have the best goalscoring season of his professional career as he already has 4-goals in the Premier League and his best in the red and white of Arsenal is six. The Brazilian is a real threat on the road as his blistering pace allows for some lighting fast counter-attacks and we’re backing Martinelli to score on Sunday. Bet9ja have 3.20 odds while Paripesa have 2.87 odds.
Georgian international Kvaratskhelia has been a revelation since joining Napoli in the summer. The 21-year-old has scored 5-goals in just eight Serie A starts this season and we’re backing Kvaratskhelia to score against Bologna this weekend. Kvaratskhelia has scored 5-goals in his last six matches for club and country in all competitions and is in the midst of a great run of form right now. Bet9ja have 2.75 odds while Paripesa have 2.75 odds.
Summer signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang stands out in the goalscorer markets. He has made just five appearances for Chelsea but has been involved in a goal in four of those, while a midweek goal in Milan made it three successive games in which he has found the net. He would be starting today’s game with lots of confidence and would reward anyone who has faith in him to score today. Bet9ja have 2.60 odds while Paripesa have 2.75odds.
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