Club football comes to a close this weekend with the dawn of international fixtures for nations. We have carefully selected the best predictions for our viewers today.
The big derby this weekend will be played in Lyon where the hosts will meet one of the richest clubs in the world, PSG. Even though they play the Champions League in the midweek, PSG has a big, and strong enough squad to provide options for coach Christophe Galtier weekly. The owners of the club won’t accept any excuses while playing on multiple fronts chasing titles. The last time these teams met in Lyon, in January the score was 1-1, however this season PSG looks like an improved team with Lionel Messi finally playing the way he used to in Barcelona. The positive thing about Lyon is their home form this season, they are perfect with four wins out of four games. However, with PSG firing on all cylinders, they are the favorites to come out as winners. Bet9ja have 1.63 odds, Paripesa have 1.66 odds and 1xBet have 1.66 odds.
Real Betis welcome Girona to the Estadio Benito Villamarín in La Liga on Sunday, September 18th. Betis can move closer to the top spot with a victory this weekend. With an impressive four wins from five games already in their locker, Real Betis look like they mean business in La Liga this season and Los Verdes look primed to push for maximum points again on Sunday when they host Girona. The visitors are winless on the road so far and they were beaten by a stronger Betis team in each of the sides’ last three encounters. That record combined with home advantage should give Betis the edge again on Sunday and we are likely to see Betis win again. Bet9ja have 1.76 odds, Paripesa have 1.80 odds and 1xBet have 1.80 odds.
Atletico Madrid’s results have been good this season for the most part, though they have fallen short in pretty much all of their toughest tests so far, slipping to defeats against Villarreal in La Liga and Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League. Facing rivals Real will undoubtedly be their toughest challenge of all since the summer, however. Los Blancos have won 100% of their competitive fixtures to date and they are playing with a swagger that Atletico could find tough to match. Real are in formidable fettle and they are worth backing to claim the points and the bragging rights here. It is especially difficult to back Emmen in this away game. Bet9ja have 2.28 odds, Paripesa have 2.28 odds and 1xBet have 1.34 odds.
Lens has been a true hit this season in Ligue 1, they are one of only three teams who haven’t lost a game so far, and they are winning games by playing attacking football their fans enjoy. Nantes is the opposite, they only have one win to their name while struggling to find players who can score goals. Even though it’s been seven years since the last time Lens beat Nantes in Ligue 1, the time right now is perfect to change that perspective. Even though Nantes is the host, Lens are the ones who are playing great football this season scoring virtually in every game they played. Even further, their defense has been strong and consistent conceding only 7 goals. Nantes has scored only 8 goals this term, besides Moses Simon who score 3 goals, they haven’t had any other player stepping up in front of an opposition goal. Bet9ja have 2.24 odds, Paripesa have 2.26 odds and 1xBet have 2.26 odds.
Everton looks to take advantage of West Ham’s busy schedule this weekend when the pair go head-to-head in the Premier League. Frank Lampard goes up against his boyhood club West Ham looking to secure Everton’s first win of the season, while David Moyes returns to Goodison Park looking for a win that would take his side above the Toffees this weekend. Everton has won 66 of their last 130 games against the Hammers, drawing 27 times and losing just 37 times, so history favors the Toffees this weekend. West ham might have had the better of Everton in recent seasons (three wins and two defeats from the last five meetings), but Everton has had an extended break to prepare for this game while West Ham had to travel to Denmark in midweek to face Silkeborg in the Conference League and are bound to have some tired legs in the second half. Bet9ja have 2.92 odds, Paripesa have 2.99 odds and 1xBet have 2.99 odds.
While winning every home match this season, Lyon scored an impressive 13 goals in 4 matches while conceding only once. However, Lyon has been allowing goals more frequently in recent games, they allowed goals in their past 5 matches. PSG are even better away from home, they are perfect with 4 wins this season while accumulating an incredible 18-1 goal difference. There were some high-scoring games between these teams in the past, more recently a 4-2 PSG win 18 months ago. Bet9ja have 1.36 odds, Paripesa have 1.38 odds and 1xBet have 1.38 odds.
Brentford might head into Sunday’s Premier League clash with Arsenal as the underdogs but the Bees are at their strongest at home and on their day, they can cause the Gunners plenty of problems. Arsenal sits top of the table heading into this weekend’s fixtures but only a win on Sunday will ensure they remain in first place during the international break. We’re expecting goals in this game as both of these teams like to play forward-thinking football that can, at times, cost them defensively. Three of the pair’s last five meetings in league and cup have produced over 2.5 goals, and we’re backing at least three goals to be scored on Sunday. Three of Brentford’s and each of Arsenal’s last six outings in all competitions has ended with at least three goals being scored, so you can see why we’re expecting the goals to flow this weekend. Bet9ja have 1.64 odds, Paripesa have 1.74 odds and 1xBet have 1.74 odds.
Hoffenheim meet Freiburg at the PreZero Arenain the Bundesliga on Sunday, September 18th. Two in-form teams go head-to-head for three points in Germany. Sunday’s opponents, Hoffenheim and Freiburg, have done some good early running in attack this season and both clubs rank among the Bundesliga’s top six goal-scoring outfits so far. We expect both sides to push forward in numbers this weekend and recent encounters between the clubs hint that we could be in for an open, entertaining tussle. The last two meetings between the teams averaged an insane 6.0 goals per 90 minutes and a stake on over 2.5 goals looks a safe bet with that in mind. Bet9ja have 1.54 odds, Paripesa have 1.54 odds and 1xBet have 1.54 odds.
Nantes had conceded a goal in their last six matches, in a total of 11 goals. Their defensive line will be further tested by a potent, and reliable Lens attack. What is curious about Lens this season is how they dominate games with possession. In their last game, a win against Troyes, even though the result was only 1-0, Lens had 63 percent possession of the ball. Their attack, regardless of that game, has been on fire scoring 16 goals which is the third-best mark in the league. Last season, when these teams met it was a true goal bonanza, Nantes won 3-2, while the second game was a draw 2-2. Bet9ja have 1.77 odds, Paripesa have 1.86 odds and 1xBet have 1.86 odds.
Nice’s attack has been abysmal this season scoring only 5 goals in 7 matches. Nice has accumulated only two wins so far this season and they lay at 12th position in Ligue 1, already 12 points behind leaders PSG and Marseille. Even though Nice has scored only 5 goals this season, the defending of Angers team has been horrible, to say the least. They have conceded 18 goals already this season, and each of their last five games went over 2.5 goals. Angers has the worst defense in the entire league at this point of the season with only one win to their name, in the last round, they beat Montpellier 2-1. Bet9ja have 1.83 odds, Paripesa have 1.94 odds and 1xBet have 1.94 odds.
Inter’s Lautaro Martínez will look to continue a decent run against Udinese that has seen him register three goal contributions (G2, A1) in his last three games against them. Today’s game shouldn’t be tough for the Argentine as he has been lacking goals lately and he would do well to score here today. He has a great partnership with his teammate upfront and his decent H2H record against this side will count. Bet9ja have 2.55 odds while Paripesa have 2.62 odds.
Vinicius was is on red hot form and seemed to continue to be pivotal for his team in the wake of Benzema’s absence due to injury. He has been 6 G/A in his previous six games with goal contributions in six consecutive games for his side. He has continued his form from last season and Atletico’s defense doesn’t stand a chance against him. Bet9ja have 3.30 odds while Paripesa have 2.20 odds.
Despite having all three forwards featured in the goalscoring action in their midweek UCL triumph over Maccabi he looks the most likely to score here today. He has been involved in 14 G/A in 7 games for his side in the league. He has been phenomenal this season scoring in all the league games he played in but one. He would be at the forefront of goals for his side here today. Bet9ja have 2.00 odds while Paripesa have 2.37 odds.
Home-grown starlet Alex Baena has hit the ground running during what has been a breakout campaign for the 21-year-old and the midfielder has already chipped in with five goals for Villarreal in all competitions. Baena managed to register three times in his last two appearances alone and he looks sharp enough in the final third to make another game-swinging impact against Sevilla on Sunday. With his excellent form a factor, we’re advising bettors to back Baena to score anytime. Bet9ja have 4.75 odds while Paripesa have 4.20 odds.
Paulo Dybala has been in impressive form since his move to Roma and has even wowed since opening his account for the Italian club this season. The former Juventus man put Roma in front seconds after his introduction after helping his side to an important UEL group win. He has scored three goals in the Serie A and is leading the line for most goals this season for Roma. Bet9ja have 2.85 odds while Paripesa have 2.40 odds.
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