The weekend goes underway with the remaining of Europe’s top leagues joining in the action. With a few rests for teams from Germany and Italy to mention a few, we would see these teams take on each other today.
We have carefully selected the best options for today’s game below.
With just one win in the last six games in La Liga, Sevilla is finding it hard to get in good form. The team has struggled since the season started and to the surprise of everyone, they are currently in the relegation zone with fifteen points from seventeen games. At the moment, the two teams are separated by just one point. More importantly, both are in the relegation zone right now and Cadiz is the one that’s in front of Sevilla. While that is certainly surprising, Sevilla has been poor in the first half of the season and they are rightfully in that position. Still, we expect them to improve their form sooner rather than later and that’s why we see Sevilla winning this game. Bet9ja have 1.73 odds, Paripesa have 1.76 odds and 1xBet have 1.76 odds.
Newcastle is challenging for the Champions League places this season as Eddie Howe continues to reshape the Magpies and make them a force to be reckoned with. We’re backing the visitors to win this weekend as they are unbeaten in their last four meetings with the Eagles, including a League Cup penalty shoot-out victory in November. Palace had suffered three straight defeats before their draw at home to Man Utd but even that game should have ended in defeat for the Londoners. Newcastle has won three of their last six matches in all competitions, beating Fulham 1-0 last weekend. Bet9ja have 1.93 odds, Paripesa have 1.92 odds and 1xBet have 1.92 odds.
Bruno Labbadia kicks off his second spell in charge of Stuttgart with a home game against Mainz on Saturday and with the new manager bounce likely to be in effect, our first prediction sides with the hosts in the match result market. Labbadia is a hugely popular figure at the Mercedes Benz Arena following a successful three-year stint there earlier in his career and with the 56-year-old back in his familiar hot seat, Stuttgart’s players and supporters should be energized this weekend. Bet9ja have 2.44 odds, Paripesa have 2.45 odds and 1xBet have 2.45 odds.
Struggling Leicester faces another tough home game in the Premier League this weekend as high-flying Brighton provides the opposition. The Seagulls are only 3pts behind 5th-placed Tottenham and genuinely look like they could qualify for European competition this season. The Seagulls claimed a 5-2 victory over Leicester when these two sides met back in September and we’re predicting another 3pts going the way of Brighton this weekend. Leicester is in the midst of a losing streak right now with each of their last four league games ending in defeat, while have won four of their last five matches in all competitions and head into this game on the back of a comfortable victory against Liverpool. Bet9ja have 2.10 odds, Paripesa have 2.13 odds and 1xBet have 2.13 odds.
Fiorentina and Torino are locked on the same number of points in tenth and ninth position respectively in Serie A, though La Viola could harness home advantage to beat their visitors on Saturday. Fiorentina has won each of the last three meetings between the clubs at the Stadio Artemio Franchi, and Torino’s run of just one victory in seven attempts on the road in Serie A suggests the smart money backs La Viola to prevail again. With that considered, our first prediction settles on a home win. Bet9ja have 2.18 odds, Paripesa have 2.18 odds and 1xBet have 2.18 odds.
Runaway league leaders Napoli head to Salernitana on Saturday where another three points for the Partenopei could be in the offing. Salernitana conceded an eye-watering eight goals in their last Serie A fixture at Atalanta and knees will be knocking in their defense on Saturday when they take on an even more formidable Napoli outfit. The title favorites are the division’s leading scorers this term and they put five goals past second-placed Napoli last weekend in another showcase of their attacking strength. Manager Luciano Spalletti will expect his team to cruise to victory again against Salernitana and our first prediction points towards a stake on over 2.5 goals. Bet9ja have 1.53 odds, Paripesa have 1.53 odds and 1xBet have 1.53 odds.
Bournemouth takes on fellow relegation candidates Nottingham Forest in the Premier League this weekend and we’re predicting an exciting 90-minutes on the south coast. The Cherries sit one place above the drop zone as things stand while Forest holds a 4pt advantage over their hosts. We’re predicting goals in this game as two of the last three meetings between these two clubs have produced over 2.5 goals, including that 3-2 win for Bournemouth at The City Ground earlier in the season. Over 2.5 goals have also been scored in two of Bournemouth’s last three outings in league and cup while two of Forest’s last three away games have witnessed at least three goals scored. Bet9ja have 2.24 odds, Paripesa have 2.38 odds and 1xBet have 2.38 odds.
Bottom of the Premier League table Southampton have won their last three matches in all competitions and will be feeling confident about their chances of securing 3pts at home to mid-table Aston Villa this weekend. We’re predicting goals in this game as neither of these two sides has the best defensive record this season. Three of the last seven league meetings between these two clubs have produced 4 or more goals, including a 4-3 win for the Saints back in 2020. Four of Southampton’s last six matches in the league and cup have witnessed at least three goals scored, while three of Aston Villa’s last five fixtures have ended the very same way. Bet9ja have 1.98 odds, Paripesa have 2.11 odds and 1xBet have 2.11 odds.
Freiburg has lost only two of their eight Bundesliga away assignments this season as they gear up for a tough test at Wolfsburg on Saturday. When Wolfsburg and Freiburg last met in March 2022, five goals rattled the net in a pulsating encounter and more excitement could be on the agenda when the teams face off again on Saturday. 71% of Wolfsburg’s home assignments this season have featured at least three goals, while over 2.5 goals have been a winning bet in 62% of Freiburg’s away contests during the same period. Those records make for compelling reading and our second prediction forecasts goals at the VOLKSWAGEN ARENA again. Bet9ja have 1.90 odds, Paripesa have 1.98 odds and 1xBet have 1.98 odds.
PSV will be looking to finally win this calendar year after only getting a couple of draws in their first two games after the winter break. Four out of the last five times these teams played against each other there were more than two goals scored, and with PSV finally getting things in order after a shocking departure of their best player Cody Gakpo, this might be the time they finally move on and find someone who can replace his goal output. Bet9ja have 1.37 odds, Paripesa have 1.39 odds and 1xBet have 1.38 odds.
Anytime Goal scorers
The departure of João Félix to Chelsea leaves Álvaro Morata as the only player to have scored in two of Atlético’s last four LL home fixtures. He would miss his old partner a little but we can rest assured of a solid performance from him in front of the goal today. He has the most goals this season for Atletico Madrid in the La Liga with 6 goals and he would lead like today. Bet9ja have 2.10 odds while Paripesa have 2.05 odds.
Solly March has hit a purple patch for Brighton with goals in three of his last four outings in the Premier League. The 28-year-old has scored 4-goals in the league and all have arrived in the last month, including 2-goals against Liverpool last time out. March has never really been much of a goalscorer for the Seagulls and his long career on the south coast has seen him come in and out of the team regularly but there is no way he won’t start on Saturday if he’s fit. Bet9ja have 6.75 odds while Paripesa have 6.00 odds.
With seven goals under his belt so far, Daichi Kamada is Eintracht Frankfurt’s leading marksman in the Bundesliga this season and the Japanese star has shown a particular affinity for finding the net at Deutsche Bank Park. Indeed, five of the 26-year-old’s seven goals in the league have been registered at that venue and Kamada looks like a decent option to find the net anytime again on Saturday. Bet9ja have 3.00 odds while Paripesa have 2.37 odds.
Victor Osimhen has been near unstoppable this season and the fabulous finisher scored twice when Napoli smashed Juventus last weekend. The Nigerian international has notched 12 times in 14 Serie A appearances overall since August and he looks like converting any chances that fall his way at present. The 24-year-old should squeeze his way onto plenty of coupons this weekend as an anytime goalscorer option again. Bet9ja have 2.05 odds while Paripesa have 1.80 odds.
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