The weekend comes to an end today with fixtures from across all the top leagues in Europe. Midweek action from a few of the teams here today means we expect a solid start from the clubs selected.
We have carefully selected the best options for today’s game below.
It’s been a great start of the year for Barcelona since they won the Spanish Super Cup by beating their fierce rivals Real Madrid before they had an easy task in Copa del Rey against Ceuta, where they secured the quarter-finals. On top of that, Barcelona also won five of their last six games in La Liga and they are currently first, three points ahead of Real Madrid. After winning the Spanish Super Cup last week and securing their spot in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals this week, Barcelona will now host Getafe as they are looking for another win that will keep them at the top in La Liga. Given their recent form and the difference in quality between the two teams, there is little doubt that Barcelona will win the game. Bet9ja have 1.19 odds, Paripesa have 1.20 odds and 1xBet have 1.20 odds.
After losing to Barcelona in the Super Cup Final, Real Madrid had another tough game this week since they went to Villarreal for a Copa del Rey duel. Although they were down two goals at half-time, Real managed to overturn the game and win. Both teams are in similar forms at the moment and they both enter this game after securing their places in the quarter-finals of Copa del Rey a few days ago, so they will be in good mood. Still, Real Madrid is in the race for the title and they are behind Barcelona by three points right now, so they need this win. With that in mind, we expect the guests to find a way to get the three points, despite this being a very tough match for them. Bet9ja have 2.46 odds, Paripesa have 2.48 odds and 1xBet have 2.48 odds.
Manchester City turned things around in impressive fashion in their most recent Premier League match, and they should be filled with confidence going into Sunday’s encounter against Wolves at home. Despite their recent strong play, the visitors enter this game as definite underdogs and are hoping to pull off a huge upset. Manchester City has defeated Wolves in each of their last five league meetings, and the home team has won three of their last six games overall. Manchester City is bound to have a solid performance and we are backing them today. Bet9ja have 1.19 odds, Paripesa have 1.21 odds and 1xBet have 1.21 odds.
In today’s German Bundesliga match at SIGNAL IDUNA PARK, Borussia Dortmund and Augsburg square off. Dortmund needs to defeat Augsburg in the Bundesliga on Sunday to get back into the top four. With surprise packages Freiburg in their normal second place ahead of this round, the hosts were only nine points behind the leaders heading into 2023, thus a decisive victory over Augsburg would undoubtedly send a message to the teams above. This season, Augsburg has taken the fewest shots from open play (102) while giving up a league-high 179 shots to the opponent. For Augsburg, this may be a very long afternoon but it should be a beneficial and easy task for the Dortmund team at home. Bet9ja have 1.34 odds, Paripesa have 1.33 odds and 1xBet have 1.33 odds.
Gladbach and Leverkusen go head-to-head for three points in the German top flight this weekend. Gladbach will kick off the second half of the Bundesliga campaign in midtable, though their form at home this term has been more top end and only RB Leipzig have collected more points in home fixtures since August. Indeed, Die Fohlen have won six out of eight assignments at the Stadion im BORUSSIA-PARK in 2022/23 and they could harness the energy of the crowd there again to dismiss visitors Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday. Die Werkself have won only twice on the road and our first prediction recommends opposing them aga Bet9ja have 2.68 odds, Paripesa have 2.52 odds and 1xBet have 2.52 odds.
One constant in games involving Gladbach has been a steady flow of goals, both of these sides are tied at the top of the table when considering how many league games finished with over 2.5 goals. Borussia Monchengladbach’s fixtures at home in the German top tier this season have been a thrill a minute, with goals arriving in spades in many of their matches at the Stadion im BORUSSIA-PARK. 75% of their league matches there have featured over 2.5 goals, with a further 50% of the same games passing the over 3.5 goals mark. The net rattled 21 times alone in their last four runouts on home soil and more action is anticipated when Gladbach hosts Bayer on Sunday. Bet9ja have 1.57 odds, Paripesa have 1.63 odds and 1xBet have 1.63 odds.
Sassuolo has lost three Serie A fixtures on the spin as they prepare to do battle against in-form Monza on Sunday. Raffaele Palladino has taken the shackles off his Monza team over the past couple of weeks and each of their last two assignments in Serie A has been action-packed as a result. Indeed, four and five goals rattled the net in their last two games against Inter and Cremonese respectively, and more thrills and spills could be in the works when they take on Sassuolo on Sunday. Bet9ja have 1.78 odds, Paripesa have 1.84 odds and 1xBet have 1.84 odds.
AZ Alkmaar will want to defeat Fortuna Sittard quickly in this Eredivisie round 17 matches. After AZ’s impressive performance against Heerenveen last week, it might be an easy win for them. Alkmaar is seeking its first home victory since October, and Fortuna will enter the game fresh off a promising performance against PSV, with whom they drew 2-2. In four of the previous five meetings between these clubs, more than two goals were scored. AZ has, it should be noted, played three consecutive “under” games, but after some trying times, they are now experiencing their offensive section’s strength. In their 16 games played this season, both of these teams had nine “over” matches. Bet9ja have 1.48 odds, Paripesa have 1.50 odds and 1xBet have 1.50 odds.
Atalanta is now riding the crest of a wave with three straight victories and a net-robbing 15 goals scored, and La Dea will fancy their chances of leaving Turin with something on Sunday. In their final Serie A match, Juventus were humiliated 5-1 at title byvorites Napoli. When they were soundly defeated by Napoli last weekend, Juventus was able to score a consolation goal to extend their streak of consecutive victories, which has grown to 12 games. Atalanta, on the other hand, has returned to being their usual free-flowing selves in recent weeks. Since the start of the season, they have scored 17 goals in four matches. Considering the previous results from both teams this should be an easy over 2.5 goals pick Bet9ja have 1.98 odds, Paripesa have 2.10 odds and 1xBet have 2.10 odds.
When Brentford and Leeds faced off in the Premier League back in September, Brentford defeated Leeds 5-2, and the goals may continue to flow in the rematch at Elland Road. This season, these two teams have provided excellent entertainment in the Premier League, with 59 goals scored by Leeds in 18 games and 60 goals scored by Brentford in 19 league games (an average of 3.15 goals per game) (an average of 3.27 per outing). Given that both clubs have scored in each of the past three Premier League meetings between the teams, there may be a lot to look forward to in Yorkshire. Bet9ja have 1.64 odds, Paripesa have 1.69 odds and 1xBet have 1.69 odds.
Anytime Goal scorers
Since Robert Lewandowski will miss this match through suspension, some other player will have to step up and fill his shoes and our pick for that is Ansu Fati, who has the acan any time. That being said, Fati only scored three goals in La Liga this season, but he also started just five games. So, with another start likely on Sunday, our prediction is for Ansu Fati to get a goal against Getafe. Bet9ja have 2.50 odds while Paripesa have 2.05 odds.
Karim Benzema has scored five times for Madrid in H2Hs at this ground in three goalscoring appearances. He scored in his last La Liga appearance for Madrid which ended in a loss but we know how good he is for this Madrid side and what he is capable of doing. Bilbao might have a tight defense but we reckon it would be hard to contain him. Bet9ja have 2.75 odds while Paripesa have 2.40 odds.
Riyad Mahrez was the star of the show as Man City came from 2-goals down at home to Tottenham to secure a 4-2 victory. The Algerian international scored two of the goals and claimed assists for the other two goals in his man-of-the-match display. Mahrez has now scored 4-goals in the league this season and we’re backing him to pick up where he left off in City’s last match by scoring at least one goal against Wolves on Sunday. Bet9ja have 2.85 odds while Paripesa have 2.87 odds.
Sebastien Haller makes his long-awaited competitive debut after amazingly overcoming a testicular cancer diagnosis. We reckon he can make the headlines today by scoring as we know him to be ruthless in front of the goal. He scored when he featured in his first game for the club in a friendly and he showed signs of the good that is to come. Bet9ja have 2.50 odds while Paripesa have 2.00 odds.
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