The League action resumes this Saturday after a few surprises in last week’s games.
We bring you the likely betting tips and predictions to go along with all of the day’s action because there is still a lot of drama in the domestic scene.
In the Premier League, Arsenal has cemented itself as the early front-runner and is still the only team with a perfect record after three games. This weekend’s opponents are newly promoted Fulham, who are fired up after picking up their first victory of the season over Brentford. Arteta’s team is in excellent form right now, the Gunners have beaten Fulham five times in their last six meetings, and we fully expected Arsenal to dominate this game from start to finish. This season, Fulham has played two away games without scoring, losing to Crawley 2-0 in the League Cup and drawing 0-0 with Wolves in the Premier League. Bet9ja have 1.30 odds, Paripesa have 1.35 odds and 1xBet have 1.35 odds.
Liverpool’s disappointing start to the season was highlighted by a surprise 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford on Monday night, making it three games without a win for Klopp’s men. Newly-promoted Bournemouth makes the trip to Anfield this weekend as they look for a positive result that will keep the Cherries above their hosts in the Premier League table. Liverpool has won each of their last six encounters with Bournemouth in the Premier League. While Liverpool might not be at their very best right now, it’s hard to see anything but a win for the Reds this weekend against a Bournemouth side that lost their last game against Arsenal 3-0. Bet9ja have 1.11 odds, Paripesa have 1.11 odds and 1xBet have 1.11 odds.
Hertha Berlin takes on Borussia Dortmund at the Olympia stadion Berlin on Saturday. Dortmund is aiming to bounce back from defeat when they visit the capital. Borussia Dortmund inexplicably lost 3-2 to Werder Bremen last weekend despite leading 2-0 in the 89th minute, though BVB will be determined to bounce back at the first time of asking against struggling Hertha Berlin. Die Alte Dame are winless after three games and new Head Coach Sandro Schwartz has work to do to turn around their form. Dortmund has won six of their last seven meetings with Hertha and with their hosts still searching for an identity under new managership, another positive result could be in the offing on Saturday. Bet9ja have 1.68 odds, Paripesa have 1.70 odds and 1xBet have 1.70 odds.
Chelsea hasn’t made the best of starts to this season’s Premier League and needs to respond in front of their fans this weekend having suffered a humiliating 3-0 defeat away at Leeds. Thankfully for the Londoners, they go up against a Leicester side that has only managed to secure 1pt from their opening three matches and appear to have no confidence. Chelsea has won three of their last six meetings with Leicester, Chelsea started the new season with a win-to-nil at Goodison Park against another struggling club, Everton, and would be hoping to provide a better performance to see them take all three points. Bet9ja have 1.40 odds, Paripesa have 1.42 odds and 1xBet have 1.42 odds.
Brentford has made a decent start to the new Premier League season and will be looking to build upon that when they take on an Everton side that is short on firepower. Until they sign a new striker or get Calvert-Lewin back in the team and match-fit, Everton is going to struggle to pick up points. Brentford has won four of their last six meetings with the Toffees and we’re expecting a home win on Saturday. The hosts have been scoring for fun this season and while their defense hasn’t been at its best in all of those games, they go up against an Everton side that lack any real threat in the final third. Bet9ja have 2.05 odds, Paripesa have 2.07 odds and 1xBet have 2.07 odds.
Manchester Utd got their season up and running on Monday night with an unexpected victory over Liverpool. This weekend, the Red Devils make the trip to Southampton in the Premier League where we are expecting another entertaining 90-minutes. The season before last, Man Utd famously secured a 9-0 win over the Saints but in the 2021/22 campaign the pair played out two 1-1 draw. Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 13 meetings with Southampton and over 2.5 goals have been scored in three of the pair’s last five head-to-heads, at least three goals have been scored in each of Southampton’s and four of Man Utd’s last six outings in all competitions, so you can see why we’re expecting goals in this game. Bet9ja have 1.58 odds, Paripesa have 1.67 odds and 1xBet have 1.67 odds.
Bayern Munich is the favorite to maintain their perfect winning start to the campaign when they host Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday. Bayern Munich and Gladbach occupy positions one and two in the Bundesliga ahead of the weekend, however, in truth there is a chasm in class between the sides. The champions have already scored a staggering 15 times in the top flight after just three assignments and the 2022/23 Bundesliga campaign is already shaping up to be another procession. Gladbach won on their last visit to the Allianz Arena in January, though a repeat result is highly unlikely here and instead, bettors should expect another glut of goals. As a consequence, we recommend backing over 2.5 goals to hit the net for the fourth time in five Bayern matches. Bet9ja have 1.18 odds, Paripesa have 1.18 odds and 1xBet have 1.18 odds.
Mainz takes on Bayer Leverkusen at the MEWA ARENA on Saturday, August 27th. Leverkusen is aiming to end their nightmare start to the Bundesliga campaign when they visit Mainz. When Mainz last played and beat Bayer Leverkusen back in February, the teams traded blows in a thrilling contest that eventually finished 3-2 in Die Nullfünfer’s favor, and another goal-fest looks possible when the sides reacquaint themselves on Saturday. Over 2.5 goals have landed in two of the teams’ first three assignments of the new season respectively and we’re tipping that pattern to continue. Bet9ja have 1.58 odds, Paripesa have 1.67 odds and 1xBet have 1.67 odds.
Dortmund’s last two Bundesliga assignments featured a combined nine goals and as one of the most consistently entertaining teams in the German top-flight, we expect more action when BVB visits Hertha Berlin on Saturday. This fixture has a history littered with dramatic encounters and three of the last four meetings between the clubs have produced over 2.5 goals. We expect that trend to continue this weekend and bettors are advised to stick to the same market. Bet9ja have 1.48 odds, Paripesa have 1.49 odds and 1xBet have 1.49 odds.
Manchester City lost their 100% record when they were held to a draw by Newcastle last time out and today they go up against an in-form Crystal Palace side. The Eagles sit 9th in the Premier League table and have taken 4pts from their last two games against Man City, so it might not be plain sailing for the hosts this weekend. Both of these teams have looked at their best going forward since the start of the season. Manchester City scored nine goals this season, while Palace scored 6 in both their first three games of the season. Averaging more than two goals this season already. An over 2.5 outcome looks to be an easy pick as both sides would be looking to score here today. Bet9ja have 1.41 odds, Paripesa have 1.40 odds and 1xBet have 1.40 odds.
Haaland has already scored 3-goals in the Premier League for Man City this season and we’re backing the Norwegian to score again against Crystal Palace on Saturday. Haaland is a goal machine and he is only just getting started for his new club. Palace is yet to keep a clean sheet in the league so far and will struggle to defend against Haaland’s pace, power, and height. Bet9ja have 1.50 odds while Paripesa have 1.57 odds.
Jesus is enjoying a great start to life at Arsenal, netting 2-goals in his opening three league games. The Brazilian has been at the forefront of everything good that Arsenal had done so far and even though he didn’t score against Bournemouth, Jesus played a vital role in his team’s victory. Goals have never been an issue for Jesus, getting regular game time has but Arteta has made him his main man up front and we expect big things from the former Man City man. Bet9ja have 1.85 odds while Paripesa have 1.95 odds.
Salah has already scored 2-goals this season and we’re backing the Egyptian international to score again against Bournemouth this weekend. Salah has been one of the few rays of light in an otherwise gloomy start for Liverpool this season and he will surely be right up there challenging for the golden boot award that he shared with Son in the last campaign. Bet9ja have 1.67 odds while Paripesa have 1.66 odds.
Timo Werner already looks more comfortable back at Leipzig than he ever did in England with Chelsea. The German international marked his return with a goal against FC Cologne two weeks ago and he would have made it two in two against Union Berlin last weekend but for the woodwork. The 26-year-old is brimming with confidence and we recommend backing him to impact the scoresheet again against Wolfsburg. Bet9ja have 2.30 odds while Paripesa have 2.25 odds.
Summer signing Sadio Mane has taken to the Bundesliga like a duck to water, and the Senegalese attacker fired home two goals against Bochum last weekend to take his early tally to three in as many appearances. Mane’s searing pace and lethal finishing are proving too much for German defenses to handle, and the 30-year-old is priced generously to prolong his purple patch with a goal against Gladbach on Saturday. Bet9ja has 1.90 odds, while Paripesa has 1.66 odds.
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