The weekend games start with lots of action across Europe and lots of things to achieve for various teams here, including today. The English Premier League clubs would see some teams rested as some would partake in the FA Cup this weekend. There are a lot of fixtures to watch out for, and we have selected the best ones out of them with the optimal predictions for each match.
Marseille is currently playing well in Ligue 1. Thanks to this amazing run, Marseille is now only two points behind Lens and five points behind PSG, suggesting that the French title battle might be very fascinating. Although both teams have performed well this season, Marseille now leads Monaco by five points. Both clubs are in excellent shape, but Marseille has recently been on a roll, winning six straight Ligue 1 games. Marseille is considered to be the favorite because of this plus the fact that they are hosting the game, which is why our initial prediction for this game is for Marseille to win. Bet9ja have 2.08 odds, Paripesa have 2.12 odds and 1xBet have 2.12 odds.
Sevilla will host Elche in the upcoming La Liga round on Saturday, January 28th. Although they won two of their last three league matches, Sevilla has struggled in La Liga this season and they are currently only a couple of points away from the relegation zone. They also enter this match after a tough Copa del Rey loss to Osasuna after extra time. However, Elche is still without a win this season in La Liga and they only have six points from eighteen matches in the league so far. So, they are a perfect opponent for Sevilla at this time and our prediction is for Sevilla to take the home-court advantage and win this game. Bet9ja have 1.52 odds, Paripesa have 1.56 odds and 1xBet have 1.56 odds.
The home team will be looking to add some points to their tally after suffering two losses in their last three matches with Vitesse coming to town after one of their best performances of the season. Vitesse will have a more positive attitude after managing to hold Twente to a draw a few days earlier, however, in that match, they were the hosts. As a visitor, the Arnhem team won only twice this season with three draws and four losses. Heerenveen, as the home team, suffered three losses in their past five matches. Checking out the games between them, Heerenveen is more successful in the last couple of years winning three out of four matches. Bet9ja have 2.15 odds, Paripesa have 2.16 odds and 1xBet have 2.16 odds.
Wolfsburg has exploded out of the blocks since the winter break. Wolfsburg has made a searingly-hot start to the campaign’s second half in Germany and alongside winning each of their first two matches back in the saddle, Die Wolfe managed to rattle the net a staggering 11 times without reply. Werder Bremen meanwhile, slipped to defeats in each of their two assignments during the same period and they could be worth opposing again here. Wolfsburg has serious momentum behind them and our first prediction tips them to leave the WESERSTADION with maximum points on Saturday. Bet9ja have 2.16 odds, Paripesa have 2.17 odds and 1xBet have 2.17 odds.
After beating Real Madrid in Spanish Super Cup final earlier this month, Barcelona continued with great results and they enter this game after a win over Real Sociedad in Copa del Rey, which saw the team secure their place in the semis of the competition. The Blaugrana enters this game after a great stretch of results, not only in La Liga but also in Spanish Super Cup and Copa del Rey, where they secured a spot in the semi-finals after beating Real Sociedad. Meanwhile, Girona finally lost in the last round of La Liga after seven games without a defeat, so they are in good form as well. Still, Barcelona is a couple of levels above Girona and these are the matches that they need to win to stay at the top, so our prediction is for Barca to win the match. Bet9ja have 1.63 odds, Paripesa have 1.65 odds and 1xBet have 1.65 odds.
Gladbach has had the upper hand on Hoffenheim in the clubs’ recent encounters. The last two tussles between Hoffenheim and Gladbach were goal-laden and in total, ten goals were registered in the last 180 minutes of football featuring the sides. Indeed, four of the last five tussles between these combatants have produced over 2.5 goals and with neither defense looking particularly reliable at present, chances to score should be plentiful again at the PreZero Arena on Saturday. As a consequence, bettors would be wise to consider another dip into the goals markets here. Bet9ja have 1.48 odds, Paripesa have 1.50 odds and 1xBet have 1.50 odds.
Local rivals Hertha and Union collide in the Berlin derby in the Bundesliga this weekend. Excitement and goals usually come with the ticket for the Berlin Derby and we expect more fireworks when the teams collide at the Olympiastadion Berlin on Saturday. The last three encounters between these foes have averaged 4.66 goals per 90 minutes, and with so much riding on the result, we’re tipping both sides to go hammer and tongs in search of glory again. As such, bettors could find more joy in the goals markets for this weekend’s derby tussle. Bet9ja have 2.18 odds, Paripesa have 2.29 odds and 1xBet have 2.29 odds.
AZ will be aiming for a fourth straight victory against Utrecht who will have to play their best defensive game to subdue their title-challenging opponent. Because of the aforementioned reason, Utrecht’s high goalscoring difference as well as Alkmaar’s efficient forward line, the prediction that this will be a high-scoring effort seems reasonable. Alkmaar had eleven over 2.5 goal matches this season while Utrecht’s number is at ten. They failed to do so, however, in their last two matches. In four of their past five matches, there were at least three goals scored. Bet9ja have 1.62 odds, Paripesa have 1.70 odds and 1xBet have 1.70 odds.
RKC will look to build on another solid display in midweek playing against a team from the bottom of the rankings, but the one who just beat PSV. In the last ten matches between these sides, only three ended with more than two goals scored, however, the prediction here is based on the home form provided by RKC this term. Their goal difference is one of the most impressive ones in the league standings at 18-13 in eight matches played at their stadium. This is an average of almost four goals per match. As far as the total value is concerned, RKC had eleven over 2.5 goal matches this season while Emmen recorded nine. Bet9ja have 1.98 odds, Paripesa have 2.01 odds and 1xBet have 2.01 odds.
Inter have still won six of their last eight games despite Monday’s upset, and Simone Inzaghi’s men have also seen five of those matches contain over 2.5 goals, hitting the net 18 times in that run. Cremonese has swept aside 3-1 when the sides met at San Siro in August, and all the signs point to another watchable affair – 37 goals have been scored in Inter’s nine away league games this season. Inter, are, however, yet to keep a clean sheet on the road this term, so Cremonese could trouble them. Inter have conceded a whopping 20 goals in nine away assignments since August and they shipped at least two goals in seven of their last eight tests on their travels. Seven of those fixtures featured over 2.5 goals and another high-scoring skirmish could be in the works on Saturday. Bet9ja have 1.67 odds, Paripesa have 1.74 odds and 1xBet have 1.74 odds.
Anytime Goal scorers
With Robert Lewandowski out once again, as he serves the final game of this three-match ban, Barcelona will have to rely on other offensive weapons against Girona as well. Although there are more than a few players who can find their way to the net, Ansu Fati seems like the best choice to score a goal against Girona as he is the one that plays closest to the goal. Bet9ja have 2.75 odds while Paripesa have 2.35 odds.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
Veteran striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting rarely lets Bayern down when called upon to lead the line and the 33-year-old notched for the seventh time in just eight starts in the Bundesliga when the rattled the net against RB Leipzig last week. For an unheralded player, Choupo-Moting’s strike rate is incredible and the Cameroonian international looks like a solid option again in this weekend’s anytime goalscorer market. Bet9ja have 2.10 odds while Paripesa have 2.00 odds.
Ademola Lookman is absolutely on fire in Italy and the red-hot 25-year-old has managed to score two goals in each of his last three appearances for La Dea. Lookman’s brace against Juventus last time out was particularly eye-catching and the London-born Nigerian international should have more chances to add to his recent tally against Sampdoria on Sunday. As a consequence, Lookman could be the value bet in the anytime goalscorer stakes. Bet9ja have 2.60 odds while Paripesa have 2.25 odds.
Karim Onisiwo has only scored four goals in the Bundesliga this season, though half of those efforts were dispatched in one sitting against Bochum back in August. The 30-year-old Austrian’s brace in that clash should equip him with plenty of confidence for Saturday’s return fixture and we’re tipping Onisiwo to put that self-belief to good use in the final third when he lines up against the same defense this weekend. Bet9ja have 2.95 odds while Paripesa have 2.40 odds.
Monaco’s Wissam Ben Yedder should also arrive on a high after his hat-trick against Auxerre, and only Bafétimbi Gomis (nine) has scored more than his eight goals against Marseille in the 21st century. He looks like a prime candidate to score today since he has a good goalscoring history against today’s opponents. Bet9ja have 3.50 odds while Paripesa have 3.00 odds
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