The weekend games come to an end with lots of action across Europe and lots of things to achieve for various teams here, including today. 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.
Juventus are targeting their second win over Monza of the month when the teams meet for a Serie A fixture on Sunday. Rocked by a massive 15-point deduction for alleged financial irregularities, Juventus are now down in the tenth spot in Serie A, though the Old Lady should still be able to muster a victory from their meeting with Monza on Sunday. Juventus beat the same opponents 2-1 when they hosted them in Turin for a Coppa Italia clash as recently as January 19th, and a similar outcome could be on the cards when the sides meet again for a league encounter this weekend. Bet9ja have 1.57 odds, Paripesa have 1.58 odds and 1xBet have 1.58 odds.
Napoli is aiming to extend their already huge 12-point lead at the summit of the table with a victory over Roma this weekend. Napoli has won each of their last three assignments in Serie A and with one hand already on the Scudetto, the Partenopei will be determined to keep the results coming against Roma on Sunday. In a run that befits the Italian champions-elect, Napoli have won three games on the bounce since their first defeat of the campaign at Inter on January 4th, and the Partenopei’s 12-point lead at the summit of Serie A is beginning to look unassailable. On Sunday, Napoli is the favorite to make it nine wins from ten at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona when they host Jose Mourinho’s Roma. The visitors are in good form, though they could be blown away by Napoli’s formidable firepower in the final third. Bet9ja have 1.77 odds, Paripesa have 1.77 odds and 1xBet have 1.77 odds.
Despite their recent struggles, Real Madrid did defeat Atletico Madrid 3-1 (after extra time) in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday. With that outcome, they have now lost only four games all season across all competitions while winning an astounding 20 games. The team of Carlo Ancelotti has been especially dominant at home, where they have amassed 17 of a possible 21 points in La Liga through five victories and two draws. Real Sociedad, who enters the match at the Bernabeu in third place in La Liga, will not be taken lightly, although it is unclear how they will fare against clubs further ahead in the standings. They also have a bit of a problem when facing Real, whom they have toppled just twice in the last 15 head-to-head La Liga meetings, losing 11 times Bet9ja have 1.73 odds, Paripesa have 1.72 odds and 1xBet have 1.72 odds.
Two losses in the last three games in Ligue 1 were certainly unexpected by everyone, especially after PSG was undefeated in the previous sixteen games. So, what seemed like an easy and simple road to defending the title for Paris Saint-Germain has now turned into a three-man race with both Lens and Marseille within a few points of the league leaders. PSG lost two of their last three games in Ligue 1 after remaining unbeaten for sixteen games before that and now Lens and Marseille are hoping to catch them in the title race. Meanwhile, Reims is far behind PSG since they are in the middle of the standings, but they are also undefeated in eleven matches in a row in the league. Still, PSG will take this game as seriously as possible after those bad results, and with them also hosting the match Bet9ja have 1.25 odds, Paripesa have 1.25 odds and 1xBet have 1.25 odds.
Cologne took four points from the first six on offer since the mid-season break. Cologne has shown two sides to their character since the Bundesliga’s return and after a sparkling attacking display against Werder Bremen (7-1), they showcased a steely resolve in a 1-1 draw at league-leading Bayern Munich. A test against bottom club Schalke should be easier to navigate on paper on Sunday, however. The division’s worst outfit was beaten in each of their last two assignments, conceding a glut of goals along the way, and our first prediction backs Cologne to pile more misery on their hosts. Bet9ja have 1.98 odds, Paripesa have 2.01 odds and 1xBet have 2.01 odds.
At the moment, Clermont is seven points ahead of Nantes, who is sitting in the lower half of the standings. On top of that, Clermont has won three games in a row now, but Nantes is without a loss in the last five games. Three of the last four head-to-head duels between Clermont and Nantes have gone over 2.5 total goals and we can see that happening on Sunday as well. Furthermore, Clermont averaged 2.68 goals per game in the league so far, although Nantes averaged 2.37 goals per game in Ligue 1 this season. Still, we expect to see a high-scoring game between them. Bet9ja have 2.08 odds, Paripesa have 2.15 odds and 1xBet have 2.15 odds.
Remarkably, Ajax had another drawn match earlier in the week against the lowly Volendam and now faces an even bigger mountain to climb when it comes to catching leaders Feyenoord for the Eredivisie title. No team in Eredivisie had more than 2.5 Goal matches this season than Ajax, they had nine. Excelsior is seventh in that specific ranking with seven matches when there were more than three goals involved. Looking at their h2h stats for this occasion, it’s quite impressive how they both get to score a lot of goals, especially Ajax. Four out of their last five games covered the 2.5 goals mark. Bet9ja have 1.30 odds, Paripesa have 1.34 odds and 1xBet have 1.34 odds.
The two teams are only separated by three points at the moment and they enter this game in similar forms. However, Osasuna is certainly in a better mood as they managed to secure a spot in the Copa del Rey semifinals this week, while Atletico was eliminated by their city rivals Real Madrid. Four of the last five head-to-head meetings between Osasuna and Atletico Madrid have gone over 2.5 total goals and we can see that being the case on Sunday as well. That being said, Atletico Madrid averaged 2.39 goals per game this season in La Liga and Osasuna only averaged 1.94 goals per game in the league so far. Still, the recent h2h stats help us be convinced in our prediction. Bet9ja have 2.38 odds, Paripesa have 2.41 odds and 1xBet have 2.41 odds.
It’s clear that Lyon has been far from the team we used them to be this season, but they are still in the top half of the standings, even with their poor form recently in which they only won once in the last six games. These two teams only met twice recently, but both of their head-to-head games have gone over 2.5 total goals and we can see that being the case on Sunday as well. On top of that, Ajaccio averaged 2.63 goals per game in the league this season, while Lyon averaged 2.68 goals per game in Ligue 1 so far. So, our prediction sounds pretty reasonable based on all the stats. Bet9ja have 1.96 odds, Paripesa have 2.00 odds and 1xBet have 2.00 odds.
As they enter this crucial encounter on the heels of a five-game winning streak in league games—scoring at least twice in each contest—Xabi Alonso’s Bayer Leverkusen players appear to finally be listening to their coach. Since the resumption, the visitors have won both of their league games, although those victories weren’t achieved without some difficulty. Both results indicate that this game might be just as open and thrilling as the previous one, which Edin Terzic’s team won 4-3 after allowing three equalizers, and the midweek victory at Mainz, which they overcame after falling. Rather than backing a winner between two of the most impressive sides since the Bundesliga restart, we’re going for an over 2.5 goals selection in this Sunday evening encounter. Bet9ja have 1.51 odds, Paripesa have 1.53 odds and 1xBet have 1.53 odds.
Anytime Goal scorers
The last time around, Mbappe was given a bit of a rest as he wasn’t in the starting lineup against Rennes, but he had to get into the game in the second half as PSG failed to score a goal. While Mbappe didn’t help PSG avoid a loss in that match, he will certainly be in the starting lineup now. With thirteen goals in Ligue 1 this season, Mbappe is the top scorer in the league and we can see him adding to his tally against Reims. Bet9ja have 1.85 odds while Paripesa have 2.05 odds.
Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen is setting the pace in the race for the Golden Boot in Serie A this season and the 24-year-old bagged the 13th goal of an increasingly-prolific campaign in the division when he netted against Salernitana on Saturday. Osimhen has rattled the net four times in his last three league appearances overall and the lethal finisher is an interesting prospect in the anytime scorer’s market again on Sunday. Bet9ja have 2.55 odds while Paripesa have 2.20 odds.
Brazilian winger Felipe Anderson has hit a purple patch in Italy and his strike against AC Milan on Tuesday was his fourth goal in as many games for Lazio. The 29-year-old’s winning goal in the Derby della Capitale against Roma before the World Cup seems to have lifted his game and self-belief to new levels and Anderson looks like an excellent candidate in the anytime goalscorer stakes again on Sunday. Bet9ja have 3.20 odds while Paripesa have 2.87 odds.
Lyon’s in-form Alexandre Lacazette netted a hat-trick in the French Cup last weekend, and he has been involved in at least one goal in each of his last four appearances against Ajaccio (G2, A3). He looks to be the prime selection today for his side as we see the Ajaccio defense struggle against him in this tie. Bet9ja have 2.75 odds while Paripesa have 2.30 odds.
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