We approach another round of league action and it’s just about a month till domestic action is over.
While the likes of PSG and Bayern have wrapped up the titles, there is still a lot to play for in the Premier League and the Serie A.
We know how difficult predictions can be at this stage of the season, which explains why we did all the hard bit as we bring you the best likely tips to go with from all of today’s action.
After confirming their 10th Bundesliga title in a row, Bayern Munich make the trip to the Mainz for the next league engagement. Mainz are winless in the last five league outings and conceded three defeats in that time. The hosts also registered only one victory in the last three home games. On the other side, Bayern Munich arrive in this duel after winning five league outings in a row. The Reds also ruled the visiting H2Hs, winning four of the previous five. We’re backing the Bavarians to continue their form and take the lead in this game. Bet9ja have 1.56 odds, Paripesa have 1.54 odds and 1xBet have 1.54 odds.
Dortmund lost their previous league outing against Bayern Munich but they had two wins in a row before that. The BVB also recorded three victories in the last five home attempts. On the other hand, Bochum has lost their previous two Bundesliga outings consecutively and the away games have also been unfavorable for them where they won only of the last seven. The previous meeting between the teams ended in a draw at the home of Die Unabsteigbaren but Dortmund will fancy their chances in this home advantage. Bet9ja have 1.38 odds, Paripesa have 1.38 odds and 1xBet have 1.38 odds.
Guardiola’s men head into this Premier League game knowing that only a win will do if they want to lift the title in a few weeks, so we’re expecting a ruthless and professional performance from the City players. The Citizens have won three of their last six league meetings with Leeds, only losing once, and ran out 7-0 winners in the pair’s reverse league fixture. City have what it takes to take all three points and set their focus on qualifying for the UCL final next week. Bet9ja have 1.33 odds, Paripesa have 1.33 odds and 1xBet have 1.33 odds.
Even though they have the second leg of the Champions League on Wednesday and they only need one point in the last five games to win the title, we can see Real Madrid winning this game. Espanyol are not in great form with three losses in the last four games in the league and they are pretty much safe from relegation. With Real Madrid hosting this game and having a chance to win the title, we expect them to take it, whatever team they field. Bet9ja have 1.52 odds, Paripesa have 1.52 odds and 1xBet have 1.52 odds.
Spezia need another win to all but confirm their spot in Serie A next season but face a tough home game against European hopefuls, Lazio. The visitors currently occupy 7th place in the table but could move into 5th if they beat Spezia and the result elsewhere this weekend goes in their favor. Lazio have won each of their last three league meetings with Spezia, securing a hefty 6-1 victory when the two sides locked horns in August, and we’re backing the visitors to claim all 3pts on Saturday. Spezia head into the game on the back of three defeats from their last five league games while Lazio have picked up three wins from their last six outings. Bet9ja have 1.70 odds, Paripesa have 1.72 odds and 1xBet have 1.72 odds.
Over 2.5 Goals
Dortmund arrive home again after scoring two goals last time out, yielding a total of 16 goals in the last five home games. Bochums attack has failed in the recent meetings but they still managed to hit on the target five times in the last five away outings. Adding more, four of the previous five H2Hs between these teams concluded with over 2.5 goals and will be looking for the same pattern again in this game. Bet9ja have 1.44 odds, Paripesa have 1.43 odds and 1xBet have 1.43 odds.
What a huge weekend this could be for the future of both Burnley and Watford in the Premier League. Back-to-back wins have taken Burnley out of the drop zone and another win this weekend could take them above Leeds. Watford simply have to win on Saturday as they currently sit 9pts off safety with just 5-games left to play. At least three goals have been scored in three of the last six league meetings between these two clubs, and we’re backing goals on Saturday. Five of Watford’s last six outings in the Premier League have produced over 2.5 goals with Saturday’s hosts failing to keep a single clean sheet during that period. Burnley have only failed to score in one of their last five fixtures and both teams scored in Burnley’s last away game against West Ham. Bet9ja have 2.07 odds, Paripesa have 2.13 odds and 1xBet have 2.13 odds.
Freiburg have been involved in consecutive high-scoring totals recently and scored three goals in all of the previous three outings. Breisgau-Brasilianer have also scored seven goals in the recent two visiting H2Hs against their upcoming rivals. Hoffenheim have also hit the target six times in the last five home outings. Three of the last four H2H meetings featured a total of over 2.5 goals. Seeing the recent numbers, we believe the teams will collect a high-scoring total again this time. Bet9ja have 1.58 odds, Peripesa have 1.67 odds and 1xBet have 1.67 odds.
Two teams amid poor runs of form go head-to-head in the Premier League this weekend as Aston Villa plays host to Norwich. Villa could do with one more win to take them to the magic 40pts mark, while Norwich probably have to win their final five games of the season to stand any chance of avoiding the dreaded drop back into the Championship. This is a fixture that has tended to produce plenty of goals in recent years with five of the last seven league meetings between Aston Villa and Norwich witnessing at least three goals scored. Over 2.5 goals have also been scored in four of Aston Villa’s and four of Norwich’s last six outings in the Premier League. Bet9ja have 1.66 odds, Paripesa have 1.75 odds and 1xBet have 1.75 odds.
Although Villarreal lost 2-0 to Liverpool in the first leg of the Champions League semis, they still have the second leg to play, at home, next Tuesday. The last five head-to-head duels between Villarreal and Alaves have all gone over 2.5 total goals, with the teams averaging 4.4 goals per game in those five matches. Meanwhile, Alaves averaged 2.45 goals per game in the league so far, while Villarreal averaged 2.55 goals per game in La Liga this season. Bet9ja have 1.95 odds, Paripesa have 2.03 odds and 1xBet have 2.03 odds.
Sterling didn’t start the game in midweek against Real Madrid and only came on as a late substitute, so the England man should be fit and raring to start against Leeds. Sterling has scored 10-goals in the Premier League this season but is due to a goal for his club after failing to score in his last eight appearances since netting for England against the Ivory Coast. We’re backing Sterling to find the back of the net against Leeds and end the season with a purple patch. Bet9ja have 2.35 odds while Paripesa have 1.725 odds.
Serge Gnabry is in fine form and is now aiming to score in three straight Bundesliga matches for the first time since February 2020. He was on the score sheet on their title-winning game against Dortmund and we are backing him here to score once again. Asides from Lewandoski, he has proven to be a very important player for the squad with his important goals. Bet9ja have 2.40 odds while Paripesa have 2.50 odds.
Erling Haaland was back amongst the goals for Dortmund in their last home game as he netted a brace against Wolfsburg. He couldn’t score to keep Dortmund’s hopes alive against Bayern Munich but we believe he score here again. He has the best goal-to-game ratio in the league and is still amongst the top scorers this season despite his injury-plagued season. Bet9ja have 1.47 odds while Paripesa have 1.56 odds.
Mohamed Salah has seven-goal contributions (G6, A1) in his last seven starts vs Newcastle. We are predicting that he would find the back of the net today against a resilient Newcastle who seems to be in a run of form. Mo Salah is the top scorer in the league this season with 22 goals and he scored in the reverse fixture earlier this season also. Bet9ja have 1.75 odds while Paripesa have 2.50 odds.
Sadio Mane is the fifth-best scorer in PL with 14 goals. His teammate, Salah, remains on course to the golden boot with 22 goals. However, Salah is turning out to be more of an assist king that a goal scorer lately. The Egyptian has provided three assists in the last three matches. His latest assist was to Sadio Mane when the Reds played against Villarreal in UCL. Mane was subbed in the 73rd minute, a decision he did not like. However, he should be a starter in this game against Newcastle, a match we think he is very likely to score. Bet9ja have 3.30 odds while Paripesa have 2.40 odds.
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