Football weekend betting preview
The weekend is everyone’s favourite time of the week for different reasons. For many it’s a chance to recharge after a taxing week and rest all day. For us, it’s a chance to do that AND watch some of our favourite teams play.
Read on below for our match and betting preview of eight of the weekend’s games.
Chelsea vs Wolves
The signs are encouraging for Chelsea once again. After stringing together two wins in a row for the first time since August and their main goal scorer also scoring for the second time in a row, the Blues will be looking to kick on against Wolves tomorrow and move up the EPL table.
Visitors, Wolves forced the Blues to a draw in their last three H2H games. Here, they’ll be lucky to leave with a similar result due to the gulf in quality between both teams this season. With just one win in their last five game, they merit their place in the relegation zone and are good value to be on the end of a trashing tomorrow, regardless of any new manager bounce they might be expecting.
Chelsea has kept just one clean sheet in the EPL this season. Take a punt on that unwanted stat to persist tomorrow with a ‘Both teams to score’ bet @ 2.05
Sassuolo vs Inter
Simone Inzaghi will hope his team has arrested their Serie A slide with the home victory over Barcelona in the UCL this week. Tomorrow, they face a Sassuolo team level on points with them as they attempt to climb up the Serie A table again, aware that this will be no easy task.
The home team will be aware that they need to win this game with a tough schedule in the next two weeks, particularly with fixtures against Serie A’s top two teams, Napoli and Atalanta looming.
It’s important to note that these two teams have failed to draw any of their last four games. Can that streak continue in the fifth game? We think so.
AC Milan vs Juventus
How quickly fortunes turn in football! After winning a record 9 straight Serie A titles, Juventus fell of as the Milan city rivals roared back to claim the last two Scudettos. Now, AC Milan is the clear favorite in this game, despite their 3-0 loss to Chelsea on Wednesday.
After being closely marshalled by arguably the best right back in the world, Reece James, Rafael Leao will relish the chance to stretch his legs and run at the ageing Danilo tomorrow. This contest, like so many this season, could depend on whether the Portuguese forward is able to dominate his marker or not.
Juventus, on the other hand, claimed a routine 3-1 win against Maccabi Haifa with much-maligned midfielder, Adrien Rabiot, scoring a surprising brace. Can he suddenly become a goal threat from midfield in the biggest games? Unlikely, but he’ll try. As long as the Old Lady have got Dusan Vlahovic, they’ll be dangerous. The problem for Juventus is that we think AC Milan will outgun them tomorrow to win 3-1 or 2-1.
Dortmund vs Bayern Munich
After dominant wins in the Champions League this week, the two Bundesliga giants turn their attention to the League as they both try to reclaim their usual positions at the top of the table.
Marco Reus, Sebastien Haller, Mahmoud Dahoud and Gio Reyna are among the missing players for the home side while Joshua Kimmich, Thomas Muller, Kingsley Coman and Lucas Hernandez are all out for the visitors.
The home team has lost eight straight games to Bayern and will be hoping that they can stop it from becoming nine straight losses. We think Bayern wins this one easily, however.
Brighton vs Tottenham
After almost pulling off what would have been a deserved victory against Liverpool at Anfield last weekend, Brighton welcome Tottenham to the Amex stadium tomorrow, fully aware that they’re good enough to take advantage of the wobbling visitors.
Leandro Trossard will be the man to watch after his expertly taken hattrick last week. For the visitors, Harry Kane will lead the team from the front, as usual. after a quiet couple of games, Heung-Min Son will also be chomping at the bit to get back among the goals.
Calling who wins this one is difficult, but one thing is for sure, there’ll be plenty goals in this game.
Take a punt on Tottenham’s recent troubles to continue & bet on 1 +GG @ 5.10
Reims vs PSG
The relevant question here is not “does PSG win?” but “by how many goals does PSG win by?”
Leo Messi is injured after his midweek goalscoring exploits and might miss this game. Still, PSG still have more than enough quality to win this one easily. It would be a shock if the away team lost and did not score several goals against the 17th-ranked team in the division.
Manchester City vs Southampton
At this point, it’s almost inevitable that Haaland will score if he plays. This is an obvious mismatch and with no disrespect to Southampton, they should be proud of themselves if they manage to keep the goal disparity within 5 goals.
The dilemma the away team faces – stay deep and allow the likes of Kevin de Bruyne, Bernardo Silva and Phil Foden time on the ball or push up and give Haaland space to run into? Either way, it’s trouble for the Saints.
We think City will win this one easily to put pressure on Arsenal ahead of the North London side facing Liverpool on Sunday.
Newcastle vs Brentford
The 7th and 10th-best teams in the English Premier League lock horns in the final game of our accumulator. The two teams have identical records with one win, one loss and three draws apiece and just one point separates both teams.
Newcastle has not kicked on as we expected, probably because of injury to key players like Allan Saint-Maximin and Alexander Isak. They will need to be at their best against a Brentford side featuring Ivan Toney. The English forward came through the ranks at Newcastle but failed to break through there. Watch out for him doing his best to score and send a message to his former employers.
Despite Brentford failing to score in their last two games, we think Toney and co will change that here. Bet on Both teams to score @ 1.68
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