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Friday betting tips 

After the excitement of the midweek games, there are just three fixtures from Europe’s top five leagues being played today and as usual, we’ve up with some betting tips just for you. 

Read on below and enjoy! 


AC Ajaccio vs PSG  

PSG is expected to handily win today’s game against the recently promoted AC Ajaccio at the Stade François Coty, Ajaccio. 

The Ligue Un newcomers sit in the relegation zone with just eight points from eleven games and will be acutely aware that neutrals, and even most of their fans expect a loss tonight.  to pull it off, they will look to their main men, Mounaim El Idrissy and Ryad Nouri, to help them hurt the Parisiens.  

Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe are expected to start tonight. Neymar, the third member of the fearsome trio, is suspended for this game, along with Sergio Ramos but PSG will be confident of a win, even without these important players.  

Prediction: It would be a surprise to us if the home side managed to get anything from this game. We expect a huge PSG win and would be surprised if we don’t get exactly that.  

Our picks 

PSG to win @ 1.31 

PSG to score over 1.5 goals @ 1.40 

Away team to score in both halves @ 2.00 

 

 


Juventus vs Empoli 

After Juventus’s run of three defeats in five games, we expected the Old Lady to continue to falter in their derby game against Torino. Luckily for Juventus fans, their team stabilized the ship with a 1-0 win over Torino. Now, they welcome an Empoli side just two places behind them on the Serie A table. Can they continue their climb toward the contending spots with a win, or will they falter once again to leave their fans pessimistic about their team’s chances? 

By almost all metrics, Empoli lags behind Juventus this season. They have scored 0.9 goals per game, compared with Juventus’s 1.3 goals per game. They’ve conceded 1.1 goals per game, more than Juventus’s 0.7 goals conceded per game. They average 4% less possesion than Juventus’s 50% average and they’ve even created less big chances (9 big chances created) than the misfiring Juventus (15 big chances created). 

The only metrics Empoli outperforms Juventus in are: Penalties conceded (just 1 to Juventus’s 2 conceded penalties), tackle rate (10.3 successful tackles/game compared to Juventus’s 7.8 tackles/game), and accurate crosses per game (4.9 accurate crosses/game compared to Juventus’s 4.6 accurate crosses/game). Expect them to look to take advantage of their stronger crossing. Juventus players will also need to be more careful with the tackles made inside their 18-yard box. 

Predictions: This is a hard one to call. Juventus could look to build on their encouraging performance against Torino. They could also revert to old bad habits and draw/lose here. For this reason, we’re backing fouls, corners and an Empoli handicap win. 

Our picks:

Empoli to win with a 0:2 handicap @ 1.67 

Home team to win both halves (NO) @ 1.30 

Over 5.5 shots on target for Juventus @ 1.90 

Over 7.5 corners @ 1.23 

 

 


Mainz vs Koln 

The Bundesliga will get off to an early start tonight when Mainz will host FC Koln at the Opel Arena. The home side is currently in 11th place with 15 points from 10 games while the away team is four places higher in 7th place with 16 points.  

Mainz will have to do without the services of Maxim Leitsch (physical discomfort) and Marlon Mustapha (Hip injury). They can call upon the services of Karim Onisiwo and Marcus Ingvartsen upfront, however. 

 

Koln has a lengthier injury list with the likes of Jan Theilmann (out with a virus), Dimitrios Limnios (Cruciate ligament injury), Julian Chabot (sprained ankle), Mathias Olesen (ankle injury) among others injured. Stefan Tigges, their 2nd-highest scorer, should be available for selection, however. 

Prediction: The home team (1.1 goals/game) is ranked 14th in the Bundesliga in goals/game while Koln (1.9 goals/game) has averaged the fourth most goals/game. We expect the away team to score with that record and Mainz to also score because it’s a home game. We see this being a 2-2 draw.  

Our picks 

Both teams to score @ 1.60 

Over 1.5 goals @ 1.24 

FC Koln to win/draw @ 1.70 

 

 

Booking code for this ticket – KZPCW 


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