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Premier League PNG Image - PNG AllLiverpool vs Chelsea

As far as matches between the traditional “Big 6” in England goes, the outcome of this fixture is as unpredictable as it gets. In recent times, home advantage has counted for little to nothing in games between Liverpool and Chelsea with the home side in this fixture winning just 3 of the last 17 Premier League games (D7, L7), which includes Chelsea’s 1-0 win here back in March 2021. The last two league games between the Reds and the Blues have ended in a draw, which shows just how evenly matched they always are. In fact, the last 4 meetings between these two sides have ended in a 90 mins draw, with Liverpool needing penalties to eliminate the Blues from both the FA Cup and EFL Cup last seaosn.

With both teams suffering from a lack of form, this fixture could follow the already established pattern of ending up in a stalemate, which would make it the first time in league history these two sides would draw in three consecutive games. Chelsea have won just 2 of their last 10 games (D3, L5) and Graham Potter has his team in 10th position as they continue to lose players to injuries and make new signings in equal proportion. Jürgen Klopp and the Reds – 9th in the Premier League – have lost both league games in 2023; a 3-1 loss to Brentford and, last weekend, a 3-0 embarrassment at the hands of Brighton. They’ll be hoping to avoid starting a calendar year with 3 consecutive league losses for the first time since 1953.

Liverpool vs Chelsea: Head-to-head record, stats, form, fixtures | News | Official Site | Chelsea Football Club

A major similarity both teams have shared in their poor runs is a leaky defense. Both sides haven’t kept a clean sheet in the Premier League since the 19th of October. With Liverpool still missing Virgil van Dijk and Chelsea missing Reece James amongst others, expect neither side to keep a clean sheet.

Predictions

  • Both teams to score @1.60
  • Match to end in a Draw @3.75
  • Over 2.5 Goals @1.70


Africa Cup of Nations - Wikipedia Mozambique vs Algeria

Algeria will be aiming to maintain their 100% start in the African Nations Championship when they face Mozambique at the Nelson Mandela Stadium. Algeria won each of their first two games against Libya and Ethiopia by the same scoreline (1-0), a low scoring pair of results which African tournaments are well known for. Mozambique have, however, gone with and against the norm in their first two games with a goalless draw in their opening game against Ethiopia before a 5-goal thriller against Libya in which they won 3-2.

AFCON 2022: Algeria undefeated matches streak ends but FIFA records raise questions | Sporting News

All 3 of Mozambique’s goals came in the second half of the game, while both of Algeria’s winners in their 1–0 wins came in the second half as well, a clear indication that teams would rather push for goals after the break while they remain conservative in the opening half.

Predictions

  • Highest Scoring Half (Second Half) @2.08
  • Under 2.5 Goals @1.50
  • Multi Goals: 1–3 Goals @1.28


Premier League PNG Image - PNG AllManchester City vs Wolves

Wolves proved to be a stumbling block for Manchester City not too long ago, with Pep Guardiola’s side losing twice to them in the 2019-2020 season as Liverpool were crowned champions. Since then, the Cityzens have beaten Wolves in 5 straight games, scoring 16 times and conceding just 3. However, Pep Guardiola has another stumbling block in his way – a lack of hunger from the players and fans. Following his sides dramatic comeback win over Tottenham on Thursday, the Spanish manager went on a mini-rant about his players’ lack of desire and fight, as well as the home fans being overly comfortable and expecting the title to automatically come to them every season. The post-match interview is sure to light a fire in his players’ bellies as well as that of the fans when Julen Lopetegui visits with his boys.

Wolves 0-3 Man City: Erling Haaland brilliant again as Manchester City cruise to win at 10-man Wolverhampton Wanderers - Eurosport

Wolves have multiple problems of their own, and it feels this can only get worse when they visit the Etihad, a stadium they’ve only picked up 4 points from in their last 8 visits. They’re 16th in the league and are just 2 points above the relegation zone and their attack – which has produced just 12 league goals – is the worst in the league; a trend which started last season where they only outscored the 3 relegated teams. There’s also a little worry about red cards in this fixture for the visitors. Since gaining promotion back to the Premier League in 2018, Wolves have received more red cards against Man City than any other opponent (3), including the reverse fixture at Molineux back in September when Nathan Collins was sent off in the 33rd minute.

Predictions

  • Home Clean Sheet @1.80
  • Red Card (Yes) @5.30
  • Man City to win + Over 2.5 goals @1.59


Premier League PNG Image - PNG AllArsenal vs Manchester United

Michael Olise’s stoppage time equalizer for Crystal Palace against Man Utd on Wednesday must have been great to watch for the Arsenal players. Prior to that, the Red Devils had been on a 9-game winning streak and were looking to extend it to 10 for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson retired. The Arsenal players must have been further excited that Casemiro’s yellow card in that game meant the 4-time Champions League winner would be suspended for this game. He had been the catalyst for Erik ten Hag’s fine season and, having beaten Arsenal 3-1 earlier in the season, they were looking for their second league double over the Gunners in the Post-Alex Ferguson era and first since the 2017-2018 season, under José Mourinho.  Indeed, his absence will be felt.

The Gunners have fared well at home to Man Utd in recent years, winning 5 of their last 7 (D1, L1) including a 3-1 last season. They top the Premier League table by 5 points with a game in hand. Following their 2-0 in the North London Derby against Tottenham, they became the betting favorite to win the title for the first time this season (1.89) while Manchester City, who lost the Manchester Derby, dropped to 2.19. They have the league’s second-best defense behind Newcastle and have accrued more points at this stage of the season than the Invincibles did when they were last crowned champions of England in 2004. Their only loss in the league has come against the Red Devils, and this could be a chance for revenge. This game is bound to be a feisty contest, and we should see lots of cards as both teams battle to establish dominance.

Arsenal heap further humiliation on dismal Manchester United to bolster top-four hopes

This will be the third time Arsenal are hosting Man Utd in the Premier League while top of the table, with the previous two times ending in draws (1-1, March 2004 and 2-2, November 2007). There has been just one goalless meeting between both sides since 2015 with goals almost always guaranteed when they meet (13 goals scored in the last 3 games between them).

Predictions

  • Over 2.5 goals @1.70
  • Double Chance: Arsenal or Draw @1.24
  • Over 4.5 Bookings @1.85


Logos | LaLigaBarcelona vs Getafe

Barcelona have enjoyed a good start to their 2023 with 5 wins in 5. They’ve opened up a 3pt gap at top of LaLiga, beaten Real Madrid in the Supercopa de Espana to claim Xavi’s first title at the club and have advanced to the quarter-final of the Copa del Rey following a 5-0 win away at AD Ceuta. Their defense remains key to their impressive league form, which has seen them concede just 6 goals in 16 league games, by far the best in Europe’s top 5 leagues.

Despite Getafe grabbing 4 points from their last 4 meetings with the league leaders (W1, D1, L2) having grabbed just 1 point from the previous 9 games (D1, L8), Barcelona welcome the 15th placed side with full confidence of extending their winning start to 2023. Of the current LaLiga teams, only against Elche (24) have the Catalans played more times at home without losing than Getafe (17 – W13, D4).

Getafe vs Barcelona, La Liga: Final Score 0-0, Barça clinch second place with boring draw in road finale - Barca Blaugranes

There have been 6 red cards dished out in Barcelona’s last 7 games, with the Catalan giants at the receiving end of 3. This is rather uncharacteristic of Xavi’s side, but a trend worth noting heading into the weekend.

Predictions

  • Over 2.5 Goals @1.63
  • Red Card (Yes) @3.70
  • Over 2.5 Corners for Getafe @2.13


Italian Serie A logo and symbol, meaning, history, PNG, brandJuventus vs Atalanta

Juventus bounced back from last week Friday’s embarrassing defeat at Napoli with a 2-1 win over Monza in the Copa Italia as they booked a place in the quarter-final. On Sunday, they host 6th place Atalanta, who aren’t so far off with just 3 pts separating both sides.

The visitors have gone unbeaten in their last 5 Serie A meetings against Juventus, and could remain unbeaten in 6 in a row against the Old Lady for only the second time in their top-flight history, having done so between 1963 and 1966. However, Atalanta’s form against the current Top 7 sides in the league leaves a lot to be desired.

Atalanta vs Juventus: Danilo nets stoppage-time equaliser as Juventus snatch a point away at Atalanta | Marca

They’ve picked up just 4 points against the aforementioned group – the lowest by any of them – while all 7 of Juventus’ points against the same group have come at home. There has been a rather unusual number of draws between these sides – 7 in their last 11, to be precise – and Sunday’s fixture looks like it could follow a similar route. It is the most drawn fixture in the Serie A since 2017 with Fiorentina v Genoa and Cagliari v Sassuolo also on 7.

Predictions

  • Double Chance – Juventus to win or draw (1X): @1.30
  • Over 8.5 Corners @1.49
  • Over 1.5 Goals @1.33


Logos | LaLigaAthletic Club vs Real Madrid

Real Madrid’s second half turnaround against Villarreal in the Copa del Rey on Thursday night meant they avoided their 3rd defeat in 2023, thanks to goals from Vinicius, Eder Militao and Dani Ceballos. It had been a tough start to the post-World Cup for Los Blancos but a trip to the Basque area of Spain, where they’ve won 10 and drawn 1 of their last 11 visits against teams from this region, is just what they might need.

Despite their reputation for being a tough home team and a worthy opponent against the traditional top 3 in Spain, Athletic Club have not won any of their last 14 games against Real Madrid in LaLiga (D4, L10), losing each of their last 5 to the reigning champions – their longest winless streak against the visitors in their history in the top-flight. Real Madrid have not lost in their last 7 visits to San Mames Barria (W5, D2) with their last loss coming all the way back in 2015. Coincidentally, both Carlo Ancelotti and Ernesto Valverde were in the dugouts in that game during their initial spells for both clubs.

Athletic Club vs Real Madrid live stream: How to watch Copa del Rey in India, US and UK? | Football News

Interestingly, Athletic have seen a yellow card every 7.4 fouls in LaLiga this season (215 fouls conceded, only 29 yellow cards received) – the highest ratio in the league. This discipline by the hosts – or, as some might interpret it, intelligent fouling – means they’re a good bet for low bookings.

Predictions

  • Double Chance: Real Madrid to win or draw (X2) @1.41
  • Athletic Club to get under 2.5 cards @2.33
  • Both teams to score @1.66

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