Champions League and Europa League returned in midweek and it was goals galore. Lots of punters were able to make some money with the goals games, bar those that a team like Leicester did strong thing.
We have a weekend of derbies and some interesting plots ahead of us.
Going into the weekend, an experienced punter will know that the midweek continental matches, the ones played and the ones on the horizon, most times have impacts on the outcomes of league matches. So, before you fly your collars to go and stake your money again this weekend, watch carefully and follow some of our tips to avoid another heartbreak, some people are yet to recover from Valentine’s day heartbreak. We have made our picks of matches we believe will be Bankers, the Banana peels you should avoid and the Boald Code you should attempt only if you are bold.
Liverpool host Everton in the Merseyside Derby. Liverpool have been in poor form in the league, losing their last three. Everton have also not enjoyed some good form of late, following up a home defeat against Fulham with a defeat against Manchester City in midweek. However, we believe Liverpool will win this, they have enough in their arsenal to trouble Everton. Around 1.5 odd for a Liverpool win is a good one. With both sides leaky defence, over 2.5 might also not be bad.
West Ham vs Tottenham should produce goals. Both teams should want to attack. Over 1.5 comes at around 1.3.
Manchester United host Newcastle. Off the back of trashing Real Sociedad in the Europa league, Manchester United should do enough to win against a Newcastle side that are without topscorer Callum Wilson. It comes at around 1.4.
In the Championship, table toppers Norwich should consolidate their position with a home win against Rotherham. It comes at around 1.5. Norwich have won their last two matches, Rotherham have lost their last two.
Atletico Madrid dropped points in their rescheduled match against Levante in midweek. They have a chance for quick amends on Saturday against the same opponents. An Atletico win comes at around 1.6.
PSG host Monaco at the Parc De Princes on Sunday, basking in the euphoria of their win away at Barcelona. They should get a win against Monaco, it comes at around 1.6. An over 2.5 may also be a safe bet.
Sporting Lisbon are the form team in the Portuguese league, they have won their last five and are top of the table. They host 12th placed Portimonense on Saturday, a Sporting Lisbon win is valued at around 1.4.
If you are bold and you know you are, go for an Inter Milan win away at AC Milan. Firstly, they play on the same ground, there is technically no home and away side. AC Milan won the first leg as the away team but things have changed since then. Inter Milan are now top, one point ahead of AC Milan. Inter Milan have won their last three, AC Milan lost their last match. Inter Milan have no Continental matches to worry about. With these few points, I hope I have been able to convince you that Inter Milan win at around 2.5 is a Boald call worth risking.
Avoid Atalanta vs Napoli. In the not too distant past, this would have been a classic goals game but both teams have found a way to confuse these days. Napoli won last week, 1-0 against Juventus and followed that with a defeat in the Europa League against Granada. Atalanta ground out a 1-0 win away at Cagliari last week and they have been largely inconsistent. It is a game that could go either ways and fail to produce goals.
You can as well avoid a Manchester City win against Arsenal. When a team has gone on a 16-match winning run, they are due a bad result. With Manchester City 10 points clear and a Champions League match at hand, City may not be at their best.
Those are our picks for the weekend. If you win, don’t forget to pay your tithes here. If you don’t win, hold the players and the club’s responsible.
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