A 3-0 win over Vorskla on Thursday night saw Arenal extend their unbeaten run to 18 matches, though they have won only three of their last seven. The Gunners are also unbeaten in their last six home meetings with Tottenham, winning three.
Spurs, though, come into this off the back of a solid 1-0 win over Inter in midweek and have won their last five away league matches. If they play as they did in the 3-1 win over Chelsea last week, they should be confident of landing all three points.
Indeed, while Arsenal are in the midst of a lengthy unbeaten, Spurs could come away with all three points.
Arsenal- Alexandre Lacazette is a doubt for the home side and will be hope to be fit enough to make the matchday squad, but will be assessed.
Laurent Koscielny is short on match fitness, so is unlikely to start here, while Konstantinos Mavropanos, Danny Welbeck and Nacho Monreal are all sidelined. Place bet on Live matches 24/7 on NaijaBet
Unai Emery may continue with the three-man defensive setup we saw in the 2-1 win over Bournemouth. Continue reading “EPL Match Preview: Arsenal vs Tottenham”
Southampton are winless in their last nine Premier League matches and Mark Hughes is running out of time to save his job.
Manchester United have been pretty poor themselves this season. Jose Mourinho’s side could be as low as ninth by the time this game starts.
United may only have lost one of their last six but they have performed poorly in that time.
United have only won by more than a one-goal margin on two occasions this season and both were in September. It’s getting desperate at the club.
There has only been one goal scored in the last three meetings between the two sides. Do not expect a thriller.
Southampton- Ryan Bertrand missed last weekend’s Premier League match due to suspension and is now a doubt with a back injury that has prevented him from training this week. Continue reading “EPL Match Preview: Southampton vs Manchester United”
Liverpool will advance to the next round of the competition if they beat Paris Saint-Germain and Crvena Zvezda do not beat Napoli. PSG are eliminated if they lose and Napoli win.
Liverpool are the only team to beat PSG in any competition this season, winning the reverse fixture 3-2. PSG have only won one Champions League group match this season (W1, D2, L1).
It would be unfair to say PSG cannot beat Liverpool if neither Neymar nor Kylian Mbappe fail to recover in time but it would be a hammer blow for the French side not to have their two best players available.
With that in mind, it’s difficult to predict the outcome of Wednesday’s mouthwatering encounter. PSG need to win these games to prove they are elite in Europe and they would certainly fancy their chances more if Neymar and Mbappe play.
Paris Saint-Germain- Neymar and Kylian Mbappe are huge doubts for Wednesday’s must-win fixture against Liverpool, though PSG Thomas Tuchel has confirmed both will start. Latest Odds
Tuchel will reportedly do away with PSG’s back three against Liverpool and push Marquinhos into central midfield. Surprisingly, Thomas Meunier will be dropped for Thilo Kehrer at right-back. Continue reading “UCL Match Preview: Paris Saint-Germain vs Liverpool”
Tottenham will hope to use the momentum gained from the 3-1 win over Chelsea to secure a much-needed win over Inter to improve their chances of progression to the next round of the Champions League. Victory will move them level with the Italian side on points in group B.
Inter have lost two of their last three away matches in all competitions, but bounced back from the disappointing 4-1 loss to Atalanta prior to the international break with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Frosinone at the weekend.
They secured a late 2-1 win over Tottenham in the reverse fixture and know that, if they can avoid defeat, they’ll secure their place in the next round of the competition due to their superior head-to-head record against the Premier League side.
However, Spurs have won their last five and have the means to secure victory at Wembley.
Tottenham- Captain Hugo Lloris returns from suspension for Tottenham and should come in for Paulo Gazzaniga between the sticks. Bet Now
Kieran Trippier won’t recover in time for the welcome of Inter, which means Serge Aurier is expected to continue at right-back, while Davinson Sanchez, Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele are out. Continue reading “UCL Match Preview: Tottenham vs Inter Milan”
Barcelona will secure top spot in Group B with a win. They could even finish first by drawing on Wednesday, as long as Tottenham beat Inter in the group’s other match.
PSV cannot finish in the top-two but can finish third, although that would require bettering Tottenham’s result.
PSV are yet to win a group game this season but Barcelona are winless in three matches heading into Wednesday’s clash.
The only team Barcelona have kept a clean sheet against in their last six matches is Segunda B side Leonesa.
PSV Eindhoven- Ryan Thomas is PSV’s only injury concern ahead of the Wednesday’s welcome of Barcelona. Various betting options are available for today’s games on site
No shocks are expected when Mark van Bommel’s names his starting XI in midweek. Continue reading “UCL Match Preview: PSV Eindhoven vs Barcelona”
Juventus suffered a shock home defeat to Manchester United in the Champions League last time out but are still on course to top Group H and will book their name in the next round if they beat Valencia on Tuesday.
With United due to play group minnows Young Boys in the group’s other match, Valencia really have to beat Juventus to remain in contention for a top-two finish.
Valencia, however, have only won three of their last nine Champions League away matches. They may have to settle for third in the group and Europa League knockout football next year.
Juventus- Alex Sandro will miss Juventus’ final Champions League group game if he is booked against Valencia on Tuesday. Bet Now
Juventus may opt to stick with a 4-4-2 formation they twice used against Manchester United, with Blaise Matuidi on the left wing and Mario Mandzukic dropping to the bench. Continue reading “UCL Match Preview: Juventus vs Valencia”
Manchester United could only manage a 0-0 draw at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday, which led to Jose Mourinho questioning the heart of his players.
United have only won three of their nine home games in all competitions this season and have not won any of their last three Champions League home matches, failing to score in their last two.
United recorded a rare big win away to Young Boys in the reverse fixture earlier this season and will secure a place in the next round if they win on Tuesday and Valencia fail to beat Juventus in the group’s other game.
Young Boys are bottom of Group H with one point from four matches. They can technically still finish third but that would require beating United and Juventus, which is unlikely.
United have largely been abysmal this season but should try and use this match to get some confidence in front of goal. Anything other than a comfortable victory would heap further pressure on Mourinho. Place on today on Games on NaijaBet
Manchester United- Jose Mourinho will make wholesale changes from the side that played at the weekend after questioning the heart of his players. Continue reading “UCL Match Preview: Manchester United vs BSC Young Boys”
Lyon will hope to do the double over Manchester City in the Champions League after their 2-1 win at the Etihad Stadium earlier in the year. They sit three points behind City in group F and will have been boosted by their 1-0 derby win over Saint-Etienne on Friday night ahead of this clash.
City’s sole defeat this season came at the hands of Lyon, yet since that loss, they have failed to win only one of their last 13 competitive matches, that coming in a 0-0 draw with Liverpool, a match they could have won late on. They’re yet to lose an away match this season, so should be confident of prolonging that unbeaten streak.
Lyon weren’t convincing on Friday night and while they’ll hope to maximise home advantage, City may eke out a narrow win.
Lyon- Amine Gouiri is a long-term absentee for Lyon. Various Betting Options are available on Site
Rafael may miss out with a shoulder complaint, though he’ll hope to be fit to start after his red card in the 1-0 win over Saint-Etienne on Friday night.
Bruno Genesio is likely to start with Memphis Depay in the attack, however, Moussa Dembele is pushing for a start. Continue reading “UCL Match Preview: Lyon vs Manchester City”
Roma and Real Madrid are locked on nine points ahead of their encounter on Tuesday. Both teams will go through to the next round if CSKA Moscow fail to win at home to Viktoria Plzen in the group’s other game.
Madrid arguably produced their best performance of the season in the reverse fixture against Roma, running out 3-0 winners at home. They can expect a much tougher affair on this occasion, however.
Neither side has been consistent this season and both come into this match off the back of shock defeats. Roma lost 1-0 away to Udinese, while Madrid were thumped 3-0 away to Eibar.
Roma have won five of their six Champions League matches at home and have a great chance to spring a huge shock in Group G in midweek.
Roma- Roma have some injury concerns ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League encounter with Real Madrid, with centre-back Kostas Manolas chief among them. Predict, Stake & Win Big
Eusebio Di Francesco is hopeful Diego Perotti and Kostas Manolas can recover in time, but Daniele De Rossi is ruled out until at least the weekend. Continue reading “UCL Match Preview: Roma vs Real Madrid”
Tottenham bounced back from their 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Manchester City with back-to-back wins over Wolves and Crystal Palace. On home turf, though, Spurs have struggled, with two wins and two defeats at Wembley this season, those losses coming at the hands of top-six rivals Liverpool and City.
No less, they sit just one point behind Chelsea, who are one of three unbeaten teams in the Premier League this season. The Blues have won three of the last five competitive meetings between these two, including a 2-1 win in this game last term, and have earned 13 of 15 available points on the road thus far.
Two teams in good form meet for this London derby, in what could be a entertaining meeting. The duo, though, could cancel themselves out with a draw on the cards.
Tottenham- Kieran Trippier is a doubt having been forced off in the first half of the 1-0 win at Crystal Palace before the international break, with Serge Aurier in line to start. Place Bet on Live Matches 24/7 on NaijaBet
Despite returning to full training, Jan Vertonghen is not expected to start this weekend with one eye on next week’s clash with Inter in the Champions League. Continue reading “EPL Match Preview : Tottenham vs Chelsea”
The international break came at a good time for Manchester United after losing the Manchester derby 3-1, which ended a run of three straight away matches in all competitions. This is their first match at Old Trafford in almost a month.
The break also came at a good time for Crystal Palace, who are winless in seven matches (D1, L6). Although, Roy Hodgson now has fresh injury concerns to contend with ahead of their trip to Old Trafford, where they have failed to score in their last five attempts.
United have never lost a Premier League match against Palace home or away and you have to go back to 1991 to find their last league defeat to the Eagles. Neither side are in great form but anything less than three points would be a huge disappointment for Jose Mourinho’s side.
Manchester United- Luke Shaw serves a one-match ban for Manchester United after picking up his fifth booking of the Premier League season before the international break. Latest weekend games are available on Site
With Ashley Young expected to start at left-back, Antonio Valencia could make his first appearance for United in almost two months. Alternatively, summer signing Diogo Dalot is available again and could make his league debut at right-back. Continue reading “EPL Match Preview: Manchester United vs Crystal Palace”
Manchester City starts the weekend top of the league but they could be as low as third by the time the derby starts. Pep Guardiola’s side are unbeaten in the league this season and have kept a clean sheet in six of their last seven in the competition.
City have only conceded four league goals all season and three were by defenders and the other was a Danny Ings penalty.
Manchester United have conceded the first goal in each of their last three away matches but have avoided defeat in all three games (W2, D1) after producing a remarkable comeback against Juventus in midweek, winning 2-1. Jose Mourinho’s side are also the only side to beat City at the Etihad in the Premier League in the last 37 games there.
Despite showing signs of revival in recent weeks, it would be a huge surprise if United even managed a draw on Sunday. City are producing jaw-dropping football on a weekly basis and should prove too much for Mourinho’s men. There will certainly be no way back for United if they continue to start games poorly. City are too ruthless for that and will certainly punish any mistakes. Various betting options are available on site for this weekend games
Manchester City- Vincent Kompany and Benjamin Mendy were given the night off in Wednesday’s 6-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk. The latter will certainly start here, while Kompany, who has a great derby record, will also hope to feature. Continue reading “EPL Match Preview: Manchester City vs Manchester United”
AC Milan has won five of their last six games in Serie A and has only lost one of their last 10 in the league. Alessio Romagnoli has scored dramatic stoppage-time winners in their last two league outings.
Juventus slipped to a shock 2-1 defeat to Manchester United on home soil in midweek, their first defeat of the season in any competition. In Serie A they have won 10 of their first 11 matches, drawing the other.
There is a reason the Old Lady have not lost successive matches since August 2015 and they should respond in typical Juventus fashion on Sunday night.
AC Milan- Ivan Strinic, Mattia Caldara, Davide Calabria and Lucas Biglia are all sidelined for AC Milan, while Gennaro Gattuso has a raft of other injury concerns as well. Bet Now
Gonzalo Higuain is the main one and the Argentina international will be desperate to recover from injury in time to face off against his former club.
Juventus- With Federico Bernardeschi and Douglas Costa both at risk of missing out for the second game in a row, Massimiliano Allegri may be limited in what he can do in attack. Continue reading “SerieA Match Preview: AC Milan vs Juventus”
Dortmund sit top of the Bundesliga table, four points ahead of Bayern, and looked much improved this season under new manager Lucien Favre. They are unbeaten at the Signal-Iduna-Park this season in all competitions and have scored three or more goals in six of their seven home games in the Bundesliga and Champions League.
Bayern Munich has endured a rough start under new manager Niko Kovac and their rather old and thin squad seems past their peak, with younger players like Kingsley Coman, Corentin Tolisso and Thiago out injured. They have picked up positive results returned since mid-October, but they are not performing to their best, illustrated by several narrow wins against lesser sides.
Dortmund has a huge chance to extend the gap between themselves and Bayern to seven points here and the 2-0 Champions League defeat at Atletico in midweek might have served as a timely wake-up call. Their impressive home form against strong opposition and the relentless support from their crowd could carry them to another victory here and set the ground for a tense title race this season.
Borussia Dortmund- Dan-Axel Zagadou and Ömer Toprak compete for a spot at centre-back.
Raphael Guerreiro could get a chance on the left flank, with Christian Pulisic not in his best form and Jadon Sancho possibly switching to the right.
Mario Gotze and Jacob Bruun Larsen offer further alternatives in attacking positions. Continue reading “Bundesliga Match Preview: Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich”
Arsenal has a 100 per cent record in Group E after three matches and have already won their hardest fixture on paper: away to Sporting. The Gunners will guarantee a place in the next round with a win, while a draw would be enough if Vorskla loses at home to Qarabag.
Sporting are still in a good position in the group despite losing at home to Arsenal. They are three points clear of Vorskla in second and are expected to progress even if they lose on Thursday.
Sporting has won just two of 11 matches in England (D2, L7) and are winless in their last six matches there (D1, L5). Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 14 competitive matches (W12, D2) and should maintain that run on Thursday.
Arsenal- Matteo Guendouzi missed Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Saturday through suspension and will start Thursday’s Europa League encounter with Sporting.
Sead Kolasinac returned from injury against Liverpool to make his first appearance in nearly a month. He could continue at left-back here, unless Granit Xhaka is asked to play there again.
Sokratis will start at centre-back if he recovers from injury in time, partnering up with Rob Holding. Petr Cech will hope to start in goal after missing the reverse fixture despite being fit. Continue reading “Europa League Match Preview: Arsenal vs Sporting CP”
Chelsea has won their first three Europa League group stage matches and are the runaway leaders in Group L, six points clear of the chasing pack. A win on Thursday will secure a place in the next round.
BATE Borisov are bottom of the group but level on points with the other two teams. They are only bottom due to an inferior goal difference.
BATE Borisov still have a good chance of making the knockout stage of the competition and their objective should be to keep this a low-scoring match.
BATE Borisov- Vladislav Malkevich and Vladislav Mukhamedov remain sidelined for BATE Borisov ahead of Thursday’s welcome of Chelsea. Place bet on Live Events 24/7
Chelsea- Olivier Giroud missed Sunday’s 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace but Maurizio Sarri expects the Frenchman to return against BATE Borisov. Ethan Ampadu is the only other injury concern for Chelsea. Continue reading “Europa League Match Preview: BATE Borisov vs Chelsea”
Juventus are top of Group H after winning their first three matches. The Old Lady are one of only two teams yet to concede in the competition and are overwhelming favourites to win on Wednesday after easily beating Manchester United last month.
United are still in second after Valencia surprisingly only managed a draw with group minnows Young Boys last time out. Valencia host the Swiss side in the group’s other game and United have to assume they will win this time. Jose Mourinho’s side could well be third by the end of play.
You sense the next five days will be huge for United’s season. After playing Juventus they have the first Manchester derby of the season and it’s highly likely they will lose both games. They have started matches poorly this season and need to change that quickly.
Juventus haven’t lost a Champions League group stage match at home since December 2009, emphasising the challenge United face in midweek. Bet Now on NaijaBet
Juventus- Max Allegri has confirmed Emre Can, Federico Bernardeschi, Douglas Costa and Moise Kean are all injured for Wednesday night’s clash with Manchester United. Continue reading “Champions League Match Preview: Juventus vs Manchester United”
Napoli conceded a 93rd-minute equaliser against Paris Saint-Germain last time out in the Champions League and could live to rue that goal in their quest to progress out of Group C.
They are still in a good position in second and one point behind Liverpool but you have to assume the Reds will beat minnows FK Crvena Zvezda in the group’s other match. The winner of this match will likely go through to the next round.
This is a huge match for Paris Saint-Germain. They were largely dreadful against Napoli last time out and are currently third on four points after three matches. Failing to make it out of the group would be a disaster for Thomas Tuchel, Neymar and co. To make matters worse, the French giants have lost their last three away matches in the Champions League.
Aside from beating Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, the only teams PSG have managed to beat from home in the Champions League from their last 20 attempts are Anderlecht, Celtic, Basel, Ludogorets, Malmo, Shakhtar Donetsk and APOEL.
In that time, they have lost away to the likes of Barcelona three times, Real Madrid twice, as well as Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Manchester City. That is an incredibly bad record, which may continue in midweek.
Napoli- Carlo Ancelotti will have to decide between Dries Mertens or Arkadiusz Milik to partner Lorenzo Insigne up front against Paris Saint-Germain, though the former scored a hat-trick at the weekend and should get the nod here. Continue reading “UCL Match Preview: Napoli vs Paris Saint Germain”
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Inter are second in Group B and five points clear of Tottenham and PSV despite losing to Barcelona last time out in the competition. The Serie A giants have bounced back from that 2-0 loss with successive wins by an aggregate scoreline of 8-0.
Barcelona has a perfect record in Group B after three matches and have won five matches in a row in all competitions. Their last two outings have been a struggle, however, only beating Leganes 1-0 and Rayo Vallecano 3-2.
Barcelona are guarenteed a place in the next round with three points, while Inter will go through if they win on Tuesday and Tottenham and PSV draw in the group’s other match.
Inter are unbeaten in three home games against Barcelona (W1, D2). They are in great form at the moment and will be even more confident of getting a positive result if Lionel Messi is only named as a substitute.
Inter Milan- Joao Mario played a direct hand in three goals for Inter on Saturday and is surprisingly back in favour for the Italian side, though he is ineligible in the Champions League along with Dalbert and Roberto Gagliardini. Bet Now on NaijaBet
Inter have a clean bill of health heading into Tuesday’s match against Barcelona and Luciano Spalletti will field his strongest XI. Continue reading “Champions League Preview Match: lnter Milan vs Barcelona”
This promises to be a hugely entertaining encounter and Arsenal’s list of potential absentees – all defensive players – will leave Liverpool’s strikeforce in confident mood.
The Gunners haven’t found goals hard to come by themselves, of course, and will fancy their chances of ruining their visitors’ impressive defensive record.
The last five meetings between these sides have seen 27 goals scored and that trend doesn’t look send to end this weekend.
Arsenal- Arsenal has an injury crisis on their hands in the full-back positions, with Hector Bellerin, Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac all facing a race against time to recover for the visit of Liverpool.
Granit Xhaka may be forced to continue to deputise at left-back but his unfamiliarity with the role was exposed at Palace at times, while Stephan Lichtsteiner is an option if Bellerin is fit to start on the right. Place bet on various LIVE bet events on NaijaBet
Aaron Ramsey is all but certain to leave the club when his contract expires next summer but may be called upon to start as Matteo Guendouzi was sent off in the cup in midweek and is suspended. Continue reading “Premier League Match Preview: Arsenal vs Liverpool”
Bournemouth are unbeaten in their last six matches in all competitions (W5,D1). The Cherries are only two points off fourth and will leapfrog Tottenham and Arsenal with three points here.
Manchester United have shown signs of life in their last few Premier League matches. Jose Mourinho’s side has only lost one of their last seven in the league.
United have won their last two matches away to Bournemouth but the Cherries are in fantastic shape heading into Saturday’s encounter. Eddie Howe’s side have a real opportunity to cause an upset this weekend.
Bournemouth- Joshua King has missed Bournemouth’s last two matches through injury and will be keen to turn out against his former club on Saturday. His availability will decide what formation they play against Manchester United. Start forecasting your weekend games on NaijaBet
Eddie Howe made changes for Tuesday’s EFL Cup triumph over Norwich and will revert back to his usual starting XI on Saturday, with Ryan Fraser and David Brooks on the wings and Callum Wilson up front.
Manchester United- Jose Mourinho dropped Romelu Lukaku to the bench against former club Everton last weekend and the out-of-form striker came on and missed a sitter. Continue reading “Match Preview: Bournemouth vs Manchester United”
Tottenham’s hopes of progressing to the next round of the Champions League hang in the balance after they were held to a 2-2 draw with PSV in midweek. In the Premier League, they have won seven of nine games and are enjoying their best ever start to a top-flight campaign.
Manchester City top the table having too won seven of nine league matches so far, but are one of three teams yet to lose. Confidence will be high for Pep Guardiola’s side after their comfortable 3-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday night.
Like with Spurs, the fixtures are starting to pile up for City, but with an extra day’s rest, they should capitalise with a repeat of last season’s 3-1 win at Wembley on the cards.
Tottenham- Jan Vertonghen is our until December with a hamstring issue, while Vincent Janssen is a long-term absentee for the home side.
Dele Alli and Danny Rose are closing in on a return to fitness, but it remains to be seen whether they’ll feature here.
Mauricio Pochettino could rotate as Spurs gear up to play two games in the space of three days, however, will likely save his fringe players for the Carabao Cup meeting with West Ham in midweek. Continue reading “Premier League Match Preview: Tottenham vs Manchester City”
Empoli are without a win in eight games but did at least draw with relegation rivals Frosinone last time out.
Juventus have started the season with 11 wins from 12, drawing to Genoa last weekend.
Juventus were fantastic away to Manchester United in midweek and will be full of confidence on Saturday.
Empoli- Luca Antonelli and Manuel Pasqual will keep rotating at left-back, with the latter expected to sit out here. Bet Now
Coach Aurelio Andreazzoli is contemplating two systems: a 4-3-1-2 with Antonino La Gumina up front or a 4-3-2-1 with Rade Krunic pushed forward. Continue reading “SerieA Match Preview: Empoli vs Juventus”
Jurgen Klopp will hope Liverpool have rediscovered their best form after beating FK Crvena Zvezda 4-0 on Wednesday night in the Champions League.
Liverpool are unbeaten in the league this season and have a good chance to take the outright lead in the Premier League with Manchester City playing away to Tottenham on Monday night.
Cardiff climbed out of the bottom three last weekend after picking up their first win of the season, a hugely impressive 4-2 victory over Fulham.
This is the first meeting between the two teams since March 2014 when Liverpool ran out 6-3 winners, featuring a Luis Suarez hat-trick. Liverpool has not conceded a home league goal this season and that is unlikely to change here. Start forecasting your weekend games Now
Liverpool- Jordan Henderson will miss out once again for Liverpool, while Naby Keita remains a doubt after missing Wednesday’s Champions League action.
Fabinho excelled in their absence on his first big game and looks primed to cement a place in midfield on Saturday. Continue reading “Premier League Match Preview: Liverpool vs Cardiff”