AJAX AMSTERDAM – LIVERPOOL BETTING PREDICTIONS, CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, GROUP D, ROUND 1, 21.10.2020

Ajax Amsterdam vs Liverpool Predictions
Ajax Amsterdam
21.10.2020
22:00
UEFA Champions League
Liverpool
Ajax Amsterdam
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Liverpool

Ajax Amsterdam vs Liverpool predictions for Wednesday’s Champions League contest in Amsterdam. Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool go in search of three points in the Netherlands. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

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Reason for Ajax Amsterdam vs Liverpool predictions

AJAX AMSTERDAM - LIVERPOOL BETTING PREDICTIONS, CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, GROUP D, ROUND 1, 21.10.2020

Ajax Amsterdam were eliminated from the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League (UCL) group stage despite attaining ten points (W3, D1, L2). They offered plenty of entertainment, with 3.0 total goals on average per group stage match. Meanwhile, their famous run to the semi-final of 2018/19 saw them go unbeaten in the group stage (W3, D3), with goals also flowing (2.67 on average).

Though there is the rich promise of goals, both teams have scored in just one of Ajax Amsterdam’s last eight UCL group stage home matches. Across those eight matches (W4, D1, L3) Ajax Amsterdam conceded two goals or more on just two occasions, and there was a solid late bias, as a 57.14% majority of the total goals were struck from minute 60 onwards.

With Liverpool conceding nine goals across their last two matches - and conceding 2+ in four of their last seven competitive fixtures - the prospect of a high-scorer is underlined yet further, especially in view of the long-term absence of one of the world’s best defenders in Virgil van Dijk.

Four of Liverpool’s five Premier League fixtures played so far have featured over 3.5 goals, while their six UCL group stage matches last season averaged exactly 3.5 total goals.

Away from home, Liverpool have won just four of their last ten in all competitions (W4, D3, L3 - 90 minutes only), conceding 2.0 goals on average, and with seven of the ten featuring both teams scoring. Averaging 4.1 total goals across those, a majority (56.10%) of the strikes arrived in the first half.

Players to watch: Dušan Tadić is on penalties for Ajax, and has three goals across five competitive matches this season - all struck within the first 30 minutes of a match.

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has scored in four of the Reds’ last seven European away matches, and has three from their last two matches overall.

Hot stat: Liverpool goalkeeper Allison remains sidelined. In 36 UCL matches under Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool have conceded an average of 1.50 goals without the Brazilian between the posts, against 0.89 when he’s been there (includes qualifiers and extra-time).

Prediction:
Ajax Amsterdam are building another superbly exciting, young side but face a tough test against Premier League champions Liverpool on Wednesday.

This is Liverpool's first match since being rocked by the news Virgil van Dijk is set to miss the rest of the season with a serious knee injury.

Liverpool are favourites here but it will be interesting to see how their defence now copes with Van Dijk holding things together at the back.

Both teams favour attacking football and it should be an entertaining game. It will be particularly interesting to see how Ajax Amsterdam's young guns fare.

Live score & odds

 


Liverpool | informatii

AJAX AMSTERDAM – LIVERPOOL BETTING PREDICTIONS, CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, GROUP D, ROUND 1, 21.10.2020

  • 20-year-old Mohammed Kudus has made a stunning start to life at Ajax with one goal and three assists in three league games.
  • Daley Blind’s lack of pace could be a serious issue for Ajax against Liverpool’s front three.
  • Davy Klaassen has returned to Ajax after three years away, including a failed stint at Everton, to bolster their midfield options.
  • Quincy Promes has occupied a deeper role in central midfield this season despite naturally being a winger. It’s unclear whether that will continue here, however.
  • Club-record signing Antony has been ruled out of Wednesday’s game in a major blow for the home side

 

AJAX AMSTERDAM – LIVERPOOL BETTING PREDICTIONS, CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, GROUP D, ROUND 1, 21.10.2020

  • Virgil van Dijk is set to miss the remainder of the season after suffering a serious ACL injury in the Merseyside derby on Saturday.
  • Thiago’s injury is not as bad as first feared and he could even be involved against Ajax, though no risks will be taken.
  • Joel Matip also went for a scan but no serious injury was detected. Jurgen Klopp may not risk the defender here, however, given his injury record.
  • There is better news, however, with Alisson closing in on a return from his shoulder injury way ahead of schedule. He could even return here.
  • Naby Keita tested positive for COVID-19 during the international break but has trained in the build up to this match and should make the matchday squad.
Ajax Amsterdam vs Liverpool | Stats
Ajax Amsterdam vs Liverpool | Predictions & Tips

AJAX TO SCORE IN 1ST HALF

0-1

Lost

2.00

MANCHESTER CITY – FC PORTO BETTING PREDICTIONS, CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, GROUP C, ROUND 1, 21.10.2020

Manchester City vs FC Porto Predictions
Manchester City
21.10.2020
22:00
UEFA Champions League
FC Porto
Manchester City
V
FC Porto

Manchester City - FC Porto betting predictions for Wednesday’s Champions League skirmish at the Etihad Stadium. Man City are favourites to start their campaign with a bang against Portuguese champions Porto. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

MANCHESTER CITY - FC PORTO BETTING PREDICTIONS, CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, GROUP C, ROUND 1, 21.10.2020
Reason for Manchester City vs FC Porto predictions

MANCHESTER CITY - FC PORTO BETTING PREDICTIONS, CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, GROUP C, ROUND 1, 21.10.2020

Unbeaten in their last 11 UEFA Champions League (UCL) group stage matches (W8, D3), Manchester City are big favourites against visiting Porto. Furthermore, City have won their previous three home matches against Portuguese opposition in European competitions, and beat Porto 4-0 here in the only previous home H2H (2012).

It’s been a largely positive start to the season for City (W4, D1, L1). Attacking matches from the outset, City have scored the first goal in all of their six competitive matches this season. Worryingly, however, they have been outscored 2:1 (GF 3, GA 6) across six second halves played so far.

Porto are without a win in four straight UCL group stage opening matches (D3, L1), Despite this, they have lost just two of their last 16 UCL group stage fixtures, going unbeaten (W5, D1) as recently as 2018/19. Back then, they found the net in all six group stage matches, though both teams scored in five of the six.

Considering their hosts' powerful starts, it is interesting to note that Porto have conceded before the 30th minute in three of their four competitive matches this season. Yet, they’ve scored an average of 1.75 second-half goals across four matches, and scored in the 89th minute or later in three of four matches, giving City further reason to address their post-interval woes.

Players to watch: Raheem Sterling has 20 UCL goals since his 2015 debut, and has four goals across City’s last three competitive matches. Meanwhile, Porto’s Moussa Marega has six goals across his last eight UCL appearances.

Hot stat: Porto are without a win in 19 away matches against English opposition in European tournaments (D3, L16), and have failed to score in seven straight trips to England.

Prediction:
Manchester City have made an indifferent start to the season, with victory over Arsenal just their second from their opening four league matches. After their semi-final exit last year, Pep Guardiola will look to go one better and make the final at least.

FC Porto haven't covered themselves in glory in Portugal either and have, like City, won only two of their opening four league matches. That said, they have put in two solid showings on the road and won't be pushovers for the Premier League side here.

Nevertheless, City have the means to open up their group stage campaign with a comfortable home victory on Wednesday night.

Live score & odds

 


FC Porto | informatii

MANCHESTER CITY – FC PORTO BETTING PREDICTIONS, CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, GROUP C, ROUND 1, 21.10.2020

  • Pep Guardiola has no recognised left-back with Benjamin Mendy ruled out and Oleksandr Zinchenko expected to sit out the welcome of Porto, so Joao Cancelo may feature here.
  • Aymeric Laporte, Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne all miss out through injury.
  • After fielding a three-man defence for the welcome of Arsenal, Guardiola may revert to a 4-3-3.

 

MANCHESTER CITY – FC PORTO BETTING PREDICTIONS, CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, GROUP C, ROUND 1, 21.10.2020

  • FC Porto are without goalkeeper Mouhamed Mbaye for the trip to Manchester City, though he was unlikely to have featured anyway.
  • Mateus Uribe and Luis Diaz recovered from knocks to start the 2-2 draw with Sporting and are set to start.
Manchester City vs FC Porto | Stats
Manchester City vs FC Porto | Predictions & Tips

BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE

3-1

Won

1.75

FC MIDTJYLLAND – ATALANTA BETTING PREDICTIONS, CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, GROUP D, ROUND 1, 21.10.2020

FC Midtjylland vs Atalanta Predictions
FC Midtjylland
21.10.2020
22:00
UEFA Champions League
Atalanta
FC Midtjylland
V
Atalanta

FC Midtjylland - Atalanta betting predictions for Wednesday’s Champions League fixture in Denmark. Atalanta are favourites to take three points against Group D minnows FC Midtjylland. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

FC MIDTJYLLAND - ATALANTA BETTING PREDICTIONS, CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, GROUP D, ROUND 1, 21.10.2020
Reason for FC Midtjylland vs Atalanta predictions

FC MIDTJYLLAND - ATALANTA BETTING PREDICTIONS, CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, GROUP D, ROUND 1, 21.10.2020

Denmark’s Midtjylland are making their maiden appearance in the group stage of a UEFA Champions League (UCL) competition, having coasted through the qualification process undefeated (W3, D1), and with an impressive aggregate of seven goals to one in their two home games.

In addition, three straight victories at home to open their Superliga season mean they go into this contest with a perfect home record (W5) in all 2020/21 competitions. Interestingly, all seven of their home goals scored in UCL qualifying were recorded after the HT break, along with all three of their goals in their weekend home league match.

Thirteen goals in their first three Serie A (SA) victories suggests Atalanta’s interminable gluttony for scoring continues unabated. UEFA opposition were not immune to their goal scoring ability, even on the road where they piled on eight goals in their last three UCL 2019/20 fixtures.

Atalanta warmed up after a slow start in the 2019/20 UCL, winning four consecutive matches as a favourite (home or away) - all but one by at least a two goal margin - after losing their first two such engagements.

Both teams have suffered undesired records in the limited UEFA contests against opposition from Denmark and Italy respectively: Midtjylland were outscored 9-1 by Napoli in the 2015/16 UEL group stage (L2), while Atalanta shared two 0-0 draws with Copenhagen in the 2018/19 UEL.

Players to watch: Anders Dreyer is the only player to have scored in two of Midtjylland’s four UCL qualification matches. He also netted at the weekend.

With goals in each of his first three SA starts, Atalanta’s Alejandro Gómez appears primed to strike.
Hot stat: The second half has been the highest-scoring half in Atalanta’s last four UEFA games.

Prediction:
FC Midtjylland have qualified for the Champions League group stage for the first time in their history after defeating Slavia Prague in their play-off tie.

After a stunning start to the season, with 13 goals scored in three games, Atalanta were destroyed 4-1 by Napoli at the weekend, going down 4-0 in the first half.

Atalanta made it all the way until the last four of the Champions League last season and stand a good chance to progress out of Group D this season.

Defeat to Napoli would have shocked the Atalanta players but Danish side Midtjylland should see them get back to winning ways immediately.

Live score & odds

 


Atalanta | informatii

FC MIDTJYLLAND – ATALANTA BETTING PREDICTIONS, CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, GROUP D, ROUND 1, 21.10.2020

  • Oliver Olsen and Kristian Riis are sidelined for FC Midtjylland ahead of Wednesday’s welcome of Atalanta.
  • Sory Kaba or Júnior Brumado will lead the line for the home side on Wednesday.

 

FC MIDTJYLLAND – ATALANTA BETTING PREDICTIONS, CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, GROUP D, ROUND 1, 21.10.2020

  • Josip Ilicic made his first appearance of the season in Atalanta’s shock 4-1 defeat to Napoli at the weekend.
  • With Atalanta 4-0 down by half-time, Gian Piero Gasperini brought of key players like Papu Gomez, Jose Luis Palomino and Duvan Zapata.
FC Midtjylland vs Atalanta | Stats
FC Midtjylland vs Atalanta | Predictions & Tips

ATALANTA OVER 1.5

0-4

Won

1.44

BAYERN MUNICH – ATLETICO MADRID BETTING PREDICTIONS, CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, GROUP A, ROUND 1, 21.10.2020

FC Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid Predictions
FC Bayern Munich
21.10.2020
22:00
UEFA Champions League
Atletico Madrid
FC Bayern Munich
V
Atletico Madrid

Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid predictions for Wednesday’s Champions League clash at the Allianz Arena. Can European champions Bayern Munich start their title defence with a victory on home soil? Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

BAYERN MUNICH - ATLETICO MADRID BETTING PREDICTIONS, CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, GROUP A, ROUND 1, 21.10.2020
Reason for FC Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid predictions

BAYERN MUNICH - ATLETICO MADRID BETTING PREDICTIONS, CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, GROUP A, ROUND 1, 21.10.2020

Aiming to win successive European honours for the first time since 1974/76, Bayern Munich begin their UEFA Champions League (UCL) defence with an average winning margin of 3.18 across 11 successive UCL wins. Meanwhile, a majority (four) of their last seven UCL victories have seen them open the scoring inside the first 15 minutes.

Encouragingly for Bayern, reigning holders of the day have won their first UCL home matchday in each of the last seven seasons, winning by an odd-numbered margin on six occasions. Over in the Bundesliga, meanwhile, Bayern have seen a majority (five) of their last nine home league wins produce over 2.5 total second-half goals.

If counting only the regulation 90 minutes in their extra-time win at Anfield in March, Atlético Madrid have in fact lost five of their last seven European away clashes - that excludes UCL results on neutral turf. All five of those 90-minute defeats saw them lose the first half 1-0, conceding the goal responsible for that within the 31st minute-HT period on four occasions.

With Atlético scoring a 64% majority of their La Liga (LL) away goals after HT since the start of 2019/20, the expectation of better action in the second-half is further underlined here.

Furthermore, only three of their last 21 LL away matches have witnessed over 1.5 goals before HT.
Players to watch: Bayern hero Kingsley Coman was the cup winner in the 2020 UCL final. Half of his last six UCL goals have been match openers scored before HT.

Atlético midfielder João Félix scored three UCL goals last term, including two penalties and two decisive match openers.

Hot stat: Exactly half (12) out of 24 UEFA Champions League groups across the last three completed UCL seasons have seen both teams drawn from the top two pots progress to the Round of 16.

Prediction:
Bayern Munich's first game since winning the competition last season is a tough home match against Atletico Madrid.

Bayern have won six of their seven matches in all competitions this season, though did suffer a shock 4-1 loss to Hoffenheim before the international break.

Atletico have only played four matches and have already had two 0-0 draws. They have kept three clean sheets overall in typical Atletico fashion.

Bayern were certainly test how good Atletico's defence is this season. Expect the home side to be on the front foot for most of the match.

Live score & odds

 


Atletico Madrid | informatii

BAYERN MUNICH – ATLETICO MADRID BETTING PREDICTIONS, CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, GROUP A, ROUND 1, 21.10.2020

  • Serge Gnabry has tested positive for COVID-19 on the eve of Bayern Munich’s clash with Atletico Madrid in a hammer blow for the home side.
  • With Leroy Sane already sidelined, Douglas Costa looks set to start for Bayern for the first time since returning to the club over the summer.
  • Corentin Tolisso was sent off at the weekend but is free to play here if selected.
  • Lucas Hernandez is currently ahead of Alphonso Davies in the pecking order for places at left-back and looks good to start against his former club.

 

BAYERN MUNICH – ATLETICO MADRID BETTING PREDICTIONS, CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, GROUP A, ROUND 1, 21.10.2020

  • Luis Suarez will make his Champions League debut for Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.
  • Angel Correa or Marcos Llorente will start on the right wing for Atletico against Bayern Munich.
  • Lucas Torreira will step in and fill Thomas Partey’s boots in central midfield, as the two swapped clubs over the summer.
  • Jose Gimenez hasn’t featured for Atletico Madrid this season leaving Felipe, Stefan Savic and Mario Hemoso battling for two spots at the back.
  • Saul Niguez is also missing the trip to Germany and his absence is a big loss for Diego Simeone’s side.
FC Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid | Stats
FC Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid | Predictions & Tips

BAYERN MUNICH & OVER 1.5

4-0

Won

1.87

REAL MADRID – SHAKHTAR DONETSK BETTING PREDICTIONS, CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, GROUP B, ROUND 1, 21.10.2020

Real Madrid CF vs Shakhtar Donetsk Predictions
Real Madrid CF
21.10.2020
19:55
UEFA Champions League
Shakhtar Donetsk
Real Madrid CF
V
Shakhtar Donetsk

Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk predictions for Wednesday’s Champions League contest at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano. 13-times winners Real Madrid start their latest continental adventure against Shakhtar. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

REAL MADRID - SHAKHTAR DONETSK BETTING PREDICTIONS, CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, GROUP B, ROUND 1, 21.10.2020
Reason for Real Madrid CF vs Shakhtar Donetsk predictions

REAL MADRID - SHAKHTAR DONETSK BETTING PREDICTIONS, CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, GROUP B, ROUND 1, 21.10.2020

A 1-0 home defeat versus newly-promoted Cádiz derailed Real Madrid’s unbeaten start to the La Liga season, but does mean the last four competitive games in which they failed to keep a clean sheet saw them concede before HT. They haven’t done that in either of the two previous H2Hs versus Shakhtar Donetsk though (W1, D1), albeit Madrid’s last four UEFA Champions League (UCL) games did see both teams score.
The hosts’ defeat at the weekend ended an eight-game winning run at home, a streak that saw six Madrid clean sheets, four goalless first halves, and Madrid score in both halves on just three occasions. There’s a cautionary note, however, as the hosts have actually won just one of their last six UCL home matches (W1, D2, L3).
Whilst Shakhtar are unbeaten in five matches - with the last two witnessing them net the opener within five minutes - the 13-time Ukrainian champions have won just one of their last seven UCL fixtures (W1, D4, L2), albeit they held their opponents on the day level at HT in the last five. Despite that, they’re on a 21-game run without a clean sheet in this competition.
Last season’s Europa League semi-finalists are expected to lose here, and their last 12 UCL away defeats saw Shakhtar fail to find the net, although five of the previous six did see them register a goalless first half.
Players to watch: Vinícius Júnior has netted the opener in the last four games in which he’s found the net - all four ended in a Madrid win ‘to nil’.
Júnior Moraes has scored four goals across Shakhtar’s last four European matches - three were scored either in the first five minutes or after the 85th.
Hot stat: Nine of the last 16 UCL home goals Madrid have conceded (56.25%) came after the 60th minute.

Prediction:
Real Madrid suffered a shock 1-0 home defeat to Cadiz at the weekend to end a three-game winning run. They remarkably had just two shots on target.

Shakhtar Donetsk have made a stuttering start to the season, though did at least win 5-1 at the weekend. They have drawn three of their first six league games.

This is the first meeting between the two sides in five years since Madrid ran out 4-3 winners. Expect a low scoring game on this occasion, however.

Live score & odds

 


Shakhtar Donetsk | informatii

REAL MADRID – SHAKHTAR DONETSK BETTING PREDICTIONS, CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, GROUP B, ROUND 1, 21.10.2020

  • Martin Odegaard is expected to miss out on Wednesday and is also a doubt for the Clasico this weekend.
  • Sergio Ramos was forced off at half-time in Real Madrid’s shock 1-0 defeat to Cadiz, though as a precaution. With Barcelona to come this weekend, he may be spared in midweek.
  • Dani Carvajal, Álvaro Odriozola and Eden Hazard are still sidelined for Zinedine Zidane’s side.
  • Ferland Mendy played right-back for France during the international break and could be an option here with Carvajal and Odriozola ruled out. Nacho is a more natural option, however.

 

REAL MADRID – SHAKHTAR DONETSK BETTING PREDICTIONS, CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, GROUP B, ROUND 1, 21.10.2020

  • Moraes and Mykola Matvienko both tested positive for COVID-19 at the start of the month but should be available for selection by the time they face Real Madrid. Whether they will be available by the time Shakhtar travel is unclear, however.
  • Valerii Bondar will deputise at the back if Matvienko just misses out for the away side, while Dentinho will lead the line in Moraes’ absence.
  • The Ukrainian side are certainly without Maksym Malyshev, Ismaily and Serhii Kryvtsov, however. All three are injured.
  • 19-year-old goalkeeper Anatolii Trubin will make his Champions League debut away to Real Madrid of all places. It will be some night for the teenager even without fans.
Real Madrid CF vs Shakhtar Donetsk | Stats
Real Madrid CF vs Shakhtar Donetsk | Predictions & Tips

OVER 2.5 GOALS

2-3

Won

1.48

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN – MANCHESTER UNITED BETTING PREDICTIONS, CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, GROUP H, ROUND 1, 20.10.2020

Paris Saint-Germain vs Manchester United Predictions
Paris Saint-Germain
20.10.2020
22:00
UEFA Champions League
Manchester United
Paris Saint-Germain
V
Manchester United

Paris Saint-Germain vs Manchester United predictions ahead of this Champions League clash on Tuesday night. Champions League finalists PSG begin the new campaign at home to Manchester United. Read on for all our free Champions League predictions and betting tips.

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN - MANCHESTER UNITED BETTING PREDICTIONS, CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, GROUP H, ROUND 1, 20.10.2020
Reason for Paris Saint-Germain vs Manchester United predictions

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN - MANCHESTER UNITED BETTING PREDICTIONS, CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, GROUP H, ROUND 1, 20.10.2020

Paris Saint-Germain have won eight of their last 11 UEFA Champions League (UCL) outings, with five (62.5%) of those victories yielding a multi-goal margin. Even though Paris Saint-Germain’s average winning margin across the eight victories was 2.63, it is interesting to note that seven of the wins saw at least one half produce under 1.5 goals.

Over on the domestic stage, Paris Saint-Germain’s recent 6-1 home win over Angers marked their sixth win in seven Ligue 1 outings at Parc des Princes. Lethal at any time, the Parisians averaged 1.67 goals beyond the hour mark across those wins, while taking less than 25 minutes to score their first goal on five occasions.

Conceding inside the first 45 minutes in every Premier League game thus far, Manchester United saw their last UCL win come at this ground in March 2019. Their five-game UCL form reads: W1, L4, with two of the defeats therein seeing United net an own-goal inside the opening 15 minutes of either half.

Including a defeat to Paris Saint-Germain, two of the last three losses in that above sequence also saw them lose one half by a precise 2-0 scoreline - via goals conceded less than ten minutes apart - with the Paris Saint-Germain defeat seeing both goals netted by French players.

Players to watch: Fired up after bagging a hat-trick (including two penalties) against Peru, Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar has seen his team on the day win by an average margin of 3.56 goals across his last 16 goalscoring UCL home games (all wins) since the start of 2014/15.

England’s penalty hero vs Belgium, Marcus Rashford netted from the spot in United’s last trip here (W 3-1). Interestingly, a penalty kick has been awarded in each of Manchester United’s last six Premier League games.

Hot stat: Half (ten) of the last 20 goals scored (either way) in Paris Saint-Germain’s UCL games have arrived beyond the hour mark.

Prediction:
This is the first meeting between the two sides since Manchester United dumped Paris Saint-Germain out of the 2018/19 Champions League round of 16 with a stunning 3-1 win in Paris.

After a disastrous start to the season, Paris Saint-Germain have come their last five matches an kept a clean sheet four times in that period. United are still trying to overcome their dodgy start but did at least win 4-1 away to Newcastle at the weekend.

Despite beating Paris Saint-Germain in their backyard the last time they faced off, Thomas Tuchel's side are clear favourites here. Neymar and Kylian Mbappe running at United's defence will be a big concern for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Live score & odds

 


Manchester United | informatii

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN – MANCHESTER UNITED BETTING PREDICTIONS, CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, GROUP H, ROUND 1, 20.10.2020

  • Thomas Tuchel has confirmed Neymar is fit to face Manchester United after missing Paris Saint-Germain’s win over Nimes on Friday. Marco Verratti and Leandro Paredes are ruled out, however.
  • Thilo Kehrer and Mauro Icardi are also major doubts for the home side.
  • Angel Di Maria has missed PSG’s last two matches through suspension but is available to face former club United here.
  • Ander Herrera is set to face his former club for the first time since joining PSG in 2019.
  • Marquinhos and Layvin Kurzawa have also been serving domestic bans but are available for selection on Tuesday night.
  • After failing to replace Thiago Silva in the summer, it remains to be seen whether Tuchel will still use Marquinhos in central midfield for big matches.

 

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN – MANCHESTER UNITED BETTING PREDICTIONS, CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, GROUP H, ROUND 1, 20.10.2020

  • Axel Tuanzebe could remarkably make his first Manchester United appearance since December 2019 here with Harry Maguire, Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo and Eric Bailly all unavailable for the away side.
  • Scott McTominay is another option at centre-back for United having started all three matches for Scotland at the back during the recent international break. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may even go with a three-man defence with pure speed in attack.
  • Edinson Cavani has trained with a club just twice since July and therefore misses out on a potential United debut away to former club PSG. Mason Greenwood has also been left in Manchester with Jesse Lingard.
  • Juan Mata deserves another shot in the starting XI after his display at Newcastle but Solskjaer may go with pure speed in attack if he elects for a 3-4-1-2 formation in Paris.
Paris Saint-Germain vs Manchester United | Stats
Paris Saint-Germain vs Manchester United | Predictions & Tips

OVER 2.5 GOALS

1-2

Won

1.57

LEEDS – WOLVES BETTING PREDICTIONS, PREMIER LEAGUE, ROUND 5, 19.10.2020

Leeds vs Wolves Predictions
Leeds
19.10.2020
22:00
Premier League (Eng)
Wolves
Leeds
V
Wolves

Leeds vs Wolverhampton predictions for Monday night’s Premier League clash at Elland Road. Leeds hope to continue their promising start to the Premier League campaign when they host Wolves. Read on for all our free Premier League predictions and betting tips.

LEEDS - WOLVES BETTING PREDICTIONS, PREMIER LEAGUE, ROUND 5, 19.10.2020
Reason for Leeds vs Wolves predictions

LEEDS - WOLVES BETTING PREDICTIONS, PREMIER LEAGUE, ROUND 5, 19.10.2020

Leeds United are proving their Premier League (PL) credentials with last round’s draw against Manchester City, which followed on from a 4-3 defeat at Liverpool and two narrow wins. Playing with confidence under Marcelo Bielsa, Leeds have averaged 54.50% possession from their first four PL matches.

The ‘Peacocks’ have followed up a run of eight home league matches unbeaten from last season (W7, D1) by winning their first PL home game after a 16-year hiatus and then grabbing that comeback draw against City. Their average conceded goals tally across those ten matches is just 0.5 per match, whilst four of Leeds’ last six league matches played anywhere have now seen over 3.5 goals.

Wolverhampton Wanderers, meanwhile, got back to winning ways with a 1-0 win against Fulham in the last round. In typical fashion, they scored their winner in the second half, and of Wolves' last 16 PL goals, 12 have come in the second half. This season, they’ve recorded a W1, D2, L1 string of second-half results, although they possessed the third-best PL second-half record last season (W18, D17, L3).

The 4-0 hammering Wolves suffered in their last away game, was their worst PL defeat since Manchester United thumped them 5-0 back in 2012. In fact whilst they didn’t concede 3+ goals in any of the last 33 league rounds last season, they’ve done so in two of four PL rounds already this campaign. Four of their last five PL defeats have now come via a 2+ goal margin.

Players to watch: Rodrigo Moreno (LEE) scored his second PL career goal in the last round, nine years and 272 days since scoring his first PL strike - the second longest gap ever. Meanwhile, Raúl Jiménez (WOL) has netted the opener in five of the last six PL games he’s scored in.
Hot stat: Wolves have failed to score before HT in 20 of their last 26 league matches.

Prediction:
Leeds have made a typically exciting start to life back in the Premier League. Their only defeat after four league matches came on the opening day, a 4-3 loss to champions Liverpool.
Wolves have made a curious start to the season and their 4-0 defeat away to West Ham was a real shock. There is certainly more to come from Nuno's side but that loss in particular would have concerned their manager.
This meeting should prove thoroughly entertaining, with high class football on display. Certainly more so than West Brom vs Burnley in Monday's other game. Based on the form shown already this season Leeds would be disappointed if they got nothing from this match.

Live score & odds

Wolves | informatii
  • Jack Harrison is available again after missing out against parent club Manchester City before the break.
  • Leeds supporters will be desperate to get a glimpse of new signing Raphinha, who left Champions League side Rennes to join them.
  • They may have to wait a little longer to see Diego Llorente, who pulled out of the Spain squad with a muscle injury.
  • As Liam Cooper also picked up a knock during the break, Leeds could find themselves short of options at centre-back here.
  • Rodrigo Moreno is pushing for a recall after playing a decisive role off the bench against City last time out.
  • Pablo Hernandez is closing in on a return for the home side, but Adam Forshaw and Kiko Casillla remain out.

 

  • Marcal was close to featuring for Wolves in their final match before the break so surely has a decent chance of returning here.
  • Jonny is the only player definitely ruled out for the away side heading into Monday’s match with Leeds.
  • Pedro Neto was the WhoScored Man of the Match against Fulham last time out and will hope to be rewarded with another start here.
  • Adama Traore and Joao Moutinho are pushing for recalls at Elland Road.
Leeds vs Wolves | Stats
Leeds vs Wolves | Predictions & Tips

BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE

0-1

Lost

1.75

VERONA – GENOA BETTING PREDICTIONS, SERIE A, ROUND 4, 19.10.2020

Hellas Verona vs Genoa CFC Predictions
Hellas Verona
19.10.2020
21:45
Serie A
Genoa CFC
Hellas Verona
V
Genoa CFC

Verona - Genoa predictions for Monday night’s Serie A clash. Read on for all our free Serie A predictions and betting tips.

VERONA - GENOA BETTING PREDICTIONS, SERIE A, ROUND 4, 19.10.2020
Reason for Hellas Verona vs Genoa CFC predictions

VERONA - GENOA BETTING PREDICTIONS, SERIE A, ROUND 4, 19.10.2020

Hellas Verona (W2, L1) haven’t been particularly entertaining to watch this Serie A (SA) season, with their last two matches ending 1-0 (W1, L1). That’s hardly surprising as last season just 47.37% of their SA matches produced over 2.5 goals - the second lowest average. In fact the average of 2.58 total goals per Verona fixture that term was also the division’s second lowest too.

If excluding a recent walkover vs Roma, only one side has scored in Verona’s last four SA matches, although the three previous H2Hs have all featured over 2.5 goals (W1, L2). Additionally, ten of their final 12 SA home matches last season featured over 2.5 goals, with five producing 4+.

A humiliating 6-0 loss at Napoli in the last SA round saw Genoa concede five goals after HT! Their last four SA losses have now seen Genoa fail to score and lose by a 3+ goal margin. Additionally, the ‘Rossoblù’ have conceded 17 goals across those matches, with 12 arriving after the break.

However, omens appear better for the visitors when looking at recent H2Hs, with Genoa winning three of the last four (L1), including the previous one which saw them score three goals before HT. Moreover, Genoa were leading at HT in each of the last four H2Hs.

Players to watch: Andrea Favilli has scored Verona’s only SA goal this season - that came in the second half of their previous home match. However, Verona have actually scored three of their previous five home league goals before HT.

Mattia Destro (GEN) netted the opener in the first SA round. Three of his previous four league goals have arrived after HT.

Hot stat: All of Genoa’s last nine SA away matches have seen over 2.5 goals (W3, D3, L3).

Prediction:
Both sides face major absences due to injuries and COVID-19, but so far Verona have been the more convincing team in the league.
Genoa's lack of depth could be an issue in the latter stages of the fixture, which could allow the hosts to control possession and the tempo of the game effectively.

Live score & odds

Genoa CFC | informatii
  • Giangiacomo Magnani and Federico Ceccherini will partner Alan Empereur in defence for this fixture, while Eddie Slacedo should start up front.

 

  • Genoa will be without a significant number of key players after the COVID-19 cluster that developed in the squad earlier this month.
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Hellas Verona vs Genoa CFC | Predictions & Tips

VERONA TO WIN

0-0

Lost

2.25

WEST BROMWICH – BURNLEY BETTING PREDICTIONS, PREMIER LEAGUE, ROUND 5, 19.10.2020

West Bromwich Albion vs Burnley Predictions
West Bromwich Albion
19.10.2020
19:00
Premier League (Eng)
Burnley
West Bromwich Albion
V
Burnley

West Brom vs Burnley predictions for Monday night’s Premier League clash at the Hawthorns. West Brom and Burnley face off as both teams search for their first Premier League win of the season. Read on for all our free Premier League predictions and betting tips.

WEST BROMWICH - BURNLEY BETTING PREDICTIONS, PREMIER LEAGUE, ROUND 5, 19.10.2020
Reason for West Bromwich Albion vs Burnley predictions

WEST BROMWICH - BURNLEY BETTING PREDICTIONS, PREMIER LEAGUE, ROUND 5, 19.10.2020

West Bromwich Albion have endured a tough return to the Premier League (PL), recording their worst top-flight start after four games since 1985/86 (D1, L3). Additionally, 76.92% (ten) of their goals conceded have arrived in the second half, and the ‘Baggies’ have been specifically outscored 7-0 beyond the 60th minute so far.

Slaven Bilic’s side have seen their last four encounters at home in all competitions average 4.00 goals per game (W1, D2, L1). Four of their previous five overall victories here came without conceding. They’re unbeaten in 11 of the past 12 home H2H battles (W9, D2), but Burnley won on their most recent visit in March 2018.

Conceding an average of 6.67 corners per league game to date, Burnley have seen three of their four competitive defeats come by a two-goal margin. Indeed, 64.29% of their PL losses last season were by 2+ goals (nine), though their last six wins in all competitions have yielded a clean sheet.

Burnley went undefeated 61.11% of the time last season when outsiders in a PL away match (W6, D5, L7), whilst they kept clean sheets in 60% of their away clashes against bottom-half opposition. One worry, however, is that the Clarets’ boss Sean Dyche is winless in three career H2H clashes against teams managed by Slaven Bilic (D1, L2).

Players to watch: All five games in which Callum Robinson has scored in for WBA in all competitions ended over 2.5 goals (W2, D3), including four occasions scoring first or last in the match.

Burnley’s Chris Wood has scored in a total of 15 PL away games playing for the ‘Clarets’, losing in only three of those (W9, D3, L3). He also has one goal in one Burnley appearance versus WBA.

Hot stat: WBA have averaged only 1.75 corners per PL game this season - by far the lowest in the league ahead of the round.

Prediction:
Both West Brom and Burnley are searching for their first Premier League win of the season.
West Brom have one point after a 3-3 draw with Chelsea, albeit they were 3-0 up.
Burnley have started the new campaign with three straight defeats.
Expect a low scoring affair between two sides desperate for three points.

Live score & odds

 


Burnley | informatii
  • Callum Robinson has been given the all-clear to play on Monday after completing a period of self-isolation.
  • West Brom signed Karlan Grant from Huddersfield last week and their new big money striker is expected to debut here.
  • Kieran Gibbs is back available after serving a suspension, while Branislav Ivanovic and Ahmed Hegazi are all fit again.
  • Filip Krovinovic is back at West Brom and will push for a start in midfield on Monday.
  • Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher will push for a recall after being left out of the matchday squad against Southampton before the break.

 

  • Ben Mee, Jack Cork and Matt Lowton continue to miss out for Burnley but Sean Dyche is hopeful Jay Rodriguez will recover in time for Monday’s game.
  • Burnley need to check on Johann Gudmundsson after the winger complained of muscle discomfort during the international break for Iceland.
  • The Clarets will hope to have centre-back Kevin Long available after he suffered an eye injury during the international break for Ireland.
West Bromwich Albion vs Burnley | Stats
West Bromwich Albion vs Burnley | Predictions & Tips

BURNLEY DRAW NO BET

0-0

Void

2.17

ENGLAND – DENMARK BETTING PREDICTIONS, NATIONS LEAGUE, LEAGUE A, 14.10.2020

Anglia vs Danemarca Predictions
Anglia
14.10.2020
21:45
UEFA Nations League
Danemarca
Anglia
V
Danemarca

England vs Denmark predictions ahead of this clash in the Nations League on Wednesday night. Can the England record a third win of the week? Read on for our free betting tips and predictions.

ENGLAND – DENMARK BETTING PREDICTIONS, NATIONS LEAGUE, LEAGUE A, 14.10.2020
Reason for Anglia vs Danemarca predictions

A 2-1 victory over Belgium (Oct 11) means England have lost just one of their last eight at home against teams currently in UEFA Nations League (UNL) League A (W4, D3, L1). Including the winner v Belgium, England averaged 1.0 goals beyond the hour mark across those four victories, while three of them produced a goalless first half.

The reverse H2H (0-0) saw just three total shots on target, though England won the corner count stakes (6-4), as they have done in seven straight home games (CF 44, CA 20). Furthermore, three of the last four H2Hs to be won/lost have seen the victor win the second half by a precise 1-0 scoreline.
Denmark have lost just once in their last ten games vs a (current) UNL League A side (W3, D6, L1), with half (five) of those games producing a goal within the opening 20 minutes. However, they last won a competitive away game against a side currently in FIFA’s top-ten back in September 2008.

Notably, the ‘Red and White’ (DEN) have scored the opener in their last 13 wins. Of the ten halves played against current UNL League A or B opposition within that group of wins, seven (70%) saw them win 1-0, with the first half won 1-0 in four of their last five wins against such opposition.
Players to watch: Marcus Rashford celebrated his MBE award with an equalising penalty against Belgium. If excluding extra time, England are currently unbeaten in his last seven goalscoring internationals (W6, D1).

Danish forward Martin Braithwaite netted in the only match amongst Denmark’s previous ten to see both teams score. It is one of four international goals (from his last six) to arrive beyond the 70th minute.

Hot stat: Going back to November 2014, each of England’s last five competitive home wins to see both teams score have seen them concede first (HT: W1, D4).

Prediction:
England beat the No.1 ranked side in the world in Belgium on Sunday but it didn't feel like a performance that was fitting of the occasion. They improved in the second half, notably at the back, but scored their goals from a soft penalty and freak deflection. They still lack creativity going forward. It's been another underwhelming international break but they have the chance to make it three wins from three here.

Denmark followed up a 4-0 win over the Faroe Islands with a 3-0 win away to Iceland on Sunday. Having already drawn with England in September, they should be confident heading into Wednesday's match at Wembley. Denmark are currently third in the group, two points behind Belgium and three off England. A win here would blow the group wide open.

Live score & odds

England rejected Tottenham’s request for Harry Kane to withdraw from the squad and Gareth Southgate is set to start his captain on Wednesday.

Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka or Ainsley Maitland-Niles will start at left wing-back for England with neither Ben Chilwell nor Kieran Trippier available for the Three Lions on Wednesday.

Kalvin Phillips is the most likely first change in central midfield, while Conor Coady is pushing for a recall at centre-back. Joe Gomez may miss out once again.
Mason Mount has been tipped to start ahead of Jadon Sancho once again, with Jack Grealish set for the bench once again.

Reece James has made a real impression since being drafted into the England squad at late notice and could make a surprise start here.

Danemarca | informatii

Martin Braithwaite and Christian Eriksen are the only players to have started both games for Denmark during the break but given their status in the squad it’s unlikely they will be rested here.

Mathias Jensen is an option in central midfield if fresh legs are required at Wembley on Wednesday.

Anglia vs Danemarca | Stats
Anglia vs Danemarca | Predictions & Tips

England to win

0-1

Lost

1.75

1.73

1.73