Juventus succumbed to a two goal win by Monza in the 2nd leg of last season as the Old Lady was really having a poor season. Following the Old Lady’s form and heroics this season that have positioned them in 2nd place on the log with 2 points behind log leaders Inter, I anticipate them winning this encounter as a pay back to Monza and a chance to top Serie A prior to their match day. Sure win away, tuyina okubanja.
Arsenal currently lead the league and here comes an opportunity to further extend their lead at the summit of the table. The gunners have won all their last 4 meetings with Wolves and being home, I do not give the away side any chance to attain a single point.
In-form Newcastle host Man United at one of the most hostile support grounds St. James’s Park at the race for both to enter the top 4 continues. Man United currently sit 6th on the log as the hosts occupy the 7th spot. Both are in great form and hardly finish a game without scoring at least a goal. I anticipate an end to end game since both will go for the 3 points following their one point margin. Over 2.5 goals is the safest bet in this fixture.
At Borussia Park B. Monchengladbach that have made O2.5 in all their last 8 fixtures in all competitions host 6th placed Hoffenheim who really need a win to cling the gap between them and Leipzig in 5th position. These are 2 sides in the German Bundesliga that are well known for offensive game approach and really do it well. 4/5 of their last H2H meetings have seen more than 3 goals.
AC Milan are currently 3rd placed with 26 points creating 4 and 6 point margins with Juventus and Inter Respectively. A win today will see them get to 29 points which gives them more boast in the Scudetto race. Being home, I see them win today
If there is a most possible odd 2 win this weekend, it is this away win as high flying Real Sociedad face struggling Osasuna. Real Sociedad have won 5/5 last H2H La Liga meetings with Osasuna. The home side is currently 14th placed not having won a game from their last 4 league fixtures. I do not see them stopping the Txuri- Urdin.
At Estadio De Municipal Famalicao, 7th placed Famalicao host 3rd placed FC Porto as the league continues. Porto lost to Barcelona in mid-week and I see this as an opportunity for them to bounce back to their winning ways. A win will see Porto cling their gap with Sporting CP if at all the latter does not win.
A win for Hadjuk Split will extend their lead to 39 points as the race in the Croatian top flight continues. Gorica are currently 4th placed but I do not see them stopping the most in-form side in the league that have won all their last 5 games in the league. 3/5 last H2H meetings between the 2 sides have been won by the home side. Let go for a win with a total minimum of 2 goals.
Man City are currently sitting 2nd on the log after drawing with Liverpool last weekend. At Etihad, Spurs are the guests and I expect an end to end game as both will try to secure maximum points. If there is a game Man City needs to win, it is this one cause if they lose points, their title hopes will have started to decline. Tottenham have lost all their last 3 Premier league fixtures and I do not see them attain anything against City
Barcelona are currently 4th placed as they host 3rd placed Atletico Madrid at Estadio Olimpico a neutral location. It is a hard one at the moment to trust Barcelona with a sure win given due their inconsistence. Both sides always respect each other every time they meet and it is on very few occasions when we have witnessed over 2.5 goals. 5/6 last H2H meetings have seen Under 2.5 goals