20:00 - Liverpool v Rangers
Liverpool and Rangers go head-to-head at Anfield in UEFA Champions League action this Tuesday night. Somewhat surprisingly, this will be the first-ever competitive meeting between the two clubs. The Reds bounced back from the Naples disappointment with a last-gasp win over Ajax in their last Group A game, while the Gers are pointless so far.
Jurgen Klopp’s men left it late to see off the Dutch champions, with Joel Matip hitting the winner in the 89th minute. Rangers have had a tough time so far, losing 4-0 at Ajax and 3-0 at home to Napoli. Liverpool have been far from their best this season, but the Merseysiders should make home advantage count here. We can see this being a relatively comfortable night for Klopp’s men so we’ll be backing the hosts to win with a -1 goal handicap at odds of 2/5.
20:00 - Inter Milan v Barcelona
One of the standout UEFA Champions League fixtures of the week is the Group C encounter between Inter Milan and Barcelona at the San Siro. Bayern Munich lead the way in this heavyweight group, with Inter and Barca both on three points each. The German giants are expected to win the group, so this is a huge game in Milan to see who edges ahead in the race for second spot.
Inter were beaten at home by Bayern in their opening match, though they bounced back with a 2-0 win in Plzen. Barcelona walloped Viktoria Plzen on matchday one but were beaten 2-0 in Munich last time out. These two European giants look tough to split on paper, so our money is going on the stalemate. Back the draw and both teams to score at odds of 7/2.
20:00 - Eintracht Frankfurt v Tottenham
Antonio Conte takes his Tottenham Hotspur troops to Germany this Tuesday to face Eintracht Frankfurt in a UEFA Champions League Group D game. Spurs will still be licking their wounds after losing to Arsenal in a Premier League north London derby at the weekend. Can the Londoners bounce back with a win in Europe in midweek?
Tottenham started their Champions League campaign with a hard-fought 2-0 win over Marseille, with Richarlison getting both goals at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Conte’s side were then beaten 2-0 by Sporting Lisbon in Portugal. Spurs will be eager to strike back here, and we can see the Premier League side edging a tight affair at Waldstadion. Consider some money on Tottenham to win by one goal at a price of 3/1.
20:00 - Cardiff v Blackburn
Cardiff City host Blackburn Rovers in midweek EFL Championship action. Interim boss Mark Hudson got off to a solid start last weekend, as the Bluebirds scored late to hold Vincent Kompany’s Burnley to a 1-1 draw in the Welsh capital. Can Cardiff build on that and secure a big three points at the Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday night?
Cardiff have had a disappointing season so far, and Steve Morison was sacked after a 1-0 loss at Huddersfield Town before the international break. Blackburn are going well under Jon Dahl Tomasson, as Rovers sit sixth after six wins from 11 league games. Blackburn have yet to draw this season, but we fancy this to end all square in South Wales. The draw is priced at odds of 23/10 which looks decent enough to us.
20:00 - Reading v Norwich
Two of the form sides in the EFL Championship meet at the Select Car Leasing Stadium on Tuesday night, as Paul Ince’s Reading welcome Dean Smith’s Norwich City to Berkshire. The Royals have been the surprise package so far, while the Canaries have made a good start following Premier League relegation. This promises to be an entertaining Championship encounter.
Reading were tipped for a season of struggle before a ball was kicked, but Ince’s side have started their 2022-23 league campaign in strong fashion. Last weekend’s 3-1 home success over Huddersfield Town was their seventh league success of the season. However, Norwich have put together an excellent unbeaten run since making a slow start, and we fancy City to edge this one. You can get a price of 3/1 for the away win and both teams to score and that’s the bet for us.
17:45 - RB Leipzig v Celtic
Agne Postecoglou’s Celtic make the trip to Germany this week to face RB Leipzig in the UEFA Champions League. The Bhoys could do with a win after collecting just one point from a possible six thus far. Leipzig have lost both Group F games, shipping six goals along the way. Can the Scottish champions secure a vital victory at the Red Bull Arena?
After a heavy home defeat to Real Madrid, Celtic bounced back with a decent 1-1 draw with Shakhtar Donetsk in Warsaw. Leipzig were hammered at home by Donetsk and lost 2-0 to Real. This will be another tough European test for the Hoops, but we fancy Celtic to edge it. Take a punt on the away win and under 2.5 goals at a fine price of 10/1.
20:00 - Chelsea v AC Milan
Chelsea welcome AC Milan to Stamford Bridge this Wednesday in a mouth-watering UEFA Champions League group game. The Blues came from behind to beat Crystal Palace in Graham Potter’s first Premier League game in charge last weekend. Having taken just one point in the Champions League, Chelsea could do with a European victory in midweek.
The Londoners have made a sluggish start in Champions League Group E, losing one and drawing one. After a loss at Dynamo Zagreb, Potter’s men were held to a 1-1 home draw by Red Bull Salzburg last time out. Milan lead the way in the group on four points, but we fancy the Blues to edge this one. Put some money on the home win and both teams to score at odds of 13/5.
20:00 - Manchester City v Copenhagen
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City will be looking for three more points in the UEFA Champions League when Danish champions Copenhagen visit the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night. The Citizens are top of Group G after taking six points from a possible six so far. The Premier League champions should ease past Copenhagen in this one.
Man City beat rivals Manchester United in a thrilling Manchester derby at the Etihad last weekend, running out 6-3 winners. Pep’s boys are flying right now, and they will put one foot in the Champions League knockout stage with three points on Wednesday. City should dominate this one from start to finish, so take a punt on the home team to win both halves at odds of 8/13.
20:00 - Preston v West Brom
Preston North End take on West Bromwich Albion at Deepdale in EFL Championship action this Wednesday. The Lilywhites are the draw specialists in the second tier, with seven of their opening 11 matches ending all square. Steve Bruce is a man under real pressure after his side were beaten again last time out. Bruce’s Baggies will be desperate for three points on Wednesday.
Preston have been hard to beat so far, losing just twice this term. On the flip side, Ryan Lowe’s men have picked up just two league wins. West Brom have made a poor start, collecting a mere 10 points from a possible 33. Ahead of this round of matches, Albion are only above the drop zone on goal difference. We can see Preston drawing again and that’s the outcome we’ll be backing at odds of 23/10.
17:45 - Omonia Nicosia v Manchester United
Erik ten Hag takes his Manchester United side to Cyprus this Thursday to play Omonia Nicosia in the UEFA Europa League. The Red Devils will be desperate to bounce back with a win after losing 6-3 to Manchester City in the Manchester derby at the weekend. As you would expect, Ten Hag’s United are the odds-on favourites to get the win at GSP Stadium and we can’t see past a routine success for them here.
Having lost at home to Real Sociedad in game one, Man United needed to win their next European fixture at Sheriff Tiraspol. The Premier League side did a professional job at Zimbru Stadium in Chisinau, as goals from Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo were enough for a comfortable 2-0 away win. We fancy a similar outcome here, and you can get 4/6 for United to win -1.
17:45 - Anderlecht v West Ham
Anderlecht and West Ham United meet in a tasty UEFA Europa Conference League game at Constant Vanden Stock Stadium in Brussels this Thursday. Despite poor, though now improving, Premier League form, the Hammers have made a strong start in the Europa Conference League, winning two out of two so far. They will put one foot in the knockout stages with three points in Belgium.
West Ham have come from behind to win both Group B games. After seeing off FCSB with a 3-1 win at the London Stadium in match one, Manuel Lanzini, Gianluca Scamacca and Craig Dawson were on target in a 3-2 win at Silkeborg in their last Group B fixture. Back the West Ham win and both teams to score in this one at the very decent price of 3/1.
20:00 - Arsenal v Bodo/Glimt
Arsenal are back in UEFA Europa League action this Thursday night, as Mikel Arteta’s in-form Londoners welcome Norwegian Eliteserien champions Bodo/Glimt to the Emirates Stadium. Bodo lead the way at the top of Group A on four points, though the Gunners have played a game fewer and are now very well fancied to go all the way in this competition. Arsenal are flying right now and will be looking for another victory in midweek.
The Gunners have made a stunning start to their 2022-23 campaign, winning eight of their opening nine league and cup games. The Premier League leaders beat Zurich away from home in their first Europa League match, and in-form Arsenal should be too strong for Glimt on Thursday. We like the look of 4/6 for the hosts to be winning at half time and full time, especially with the depth Arteta now has in his squad.
20:00 - England Women v USA Women
England and USA square off at Wembley Stadium in an international friendly on Friday night. The Lionesses are the European champions after their UEFA Women’s Euro 2021 heroics in the summer. As for the States, they are at the top of the current FIFA World Rankings. This promises to be an entertaining friendly fixture in the English capital.
England are in red-hot form right now, winning 14 games in a row and not suffering a defeat since April 2021. USA are also in staggering form, as they have won 13 on the spin and have not lost since August 2021. This one really could go either way, but our money is going on the draw. Take a punt on the draw and both teams to score at 10/3 in what should be a great game for fans and neutrals alike.
20:00 - QPR v Reading
Queens Park Rangers and Reading lock horns in Friday night EFL Championship action at Loftus Road. These two are among the surprise packages in the second tier this term, with both sides sitting in the play-off spots at present. QPR have 21 points to their name, while the Royals have picked up 22 points from their opening 12 games.
Paul Ince is doing a fine job with Reading, as the Berkshire side have won seven of their opening 12 matches and sit pretty in third. Michael Beale was given the job at QPR in the summer, and the 42 year old has started well. Rangers have won six, drawn three and lost three games so far. The Hoops won at leaders Sheffield United in midweek, and we fancy QPR to win this one too, which is available to back at odds of 5/6.
15:00 - Chelsea v Wolves
Chelsea and Wolverhampton Wanderers go head-to-head at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League this Saturday afternoon. Graham Potter has started life at the Bridge with two wins and a draw from three league and cup fixtures. He was a risky appointment but a bold one and if given time he could create something special at the Bridge. The Londoners will be looking for another victory against lowly Wolves at the weekend and they should get the job done against the strugglers.
After a 1-1 UEFA Champions League home draw with Red Bull Salzburg, Chelsea have secured back-to-back wins over Crystal Palace and AC Milan under new boss Potter. As for Wolves, they are in the Premier League’s relegation zone after collecting just six points from their opening eight games. They have sacked their manager and head into this game with two coaches acting as caretakers. We fancy Chelsea to claim a comfortable home victory here so back the Blues to win both halves at the solid price of 12/5.
15:00 - Manchester City v Southampton
Pep Guardiola’s incredible and seemingly unstoppable Manchester City welcome Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton to the Etihad Stadium this Saturday in the Premier League. The Saints caused City problems last term, holding the Manchester giants to two draws. However, the in-form champions are the overwhelming favourites to pick up all three points from this one, with Erling Haaland looking like a man possessed.
Man City have made a sensational start to their season, winning six and drawing two of their opening eight Premier League matches. City have won nine of 11 in all competitions since losing to Liverpool in the FA Community Shield back in July. In major contrast, Southampton have lost three on the spin, and we fancy City to secure an easy home win on Saturday. Take a punt on the Citizens to win -2 at 5/6.
17:30 - Brighton v Tottenham
Exciting young boss Roberto De Zerbi takes charge of his first Brighton & Hove Albion home game this weekend, as the high-flying Seagulls welcome Antonio Conte’s Tottenham Hotspur to the Amex Stadium. After losing the north London derby to bitter rivals Arsenal last Saturday, Spurs will be desperate to strike back with a win in East Sussex.
Brighton have made another strong start to their season, with Albion sitting in the UEFA Champions League places after seven games played. De Zerbi guided the Seagulls to a fine and deserved 3-3 draw with Liverpool at Anfield in his first game in charge. Tottenham are having their first blip of the season, as Conte’s troops have won one, drawn one and lost two of their last four across all competitions. We fancy the draw and both teams to score here (10/3).
12:00 - Huddersfield v Hull
Huddersfield Town and Hull City meet in EFL Championship action at the John Smith’s Stadium this Sunday. With the Terriers down in 23rd spot, while the Tigers are 17th, both teams will be desperate for all three points from this one. Huddersfield have won just two of their opening 11 but are the slight favourites to edge this one.
Mark Fotheringham started life at Huddersfield with a 3-1 loss at Reading, though his Terriers did hold Luton Town to a 3-3 draw at Kenilworth Road last time out. Hull, who recently parted company with Shota Arveladze, have also made a poor start. However, after five straight losses, City secured a much-needed win over Wigan Athletic in midweek. Back Hull to nick this Yorkshire derby at 21/10.
14:00 - Crystal Palace v Leeds
Crystal Palace take on Leeds United at Selhurst Park in the Premier League on Sunday. The Eagles have picked up just one win thus far and are only out of the relegation zone on goal difference and have a number of injuries coming into this one The Whites are currently three points ahead in 12th. Who will come out on top in this big clash in the capital?
Palace have failed to win in four since seeing off Aston Villa in August. They nearly snatched a point from Chelsea last weekend, but the Blues scored in injury time at Selhurst to claim a 2-1 win. Leeds are also winless in four, though Jesse Marsch’s side did pick up a handy point against Villa last time out. The pair look tough to split, so our money is going on the draw and under 2.5 goals at 7/2.
14:00 - West Ham v Fulham
London sides West Ham United and Fulham do battle at the London Stadium in Premier League action on Sunday afternoon. The Hammers made a poor start to their season but head into this one having won four of their past five in all competitions. The Cottagers have already picked up three Premier League wins this term.
West Ham returned from the international break with a vital 2-0 home victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers last week. As for Fulham, they were beaten 4-1 by Newcastle United at Craven Cottage. Things are slowly but surely clicking into place for David Moyes’ Irons, and we can see United picking up maximum points on home soil this weekend. There is good value in 15/8 for West Ham to win -1.
16:30 - Arsenal v Liverpool
Arsenal and Liverpool go head-to-head at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday in the Premier League. The Gunners have made a sensational start, winning seven of their opening eight to top the Premier League table and also going strongly in the Europa League two, despite employing squad rotation. Incredibly, the Reds are already 11 points adrift in ninth, though Jurgen Klopp’s men have played a game fewer. This is a huge fixture for the pair and defeat for Klopp could signal a very early end to their title hopes.
Mikel Arteta’s troops have hardly put a foot wrong. Apart from a 3-1 loss to rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford, the Gunners have been faultless, winning the other seven, often in fine style. Liverpool have been far from their best this term, winning two, drawing four and losing one of their opening seven league games and also being hammered by Napoli in the Champions League. Still, the away team head to London as the favourites. We fancy Arsenal to hold Liverpool to a draw here (13/5).
19:00 - Everton v Manchester United
On Sunday night, Frank Lampard’s Everton welcome Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United to Merseyside for an intriguing Premier League fixture at Goodison Park. After a slow start, the Toffees have finally hit form under Lampard, and the Blues will fancy their chances of upsetting the Red Devils on home soil. United will be eager to bounce back from last weekend’s derby defeat but might struggle after a long trip home from Greece in midweek.
Since losing their opening two Premier League fixtures of the season, the Toffees have gone on an impressive seven-game unbeaten run in all competitions, winning three and drawing four. The Merseyside club have won their last two in the league. Man United had won four Premier League games in a row before last weekend’s 6-3 loss at the Etihad Stadium. Our money is going on the Everton win and both teams to score (11/2).
20:00 - Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa
Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa go head-to-head at the City Ground in the Premier League on Monday night. Forest made a solid start to their season but have found top-tier life a struggle of late. After five Premier League defeats on the trot, Steve Cooper’s (assuming he’s still in a job when you read this!) troops will be desperate for a positive result here.
Forest have not won in the league since beating West Ham United at home on matchday two. Since then, they have taken just one point from a possible 18 and have slipped to the foot of the Premier League table. Aston Villa have made a slow start, but Steven Gerrard’s boys are unbeaten in three (one win, two draws). Our money is going on the away team in this one, and we like the look of 7/2 for the Aston Villa win and both teams to score.
17:45 - FC Copenhagen v Manchester City
Manchester City make the trip to the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen this Tuesday to play Copenhagen in the UEFA Champions League. Pep Guardiola’s men have been scintillating in Group G up until now, winning three on the spin and scoring 11 goals in the process. The Premier League champions will be looking for maximum points in the Danish capital in midweek.
After kicking off the competition with a 4-0 victory in Seville and a battling 2-1 home success over Borussia Dortmund, Man City moved on to nine points with an easy 5-0 win over Copenhagen at the Etihad Stadium last weekend. Pep’s boys should secure another routine European victory on Tuesday, and there is good value in the odds of 10/11 for the away side to win with a -2 goal handicap.
19:45 - Wigan v Blackburn
Wigan Athletic and Blackburn Rovers clash in EFL Championship action at the DW Stadium on Tuesday night. The Latics sit 16th right now with 16 points to their name. As for Rovers, they are in seventh spot on 21 points. The bookies are having a tough time splitting these two, and this one at the DW could go either way.
Wigan have had a mixed bag of results on their Championship return. Last time out, Athletic fell to a disappointing home defeat to Cardiff City. Rovers returned to winning ways in their last fixture, easing past Rotherham United at Ewood Park. We fancy this one to end all square, so put some money on the draw and both teams to score at a price of 10/3.
20:00 - AC Milan v Chelsea
Graham Potter takes his Chelsea team to Italy in midweek to face AC Milan in the San Siro in UEFA Champions League group action. The Blues made a slow start to Group E, taking just one point from their opening two games, but last week’s victory over Milan at Stamford Bridge fired them into second spot. Can Chelsea move on to seven points with a win on Tuesday or will they find it tough going in Italy?
Potter has made a solid start to life in west London. After starting with a Champions League home draw with Red Bull Salzburg, Chelsea have won three matches in a row under their new boss, seeing off Crystal Palace, Milan and Wolverhampton Wanderers. The Blues eased to a 3-0 win over the Italians in the reverse meeting, and we like the look of the odds of 3/1 for Chelsea to win to nil again.
20:00 - Celtic v RB Leipzig
Celtic and RB Leipzig go head-to-head at Celtic Park this Tuesday in the UEFA Champions League. Ange Postecoglou’s Bhoys could do with a win as they sit bottom of Group F with just one point to their name. Current holders Real Madrid will no doubt win the group, but second spot is up for grabs. Can Celtic pick up a massive three points on home turf in midweek? They will fancy their chances but it won’t be easy by any means.
The Hoops battled to a 1-1 draw with Shakhtar Donetsk in game two, but last week’s 3-1 loss in Leipzig was a real setback for the Scottish champions. Donetsk currently sit second right now on four points, with Leipzig on three and Celtic on one. Unfortunately for Postecoglou’s men, we fancy the German side to nick a win in Glasgow. As such we’ll be putting some money on the away victory and both teams to score at a price of 13/5.
20:00 - Rangers v Liverpool
Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s Rangers and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool lock horns at Ibrox in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night. Last week’s meeting at Anfield was the first-ever competitive game between the Gers and Reds. After losing in Merseyside, can Rangers get revenge on home soil or will Liverpool make life difficult for the Scottish side?
Liverpool won the reverse fixture 2-0 at Anfield, with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Mohamed Salah netting the goals. The Reds have been poor in the Premier League this season, taking just 10 points from eight matches. However, after losing 4-1 in Napoli in game one in this tournament, Klopp’s boys have taken six points out of six in Champions League Group A. The Premier League giants should get the better of the Scottish side once again, and we like the look of the odds of 8/11 for the away win and over 2.5 goals to be scored in the game.
20:00 - Tottenham v Eintracht Frankfurt
Antonio Conte’s Tottenham Hotspur entertain Oliver Glasner’s Eintracht Frankfurt at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in UEFA Champions League action this Wednesday night. The Germans held the Premier League team to a frustrating 0-0 draw at Waldstadion last week, but Spurs will fancy their chances of picking up a vital three points from this one.
Tottenham have work to do in Group D, as they have taken four points from a possible nine. Sporting Lisbon lead the way on six points, while Frankfurt also have four points to their name. After drawing a blank in Germany last time out, Tottenham will be eager to get back to winning ways here. Our money is going on Spurs to win to nil, which is nicely priced at odds of 13/8.
20:00 - Barcelona v Inter Milan
Barcelona and Inter Milan lock horns in UEFA Champions League Group C in one of the standout European ties of the week. Inter edged past Barca when the duo squared off at the San Siro last week, and this one at the Camp Nou is likely to be another tight and edgy contest. Still, can Blaugrana make home advantage count and pick up a much-needed three points?
Bayern Munich have taken maximum points and look nailed on to win Group C, so Inter and Barca are set to battle for second place and progression to the next stage. The Italians nicked the game in Milan last week, with Hakan Calhanoglu netting the only goal of the match. However, we fancy Barcelona to get revenge on home soil. This time, we’ll be backing the Spanish side to win by one goal at odds of 11/4.
17:45 - Bodo/Glimt v Arsenal
Mikel Arteta’s in-form Arsenal travel to Norway this week to face Bodo/Glimt in UEFA Europa League action. The Gunners are top of Group A and have a game in hand on Bodo and Zurich. The north London side will take a giant leap towards the next round if they manage to muster the three points at Aspmyra Stadion on Thursday. As expected, Arsenal are the clear favourites with the bookies and we see nothing to suggest they are mistaken.
The Gunners have had a great season so far. They currently sit at the pinnacle of the Premier League table after winning eight of their opening nine games. In the Europa League, Arteta’s side won 2-1 at Zurich before a comfortable 3-0 home win over Bodo. We fancy Arsenal to rack up another easy three points here and we’ll be backing the away team to be winning at half time and full time at a price of 6/5.
17:45 - Fiorentina v Hearts
In UEFA Europa Conference League Group A action this Thursday, Fiorentina welcome Hearts to the Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence. The Scottish side picked up an excellent away win at RFS in game two, but last week’s home reverse to the Italian side was a real setback for Robbie Neilson’s Jambos. Will the Violets be too strong again in this one?
Fiorentina cruised to victory at Tynecastle Park last week. They were 2-0 up at the break, and Luka Jovic added another with 10 minutes to play. Istanbul Basaksehir are currently at the top of the group on seven points, while Fiorentina have four points, and Hearts have taken three points from a possible nine. The Scottish Premiership outfit could do with a positive result, but we fancy the hosts to win to nil which is available to back at odds of 8/13.
20:00 - Manchester United v Omonia Nicosia
Manchester United take on Omonia Nicosia at Old Trafford on Thursday in the UEFA Europa League. After losing at home to Real Sociedad in their opening Group E matchup, the Red Devils have bounced back with two wins. Sociedad lead the way in the group with maximum points, with United three points behind in second place. Can Erik ten Hag’s men pick up a win on home soil in midweek or will they stumble against the underdogs?
Man United eased past Sheriff Tiraspol in Chisinau in game two before winning a five-goal thriller against Omonia in Nicosia last week. In the league, the Red Devils responded well after their derby defeat with a hard-fought 2-1 win at Everton at the weekend. We don’t think this will be a walk in the park but we’re opting for United to win and both teams to score in this one at odds of 2/1.
20:00 - West Ham v Anderlecht
David Moyes’ West Ham United entertain Felice Mazzu’s Anderlecht at the London Stadium in a UEFA Europa Conference League group game this Thursday. The Hammers are flying in Europe at the moment and have collected nine points from a possible nine to sit at the top of Group B. Can they pick up another European victory in midweek?
West Ham have won three out of three, seeing off FCSB, Silkeborg and Anderlecht. In the game in Belgium last week, Gianluca Scamacca’s late goal won the points for the Irons. The London side are starting to improve in the Premier League too, and United head into this fixture having won five of their past six matches in all competitions. The tide could have turned for the Hammers and we’re going to put some money on West Ham to win with a -1 goal handicap on Thursday at odds of 6/5.
20:00 - Brentford v Brighton
On Friday night in the Premier League, Brentford welcome Brighton & Hove Albion to the Brentford Community Stadium. The Bees could do with the points after failing to win in three and losing 5-1 at Newcastle United in their last game. The Seagulls lost at home to Tottenham Hotspur last time out but will fancy their chances in west London and are still riding high in the EPL.
Brentford have had a tough time of late, taking just one point from their last three and conceding eight goals along the way. Roberto De Zerbi has faced Liverpool and Tottenham in his opening two matches in charge of Brighton, taking one point from a possible six but deserving more. As such, we fancy Albion to nick the points here. Take a punt on the away win and under 2.5 goals at the tasty odds of 4/1.
12:30 - Leicester v Crystal Palace
Leicester City and Crystal Palace go head-to-head at the King Power Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. The Foxes are back at the foot of the table after losing at Bournemouth last time out and need to put together a decent run before they get cut adrift. As for the Eagles, they picked up a much-needed win over Leeds United in their last one, coming from behind to do so. Who will come out on top in this big game in the East Midlands this weekend?
Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester have had a miserable season so far, losing seven of their opening nine Premier League matches. The Foxes thumped Nottingham Forest in their last home game but were beaten again last weekend. After going four fixtures without a win, Patrick Vieira’s Palace edged past Leeds at Selhurst Park last Sunday. Leicester are kings of BTTS but we fancy the Londoners to nick this one (21/10).
12:30 - Rotherham v Huddersfield
Rotherham United and Huddersfield Town meet in an all-Yorkshire EFL Championship encounter at the New York Stadium this Saturday afternoon. The Millers started well but have gone on to win just one of their past seven in the league. The Terriers have also made a poor start, though they have won two of their last four to at least give them some hope.
After Paul Warne left for Derby County, Matt Taylor is the new man in charge of Rotherham. Taylor guided United to a 1-1 home draw with Millwall in game one, although Rotherham lost 3-0 at Blackburn Rovers last time out. Huddersfield have shown an improvement of late, and Mark Fotheringham picked up his first win since taking over last weekend, as Town beat another Yorkshire club, Hull City, 2-0. We can see the Terriers edging this one at a big price (13/5).
17:30 - Tottenham v Everton
Antonio Conte’s Tottenham Hotspur and Frank Lampard’s Everton do battle at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in Premier League action this weekend. Spurs got back to winning ways last time out, while the Toffees’ impressive unbeaten run came to an end at the hands of Manchester United despite them taking an early lead. Tottenham are the odds-on favourites to win this one on home turf and we can’t look past Conte’s troops.
After losing to rivals Arsenal in the north London derby at the Emirates Stadium, Tottenham got back to winning ways with a hard-fought win at Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend. Everton were six games unbeaten before last Sunday’s narrow home loss to Man United. Unfortunately for Lampard and his men, we can see them losing this one too as they continue to lack firepower. Back Spurs to win -1 at 5/4.
19:45 - Watford v Norwich
Two of the EFL Championship’s big hitters lock horns at Vicarage Road on Saturday night, as Slaven Bilic’s Watford entertain Dean Smith’s Norwich City. These two were relegated from the Premier League last term and will be gunning for an instant return to the top tier. The Canaries sit second right now, with the Hornets seven points behind in 13th.
The Bilic era got off to a stunning start, as Watford hammered Stoke City 4-0 away from home. However, the Hornets have since fallen to back-to-back defeats to Swansea City and Blackpool to bring the former Croatia boss back down to earth. Norwich have been in great form, but City were beaten at home by Preston North End last time out. A draw would not be a bad result for either side, and you can get 10/3 for the draw and both teams to score.
14:00 - Aston Villa v Chelsea
On Sunday afternoon, Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa entertain Graham Potter’s Chelsea in Premier League action at Villa Park. Potter has made a fine start to life at Stamford Bridge, and three points in the Midlands at the weekend will be the Blues’ fifth consecutive league and cup win. The London side are the clear favourites in this one and we can’t see Villa getting much of a sniff.
Villa have struggled to get going this season and have won just two of their opening nine league matches. Chelsea made a slow start but are now heading in the right direction under their new boss. The Blues moved into the top four last week, and we fancy Chelsea to chalk up another three points here and we’ll be backing the visitors to win with a -1 goal handicap at the decent price of 21/10.
14:00 - Leeds v Arsenal
Premier League leaders Arsenal travel to Elland Road this Sunday to play Leeds United. Mikel Arteta’s men have made a stunning start to their season, winning 11 of their opening 12 league and cup fixtures. Three points in Leeds at the weekend would keep the Gunners at the summit, and Arsenal are the odds-on favourites to get the win in West Yorkshire.
Jesse Marsch’s Leeds have had a mixed bag of results at the start of this season. They are in 14th spot in the table after eight matches played, winning two, drawing three and losing three. Arsenal are currently sitting pretty at the top of the tree after dropping just three points thus far. The north Londoners should move on to 27 points with an easy win at Elland Road on Sunday. Take a punt on the away team to be winning at half time and full time at odds of 7/5.
14:00 - Manchester United v Newcastle
Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United welcome Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United to Old Trafford in the Premier League this weekend. The Red Devils have dominated this fixture over the years, but there is not a lot to split the two clubs right now. Man United are in fifth place in the table on 15 points, with the Magpies a point and a place behind in sixth spot.
After losing their opening two Premier League games of the season, Ten Hag’s boys have bounced back in style with five wins from six. Newcastle have been tough to beat so far, losing just one of their opening nine fixtures. We can see these two evenly matched teams cancelling each other out at Old Trafford so we’ll be putting a little money on the draw and both teams to score at a price of 15/4.
16:30 - Liverpool v Manchester City
England’s finest square off at Anfield on Sunday, as Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City do battle in the Premier League. The Reds have not been at their best this season by their high standards, but they head into this one after a resounding 7-1 UEFA Champions League win at Rangers. As for Man City, they are unbeaten in all competitions since losing to Liverpool in the FA Community Shield back in July.
Liverpool have won just two of their opening eight league matches and are already 14 points behind current league leaders Arsenal. Man City have started well, as the champions have won seven and drawn two of their opening nine games in the Premier League. The hosts will be well up for this one after their big win in Glasgow in midweek, but we fancy in-form City to edge an entertaining encounter. Put some money on the away win and over 2.5 goals to be scored in the game at odds of 6/4.
19:30 - Brighton v Nottingham Forest
Brighton and Hove Albion and Nottingham Forest do battle at the Amex Stadium in Premier League action on Tuesday night. After two defeats and a draw from his first three games in charge, Roberto De Zerbi will be looking for a win here. Steve Cooper’s Forest have taken just two points from their last eight Premier League matches and are apparently in freefall.
Life after Graham Potter has been tough for Brighton. The De Zerbi reign started with an excellent draw at Anfield, but Albion have gone on to suffer back-to-back defeats to Tottenham Hotspur and Brentford. However, Forest have been in woeful form since beating West Ham United on matchday two, and we can see the Reds losing again in midweek. As such, we’ll be backing Brighton to be winning at half time and full time at a price of 11/10.
20:00 - Blackburn v Sunderland
Tony Mowbray returns to Ewood Park on Tuesday, as his Sunderland team face Jon Dahl Tomasson’s Blackburn Rovers in EFL Championship action. Rovers have had a strange season so far, winning eight and losing seven of their opening 15 games. The Black Cats are four points behind in ninth position in the table. Can the home team chalk up another three points here or will the visitors cause them problems?
Blackburn have won the most games in the Championship this season, but only Hull City and Huddersfield Town have suffered more defeats. Sunderland have made a steady start on their Championship return, and Mowbray has lost just two of eight since taking over at the Stadium of Light. The Mackems will no doubt be tough opponents, but we fancy Blackburn to edge it – you can get odds of 4/1 for the home win and both teams to score, which looks worthwhile to us.
20:00 - Stoke v Rotherham
On Tuesday night in the EFL Championship, Stoke City and Rotherham United go head-to-head at the bet365 Stadium. The Potters have finally found some form after a slow start and have won the last two games. Can Alex Neil’s side secure a third victory in a row and stretch their unbeaten run to four with three points on home turf in midweek?
Since a humbling 4-0 home loss to Watford, Stoke have bounced back with seven points from a possible nine. Rotherham started well but recently went four games without a win. However, Matt Taylor picked up his first victory last time out, guiding the Millers to a much-needed 2-1 home success over Huddersfield Town. We fancy the draw and both teams to score in this one which is priced at odds of 10/3.
20:15 - Crystal Palace v Wolves
Crystal Palace welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers to Selhurst Park this Tuesday in the Premier League. Palace have taken four points from their last two, while Wolves ended a three-game losing streak with a much-needed three points over Nottingham Forest last time out. These two teams look evenly matched on paper, and this could go either way in the capital.
Palace have made a steady enough start, winning two, drawing four and losing three of their matches. The Eagles are in 13th spot in the table on 10 points right now, while Wanderers are a point behind in 17th position. Palace have won the last three meetings, and we fancy the Londoners to edge a tight tussle at Selhurst on Tuesday. Check out the solid odds of 11/4 for the home side to win by a margin of one goal.
19:30 - Bournemouth v Southampton
Bournemouth and Southampton clash by the coast in Premier League action this Wednesday. Gary O’Neil is doing a fine job as interim manager of the Cherries, with last weekend’s 2-2 draw with Fulham stretching his unbeaten run to six matches. Can Bournemouth make home advantage count and secure a massive three points on Wednesday?
Since losing 9-0 at Liverpool, which was Scott Parker’s final game in charge, Bournemouth are unbeaten in six games under interim manager O’Neil. They have won two and drawn four and are in the top half of the table. Both teams will be looking for maximum points at the Vitality Stadium, but our money is going on the draw and both teams to score, which is available at the tempting price of 7/2.
19:30 - Brentford v Chelsea
West London rivals Brentford and Chelsea do battle at the Gtech Community Stadium in the Premier League on Wednesday night. The Bees have made a fine start to their season and are in the top half. However, Graham Potter is unbeaten as Blues boss, and Chelsea are the clear favourites to get the points at the home of their rivals.
Thomas Frank’s Brentford have been solid at home so far, losing just one of their opening five fixtures at the Gtech. The Bees have already secured home wins over Manchester United, Leeds United and Brighton and Hove Albion. Potter has started well at Stamford Bridge, guiding the Blues to five straight league and cup wins. Our money is going on the away win here which is priced at odds of 7/10.
19:30 - Liverpool v West Ham
After Sunday’s dramatic win over Manchester City, Jurgen Klopp and his Liverpool side will be looking to follow that up with three points against West Ham United on Wednesday. However, this will not be an easy game for the Reds, as David Moyes’ Hammers have recovered well from a poor start. This promises to be a fascinating fixture at Anfield.
Liverpool have been far from their best this season, as they are already a staggering 14 points behind the leaders. However, Sunday’s win could be a huge step in the right direction. West Ham have won six of their last eight games in all competitions, but we fancy Liverpool to edge this one at Anfield. You can get odds of 7/2 for the Liverpool win and under 2.5 goals to be scored in the game.
19:30 - Newcastle v Everton
Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United and Frank Lampard’s Everton square off at St James’ Park in Premier League action this Wednesday. The Magpies have been solid up to now, losing just one of their opening ten fixtures. After last weekend’s battling draw at Old Trafford, can United pick up three points from this one?
Newcastle have enjoyed a fine season so far, with just Liverpool getting the better of Howe’s Magpies. They are unbeaten at home, winning two and drawing three. Last time out at St James’ Park, Newcastle thumped Brentford 5-1. Everton have lost two on the spin, and we fancy United to come out on top in this one. Have a punt on the home team to win with a -1 goal handicap at the top price of 8/5.
20:00 - Millwall v Watford
In the EFL Championship on Wednesday night, Slaven Bilic takes his unpredictable Watford to The Den to face Gary Rowett’s battling Millwall. Both teams have taken 20 points from 14 Championship matches and are on the cusp of the play-off spots. Can the Lions make home advantage count here, or will the Hornets build on the Norwich City win?
Millwall go into this home fixture unbeaten in their last three. After a draw at Rotherham United, the Londoners have seen off Middlesbrough and Bristol City. After two losses, Watford returned to winning ways in their last fixture, edging past Norwich at Vicarage Road on Saturday night. This is a tough one to call, so back the draw and both teams to score at odds of 10/3.
20:15 - Manchester United v Tottenham
One of the standout Premier League fixtures in midweek is Wednesday’s clash at Old Trafford between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. Both clubs are looking to finish in the UEFA Champions League spots this term. Right now, United occupy fifth place in the table, while Spurs are currently sitting relatively pretty in third. Who will come out on top in Manchester? It really could go either way.
Man United have responded well after losing their first two games of the league campaign and have won five of their following eight games in the top flight. Tottenham have started in strong style, as Antonio Conte’s troops have won seven, drawn two and lost one of their games. This intriguing match at Old Trafford could go either way, but we fancy Spurs to just about nick it. Take a punt on Tottenham to win by a margin of one goal at a decent price of 7/2.
18:00 - Arsenal v PSV Eindhoven
The rearranged UEFA Europa League fixture between Arsenal and PSV Eindhoven will take place at the Emirates Stadium this Thursday. The Gunners are currently sitting pretty at the top of Group A after winning three out of three. PSV are hot on their heels, though, having won two and drawn one of their opening three fixtures. This is a big European encounter at the Emirates but the home side will be bang up for it after some great results already this season.
Mikel Arteta’s men have been in staggering form at the start of this season, as the London side have won 12 of 13 league and cup matches. No matter what happens in midweek in the Premier League games that are being played, Arsenal will stay top of the Premier League heading into this weekend’s trip to Southampton. As such the north London side can almost relax going into this one and we fancy the Gunners to claim an eighth successive victory in style this Thursday. You can get odds of 5/2 for the home side to win both halves which looks like a good bet to us.
19:30 - Fulham v Aston Villa
Fulham and Aston Villa square off in midweek Premier League action at Craven Cottage. The Cottagers have made a solid start to life back in the top tier, picking up 12 points from 10 games. The Villans are three points behind in 16th position in the table. Thursday’s clash in the capital could go either way, though the visitors are the slight favourites.
Fulham have made a decent start, but Marco Silva’s side could do with a win after taking just one point from their last three games. As for Steven Gerrard’s Villa, last weekend’s home loss to Chelsea was their first reverse in five. This could be a tight affair, but we fancy Aston Villa to nick a win at the Cottage and we’ll be backing Villa to win by a margin of one goal at odds of 3/1.
20:15 - Leicester City v Leeds United
Two struggling sides meet in a huge Premier League match at the King Power Stadium on Thursday, as Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City entertain Jesse Marsch’s Leeds United. The Foxes are level on points with Nottingham Forest at the bottom and have picked up just one win from their opening 10 Premier League matches. Leeds are not doing too much better at present and are just four points above in 15th position in the table.
Leicester have had a torrid season so far, though they have taken four points from their last two home matches. Before last weekend’s 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace, City walloped Forest 4-0 at the King Power. Leeds made a strong start but are without a win in six (two draws, four defeats). We can see this one ending all square, and there is good value in 10/3 for the draw and both teams to score.
12:30 - Nottingham Forest v Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp takes his improving Liverpool side to the City Ground this Saturday to play Steve Cooper’s struggling Nottingham Forest. Forest have found Premier League life tough going so far, winning just one of their opening 11 matches since returning to the top flight. Liverpool are looking for a fourth league and cup victory in a row as their momentum continues to build.
Since beating West Ham United at home on matchday two, Cooper’s Reds have taken just three points from a possible 27, drawing three and losing six. Liverpool have picked up three wins on the spin, beating Manchester City and West Ham after a 7-1 UEFA Champions League victory at Rangers. The Merseyside outfit should be too strong for Forest here and we’ll be backing the away team to win with a -1 goal handicap at odds of 4/6.
12:30 - Blackpool v Preston
Local rivals Blackpool and Preston North End do battle at Bloomfield Road in the EFL Championship this weekend. With the clubs just 17 miles apart on the map, this fixture is known as the West Lancashire derby, and both teams are desperate for the points at present. Pool have had a tough campaign so far, taking 16 points from 15 games and hovering just above the bottom three. Preston are six points ahead in ninth place.
Michael Appleton’s boys were showing an improvement after one win and two draws from three games, but the midweek home loss to fellow strugglers Hull City was a real setback. After back-to-back defeats to Bristol City and Stoke City, Preston picked up a vital 1-0 victory at Huddersfield Town last time out. We’ll be putting some money on North End to win by one goal again at odds of 10/3.
15:00 - Everton v Crystal Palace
Everton and Crystal Palace lock horns in an intriguing Premier League fixture at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles have found form, winning two and drawing one of their past three league matches. In contrast, the Toffees head into this game having lost three on the bounce. Still, Frank Lampard’s men will be hopeful of returning to winning ways here.
Everton recently went six league games unbeaten, drawing four and winning two. However, since back-to-back wins over West Ham United and Southampton, Lampard’s boys have suffered successive defeats to Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United. A draw would not be a bad result for either, and we fancy this one to end all square at Goodison so we’ll be backing the draw and both teams to score at the solid price of 9/2.
15:00 - Manchester City v Brighton
Premier League champions Manchester City welcome Brighton and Hove Albion to the Etihad Stadium this Saturday afternoon. After losing to Liverpool in an emotional encounter at Anfield last time out, City will be eager to get back to winning ways at the first time of asking. As expected, the home side are the overwhelming favourites to win this one and there won’t be too many people betting against them.
Before last weekend’s narrow loss at Liverpool, Man City were the only unbeaten team in the Premier League. Pep Guardiola’s troops have been faultless at home this term, winning seven out of seven in all competitions. Brighton are still looking for their first win under new boss Roberto De Zerbi. Man City will want to dominate from start to finish, and we fancy Pep’s boys to be winning at half time and full time which is available to back at odds of 4/6.
17:30 - Chelsea v Manchester United
Old rivals Chelsea and Manchester United go head-to-head in Premier League action at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening. Graham Potter is unbeaten as Blues boss, winning five and drawing two of seven league and cup fixtures. However, after drawing a blank at rivals Brentford last time out, Chelsea will want to get back to winning ways here.
Erik ten Hag has made a decent start to life at Old Trafford, and the Red Devils head into this one on the back of an impressive win over Tottenham Hotspur. Chelsea sit in fourth place after taking 20 points from 10 games, with United a point and place behind in fifth position in the table. We can this one ending level at the Bridge, and there is good value in the price of 15/4 for the draw and under 2.5 goals to be scored in the game.
12:00 - Swansea v Cardiff
On Sunday lunchtime, South Wales rivals Swansea City and Cardiff City clash in EFL Championship action at the Swansea.com Stadium. The Swans are in fine form ahead of this derby, winning six of their last eight to fire their way up to seventh. The Bluebirds are six points behind in 18th. Cardiff need the points, but Swansea are the favourites on home soil.
Russell Martin’s men made another slow start, but their form over the past month or so has been superb. They were hammered 4-0 at Burnley recently, but Swansea struck back with a dramatic 3-2 home win over Reading last time out. Cardiff won two on the bounce but have gone on to suffer two successive losses. We can see the Swans making home advantage count here, and the home win is priced at 11/10.
14:00 - Southampton v Arsenal
Premier League leaders Arsenal make the trip to St Mary’s this Sunday to face Southampton looking to maintain their fine form and lead at the top of the table. The Gunners have made an incredible start to their season, winning 13 of their opening 14 league and cup matches. No matter what happens this weekend, the London side will stay at the top of the Premier League table and the longer that lasts, the more fans of City, Liverpool and the rest will begin to worry.
Arsenal have been in staggering form so far this season, and they sit four points ahead of second at the summit. In midweek, the Gunners stretched their unbeaten run with a UEFA Europa League victory over PSV Eindhoven. Southampton have had a mixed bag of results, though they did win at Bournemouth in their last one. However, this is a huge jump in terms of the quality of the opposition and we fancy Arsenal to chalk up another three points. Back the away side to win -1 at 6/4.
14:00 - Wolves v Leicester
Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City meet in a huge all-Midlands affair at Molineux on Sunday. Managerless Wolves have slipped into the Premier League drop zone after four defeats from their last five. The Foxes are also in the bottom three, but Brendan Rodgers’ men have improved in recent weeks, collecting seven points from their previous four fixtures to move off the bottom.
Wolves picked up a vital victory over Nottingham Forest in their last home matchup. However, they followed that up with a 2-1 midweek loss at Crystal Palace. On Thursday, Leicester beat Leeds United 2-0 at the King Power Stadium. This will no doubt be a tight and tense encounter at Molineux, but we fancy the Foxes to nick it. You can get the very big odds of 4/1 for the visitors to win by one goal.
14:00 - Leeds v Fulham
Leeds United and Fulham go head-to-head at Elland Road in the Premier League this Sunday. After three consecutive league defeats, United could do with a positive result from this one. However, the Cottagers, who are in the top half of the table, will not be an easy nut to crack for the hosts. Fulham are searching for back-to-back wins after easing past Aston Villa in midweek and will fancy their chances against a team lacking cutting edge.
Leeds have slipped down to 16th after some poor form. Their misery was compounded on Thursday, as the Whites lost 2-0 at fellow strugglers Leicester City. Fulham have started the season well, winning four of their opening 11 and sitting in the top half of the Premier League table. The pair look tough to split on paper with Leeds at home, and our money is going on the draw and both teams to score (10/3).
16:30 - Tottenham v Newcastle
Antonio Conte’s Tottenham Hotspur and Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United meet in a fascinating Premier League fixture at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this weekend. Spurs will be hoping to bounce back from Wednesday’s disappointing loss at Manchester United. The Magpies are looking to extend their unbeaten run to seven and make their fans believe a push for the top four is a possibility.
Tottenham have made a solid start, but Conte’s troops head into this one having lost two of their last four in the league. Newcastle are undefeated since a gut-wrenching loss to Liverpool in late August, which remains their only reverse of the campaign. They have taken 10 points from their last four matches, and we fancy Howe’s men to grab a draw in the capital at the weekend. Put some money on the draw and under 2.5 goals at 7/2, in a game we fancy to end 1-1.
20:00 - West Ham v Bournemouth
The “weekend’s” football action comes to an end as West Ham United and Bournemouth go head-to-head at the London Stadium in the Premier League on Monday night. Both clubs are looking to bounce back after 1-0 defeats in midweek. The Hammers were beaten at Anfield, while the Cherries suffered a narrow home reverse to Southampton. The hosts are the odds-on favourites to win this one and we think they will do so with room to spare.
David Moyes’ West Ham were unbeaten in five league and cup games before the loss at Anfield, winning four and drawing one. They missed a penalty so will feel they could have definitely taken something from the match. Gary O’Neil has been doing a fine job as interim manager of Bournemouth, with the midweek reverse to the Saints being his first defeat. Unfortunately for O’Neil, our money is going on West Ham in this one. Take a punt on the home win -1 at 6/4.
17:45 - Red Bull Salzburg v Chelsea
Graham Potter takes his Chelsea side to Austria in midweek to face Red Bull Salzburg in a big UEFA Champions League game. The Blues lead the way in Group E with seven points to their name, with Salzburg sitting second on six points. Chelsea will book their spot in the knockout phase with three points at the Red Bull Arena and there is no doubt Potter would like to secure passage to the next round as early as possible.
Since taking over from the sacked Thomas Tuchel, Potter is still unbeaten as Chelsea boss. So far, Potter has won five and drawn three of eight in all competitions, although he is yet to really put his stamp on the club. The Red Bulls held the Londoners to a draw at Stamford Bridge, but we fancy Chelsea to get the points in Austria. Check out the Chelsea win and both teams to score at the very nice price of 5/2.
20:00 - Celtic v Shakhtar Donetsk
Celtic welcome Shakhtar Donetsk to Celtic Park in the UEFA Champions League this Tuesday night. The Bhoys have had a pretty miserable campaign thus far and cannot advance to the knockout stages. However, Ange Postecoglou’s boys can still secure a UEFA Europa League spot and that will be their aim. Celtic will be desperate for all three points from this one but we think they may have to settle for a draw.
The Hoops are bottom of Group F, taking just one point from a possible 12. Real Madrid are the runaway leaders, and RB Leipzig and Donetsk are in a direct battle for second. Celtic managed a draw when these two met in Warsaw back in September, and we fancy this to end all square in Glasgow. Take a punt on the draw and under 2.5 goals at cracking odds of 4/1.
20:00 - Borussia Dortmund v Manchester City
Edin Terzic’s Borussia Dortmund and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City meet in a mouth-watering UEFA Champions League Group G game at Westfalenstadion on Tuesday night. City are through to the knockouts after taking 10 points from a possible 12, while Dortmund still have work to do. Which way will this one go in Germany?
Man City have been very easy on the eye in the Champions League this season, winning three of four and scoring 11 goals to boot. They were surprisingly held to a goalless draw by Copenhagen in the last one, so Pep’s boys will be looking to get back to winning ways in Group G on Tuesday. Our money is going on the away win and both teams to score at the solid price of 15/8.
20:00 - Burnley v Norwich
Two of the EFL Championship’s big hitters lock horns on Tuesday, as Vincent Kompany’s Burnley welcome Dean Smith’s Norwich City to Turf Moor. The Clarets have made a strong start to their season and are just a point adrift of top spot, while the Canaries are currently four points behind. This promises to be an entertaining Championship encounter between two sides who have a great chance of returning to the Premier League next term.
Burnley may not have picked up as many wins as they would have liked, but Kompany’s troops have been incredibly hard to beat. After 16 league games played, only Watford have defeated them. Norwich recently went on a six-game winning streak in the Championship, but Smith’s side have won just one of their last seven. We can see the home team edging this one, and there is good value in 3/1 for Burnley to win by one goal.
20:00 - Ajax v Liverpool
On Wednesday night, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool make the trip to the Dutch capital to play Alfred Schreuder’s Ajax in a crucial UEFA Champions League game. Napoli are already through from Group A, leaving just one qualification spot available and so this is a key clash. The Reds are in pole position to take second, and a draw at the Johan Cruyff Arena will be enough for the Premier League side. Should the Reds lose, however, they could yet be headed to the Europa League rather than the Round of 16.
Liverpool have struggled for consistency this season. After beating champions Manchester City, the Reds lost at Nottingham Forest last time out. However, they have won three in a row in the Champions League, thumping Rangers 7-1 at Ibrox in the last one. We fancy the Merseysiders to edge an entertaining game in Holland. Put some money on the Liverpool win and both teams to score at the nice price of 2/1.
20:00 - Napoli v Rangers
In-form Napoli entertain Rangers at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in UEFA Champions League action on Wednesday night. The Serie A leaders are already through to the last after winning four out of four in Group A and really impressing with their attacking style of football. In contrast, Rangers are bottom of the group on zero points. Partenopei will be looking for another European success in midweek and they should secure the win with room to spare against a side that is struggling at the moment.
Napoli have hardly put a foot wrong this season. They are top of Serie A after nine wins and two draws from 11, and Luciano Spalletti’s men have taken 12 points from a possible 12 in the Champions League. Napoli eased to a 3-0 victory when the pair locked horns in Glasgow last month. Have a punt on the Italians to win to nil again at 10/11.
20:00 - Barcelona v Bayern Munich
Two European heavyweights go head-to-head at the Camp Nou on Wednesday, as Barcelona entertain Bayern Munich in UEFA Champions League Group C action. Bayern are safely through to the knockout phase after winning four out of four. Barca are on just four points, three points away from Inter Milan and in real danger of being forced to play Europa League football this term.
Barcelona have a mountain to climb after taking just one point from their last three Group C matches. They kept their slim hopes alive with a last-gasp draw with Inter in the last one. Bayern are through, but Julian Nagelsmann’s Bavarians will want to keep their winning run going. We fancy the giants to play out an entertaining draw at the Camp Nou. There is good value in 10/3 for the draw and both teams to score.
20:00 - Tottenham v Sporting Lisbon
Antonio Conte’s Tottenham Hotspur are one win away from booking their spot in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League. This Wednesday night, Spurs welcome Sporting Lisbon to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Tottenham are top of Group D, but Marseille and Sporting are both just a point behind and so this is one of the most exciting quartets in the competition. Can the Lilywhites get the job done on home soil this Wednesday?
After taking just one point from two Champions League games, the 3-2 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt in the last one was just what the doctor ordered at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Spurs would love to follow that up with victory over Sporting this Wednesday. We are backing Tottenham to nick a narrow win, and you can get 3/1 for the hosts to win by one.
17:45 - PSV Eindhoven v Arsenal
Premier League leaders Arsenal make the trip to Holland to face PSV Eindhoven in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday. The Gunners have taken maximum points and are through to the next round with ease, having made a stunning start to the 2022/23 season in this competition and the Premier League. Mikel Arteta’s men will win Group A and go straight through to the last 16 with a point at Philips Stadion.
Arsenal have been dominant in Europe up to now, winning four out of four and shipping just one goal. When these two sides clashed at the Emirates Stadium a week back, Granit Xhaka got the only goal of the game in an Arsenal win. We can see a similar outcome in Eindhoven this Thursday. Back the London side to win by exactly one goal again at long odds of 10/3.
20:00 - Manchester United v Sheriff Tiraspol
Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United are in UEFA Europa League action this Thursday when they entertain Sheriff Tiraspol at Old Trafford. The Red Devils need just a point to book their spot in the knockout stages of the Europa League. Since losing their opening game, United have bounced back with three wins in Group E. They have also produced some good results, and strong performances, in the league too, and there are signs that their Ditch boss is beginning to get his message across.
Man United eased to a 2-0 victory at Zimbru Stadium when the two met in Moldova last month, with Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo on target. The Manchester giants have been tough to beat of late, losing just two of their previous 13 league and cup matches. Ten Hag’s boys should win this one on Thursday, and we like the look of 10/11 for the hosts to win both halves.
20:00 - West Ham v Silkeborg
David Moyes’ West Ham United take on Kent Nielsen’s Silkeborg at the London Stadium in the UEFA Europa Conference League this Thursday. The Hammers are safely through to the next round, and a point from this one will see them advance directly to the last 16 as Group B winners. United are the clear favourites to get the win and we can’t see past that given their upturn in results of late.
West Ham have a 100% record in Europe this season. In Group B, the Londoners have won four on the spin, scoring nine and conceding four. Moyes’ men head into this one having won seven of their last 10 in all competitions. The Irons edged a five-goal thriller when the pair met in Silkeborg in September. It should be more comfortable for Moyes’ men here but even so, put some money on the West Ham win and both teams to score again (21/10).
20:00 - Hearts v RFS
Hearts take on RFS in UEFA Europa Conference League action at Tynecastle Park this Thursday. Despite taking just three points from a possible 12, the Jambos can still finish second in Group A. However, they travel to leaders Istanbul Basaksehir on the final day. Can Hearts take it to the wire by picking up maximum points from this one?
Robbie Nielson’s men have found it tough going in the Europa Conference League this season, losing three of their opening four group matches. However, the Scottish Premiership team picked up a 2-0 victory against RFS at Skonto Stadium when they squared off last month. We fancy the Jam Tarts to come out on top on home turf easily enough, so put some money on the hosts to be winning at half time and full time at 13/8.
20:00 - Birmingham v QPR
High flyers, Queens Park Rangers, make the trip to St Andrew’s this Friday to take on Birmingham City in the EFL Championship. Rangers have been one of the surprise packages in the second tier so far, racking up 30 points from 16 games. Victory in the Midlands will lift Michael Beale’s boys back to the summit of the table. Their young manager is doing a brilliant job and Hoops fans will be delighted he turned down Wolves to stay in west London.
Birmingham have had a mixed bag of results at the start of this season, picking up five wins, drawing five times and losing six of 16. The Blues lost at Blackburn Rovers last time out but are unbeaten at home since August. As for QPR, they have won eight of their last 11 in the Championship. Back the away team to edge this one at the decent odds of 2/1.
12:30 - Leicester v Man City
Champions Manchester City make the trip to the King Power Stadium to play Leicester City in Saturday's early kick off in the Premier League. Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes have shown a big improvement in recent weeks and have moved out of the drop zone, but Pep Guardiola’s Citizens are the clear favourites to get the win at the King Power. There is a chance Erling Haaland may be rested due to a minor injury but even without him, Pep’s troops should prove far too strong for the Foxes.
Leicester are out of the bottom three after an upswing in fortunes of late. The Midlands club have won three of their last five, seeing off Leeds United and Wolverhampton Wanderers in the previous two. This game, though, is clearly a huge step up from those two teams, both of whom are, like Leicester, very much at the wrong end of the table. Man City bounced back from the Liverpool loss with a comfortable 3-1 home victory over Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend. In midweek they also secured their spot as group winners in the Champions league. We fancy the champions to win -1 again at 8/11.
12:30 - West Brom v Sheffield United
West Bromwich Albion and Sheffield United go head-to-head at the Hawthorns in the EFL Championship this Saturday. Before a ball was kicked, the Baggies were looking for promotion, but Albon find themselves in the bottom three after 16 games played. The Blades have gone off the boil of late but are in the play-off spots at present.
West Brom have had a miserable season so far, winning just two of their opening 16 league games. Carlos Corberan, who took Huddersfield Town to the play-off final last term, is the new man in charge at The Hawthorns. Sheffield United started brightly, but Paul Heckingbottom’s boys have failed to win in six (three draws, three defeats). We fancy this to end all square, and the draw is well enough priced at 23/10.
15:00 - Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur
Antonio Conte’s Tottenham Hotspur travel to the Vitality Stadium this weekend to face unpredictable Bournemouth. The Cherries have lost their last two without scoring, while Spurs are winless in three league and cup matches. Both sides may be a little short on confidence right now but Tottenham will certainly be looking to get back on track with three points at the Vitality on Saturday.
Gary O’Neil has done a fine job since taking over at Bournemouth on an interim basis. However, the Cherries have lost to Southampton and West Ham United in their last two. Tottenham have suffered back-to-back league defeats, losing at Manchester United and at home to Newcastle United, though they got a Champions League draw in midweek. The visitors are the better side here though, so we are backing Spurs to bounce back with a win. Take a punt on the away win and both teams to score at 13/5.
15:00 - Brighton v Chelsea
Brighton & Hove Albion and Chelsea go head-to-head in a tasty game at the Amex Stadium. This will be Graham Potter’s first trip back to Brighton since leaving for the Blues. Potter’s replacement Roberto De Zerbi is still searching for his first win as Seagulls boss, while Chelsea are unbeaten under Potter.
Since De Zerbi took over, Brighton are winless in five, losing three and drawing two. However, they have faced the likes of Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City during that run. Chelsea are in fine fettle under new management, picking up six wins and three draws from nine league and cup matches. The Londoners could be too strong for Albion here, and there is good value in 10/3 for Chelsea to be winning at half time and full time.
17:30 - Fulham v Everton
Fulham and Everton meet at Craven Cottage in an intriguing Premier League fixture on Saturday evening. The Cottagers are riding high in seventh after collecting 18 points from their opening 12 fixtures. The Toffees are in patchy form, winning three and losing three of their previous six. Who will come out on top in the capital this weekend?
Fulham, who were promoted as EFL Championship champions, have made a solid return to Premier League life. The Cottagers have already secured five Premier League wins. After three straight defeats, Everton claimed a much-needed win over Crystal Palace in their last one and did it in very fine style too. This one could go either way, and our money is going on the draw and under 2.5 goals at the decent price of 10/3.
19:45 - Liverpool v Leeds
On Saturday night in the Premier League, Liverpool and Leeds United square off at Anfield. The Reds have struggled for consistency this season and will be desperate to bounce back from the Nottingham Forest defeat. After four consecutive losses, Leeds have dropped into the relegation zone and pressure is beginning to mount. Liverpool are the red-hot favourites to come out on top on home soil and they will surely prove too strong at Anfield.
After beating champions Manchester City, Jurgen Klopp and his boys were brought crashing back down to earth with a 1-0 loss at the City Ground last week. However, they did respond with a 3-0 UEFA Champions League win at Ajax in midweek. The pressure is on Jesse Marsch, as United have drawn two and lost six of their last eight in the Premier League. We can see Liverpool piling more misery on Leeds here – back the hosts to win both halves (13/8).
14:00 - Arsenal v Nottingham Forest
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal welcome Steve Cooper’s Nottingham Forest to the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League this weekend. The Gunners will be hoping to bounce back after dropping two points at Southampton, and, albeit with a much-changed side, losing in the Europa League in midweek. As for Forest, can they build on their stunning victory over Liverpool by claiming a positive result at the Emirates this Sunday?
Despite drawing 1-1 with the Saints at St Mary’s, Arsenal are still top of the Premier League table and looking great. Arteta’s men have made a sensational start to their league campaign, dropping just five points from 11 games. Arsenal have won seven league and cup fixtures on the spin on home soil this term, and the leaders should be too hot to handle for lowly Forest. Back the Londoners to win -2 at odds of 6/4 that appear slightly generous to us.
16:15 - Manchester United v West Ham
Manchester United and West Ham United go head-to-head at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon. Erik ten Hag is starting to find his feet in Manchester, guiding the Red Devils to six wins from their last nine league games. West Ham head to Old Trafford having won eight of their past 11 in all competitions and both teams have really bucked up after poor starts.
Man United battled hard to leave Stamford Bridge with a 1-1 draw last weekend, with Casemiro netting the leveller in injury time. They followed that up with a 3-0 home win over Sheriff Tiraspol in the UEFA Europa League. The Hammers were also slow starters this season, but David Moyes’ men have won three of their previous five in the Premier League. Unfortunately for the Irons, we fancy the hosts in this one. Back the home win and both teams to score at 5/2.
20:00 - Liverpool v Napoli
Liverpool and Napoli square off at Anfield in a mouth-watering UEFA Champions League fixture this Tuesday. Both teams are safely through to the knockout phase after dominating Group A. Azzurri are top having taken maximum points, with the Reds three points behind in second. Will Napoli make it six wins from six to really hammer home the fact that they are contenders to go all the way in this competition?
Liverpool are in patchy form, losing their last two in the Premier League, including one at home. However, since losing in Naples, Jurgen Klopp’s men have won four in a row in the Champions League. Napoli are in stunning form at present, winning 13 league and cup matches on the trot. Luciano Spalletti’s men are also top of Serie A, and we fancy the free scoring Italians to hold Liverpool to a draw at Anfield. Back the draw and both teams to score at the tasty odds of 15/4.
20:00 - Rangers v Ajax
Rangers and Ajax lock horns in UEFA Champions League Group A at Ibrox this Tuesday. These two have had to sit back and watch Napoli and Liverpool dominate the group, but can one of these teams end their campaign with a win? The Gers have taken zero points from a possible 15, while the Dutch team have won one and lost four.
On the opening day of the Champions League group stage in September, Ajax thumped Rangers 4-0 at the Johan Cruyff Arena. Because of that, the Eredivisie team are in pole position to finish third and take the UEFA Europa League place. Rangers have been well out of their depth in Group A, and we can see Ajax winning comfortably in Glasgow on Tuesday. You can get the solid odds of 21/10 for the away team to win -1.
20:00 - Bayern Munich v Inter Milan
Bayern Munich and Inter Milan lock horns at the Allianz Arena in a tasty UEFA Champions League fixture this Tuesday. Bayern have been at their brilliant best in Europe this season, picking up 15 points from a possible 15 to win the group at a canter. Inter will join Munich in the last 16 after collecting 10 points, relegating Barcelona to the UEFA Europa League along the way.
Bayern are safely into the knockout stage, but Julian Nagelsmann’s troops will want to go through with a 100% winning record. Inter have had a fine Champions League group campaign, but the Bavarians should be too strong at the Allianz Arena. Bayern won the reverse game 2-0 at the San Siro in September, and a repeat 2-0 scoreline here is available at the top odds of 17/2.
20:00 - Marseille v Tottenham
Tottenham Hotspur make the trip France to face Marseille in a crucial UEFA Champions League group game this Tuesday. This has been a fascinating group and all four clubs in Group D can still make it through to the last 16, as only two points separates top from bottom. Marseille need a win, while a draw will be enough to take Antonio Conte’s Spurs through to the knockouts.
Tottenham thought they were through last week, but Harry Kane’s injury time goal was ruled out for offside. The Premier League team beat the Ligue 1 side 2-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium back in September, with Richarlison bagging both goals. Spurs should have enough to see off Marseille once again. The Tottenham victory is available at 11/8 and that looks solid to us.
20:00 - Bristol City v Sheffield United
Bristol City host Sheffield United at Ashton Gate in midweek EFL Championship action. The Robins have picked up just two league wins in 10, while the Blades ended a six-match winless run with a hard-fought 2-0 victory against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns last time out. Can United make it back-to-back away wins to get their promotion push back on track?
Bristol City made a strong start, but Nigel Pearson’s boys have gone off the boil over the past couple of months or so. Sheffield United desperately needed those three points in the West Midlands after drawing three and losing three of six to slip down the table. Paul Heckingbottom’s boys will fancy their chances of following it up with another three points on the road. There is good value in big odds of 3/1 for the away win and both teams to score in what should be an entertaining fixture.
17:45 - Real Madrid v Celtic
Celtic’s UEFA Champions League campaign comes to an end when they take on holders Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu this Wednesday. The Bhoys have been the weakest link in Group F, losing three and drawing two of five. As for Real, they are through to the Round of 16 with room to spare, though they still have work to do if they want to secure first place in the group. Carlo Ancelotti’s boys will be looking for another European victory in midweek.
Celtic kept Real Madrid at bay for 56 minutes when they entertained the Champions League holders at Celtic Park back in September. However, Los Blancos finished with a flurry of goals to secure a routine 3-0 win in the end. We can see something similar unfolding in this one, and we like the look of 6/5 for Madrid to win to nil again.
20:00 - Chelsea v Dinamo Zagreb
Chelsea take on Dinamo Zagreb at Stamford Bridge in UEFA Champions League action on Wednesday. The Croatian side beat the Blues in the reverse fixture in September, which proved to be Thomas Tuchel’s final game in charge, so the players will be looking to exact some revenge here. However, new boss Graham Potter suffered his first defeat last weekend, so the Blues will be equally eager to bounce back making three points in Europe in midweek a real must.
Chelsea are already through to the last 16 after collecting 10 points from five games. Since that loss in Zagreb, the Londoners have won three and drawn one of four Group E fixtures. Chelsea should be too hot to handle for the Croatian outfit at the Bridge, and we can see an easy home win here. A point would guarantee the Blues top spot in the group but take a punt on the hosts to win both halves at the decent odds of 7/4.
20:00 - Manchester City v Sevilla
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City welcome Jorge Sampaoli’s Sevilla to the Etihad Stadium in the UEFA Champions League this Wednesday. After drawing their last two Group G encounters, the Premier League champions will want to sign off with three points, though first place in the group is already secured. City ran out comfortable 4-0 winners at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on matchday one and so it is hard to see past a straightforward win here on home soil.
Man City have made a superb start to their season, with just Liverpool getting the better of them so far. In the Champions League, the Citizens have won three and drawn two of five, scoring 11 and conceding just one. Erling Haaland (2), Phil Foden and Ruben Dias scored in a 4-0 romp in Seville in September, and we are backing City to win -2 once again (6/4), whether Haaland is fit or not.
20:00 - Juventus v PSG
On paper, Juventus v Paris Saint-Germain is a standout UEFA Champions League game. However, Juve are not the team they were just a few seasons ago and have been poor in Europe this term, and have already been eliminated. As for PSG, they booked their spot in the Round of 16 with a game to go. Paris still have work to do to seal top spot in Group H, however, and so we expect them to be up for this one.
The Old Lady are out after winning just one of their five Champions League group matches. Even more worryingly for Max Allegri and his side, they have suffered four defeats and have shipped 11 goals. With first place on their mind, PSG will be looking for all three points at Juventus Stadium. Take a punt on the away win and both teams to score at 11/5.
20:00 - Norwich City v QPR
On Wednesday night in the EFL Championship, Norwich City and Queens Park Rangers square off at Carrow Road. These two teams are both gunning for promotion this season, so this is a vital fixture in Norfolk. The Canaries find themselves in fifth position right now, with Rangers two places and two points above in third.
Norwich have been in poor form of late, but last weekend’s 3-1 home victory over Stoke City was a real step in the right direction. QPR have surprised many with their fine start, but the Hoops were easily beaten at Birmingham City last time out. A draw would not be a bad result for either team – put some money on the draw and under 2.5 goals at 7/2.