Result: -7 units, bet lost
Chelsea will look to increase their group G lead as they host Maribor, the revelation of their group that managed to keep both Sporting and Schalke at bay in their first two matches. On paper the Blues are the obvious favorites due to individual stars as well as squad depth, even if plagued by injuries or fatigue.
Chelsea are the actual Premier League leaders, still unbeaten and poised to prove the draw against Schalke was just an oversight. The Blues are one of the favorites for the Champions League crown, and should perform better against Maribor who lack European competitions experience. Jose Mourinho will have to be without Schürrle, and most likely Diego Costa, suffering from fatigue after two matches played for his national team. Fabregas, Hazard and Oscar will most likely take Costa’s place with the latter also playing two matches for Brazil.
Maribor will be without Stojanovic who picked up an injury, and their main goalscorer so far is Luka Zahovic. Bohar and Tavares are also in prime form to start, but should find it difficult to put one past Courtois. Maribor are on the third place in their domestic league, six points behind the leaders with only one win in the last five matches. Being the specialists they are in draws, they will look forward to pulling off another one against Chelsea with Bohar being the player to set his team’s pace.
Chelsea’s pressure should prove too much for Maribor which is why Ladbrokes gives the visitors 19.00 odds to win, Chelsea got 1.15 and a draw has 8.00 odds. Both teams to score has 2.45 odds, Chelsea to win to nil 1.60 odds, and Remy to score and Chelsea to win with offered 1.90 odds. Oscar and Fabregas both have 2.10 odds to score anytime, and Chelsea to win by a 2 goals margin has 3.40 odds. We’re betting 7 units on Oscar to score and Chelsea to win at 2.40 with Ladbrokes.
AS Roma were on an invincible run in Serie A, before the international break when they lost with 3-2 against Juventus Torino, in a match where the visitors cried foul on several occasions that later allowed Juve to win and Roma to trail 3 points behind them in the table. On Saturday Roma return to the Serie A action against Chievo Verona, who with just 4 points out of six matches are currently on the 16th place.
Roma need the win against Chievo for a boost of confidence prior to a crucial Champions League match on Tuesday. For the Serie A match Rudi Garcia might opt either to rest his key players, or settle the score early and keep the strain off the squad. Manolas will be serving his suspension from the Juventus match, while Strootman, Balzaretti, Castan and Keita are out to injuries. Regardless of the mentioned side fact, Roma have enough depth to win this match with Gervinho in prime form to score first.
Chievo Verona only have one win in this year’s Serie A, when they managed to upset Napoli and keep a clean sheet in the process. This season Chievo aim to avoid battling for relegation as they can count on experienced to deal with Roma’s forward line. Maxi Lopez is your main bet for Chievo to score at 4.00 with Titan Bet followed by Meggiorini with 4.33. Even if in their latest head to head matches there haven’t been many goals scored, Chievo have conceded at least two goals per match in the last nine away trips in Serie A.
Roma are sure to win this match at 1.30 with Titan Bet, Chievo got 9.00 odds and even Roma for both halves has 1.85 odds, which you could use for your accumulator bet of the weekend. Totti and Gervinho have both 1.72 odds to score anytime; Roma with a -1 Handicap has 1.85, Cheivo with a +2 Handicap has 1.83 odds and our bet for this match will be on AS Roma to score over 1.5 goals in the second half with 2.55 odds from Titan Bet, mainly because Roma play at home.
When the Bundesliga fixtures for the eight matchday were published and Köln was set to play against Borussia Dortmund, nobody would have thought that it would end up being a clash between the 13th and 14th places on the table. The two contenders for the three points are separated by merely one point and both displaying negative goal differences.
Borussia Dortmund are unable to win in Bundesliga ever since the match against Freiburg and their most recent result is a humiliating defeat against Hamburger SV at Signal Iduna Park in front of more than 80 thousand fans. The Dortmund players were unable to nullify the goal Lassoga scored on the 35th minute, and seem to be unable to spot the stop of all their worries. The good news for the visitors is the fact that Reus, Gündogan, Mkhitaryan and Kehl were all involved in a recent friendly Dortmund played and Klopp might include them in the squad for the Saturday’s match.
Köln are after four consecutive losses, the latest Bundesliga one included an own goal with which they offered the win to Eintracht Frankfurt. They have almost no problem of creating scoring chances, but fail to convert them, which makes Helmes’ absence due to injury even harder to take. Svento and Broker both took part in training and are expected to start.
With Mats Hummels picking up his own form, but with Immobile only able to score in Champions League, Borussia Dortmund might find it difficult to take an early lead. They are still the favorites to win and have 1.61 odds to win, Köln have 5.00 and a draw between the two, which we think both squads will try to avoid has 4.00 odds. Borussia Dortmund to win and both teams to score has 3.30 odds, and Köln for both halves has 9.00 odds, Dortmund for the same market 2.50 odds. If rumors about all returning players for Dortmund are true, we don’t see impediments of them winning this match. We’re betting 7 units on Borussia Dortmund to score in both halves at 2.50 with William Hill.
Poland are tipped to capitalize on their amazing form while playing at home and win against Scotland’s side who try to qualify for Euro 2016. The two teams meet for the first time since that match back in May where Scotland managed to win with 1-0. Unibet favors Poland to win and offers them 1.88 odds for an outright win, while Scotland get 4.40 and a draw between the two has 3.30 odds.
Poland are still savoring the benefits of winning against the best team in the world for the first time in history, and despite the fans thinking Szczęsny is the best goalkeeper to grace this earth, they have the rest of the world to disagree with that statement. The hosts are on a winning streak of 3 games, and after the win against Germany with goals from Milik and Mila they look forward to securing the first spot on the table with a win against Scotland. Despite the fact that their main star, Robert Lewandowski did not want or couldn’t score against his German teammates, Adam Nawalka is sure his player will get his goals in front of the supporters.
Scotland lost their first opening match to Germany, and after hoping for a draw, a late Müller strike denied them bragging rights. This weekend they won with minimal advantage against Georgia as a result of an own goal. Scott Brown returned to the team and is expected to start against Poland, while Fletcher, Naismith and Morrison must strengthen a Scotland’s side with big dreams. The visitors are aware of the danger that Lewandowski has now that he’s in such a great form, which prompted Mark McGhee to say, “He’s the same as the Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic in my opinion – they are of a similar level. They are in the next batch below the top level – the absolute best.”
Both teams to score have 2.20 odds, Poland to lead at half time 2.60 and Scotland 4.70. Scott Brown to get booked has 3.00 odds, Szukala 3.20. Over 2.5 goals has 2.38 odds, Poland for both halves has 2.90 odds, Scotland in the same market 6.75. Over 9.5 corners per match 1.75 odds, Poland with a -1 Handicap has 2.75 odds, Scotland with a +1 has 1.45 odds, and we’re betting 8 units on Robert Lewandowski to score anytime at 2.40 odds with Unibet.
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