Result: -7 units, bet lost
Everton prepare for midweek matchups as they are set to host Wolfsburg for the first match in Europa League’s group H. Roberto Martinez stated that “Everton has to be in Europe,” stressing that their ultimate goal would be a Champions League place, even though: “I do feel maybe we were not ready for Champions League football, even though we fought hard to get into the top four“.
Everton are on the 11th place in the Premier League table, Wolfsburg on the 12th in Bundesliga, but the hosts have managed to concede two goals in seven minutes against Arsenal and then went on to play better against Chelsea yet still lose with 3-6. Their squad is boosted by Ross Barkley, tipped to be the most talented prospect for the national team, even though they signed Eto’o, chances are we will only see Lukaku as a sole striker. Their injuries include Oviedo and Kone, but Everton have looked solid at home so expect a hard fought game.
Wolfsburg have also returned to European football after an absence of several years and while Ivan Perisic, Patrick Ochs and Felipe are absent, Dieter Hecking is set to count on De Bruyne and Ivica Olic as well as Luiz Gustavo. The visitors excel in their attacking, but as nothing is perfect, they have defensive problems, the case to study is Wolfsburg’s match against Bayern Munich. They have not been able to keep a clean sheet in over 17 matches which would kind of make your betting on to teams to score a shoe-in bet.
An outright Everton win is at 2.08 with 888sport, while a draw is at 3.40 and a Wolfsburg win at 3.60. Everton to lead at half time is at 2.67, Wolfsburg at 3.90, and Besic to get booked at 2.80. We are betting 7 units on over 3.5 goals per match at 3.15 with 888sport.
In the last Champions League season PSG were a team with great ambitions, but after an oversight from their part they ended up eliminated in the quarterfinals by the away goals rule. This year PSG were pitted against Ajax, which means the champions of their respective competitions get to fight for three points.
The hosts have nine points from their five matches in Erredivisie and their latest result is a 2-1 win over Heracles which has put the team in good mood. The three points will be vital should they survive the group with Barcelona and Apoel. While many may discard the hosts from the start the thing to remember would be that Ajax managed to beat Barca at home last season which makes them dangerous. Against them speaks the fact that they have not qualified from the group stage since 2005 and like all the teams were hit by injuries, the longest one being the one of Viktor Fisher since February.
PSG’s latest result is a 1-1 draw against Rennes. Laurent Blanc announced that David Luiz and Serge Aurier have been cleared to travel to Amsterdam, while Thiago Silva is yet to recover from his thigh injury. The champions are currently residing on the second place in Ligue 1, two points behind Lille, and considering their squad they deserve more than a draw against Ajax. Ibrahimovic is once again tipped to score and the wincast market for him to score and PSG to win is at 2.55 with Unibet.
The bookmakers favor the French team to win at 1.72, while Ajax gets 5.00 and a draw is at 3.85. An odd number of goals is at 1.94, Marco Verratti to get booked at 2.30 and over 1.5 goals in the first half is at 2.70. We are betting 7 units on the visitors to score in both halves at 2.65 with Unibet.
Two teams with completely opposite results meet in Monaco as the hosts get ready for a Bayer Leverkusen side that has found their scoring niche. AS Monaco managed to win only once in Ligue 1, while Leverkusen come from a 3-3 draw. Bet365 favors the visitors to win at 2.20, while the hosts got 3.50 odds for an outright win.
AS Monaco keep suffering after being forced to sell James and Falcao, while Riviere transferred to Newcastle. The hosts also lost Claudio Ranieri, and their new coach is still adapting to the team, rather unsuccessfully so far. They also have financial problems, which have prevented them from making big transfers, and are still relying on Berbatov to lead their forward line as Germain, Martial and Traore are still looking for the opening goal.
Leverkusen have scored a total amount of 22 goals so far, with Stefan Kiessling being responsible for eight of them. During their last Bundesliga match against Bremen, their only downside was the defense, the same one that conceded 5 against a Manchester United side that was only getting worse. The visitors will be without Rolfes and Julian Brandt, both ruled out for a few weeks with different injuries. Leverkusen are yet to lose a match this season, but in Bundesliga they haven’t yet faced any of the top teams.
With Lars Bender back, Leverkusen are expected to at least not lose against AS Monaco and a draw is priced at 3.50 with Bet365. A goal line of over 2.5 stands at 2.025, and the coupled market of both teams to score and Monaco to win is at 6.50, while the same market for Leverkusen is at 3.75. We are betting 8 units on Stefan Kiessling to score anytime at 2.30 with the same bookie.
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