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Salzburg vs Wolfsburg (Over 1.5 goals)
Huge game in a very competitive group here as the Austrian champions take on one of Germany’s real success stories from last season.
The hosts are beyond dominant in their domestic league. They’re already 8 points clear after 11 games and have scored 27 goals in the process. In Europe they’ve put up 2 top notch performances so far and top the group having drawn 1-1 in Seville and then beaten Lille 2-1 here last time out.
The draw in Spain could’ve been so much more as well with Salzburg being awarded 3 penalties, however only managing to score 1.
Their style of play always tends to bear goals, they’re not scared of anyone, it’s the Salzburg way. Games like that memorable Haaland performance at Anfield are part and parcel of what this club is all about, they’ll go toe to toe with anyone and on home soil and that’ll be the case here against the Wolves. A win here could be huge for their chances of qualification so expect the Austrians to go for it.
Salzburg have only had 2 domestic games since March that have finished with under 2 match goals & of course with their 2 results so far in the groups here, they’ve got a perfect strike rate for this selection.
Following an impressive 4th placed finish last year, Mark Van Bommel’s men want to make their mark in Europe. 2 hard fought draws so far see the German outfit come here in a tricky situation, if they get halfway through their group games without a win that could be an issue, especially with a trip to Sevilla to come.
After a great start to their domestic campaign the Wolves have faltered recently, in fact they’re now winless in 6. They’ve also opened up defensively a lot in that run & 5 of those games have produced over 1.5 goals.
Giant striker Wout Weghorst is absent here which is a shame, he’s tested positive for Covid. But with Luca Waldschmidt & Lucas Nmecha, they have 2 quality strikers with a point to prove. Both have bagged a couple already this season and have more than enough to give Salzburg some serious issues.
I toyed with the idea of BTTS here but the odds for over 1.5 are decent so I’m playing it a bit safer. Should be the ideal way to get us motoring on the acca.
Ranheim vs Aalesund (Over 2.5 goals)
From the glamour of the Champions League it’s off to the Norwegian first division for this next pick in what looks like an absolute banker for goals.
You know I love an xG figure so what about this – these 2 have the highest xG in this divison, their numbers are insane. Aalesund are producing an xG per 90 of 2.15! Ranheim on the other hand boast an impressive 1.86 xG.
So far this season, Ranheim games have produced an average of 3.8 goals per game, that’s the 2nd highest in the division. Aalesund games have produced 3.4 goals per game. Both sides have seen over 2.5 land in 4 of their last 5 too.
No surprise then with those stats that these are two of the leagues big hitters, only Ham-Kam have out scores Aalesund, who’ve bagged 50 times in 23 games. Ranheim rank 4th for goals, scoring 44 in 23 matches.
Sigurd Haugen is the danger man in the hosts ranks, he’s got 14 so far this season and he scored in the reverse fixture between these two.
Ranheim’s youthful attack are producing their goals, Marcus Mehnert has chipped in with 8 & Filip Brattbakk with 5 but its 18 year old Elias Melkerson who’s been grabbing the headlines with his 13 goals. He’s on loan from Bodo/Glimt and his performances have got him in to the national set up, he scored for Norway’s under 20’s against Portugal in the last break. That made it 8 in his last 9 matches in all comps.
Aalesund are trying to hold on to an automatic promotion place, with Jerv breathing down their neck. A win for visitors Ranheim could propel them in to the play-offs, so there’s loads to compete for here.
Fulham vs Cardiff (Fulham win & over 1.5 goals)
Over to the Championship now and a visit to Craven Cottage as Fulham host a Cardiff side who are falling apart and come here dejected after a 3-0 drubbing from arch rivals Swansea. That brutal defeat made it 6 struggle losses, 15 goals conceded in that time with just 1 in reply.
That’s left The Bluebirds down in 20th spot, just 3 points off the relegation zone. The omens aren’t great for a win here either, Cardiff have won just 2 of their last 33 trips to London. That includes none of the last 6 head to heads at Craven Cottage. Manager Mick McCarthy has also never won here in his managerial career.
Fulham on the other hand come in to this after smashing QPR 4-1 on the return from the international break. No surprise to see a performance like that given that Fulham top the charts for xG in the championship. 1.97 per 90 is seriously impressive, especially when you consider that league leaders Bournemouth produce 1.29.
This Fulham side know how to create chances and score goals, their 27 scored in 12 games is 3 more than any other side in the league. Their 14 in 6 at home also makes them the joint highest home scorers.
With saying that I’ve of course got to mention big Mitro dont I? The Serbian marksman just loves it at this level. He scored 26 in the Champ 2 years ago and he’s on track to beat that this season. He’s bagged 12 in 12 so far and helped himself to a brace at the weekend.
West Brom face a tricky trip to a revitalised Swansea side this evening, if they fail to win there that opens the door for Fulham to leapfrog them in to 2nd place. With both sides going opposite ways right now I expect only one outcome here.
Zenit vs Juventus (Juventus Draw No Bet)
Following a god awful start to the season, the Old Lady have risen again and are currently one of Europe’s form teams. Their success in the Champions League has definitely given the squad a boost and they’ve not looked back since.
They’ve won 5 straight matches now and are unbeaten in 7 in all competitions. That includes wins over Chelsea and Malmö in the CL, both coming with a clean sheet too.
Their weekend win over Roma will only further boost their mood as they make the potentially difficult trip to Russia this evening. Paulo Dybala is still absent for this one but Moise Kean will be hungry to impress after bagging the winner at the weekend.
That win has made it 3 clean sheets on the spin too and I expect them to be very solid in St Petersburg. Zenit do pose an obvious threat, especially at home, but the quality in this Juve side is more than enough to be able to handle it. I’d expect them to dominate the ball and stay firm in defence.
Juve like to deploy defensive minded players in wide areas to augment the midfield and support the defence, Cuadrado is very versatile down the right hand side and with Rabiot missing we could see Weston McKennie come in. Unless they desire to go slightly more forward thinking with either Bernadeschi or Kulusevski.
Zenit have had it a bit rough recently, losing 2 on the bounce domestically including a very damaging home defeat to Sochi, who are now just 2 points behind them in the RPL table.
They comfortably overcame Malmö here but that’s to be expected. Malmö, as much as they can compete in the Europa league and of course their domestic league, they’re a bit out of their depth here as we’re likely to see when they head to Stamford Bridge tonight.
They won’t be confident from the history of these clashes either. Juventus have never lost on their 8 previous trips to Russian sides under Allegri, winning 7 of those. The faith shown in the boss following that tough start looks to be being repaid as the Old Lady awakens from her slumber.
Juve are experts at winning games like this, they won’t be bullied by the Russians and they don’t have the ability within the ranks to outplay Juve so that does pose the question, how can they hurt them?
With the veteran guard at the back, Juve are in safe hands and then with Chiesa in attack they’ve got one of the most exciting players in Europe to help create openings. I can’t see them losing this, I think they’ll nick a win by 1 or 2 goals. I’ve added ‘draw no bet’ for some safety.
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