Predictions from The Dugout

Contributors: S. Moseley & M. Jacobus

This weekly column is specially written for our football fans who place wagers on their favourite teams across the top five European Leagues (La Liga, English Premier League, Serie A, Ligue 1 & the Bundesliga). Our predictions are made using statistics and recent form along with insights to help you maximize your chances of winning. This week we have selected some of the best fixtures from the five top leagues in Europe.

Under no circumstances should persons below the age of 18 be involved in betting and this column is strictly for our adult audience. Happy hunting!

Barclay’s Premier League

Everton vs Brighton (10-3-2020)

Everton will host the Seagulls at Goodinson Park, Carlo Ancelloti’s men will be looking to continue their excellent run of form as they look to secure their fourth straight win on the trot. Brighton will feel unlucky after a fantastic performance against Manchester United wasn’t reflected on the scorecard , the Seagulls hit the woodwork five times last week and in the end lost all three points after Bruno Fernandez converted from the penalty spot to win the game for Manchester United 3-2. High scoring Everton should continue their run of form, but Brighton will pose a threat.

Over 2.5 Goals – Yes
Both Teams to Score – Yes
Everton Win

Leeds United vs Manchester City (10-3-2020)

One of the more nail-biting matches scheduled for this weekend will see Leeds United host Manchester City. After a shock defeat at Home to Leicester City Last weekend, Manchester City will be looking to turn things around when they visit Leeds United at Elland Road. The Citizens were aggressive in the Transfer window mid-week as they secured the services of Ruben Diaz from Benfica to shore up their wobbly defense. Leeds United thus far have mostly been Box Office and they are expected to put on a show again tomorrow as they prepare to host the Blues of Manchester.

Both Teams to Score – Yes
Over 2.5 Goals – Yes

Manchester United vs Tottenham (10-4-2020)

This match will be a tight encounter as both “Big Six” sides had nervy performances in their opening week fixture. Tottenham did bounce back, mauling Southampton 6-1 last weekend, while Manchester United edged Brighton with a late Bruno Fernandez penalty. Spurs will be the more confident side heading into this fixture on the back of two great midweek results. A tight low scoring encounter is expected and it could go either way as both teams usually look to play on the counter, an early goal could make this potential snooze fest an entertaining encounter.

Under 3.5 Goals – Yes
Manchester United – Win/Draw

Bundesliga

Borussia Dortmund vs Freiburg (10-03-2020)

The Yellow Wall of Dortmund will be looking to put back to back losses behind them as they host Freiburg. After a poor performance against Augsburg last weekend, Lucien Favre’s men came out on the wrong end of a hard-fought battle midweek that ended 3-2 in favour of Bayern in the DFL Cup. Freiburg will be upbeat after a opening weekend win against Stuttgart, Freiburg held Wolfsburg for a draw last week claiming a valuable point early in the season. Dortmund are expected to get back to winning ways, but this Freiburg outfit are never short of goals.

Borussia Dortmund – Win
Over 2.5 – Yes

Bayern Munich vs Hertha Berlin (10-04-2020)

Bayern will be locking to bounce back from their shock defeat to Hoffenheim last weekend, the Bavarians will host Hertha Berlin who are also coming off a loss last weekend. Both teams will be looking to make a statement but the strength of Bayern on home territory and the squad depth they possess will make light work of Hertha Berlin.

Bayern – Win
Over 2.5 Goals – Yes

FC Barcelona will look for the W when they face Sevilla on Sunday (Photo courtesy of FC Barcelona)

La Liga Santander

FC Barcelona vs Sevilla (10-04-2020)

Barcelona will host Sevilla at the Camp Nou and the latter are winless in their 17 La Liga matches against the hosts at the Camp Nou. Meanwhile Barcelona have not lost in 25 of their last 26 games against Sevilla, the last L coming in 2015 (a 1-2 defeat) when Unai Emery was at the helm for Sevilla. We fully expect a Barcelona win but Sevilla won’t go down without a fight.

FC Barcelona Win/Draw
Over 2.5 Goals – Yes

Atletico Madrid vs Villarreal (10-03-2020)

Atletico Madrid are in tremendous form and their attack has been bolstered by Luis Suarez who will make an incredible pair with Diego Costa. Villarreal visit the Wanda Metropolitano after a 3-1 defeat last weekend against Barcelona. Atletico are unbeaten in their last four games against Villarreal and this should be their fifth consecutive win.

Atletico Madrid – Win
Over 2.5 Goals – Yes

Serie A

Juventus vs Napoli (10-04-2020)

Juventus will host Napoli on Sunday in what is expected to be one of the premium games in Europe this weekend. Since the 2011/2012 season, only Roma have won more games (five) than Napoli (four) against the Bianconeri in Serie A. This will be another thriller and we are undecided whom to favour, thus we will go with goals on this one.

Both Sides to Score – Yes
Over 2.5 Goals – Yes

Lazio vs Inter Milan (10-04-2020)

Lazio have won two of their last three games against Inter (L1) after being winless in their previous five meetings against the Nerazzurri (D1,L4), however Inter are on song and will be looking to break that streak against Napoli, but under we fully expect another nail biter, difficult to call a clear winner but we will give Inter the nod for this one.

Inter Milan – Win/Draw
Both Sides to Score – Yes
Over 2.5 Goals – Yes

Be sure to look out for our next column in the coming week, best of luck and happy hunting!

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Michelangelo Jacobus

Sports Editor and Founder of 'The 592 Dugout'.

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