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Heavyweight clashes across Europe as club football returns

By Chinasia Ibonye   |   15 October 2016   |   7:06 am


On Monday Night, the whole football world will be watching the final fixture of the EPL’s match-week 8, when Liverpool file out against arch rivals, Manchester United at Anfield.

Liverpool Manager, Jurgern Klopp begins his second year in charge of the Merseyside team and has stated that there is no better game to start with than this one as he called for the Anfield crowd to raise the roof for Manchester United’s visit.

The German began his reign with a 0-0 draw against Tottenham at White Hart Lane a year ago and would hope his squad can show how far they have progressed in the past 12 months with a victory over their most hated rivals. He faced the Old Trafford side twice at Anfield last season, losing 0-1 in the league and winning 2-0 in the Europa league.

For Manchester United, they will be gunning for their third straight win at Anfield after winning on their last two visits there. One player that should automatically start in this fixture for Manchester United is Juan Mata, who has had a hand in five goals in his last four appearances against Liverpool in the Premier League, scoring three and assisting two.

Liverpool have been in sparkling form in the league and are currently on a run of four straight wins, while Manchester United have picked up just one win in their last four games and would need a positive result on Monday to show that they are title contenders this season. My tip for this fixture is to bet on both teams scoring and on you will get the best odds for this game.

Before Liverpool and Manchester United take to the pitch on Monday, there will be another big game in Europe this weekend and that will be in the Serie A where two of the top three teams in the league, Napoli and AS Roma face off at the Stadio San Paolo on Saturday. Napoli currently sits in second place on the table, four points below league leaders and defending champions Juventus, while Roma is just a point behind.

Napoli were undefeated in the league this season prior to the last match-week where they lost to Atalanta and the international break didn’t do them any favours as they lost striker Arkadiusz Milik, who was bought from Ajax at the start of the season to replace Gonzalo Higuain and has been a revelation in his debut season in Italy, scoring four goals in seven games.

The Polish international is set to miss at least six months after suffering an ACL injury whilst on duty for his country. However, Coach Maurizio Sarri will not be too depressed as he isn’t lacking in attacking options with the likes of Lorenzo Insigne, Jose Callejon, Dries Mertens, and skipper Marek Hamsik to call upon.

As for Roma, It doesn’t look good for them as Luciano Spalletti’s side have failed to win any of their away games in the league this season, but they will be hoping to change that and build on from their win against Inter Milan in the last match week. Edin Dzeko has been in fantastic form, scoring five goals in seven games this season and would be looking to add to that tally against the Partenopei.

There has been at least one clean sheet in each of the last six games between these sides and based on their forms this season, Napoli look the more likely to achieve that. My tip for this game will be a double chance bet on Napoli.

There are lots of games across Europe this weekend and as usual I will be giving you betting tips on twenty-five of them so you can go to and place your bets in any combination you desire and make some money for yourself.

EPL (England)
Arsenal v Swansea (Arsenal win)
Chelsea v Leicester (Double chance for Chelsea)
Man City v Everton (Man City win)

LA LIGA (Spain)
Barcelona v Deportivo (Barcelona win)
Real Betis v Real Madrid (Madrid win)
Atletico Madrid v Granada (Atletico win)

SERIE A (Italy)
Juventus v Udinese (Juventus win)
Inter Milan v Cagliari (Inter win)
Lazio v Bologna (Lazio win)

Eintracht Frankfurt v Bayern Munich (Bayern win)
Mainz v Darmstadt (Double chance for Mainz)
Cologne v Ingolstadt (Double chance for Cologne)

LIGUE 1 (France)
Nancy v PSG (PSG win)
Saint Etienne v Dijon (Double chance for St Etienne)
Marseille v Metz (Double chance for Marseille)

EREDIVISIE (Netherlands)
PSV v Heracles (PSV win)
AZ Alkmaar v Vitesse (Double chance for AZ Alkmaar)
Twente v PEC Zwolle (Over 2.5 goals)

Sporting v Tondela (Sporting win)
Porto v Arouca (Porto win)

Anderlecht v Lokeren (Anderlecht win)

SPL (Scotland)
Celtic v Motherwell (Celtic win)
Aberdeen v Ross County (Aberdeen win)

Panathinaikos v Xanthi (Panathinaikos win)
PAOK v Iraklis (PAOK win)

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