Can Inter Milan stop the Juventus juggernauts
Club football resumed last weekend and reminded us why we dread the international breaks, the constant breath-taking moments and unpredictable nature of club football every weekend cannot be matched.
In England, the Manchester derby kicked off proceedings and duly lived up to the hype as Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho were involved in a highly tactical duel which the Spaniard triumphed to maintain City’s 100 % winning record, while Arsenal needed a controversial last minute penalty to subdue a spirited Southampton, Chelsea dropped their first points of the season and Liverpool hammered Champions Leicester.
In Spain, both Madrid sides racked up wins while there was a massive upset at the Nou Camp as newly promoted Alaves beat Barcelona at their own backyard. There was also an upset in Germany as another newly promoted side, Liepzig, defeated Dortmund, while in Italy, Juventus, Roma and Inter Milan all picked up wins.
This weekend, the biggest game on the continent will be in Italy, where the Derby d’italia takes place at the San Siro and that will be the match we will be previewing this week.
The Derby d’Italia is the name given to football matches between Inter Milan and Juventus. It represents a regional rivalry from two of the most successful teams from the two biggest cities in Northwest Italy, Turin and Milan. There have been 229 matches between these sides with Juventus the more successful team with 103 wins to Inter’s 70.
Juventus will enter this latest installment of the derby as clear favourites after their blistering start to the league.
They have won all three matches played so far in the league and will be looking to continue that winning streak on Sunday against an Inter side that haven’t started really well with four points from a possible nine.
Juventus have stability as they have retained their core through the transfer window and have added defensive solidity to an already defensively sound team, while they also added last season’s top scorer, Gonzalo Higuain, to their ranks upfront and he has already scored three league goals in three games.
For Inter Milan, they have a new coach in the person of their former defender, Frank de boer, who is trying to get his bearings in his new role in Italy. As a manager, he is no slouch as he won four straight league titles with Ajax in his six year stint at the helm. Inter haven’t started the league as well as Juventus as they have just one win from three in the new campaign and their home loss to Israeli side, Happoel Beer Sheeva, in the Europa league on Thursday will do their confidence no good.
Juventus are favourites to win this tie and the smart money will be on the old lady to win this and the odds of on www.nairabet.com show this.
Away from the Derby d’italia, there will be other interesting fixtures all accross Europe and we will be taking a brief look at some of them before we give you our 25-game tip you can use to place your bet on www.nairabet.com
In England, Arsenal will have a tough away trip to Hull City, while Manchester United, who have suffered two losses in a row, will be guests of Watford at Vicarage Road and league leaders Manchester City will host Bournemouth hoping to continuing their 100% record with a win over Eddie Howe’s men.
In Spain, Barcelona will face Leganes and will want to put their loss to Alaves behind them with a win, while Real Madrid will face Espanyol and Atletico will host Sporting Gijon.
Bayern Munich and Dortmund will have fairly easy games this weekend in Germany, while Monaco, who were very impressive in their Europa league win over Tottenham at Wembley will host Rennes in France.
Below is a list of 25 betting tips that can be combined in any fashion to win big this weekend on www.nairabet.com
Man City v Bournemouth (City win)
Hull City v Arsenal (Double chance for Arsenal)
Watford v Man Utd (Double chance for Man Utd)
LA LIGA (Spain)
Leganes v Barcelona (Barcelona win)
Atletico Madrid v Sporting Gijon (Atletico win)
Espanyol v Real Madrid (Double chance for Madrid)
Bayern Munich v Darmstadt (Bayern win)
Wolfsburg v Borussia Dortmund (Double chance for Dortmund)
B. Monchengladbach v Werder Bremen (Double chance for Monchengladbach)
SERIE A (Italy)
Napoli v Bologna (Napoli win)
Lazio v Pescara (Double chance for Lazio)
Sassuolo v Genoa (Double chance for Sassuolo)
(Portugal) Tondela v Porto (Porto win)
Rio Ave vs Sporting (Double chance for Sporting)
Benfica v Braga (Double chance for Benfica)
LIGUE 1 (France)
Monaco v Rennes (Double chance for Monaco)
Saint Etienne v Bastia (Double chance for Saint Etienne)
JUPILIER LIGA (Belgium)
Club Brugge v AS Eupen (Brugge win)
Inverness v Celtic (Celtic win)
Rangers v Ross County (Rangers win)
SUPER LIG (Turkey)
Galatasaray v Rizespor (Galatasaray win)
Rapid Wien v Mattersburg (Rapid win)
LIGA (Czech Republic)
Viktoria Plzen v Karvina (Viktoria win)
Fastav Zlin v Sparta Praha (Double chance for Sparta)
SUPER LEAGUE (Greece)
Panathinaikos v Giannina (Panathinaikos win)
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