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Hoffenheim vs Ludogorets: Preview

Hoffenheim are one of the biggest disappointments of the competition as they enter the final fixture of the campaign without any ambitions whatsoever, sitting at the rock-bottom of the Group C standings.

The visitors will thus have the chance to book their place in the knockout phase with a potential victory against the non-motivated opposition this Thursday at WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena.

Hoffenheim

Julian Nagelsmann could thus likely give some rest to the likes of Sandro Wagner and Marco Uth here ahead of an important league outing with Hannover at the weekend.

The hosts managed to improve the confidence after losing back-to-back ties to Sporting Braga and Hamburger SV, and they’ve done it in some style.

Hoffenheim notched as many as four past Bundesliga runners-up RB Leipzig at the weekend. More importantly, the hosts kept their net untouched after conceding three to both Braga and HSV.

Ludogorets

Ludogorets’ advantage at the top of the Bulgarian league fell to just a single point after they lost the away fixture at Vereya last Thursday.

Dimitar Dimitrov’s men did bounce back at the weekend, though, easing past Dunav 2010 2-0 at home.

Ludogorets showed a rock-solid defense in away fixture in Europa League as they conceded no goals in three previous matches on the road in this term of the competition (including qualification tie with Suduva).

Hoffenheim vs Ludogorets: Head to head

The Bulgarians stunned Hoffenheim in their first ever meeting in late-September.

The Germans got off to a flying start back then thanks to Kaderabek’s opener, but Svetoslav Dyakov and Jody Lukoki completed a second-half comeback for Ludogorets.

Hoffenheim vs Ludogorets: Prediction

We can expect goals from both sides.

Goal Predictor Tip : | Both to Score |

Zorya vs Athletic Bilbao: Preview

Zorya still have theoretical chances of making it to the knockout stage, in spite of falling to Ostersunds in the previous round.

The Ukrainians, however, need to see off the Spanish heavyweights Athletic Bilbao in order to overtake the Basques in the second place and progress further in the competition.

Zorya

This will be a very challenging task given that Zorya have huge issues with the efficiency in the final third.

The team led by Yuriy Vernydub scored no more than three goals in five Europa League fixtures.

Additionally, Zorya will head into this with just a single win in last eight matches in all competitions.

Athletic Bilbao

The Lions, on the other side, will come into the match high on confidence after holding Real Madrid to a goalless draw on Sunday.

Jose Angel Ziganda clearly has high ambitions in Europa League as he used the best he has in the previous round’s home clash with Hertha BSC.

Additionally, given that Bilbao are as low as 16th in La Liga and already out of Copa del Rey (a shocking early elimination to lower-division Formentera), we can expect the visitors to be fully motivated to at least make it to the last 32 round in Europa League.

Zorya vs Athletic Bilbao: Head to head

The Spanish outfit will be even more motivated to get the revenge for the shocking defeat they suffered in their first ever H2H encounter with Zorya.

The Ukrainians miraculously managed to keep their net untouched at San Mames Barria as Igor Kharatin’s goal was enough for the massive upset in the second round.

Zorya vs Athletic Bilbao: Prediction

Bilbao will be highly motivated to get a result here and we’ll back them to clinch the spoils from L’viv at the odds of 1.80.

Goal Predictor Tip : | Athletic to Win | 1.80

Combo Ticket for Today

Here are our picks for today :

Red Star – Koln   | Under 2.5|  1.70
Hoffenheim – Ludogorets   | Both to Score |  1.60
FCSB – Lugano   | 1 |  1.45
Marseille – Salzburg   | Under 2.5 |  1.80

Total odd = 7.1 , Good Luck – Goal Predictor Team

Marseille – Salzburg

The Group I of the Europa League is a tricky one with the like of Marseille, Salzburg, Vitoria SC and Konyaspor all capable of beating anyone on any given day.

Yet, matchday 1 saw Marseille making the best of the starts among all four with a 1-0 win against Konyaspor. While Salzburg and Vitoria settled for a 1-1 draw. The onus is high on matchday 2 with each team looking to get ahead in the race for knockout qualification.

Marseille, managed by Rudi Garcia had occasional slips at the start of the season but started to look solid in recent weeks. Things were looking bad when they lost back-to-back games to Monaco and Rennes, but the route to winning ways was found when Konyaspor come to town. Since then, the team two in a row making it three wins on the bounce with clean sheets.

On the other hand, Salzburg were impressive at the start of the season, but there is a slip in form lately. The team managed just 2 wins from the last six, one of which came against a lowly Bruch Leitha in a cup game. They must raise their game considerably in-order to stand a chance against the Ligue1 outfit.

Salzburg vs Marseille: Head-to-head

Salzburg and Marseille are meeting for the first time in a UEFA fixture.

Salzburg’s record against French sides is 2 wins and 2 losses from 4, at home it is 1 win and 1 loss from 2.

It will be worth to note that Salzburg were beaten at home by Marseille’s domestic rivals Nice last season, 0-1.

Marseille won 2, drew 1 and lost 1 of their 4 meetings with Austrian clubs. Away from home – 1 win and 1 loss.

Salzburg vs Marseille: Prediction

This could be a highly competitive game with the teams reliant on the midfield to dictate the proceedings. Therefore, goals are expected to be at the premium, which make under 2.5 goals are our primary pick.

Also, Marseille are the team with better momentum and it will be a good idea to back them to avoid a defeat here.

Goal Predictor Tips :

| Under 2.5 goals | 1.80

| Double Chance – Marseille or Draw | 1.50

Feyenoord vs Napoli Preview

Already eliminated from both UEFA competitions, Feyenoord are without motivation in the final group game at their home turf. They are sitting at the foot of the table after losing all the five games so far.

Meantime, Napoli are second in the standings, 3 points behind the second placed Shakhtar Donetsk. They can still make it to the knockouts, but this is only possible with a combination of win at Feyenoord and Shakhtar lose at home to Manchester City.

Form-wise, Feyenoord are a side in tatters with 3 wins coming from their last 11 in all competitions. However, they had improved a tad bit in recent weeks. They lost to Manchester City at the Etihad by a narrow 1-0 margin and picked up back-to-back wins against struggling Eredivisie sides Groningen and Vitesse.

On the other hand, Napoli are enjoying a fine season. They sit at the second spot in the Serie A and their first defeat in the league came from the hands of Juventus this weekend. Yet, they could struggle against well elite teams in the Europe, but Feyenoord do not fall in that category.

Feyenoord vs Napoli: Head-to-head

Napoli won 3-1 when the teams met at the Stadio San Paolo on matchday 2. This remain to be the only Champions League meeting between the two sides.

Feyenoord’s overall record against Italian clubs in UEFA competitions is 4 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses from 13. At home, they lost only 1 of the 6 games, 2 wins and 3 draws.

Napoli have a poor record against Dutch sides – 1 win, 2 draws and 2 losses from 5 games. They will be looking for their first win in Dutch soil after the previous 2 visits saw a draw and a defeat.

Feyenoord vs Napoli: Prediction

Feyenoord have no incentives to play for and therefore they are expected to find it hard to perform at an optimum level. Napoli do not have a good away record in the competition, but they must have what it takes to pick up three points here.

Goal Predictor Tip : | HT/FT – Napoli/Napoli | 1.80

RB Leipzig vs Besiktas Preview

RB Leipzig host the shocking group winners Besiktas in a deciding fixture for their knockout stage ambitions.

The German debutants are locked on points with Porto in the battle for second place, but the Portuguese outfit has a better head to head record, meaning the Bulls will need Monaco’s favour as well apart from a three-pointer against the Turks.

RB Leipzig

Ralph Hasenhuttl will be hoping to see Besiktas coming out with a mixed lineup here given they’ve already won the group.

In case of visitors sending the best they have, it will be anything but a one-way street for the hosts who’ll have to recover from a devastating 4-0 loss away at Hoffenheim on Saturday.

The Bulls still sit at the second place in Bundesliga, but Bayern Munich are now on a six-point gap after Leipzig’s mentioned defeat.

Besiktas

The visitors will head into this in a much better mood as they destroyed the leaders and their city rivals Galatasaray 3-0 at home at the weekend.

Cenk Tosun, Dusan Tosic and Alvaro Negredo notched goals for the Turkish champions who are four points clear at the top of the standings at the moment, having taken as many as 11 in the opening five rounds of the competitions.

Senol Gunes will, however, likely give some rest to his key men including the likes of Talisca, Ricardo Quaresma, Cenk Tosun and Ryan Babel.

RB Leipzig vs Besiktas: Head to head

Besiktas clinched a comfortable 2-0 win thanks to first-half goals from Ryan Babel and Talisca when the two likes have met each other in the lone previous H2H encounter back in late-September at Vodafone Stadyumu.

Goal Prediction Tip : | Leipzig to Score 2 or More goals | 1.90

Combo Ticket for Today

Here is the combo ticket we offer :

Feynoord – Napoli | 2 | 1.40
Maribor – Sevilla | 2 | 1.25
Leipzig – Besiktas | T1 2+ | 1.90
Real Madrid – Borusia Dortmun | 1 | 1.40
Total odd = 3.32

Good Luck, Goal Predictor Team

Real Madrid vs Borusia Dortmund Preview

The Group H of 2017/18 Champions League is done and dusted with Real Madrid poised to finish second and Dortmund eliminated with their respective results on matchday 5.

Yet, the Bundesliga side have something to play for as they are in a tough tussle with APOEL Nicosia for a place in the Europa League knock-outs.

BvB managed just 2 points from their 5 matches so far with both coming via draws against Apoel by the same 1-1 ft score-line. Therefore, they need to equal or better the result of the Cypriots to achieve the same.

Real Madrid sit three points behind Tottenham, but they cannot go top of the table even with a win on matchday 6. This is due to the inferior h2h with the English team with their duel in Wembley ending in a 3-1 defeat.

Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund: Head-to-head

With the 3-1 win at the Signal Iduna Park on matchday 2, Madrid stretched their unbeaten run against Dortmund to 5 games, 3 wins and 2 draws. Bvb were unbeaten in five previous meetings with same stats.

There has been a total of 13 meetings between the two sides in UEFA competitions and Madrid lead the h2h with 5 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses.

Eight of the last 11 games between the sides saw both teams scoring and 7 of those registered over 2.5 goals.

Dortmund haven’t won an away game at Madrid, 2 draws and 4 losses from 6. Also, they have a poor overall record in Spain with the 12 visits producing 1 win, 5 draws and 6 losses.

The Blancos have a solid home record against German sides, 23 wins from 31 games, 5 draws and 3 losses.

Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund: Prediction

The Bundesliga side have a dreadful record in Spanish soil and are yet to win a game at the Bernabeu. This match could go in favour of the team in white and we could see some goals at either ends.

All eyes will be on Cristiano Ronaldo who has scored in all five group games so far. He can set a new record by getting his name on the score-sheet on Tuesday by becoming the first player to net in all six Champions League group games of a single season.

Goal Prediction tips:
| Over 1.5 at Half Time | 2.05
| Ronaldo to Score Anytime | 1.65

Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid Preview

Tuesday’s match is a must-win fixture for Atletico Madrid, who are yet to score away from home in the competition.

With qualification already in the bag, Chelsea could make a few changes. The Blues will be keen to secure first spot in Group C.

The hosts have already qualified for the knockout stage, but they’ll want to ensure they finish top of the group.

A win for the Blues would confirm top spot, but if Roma fail to beat Qarabag in the group’s other game, Chelsea can lose and still come first.

Atletico Madrid need to win at Chelsea
Atletico must win if they are to have any chance of qualifying, and even then, their fate will be determined by Roma’s result.

The Spanish side come into the match in relatively good form. They’ve won four on the spin and had kept five successive clean sheets prior to Saturday’s 2-1 win over Real Sociedad.

Former Chelsea defender Felipe Luis equalised for Atletico Madrid before Antoine Griezmann scored his fourth goal in his last three matches to win the match.

Chelsea team news vs Atletico Madrid
Antonio Conte has not put a time frame on David Luiz’s return. The defender is sidelined with a knee injury.

Michy Batshuayi and Kenedy have returned to training but Tuesday’s match will come too soon.

Charly Musonda is also out with a knee injury, while Thibaut Courtois is set to face his former club.

Atletico Madrid team news vs Chelsea
Juanfran is set to miss out with a hamstring injury.

Stefan Savic is available again after serving a one-match suspension against Roma.

Filipe Luis and Fernando Torres are set to come up against their former employers again.

Our Prediction : | Under 2.5 | 1.80

Bayern Munchen – PSG Preview and Prediction

Both Bayern Munich and PSG have qualified for the knockout stages, but this is a battle for the top position in the table and the Ligue 1 outfit and the team with a better chance to achieve this.

ayern Munich fought hard at Anderlecht to snatch a narrow 2-1 to keep the three point gap against PSG. The Bundesliga side lost 0-3 at Paris on opening day and they need to overturn that deficit to steal the number 1 position in the table. This is next to impossible if one is well aware of PSG’s form in all competitions this season.

The Parisiens thrashed Celtic 7-1 on matchday 5, which is arguable one of their biggest win in European nights. With 5 wins in 5 and a win against Bayern put them in an excellent position to qualify as group winners.

It will be worth to note that PSG have scored a whooping 24 goals in the Champions League this season, the most by any team at this stage.

Bayern Munich vs PSG: Head-to-head

Overall 7 meetings between the clubs- PSG won 5 and Bayern in 2.

Since the inaugural meeting between the two clubs in 1994 where both games were won by PSG, the next 5 games ended in favour of the team playing at home. In short, only 1 of the 7 matches between the sides ended in an way win.

Bayern’s record against French clubs – overall 17 wins from 32, 5 draws and 10 losses. At home – 9 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses from 14.

PSG versus German clubs – overall 9 wins from 14, drew 2 and lost 3. Away in German soil – 3 wins from 7, 1 draw and 3 losses.

Bayern Munich vs PSG: Prediction

PSG are in terrific form this season, but this will be the first time that they are playing away to a quality side.

Bayern have an impeccable home record in the Champions League and not many have returned with points in their bag.

Also, Jupp Heynckes knows well that beating PSG by 4 goal margin is almost impossible. Therefore they are not likely to go out there with an all out attacking strategy. Instead a solid performance against a strong team will be the Bavarian manager want. Therefore, don’t expect the Bundesliga side to leave too many holes at the back to let the Parisiens to score a handful here.

Bayern Munich vs PSG predicton :   | Both teams to Score |     1.44 odd