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Weekend Soccer: Betting tips; team news and predictions

It’s again another weekend with action packed and exciting games across Europe.

Asembi Sports as usual brings you betting tips and predictions of some of the many matches to be played this weekend.

Randers vs Midtjylland  – Midtjylland win/draw

Randers FC is ranked on the 6th place in the standings with 43 points, they are undefeated in 19 of the last 30 rounds played this season in Superliga. Midtjylland is in a tremendous shape this season, the team have big chances to overcome the 2nd ranked Sonderjyske and we expect them play tough today and put pressure on their opponents from the outset. Midtjylland won 22 of their last 30 league matches this season. Midtjylland won the last seven matches against their opponents today.

Midtjylland is expected to win 2 goals to 1.

Manchester United vs  Southampton – Manchester United win/draw

The Premier League’s 14th matchday sees Manchester United hit the road south to take on Southampton. The Red Devils enter this one in seventh place with 21 points, seven points off the top four. Meanwhile, the Saints look like a real threat to be relegated, boasting a league-low one victory so far. Southampton is in 18th place eight eight points but just a point from safety

Manchester united have been inconsistent in terms of results this season

Southampton come into Saturday’s match without a win inside normal time from their last 11 outings across all competitions, stretching back to their 2-0 victory at Crystal Palace on September 1

Meanwhile, the Saints look like a real threat to be relegated, boasting a league-low one victory so far. Southampton is in 18th place eight eight points but just a point from safety.

United are unbeaten in their last five meetings with Southampton across all competitions, but there has been just one goal in the last three league editions of this fixture – a Lukaku winner at St Mary’s last season.

Manchester is expected to win or draw in this fixture.

 

Chelsea vs Fulham – Chelsea win

Chelsea are in a strong position to extend their 31-3 record against Fulham at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Another win against their London rivals is expected with the Blues set for another comfortable home win.

Coming back from a disastrous lose to Tottenham Hostpurs, they look to give their fans a reason to smile and get themselves back in the premier league title race.

Chelsea have completely dominated this London derby with a 31-3 record and 16 draws. Fulham have won once in their last 25 trips to Stamford Bridge, a 2-1 win in 1964.

The last meetings between Chelsea and Fulham were in the 2013-14 EPL season with Chelsea winning 2-0 at home and 3-1 away. Current Fulham winger Andre Schürrle scored a hat-trick for the Blues in the match at Craven Cottage.

The best bet for this fixture is 3 nil win for Chelsea.

Manchester City  vs Bournemouth – Man City win

Three straight defeats in the league represents the worst run of the season so far for Bournemouth. Matters will not be getting any easier for them on Saturday. Eddie Howe’s side face Manchester City, the champions have scored 13 goals against Bournemouth in just three games at the Etihad Stadium, conceding just one in the process.

After his side’s demolition of West Ham last weekend, Pep Guardiola might just be anticipating another awe-inspiring display from his breathtaking unit.

Having such a breathtaking attack, City is expected to win at Etihad Stadium.

Salzburg vrs Altach – Salzburg win

Salzburg impressed in their win over Austria Wien on Wednesday night and they’ll just make one change as Gulbrandsen has joined key attacker Soriano on the side-lines which will leave Garcia short on attacking options. However, the team is in good shape and with Hwang coming into the line-up this could actually make them stronger.

This is a match they’ll look to win and secure a much needed three points aiming to climb up the table and narrow the gap towards their guests. The plan is to dominate ball and territory before applying consistent pressure to Rheindorf Altach. They’ll face a defensive oriented opponent and will need to be patient if they fail to score early.

Motivation should be at a high level here as they’ll face the current league leaders, so the hosts will be desperate to prove their quality.

Salzburg tops the league and unbeaten in their last 15 matches. They are expected to score at least 2 goals to win the match.

Soderjsky vs Nordsjaelland – over 1.5 goals

SonderjyskE have failed to live up to their pre-season ambitions in the first part of the campaign and they sit in the bottom half ahead of the first league fixture in 2018. The hosts have lost two on the bounce in December to the likes of Brondby and Horsens.

The streak came just when their fans had hoped to see the team breaking into the top half with three straight clean sheet wins under their belts.

Each of last 13 games Nordsjaelland have played away from home in Superligaen have seen both teams to score and at least three goals.

It’s expected to be over 1.5 goals in this fixture.

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