Best betting tips to bank on for Saturday
The international break is over and club football resumes in various leagues across the world.
Thus, we have concluded our analysis on three games that can be banked on by punters for returns on Saturday.
TOTTENHAM vs MANCHESTER CITY
This is essentially a grudge match for Pep Guardiola and his side. A season back, they had gone on a historic rampage, and had recorded a rare and unprecedented domestic treble. And all that stood in between them becoming the first team to ever deliver a continental quadruple was Tottenham.
Moreover, the fact that this is another episode in the ‘Pep vs Mou’ series, will add another element of fierce rivalry to this league fixture.
These two have been battling it out with each other to be called the best manager in the world for over more than a decade. By all means we can count on them to deliver a cracker of a match-up this Saturday.
And judging the form of forwards from both sides, expect a high-scoring thriller this weekend.
The Lilywhites recorded a 0-1 win on the road the last match-day, against West Brom. On the other hand, the Citizens were held to a 1-1 draw at home by arch-rivals Liverpool.
Going on, Mourinho’s men are currently placed second in the table, lagging just a single point behind the toppers, Leicester. However, the Foxes are pitted against reigning champions Liverpool this weekend, and are expected to drop points.
Likely, Jose’s men have the opportunity to climb to the top of the table this weekend. We can definitely count on them to deliver one of their best performances of the season. Keep note that they have scored the second-most number of goals in the competition, and have won 12 of their former 15 match-ups.
On the other hand, Guardiola’s men will be determined to make the most of this time (since Liverpool have almost their entire backline down with injuries).
On top of that, the Citizens are also on a nine-game unbeaten run, and are on a seven-match invincible run on the road.
By all means, expect both teams to find the back of the net this weekend which is priced at 1.60 odds by 1xbet and turn this encounter into a goal-fest.
ATLETICO MADRID vs BARCELONA
Atletico Madrid is the only team that has the unbeaten streak in the league until now. Having lost none of their clashes this term until now, the host is at the third spot with 17 points in hand.
They will face a tough challenge when hosting Barcelona, despite playing on the back of a 4-0 win at home against the promoted side, Cadiz, in the campaign schedule.
Four consecutive winless games in their schedule pulled Barcelona down to the eighth spot in the table after 7 league appearances so far this season.
The visitor was able to make a comeback in their previous encounter with a 5-2 win at home against Real Betis in the league. With their poor away form, it will not be a walk in the park for Messi and Co.
Wanda Metropolitano will witness one of the most anticipated encounters in La Liga this season by the fans. But the absence of Luis Suarez in Atletico Madrid because of COVID-19 treatments will be an enormous blow for the fans who were expecting a feisty clash from the Uruguayan forward upon his prior club.
Simeone has always been confused about keeping Messi locked in their back-line. It is sure that the Argentinian star will create problems for the home team. Since Messi failed to score in the last international match for his country earlier this week, he might need time to find his scoring legs.
The host enjoys the ground advantage in the game and we cannot take lightly their unbeaten streak in the campaign so far. They will lack Suarez in the front, but Morata and Felix are likely to step up for the home team.
In the Barca dugout, tensions are still there, and this has affected their game in the middle. There is no sound movement in the middle against a disciplined defense. This will be a task for Ronald Koeman in the upcoming match.
The double chance favoring Barcelona will probably be the best bet for the punters considering the position of both teams in the campaign this weekend priced at 1.40 odds by 22bet.
BORUSSIA MOCHENGLADBACH vs AUGSBURG
Monchengladbach will be keen to get back to winning ways when they welcome Augsburg for Saturday’s Bundesliga clash.
The Borussen had a slow start to the 2020/21 season, but they got back on track brilliantly with impressive performances in both Bundesliga and Champions League. But their 8 match unbeaten streak is brought to an end with the 3-4 defeat at Leverkusen.
On the other hand, Augsburg started the season by winning their first two games, the second an impressive one and probably the biggest upset of the season against Dortmund with a 2-0 scoreline. However, they were all over the park since, lost 3 and drew 1 of the next 5 with an exception of win against relegation bound Mainz.
Saturday’s fixture will be a tough test for Heiko Herrlich’s men with Monchengladbach being one of the toughest teams to beat at their own backyard.
Augsburg’s recent form is poor and they tend to struggle in away games with the exception of a mini resurgence towards the end of last season. Also, they have a poor record against teams that finished above top 5 in the table last season.
After a slow start to the season, Monchengladbach are firing from all cylinders and they are easily our favourites to beat Augsburg in Saturday’s Bundesliga clash.
It is worth noting that the Prussians lost just 2 of their last 18 Bundesliga home games.
With Gladbach seeing over 2.5 goals in 8 of their last 10 games across all competitions this season, the same bet can be taken for this match as well, is a decent punt of 1.55 odds by Betwinner.
All odds are correct as at the time of this publication. Please gamble responsibly