Following two weeks of pesky international football, European clubs return to action in their various leagues, and that also means it is time for fans not only to enjoy the fun but also to make some cash.
The top five leagues are now in full swing, so there’s a lot of action to look forward to this weekend. As part of our tradition, Soccernet.ng have selected games that can earn you extra cash by placing a bet on the games.
Here are Soccernet.ng picks for the weekend
Liverpool vs Newcastle (Premier League): League leaders, Liverpool will hope to maintain their 100% record when they take on the Magpies in Saturday’s lunchtime kickoff at Anfield. Klopp’s men will be confident of making it five wins out of five against a Newcastle side whose performances have been mixed this season.
Liverpool are undefeated in their last 40 home matches.
The Reds have scored at least 2 goals in their last 13 matches
Liverpool have been winning at both half time and full time in their last 7 matches (Premier League).
Liverpool have won 11 of their last 13 home matches against Newcastle in all competitions.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 6 of Liverpool‘s last 7 games (Premier League). (whoscored.com)
Betting Tips: Steve Bruce’s side have suffered two defeats from their opening four games, but they did pick up an impressive win away from home against Spurs side. But expecting to repeat the feat at Anfield where Liverpool have not lost in 40 league games is almost an impossible task. (Liverpool win and Over 1.5)
Real Madrid vs Levante (La Liga): Following two consecutive draws, Real Madrid will hope to return to winning ways when they welcome Levante to the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday afternoon.
Los Blancos have drawn their last two games against Real Valladolid and Villarreal respectively but Zidane will hope his wards can get the maximum points when they take on a Levante side who sits a point ahead of his side.
Gareth Bale will miss the encounter after picking up a red card in Madrid’s last match against Villarreal. However, Hazard could be in line to make his debut after missing the first three matches due to injury.
There have been more than two goals in 11 of Madrid’s last 13 matches against Levante in all competitions.
Real Madrid have scored at least 2 goals in 11 of their last 13 matches against Levante in all competitions.
Levante have scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches (LaLiga) (whoscored.com)
Betting Tips: Real Madrid are like a bag of revels, you never know what you are going to get, and with Levante losing just once this season, it could be a tricky encounter for Zidane’s men. Nevertheless, it will still be a surprise to see Madrid lose this one, but there’s a possibility they could concede. (Real Madrid win or Over 2.5)
Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen (Bundesliga): It’s fifth vs fourth in the Bundesliga this weekend. Borussia Dortmund title hopes suffered an early blow after they suffered a shock loss to newcomers Union Berlin last time out.
Nevertheless, Dortmund manager, Lucien Favre will be hoping the loss was just a minor setback when they welcome Leverkusen who played out a goalless draw against Hoffenheim last time out.
Borussia Dortmund have scored at least 2 goals in their last 18 home matches (Bundesliga)
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 10 of Borussia Dortmund‘s last 11 home games (Bundesliga).
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 10 of Leverkusen’s last 11 away games (Bundesliga).
Borussia Dortmund have won their last 4 home matches against Leverkusen in all competitions.
Borussia Dortmund have been winning at both half time and full time in 6 of their last 8 home matches against Leverkusen in all competitions.
Leverkusen have scored at least 3 goals in their last 3 away matches (Bundesliga). (whoscored.com)
Betting Tips: This is a hard one to call, but there should be goals as both sides play an open game. (Over 2.5)
Norwich vs Man City (Premier League): Man City will hope to keep up the pace with Liverpool in the embryonic Premier League season when they take on newly-promoted side, Norwich at Carrow road.
The champions delivered a sensational performance as usual in their last game against Brighton and should continue in that form against the Canaries.
Man City have won 17 of their last 18 matches (Premier League).
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Man City‘s last 5 games (Premier League).
Man City have scored at least 3 goals in their last 3 away matches (Premier League).
Man City are undefeated in 12 of their last 13 matches against Norwich in all competitions. (whoscored.com)
Betting Tips: It’s hard to see anything other than a Man City win. Norwich style of play also means it’s likely to be a game full of goals. (Man City and Over 2.5)
Barcelona vs Valencia (La Liga): A “Messiless” Barcelona will attempt to get their La Liga campaign back on track when they welcome Valencia to the Camp Nou on Saturday.
The champions have had a stuttered start to their title defence, losing one, winning one and drawing one in their three matches so far. They have missed the brilliance of their influential captain, Lionel Messi who is still out with a calf injury.
Valencia meanwhile will go into the clash with a new manager after they surprisingly sacked Marcelinho early this week. The former Villarreal manager led the team to a top-four finish and Copa Del Rey last season which makes his dismissal more surprising.
Barcelona have seen over 2.5 goals in 6 of their last 7 home matches against Valencia in all competitions.
Barcelona have scored at least 2 goals in 14 of their last 16 home matches (LaLiga).
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Valencia‘s last 4 games (LaLiga). (whoscored.com)
Betting Tips: With Messi still out, Los Ches will be a tricky opposition for Barcelona. But Luis Suarez expected return will be a boost for Ernesto Valverde. Previous clashes between the two sides have always produced goals and that should continue. ( Both teams to score or Over 2.5)
PSG vs Strasbourg ( Home win)
Napoli vs Sampdoria (Home win)
Rangers vs Livingston (Home win)
Benfica vs Gil Vicente (Home win)
Ajax vs Heerenveen (Home win)
Wolves vs Chelsea (Over 2.5)
Crusaders Belfast vs Glenavon (Home win)