European League Predictions – Week 18

Hello readers,

As the dust begins to settle over the elections in the UK and before Brexit again takes centre stage, let’s enjoy some pulsating football across Europe.

French Ligue 1

Match: Metz v Olympique Marseille

Synopsis: Six straight league wins have seen Marseille become the genuine title contenders to PSG and they can put pressure on the leaders with a victory over Metz.  With no win in the last six Ligue 1 matches for Metz, Marseille look good to pick up another victory on the road.

Verdict:  2-1 (Marseille to win)

Italian Serie A

Match: Bologna v Atalanta

Synopsis: Atalanta will face Bologna high in confidence following the Champions League exploits that will see them earn €40m in revenue. Bologna has lost four of its last six in the league while Atalanta has two wins in six.  We are expecting an open game with both teams scoring but tip La Dea to win having won on their last three visits there.

Verdict:  2-1 (Atalanta to win)

German Bundesliga

Match: Bayern Munich v Werder Bremen

Synopsis: The mighty Bavarians face a must-win game against an out-of-sorts Bremen at home. It is unthinkable that Bayern sit seventh on the table and are seven points behind the leaders.

Verdict: Bremen have lost 3 of their last 4 league matches and shouldn’t pose much threat at the Allianz Arena. 4-1 Bayern Munich

Spanish LaLiga

Match: Real Sociedad v Barcelona

Synopsis: A trip to the Reale Arena is no doubt a big test for Barcelona. The home team currently occupy the fourth position but the arrival of the Catalans led by Leo Messi means the Basque host have a huge challenge in front of them.  Real Sociedad have lost the last 7 meetings against their visitors but will aim to push the champions harder this time. We don’t think they will be good enough

Verdict: 2-1 (Barcelona to win)

English Premier League

Match: Arsenal v Manchester City

Synopsis: Manchester City will aim to avoid losing successive matches for the first time this season against the Gunners who ended a 7-match winless run against West Ham.  The Gunners were impressive against the Hammers but we are not convinced they are good enough against City though the champions have not been all-conquering lately. Therefore, we are going for a safe bet here.

Verdict: Both Teams to score.

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