There are great derbies this weekend, and that means there are bets to be won! Here are my tips for the big matches in Europe, plus a heated clash in Argentina.
Dortmund suffered their first loss of the season at Atletico on Tuesday, but their record in the Bundesliga this season has been amazing. They’ve won seven of their ten games so far and are in top form for Der Klassiker. Bayern are only four points behind their rivals and have beaten them in their last three meetings. Since Dortmund are in better form now, though, I’ll go for a Draw.
Match Tip: Over 2.5 Goals
Mr. Predictor’s Verdict: Borussia Dortmund 2 v 2 Bayern Munich
What a clash! This is the first leg of the Copa Libertadores final, and it also happens to be one of the fiercest rivalries in football. Boca beat Palmeiras in the semi-finals and are in better form than River Plate, who have lost three of their past five games. That said, the hosts have only won three of their last 15 games against River Plate, who have won each of the last three meetings. I’m backing a Draw.
Match Tip: Under 2.5 Goals
Mr. Predictor’s Verdict: Boca Juniors 1 v 1 River Plate
It’s time for the Manchester derby! City are top of the Premier League with nine wins from 11 games and have 24 goals in six home games. Things aren’t going so well for United, who have conceded 18 goals in the league this season – City have only let in four! This is also the third away game in a row for the Red Devils, who won away to Juventus on Wednesday night. I think that City are playing at their best right now, and that can only mean a comfortable Home Win.
Match Tip: Manchester City Win on -1 Handicap
Mr. Predictor’s Verdict: Manchester City 3 v 1 Manchester United
Both of these sides are in great form. AC Milan have won four of their last five league games and are challenging for a top four place. However, Juventus have only dropped points once so far this season and have won their last five matches against the Rossoneri. I’m backing the Old Lady to win as well as Both Teams to Score, since that has happened in nine of Milan’s 11 league games this season.
Match Tip: Both Teams to Score
Mr. Predictor’s Verdict: AC Milan 1 v 2 Juventus
This derby has lost its edge recently, mainly because one team clearly has the upper hand now. Monaco haven’t won any of their last 15 matches, with ten defeats in that time, and I don’t expect their luck to change here. PSG have a 100% record in Ligue 1 this season and beat Monaco 4-0 in the Super Cup in August without Neymar, Edinson Cavani or Kylian Mbappe. It has to be an Away Win.
Match Tip: PSG Over 2.5 Goals
Mr. Predictor’s Verdict: AS Monaco 0 v 3 PSG