Spain have also hit eight goals in three qualifiers, while they scored eight goals across two home meetings in the Nations League. On top of that, the hosts qualified for Russia 2018 in high scoring style, hitting 22 goals across their five home matches, with at least three goals in each. We expect another strong display from the Spanish, who have won their last 13 home qualifiers. We’re backing them to make it 14 on the bounce, with over 2.5 goals to be scored in this clash.
Marko Arnautović has scored twenty-two goals in seventy-nine appearances for his country, while Bayern Munich’s David Alaba has chipped in with thirteen goals in sixty-eight caps. This Slovenia side doesn’t have many goals in it, with midfielder Josip Iličić leading the way with five in fifty-seven appearances, but pacey forward Luka Zahović is one to watch. We’re confident that a double chance bet on Slovenia will payout on Friday, and have predicted a final scoreline of 1-1. The visitors are unbeaten in their last five matches, but each of those games have ended 1-1 which is why we aren’t backing Slovenia to win the game outright. Austria have lost their opening two matches and haven’t been keeping many clean sheets of late, which is why a 1-1 draw looks so appealing to us.
Last year I felt like Liverpool were happy to have reached the final and they arrived with hope more than belief. This year Jurgen Klopp’s side is there to win and perhaps it is Spurs who are surprised to have made this far. That is why Liverpool have the edge.
Kadrii leads the way for OB with ten league goals this season, while Poland’s Wilczek moved onto twenty Superliga goals for the season with a brace last time out. We’re confident that Saturday’s game will end in a draw, and have predicted a final scoreline of 1-1. Both teams have plenty to play for on the final day which will make the game competitive, and the pair have produced their fair share of draws in recent encounters. OB have drawn three of their last six matches, while Brondby’s form has been more inconsistent, but with just three points between the pair heading into the final game of the season the pair have been playing to a similar standard and we believe that will lead to a draw on Saturday.
At the end of the day, had this fixture come before the visitors had won the title, then things would be different, though now that their motivation is questionable, it’s not that difficult to oppose Young Boys at the prices. They do have a very good away record, though some of their recent efforts haven’t been great. They were beaten by lowly Xamax in their penultimate away game, while they only just beat Zurich prior to that. Basel and Thun have both held Young Boys at home in 2019 too.
Quite simply, when we take into consideration how well St. Gallen played when the pair last met at this venue and combine it with the fact that Young Boys have nothing left to play for, it’s easy to feel that the hosts are ever so slightly overpriced. Therefore, a small play on ‘St. Gallen +1 Handicap’ is the way to go.
Liege are one of the better teams in this division, though they’ve struggled to match what has been very strong home form on the road. During the regular season, no team claimed more points than Liege at home, but Sunday’s visitors had just the seventh-best away record. Unlike at home, they’ve struggled to get going offensively on the road, as they scored just 17 goals in 15 travelling matches before the league split, which is one less than they’ve conceded.
Familiar rivals do battle for a place in the League One play-off final – and Chris Maguire’s goal in the first leg may prove decisive in sending Sunderland to Wembley.
Maguire had only been on the Stadium of Light pitch as a substitute for four minutes when he broke the deadlock and even though Sunderland had Alim Ozturk sent off soon afterwards, they held out to earn themselves a 1-0 advantage to take to Fratton Park.
This will be the fifth meeting this season between two clubs who were in the Premier League when they had last faced each other nine years ago, both having fallen on hard times since then but trying to work their way back up to the elite level.
The recent form of both teams and their head to head record over the last few seasons, all points towards a home win for PSV this weekend and for both teams to score in the process. PSV have won six of their last seven matches against Heracles, and both teams have scored in four of the last seven meetings between the pair. PSV have won four of their last six matches, while Heracles have lost four of their last six, and both teams have scored in three of PSV’s last five and in five of Heracles’ last six matches. PSV have a great record against their guests and will want to win in front of their home fans on the final day of the season, despite the disappointment of the title all but being decided at the weekend.
PSV’s de Jong will be desperate to score on Wednesday night, not only in the hopes of reaching the thirty-goals mark, but also to claim the Golden Boot away ahead of Ajax’s Tadic, and heads into the match with twenty-eight league goals to his name. Dalmau has enjoyed a fantastic second half of the season and another hat trick at the weekend moved the Spaniard onto nineteen Eredivisie goals for Heracles. We’re confident that PSV will win and both teams will score on Wednesday, and have predicted a final scoreline of 3-1. The hosts have a great record against their guests, and both teams have been scoring goals, but not keeping many clean sheets of late, something we expect to see continue on the final day of the season.
The hosts have seen both teams score in five of their last eight league outings, so we’re backing Both Teams to Score here. In the end we’re expecting Liverpool to get the job done though, opting for a 2-1 win for the hosts as our correct score prediction.
We’re also backing Sadio Mane to get on the scoresheet once again for Liverpool. The Senegalese international has scored more home goals than any other player in the Premier League this season (16) and has only failed to find the net in one of his last nine league games at Anfield, so he looks the perfect choice for our anytime goalscorer predictions.
Aves and Moreirense will open the 32nd round of the NOS League on Friday, from 8:30 p.m., in Vila das Aves. The Avengers reach this round in 11th place with 36 points, while Moreirense is ranked fifth with 49. The home team comes from a heavy defeat at the Estádio do Dragão 4-0 but has already secured the maintenance in the maximum step of the Portuguese soccer. The Moreirense added the third consecutive defeat in the league, after losing at the reception to Rio Ave, by two balls to one. Despite the defeat, the canons remain in fifth place, with three more points than Vitória de Guimarães, when they have to play only two games. The formation of the home lost three of the last five rounds at home, with Moreirense winning two of the last five out of doors. Who will lead the best?
In three of the last five games of the Birds in his stadium there were more than 2.5 goals.
In three of Moreirense last five away games there were over 2.5 goals.
Moreirense has scored in the last five games as a visitor.
In three of the last five clashes between the two at Vila das Aves there were over 2.5 goals.
We are facing a match between neighbors, and the two teams are still looking to score points in order to achieve the best possible classification. We therefore expect an open game with goals opportunities for both sides. Bet on more than 2.5 goals.
Score prediction: Ajax 1-1 Tottenham Perhaps unsurprisingly for a team that have played so many matches this season and not made a signing since January 2018, Tottenham are looking weary as the end of the season approaches.
However, the fact that they are only trailing by one goal and still well in the tie should give them confidence given how well Ajax started that first leg.