It’s that time of the week again where we run through a selection of the most exciting matches taking place this weekend and offer our best bets and value picks.
Arsenal v Fulham (Saturday)
Arsenal welcome newly-promoted Fulham to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. Mikel Arteta’s side are flying high with a flawless record from their opening three matches, scoring nine goals and conceding just two along the way. They come up against a Fulham side that have punched above their weight, earning creditable draws against Liverpool and Wolves, followed by a first win of the term against Brentford.
Liverpool v Bournemouth (Saturday)
Liverpool will be looking for their first league win of the campaign in what should be a winnable home match against the newly-promoted Bournemouth. The Reds have made their worst start to a Premier League season under Jurgen Klopp, failing to win any of their opening three matches for the first time since 2012‑13. Scott Parker’s side, meanwhile, have been on the end of heavy defeats against Manchester City and Arsenal.
Elche v Real Sociedad (Saturday)
Real Sociedad will aim to put their 4-1 defeat against Barcelona behind them when they take on Elche who are yet to win this season. Imanol Alguacil’s side will be confident of claiming all three points having won all four of their meetings with the Andalusian club since they earned promotion in 2020/2021.
Getafe v Villarreal (Sunday)
Villarreal will be looking to continue their 100 percent start to the season and maintain their place at the summit when they visit the league’s bottom side Getafe. The Yellow Submarine have an excellent recent record against the Azulones, with six straight wins, and will enter this match full of confidence.
Mainz v Leverkusen (Saturday)
Mainz can continue their strong start to the new season when they host Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga on Saturday. The Carnival club remains unbeaten with seven points from their first three games, while Gerardo Seoane’s side have got off to a poor start this season following three straight defeats.
Bayern Munich v Monchengladbach (Saturday)
Bayern Munich will be looking to continue their perfect start to the Bundesliga season and maintain their place at the top of the table when they host Monchengladbach on Saturday. Daniel Farke’s side are surprisingly unbeaten in their last four meetings with the Bavarians, registering three wins.
AC Milan v Bologna (Saturday)
AC Milan welcomes winless Bologna to the Giuseppe Meazza on Saturday as the Serie A champions aim to get back to winning ways. Stefano Pioli’s side had to settle for a draw at Atalanta last time out after comfortably beating Udinese in the opening game week. With the head‑to‑head results favouring the Rossoneri, they’ll be confident of claiming all three points.
Verona v Atalanta (Sunday)
Atalanta will look to continue their impressive start to the season when they travel to the Marcantonio Bentegodi stadium to face Verona on Sunday. Gian Piero Gasperini’s side kicked off their campaign with a 2-0 home victory at Sampdoria and earned a creditable 1-1 draw against champions AC Milan last time out. Meanwhile, Verona got their first point of the season in a 1-1 draw away at Bologna. The Veneto outfit were beaten 5-2 in their last home match against Napoli.
Ajaccio v Lille (Friday)
In Ligue 1 action on Friday, Lille hopes to pick up their second win of the campaign against newly-promoted Ajaccio who are winless with two losses from their opening three games. Paulo Fonseca’s side have won each of the last seven meetings with the club from Corsica and will be confident of claiming all three points.
Paris Saint-Germain v Monaco (Sunday)
Paris Saint-Germain will look to keep up their 100% record in Ligue 1 when they host Monaco on Sunday. Christophe Galtier’s side are firm favourites to see off the Red and Whites having won this fixture 2-0 last season, and you can expect them to do so with minimal fuss.