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10 Matches To Bet On And Value Bets

In this new year, teams are geared up to secure victorious beginnings in 2024.


In this new year, teams are geared up to secure victorious beginnings in 2024. The kickoff of the FA Cup and Copa del Rey is scheduled for this weekend, while the German Bundesliga and French Ligue 1 are currently on an extended break. We’re ready to provide our top picks and valuable tips for the weekend’s matches.

Chelsea vs Preston North End (Saturday)

Beginning to show positive signs under Mauricio Pochettino, Chelsea aims for a third consecutive win as they welcome Championship club Preston North End to Stamford Bridge on Saturday—a side that has struggled, losing four of their last five matches.

Suggested bet: Chelsea to win
Value bet: Chelsea -2 handicap

Sunderland vs Newcastle (Saturday)

Newcastle United, coming off four consecutive defeats to end 2023, will be determined to win as they clash with arch-rivals Sunderland at the Stadium of Light in the Tyne–Wear derby. The Magpies are considered favourites, but the Black Cats will be sensing an opportunity to capitalize.

Suggested bet: Both teams to score
Value bet: Newcastle United wins and both teams score

Elche vs Girona (Saturday)

Girona is set to travel to face Elche in the Copa del Rey on Saturday. As joint La Liga leaders, they aspire to carry their winning momentum into the new year and secure a victory against the struggling Segunda outfit.

Suggested bet: Girona to win
Value bet: Girona -1 handicap

Eibar vs Athletic Bilbao (Sunday)

Maintaining an unbeaten record in their last 10 matches, with seven victories, Athletic Bilbao enters the Copa del Rey this weekend with confidence as they face Eibar. The Segunda outfit, on the contrary, has faced challenges, going without a win in their last three games.

Suggested bet: Atletico Madrid to win
Value bet: Atletico Madrid win to nil

Inter Milan vs Verona (Saturday)

Inter Milan, in scintillating form, aims to extend their unbeaten streak to 13 straight Serie A games as they host Verona at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Saturday. The Nerazzurri are dominating the league table, enjoying a commanding position at the top, while the visitors find themselves in the 17th spot, facing a challenging season.

Suggested bet: Inter Milan to win
Value bet: Inter Milan -1 handicap

Empoli vs AC Milan (Sunday)

AC Milan travel to face Empoli in Serie A action on Sunday. The Rossoneri enter the match as overwhelming favourites, having secured an unbeaten streak of five games, with four wins. On the other hand, the visitors, Empoli, find themselves in the 19th spot and have yet to secure a victory in their last six games.

Suggested bet: AC Milan to win
Value bet: AC Milan to win half-time/full-time

Pontarlier vs Lyon (Sunday)

After clinching victories in their last three consecutive games to move out of the danger zone, Lyon aims to extend their winning streak into the new year. They are widely expected to secure a victory against minnows Pontarlier in the Coupe de France on Sunday.

Suggested bet: Lyon to win
Value bet: Lyon win to nil

Lens vs Monaco (Sunday)

Lens is set to face Monaco in one of the standout matchups in the Coupe de France this weekend. The Ligue 1 teams are eager to maintain their aspirations of securing silverware in 2024, promising an exciting game. Notably, both sides claimed victories with a 3-0 scoreline in their recent home fixtures against each other, hinting at the potential for a goal-filled encounter.

Suggested bet: Over 1.5 goals
Value bet: Lens (Home Team) Over 1.5 goals

Boavista vs Porto (Friday)

Porto, currently in excellent form, will host a struggling Boavista side in the Primeira Liga on Friday night. Boavista has been unable to secure a win in 10 consecutive Primeira Liga matches. Porto aims for their fifth win in six games and hopes to extend their dominance with a fifth straight victory over the struggling Boavista side.

Suggested bet: Porto to win
Value bet: Porto (Away Team) Over 2.5 goals

Sporting Lisbon vs Estoril (Friday)

In another Primeira Liga fixture on Friday, league leaders Sporting Lisbon face off against ninth-placed Estoril. Sporting Lisbon, understandably, enters the match as firm favourites and anticipates securing a fourth consecutive victory over Estoril. Notably, Sporting Lisbon has not conceded a goal in their previous encounters with Estoril.

Suggested bet: Sporting Lisbon to win
Value bet: Sporting Lisbon win to nil

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