It’s that part of the week when we aim to make some extra cash for the weekend, all while enjoying thrilling football matches. With the AFCON kicking off, we’ve incorporated two captivating fixtures alongside other major leagues to present our top bets and value picks.
Ivory Coast vs Guinea-Bissau (Saturday)
This year’s Africa Cup of Nations is hosted by Ivory Coast, and they are eager to commence the tournament with a convincing win as they host Guinea-Bissau. The Elephants have displayed consistent form lately, and with the backing of their passionate fans, they are poised to secure a victory in this inaugural match.
Nigeria vs Equatorial Guinea (Sunday)
In their opening Africa Cup of Nations match on Sunday, Group A favourites Nigeria will host Equatorial Guinea. These two teams have clashed three times in the past, with Nigeria emerging victorious in all three matches in an impressive fashion.
Chelsea vs Fulham (Saturday)
Chelsea will host Fulham in the Premier League on Saturday, and pressure is beginning to mount on Mauricio Pochettino following a disappointing start to 2024. The Blues, however, have performed much better at Stamford Bridge, and they will be confident in securing three valuable points.
Manchester United vs Tottenham (Sunday)
Manchester United and Tottenham clash in the Premier League’s blockbuster fixture this weekend, set to take place at Old Trafford on Sunday. Recent meetings between these English giants have been marked by goal fests, promising an entertaining spectacle from start to finish.
Sevilla vs Alaves (Friday)
Seated at 15th and 16th positions respectively, Sevilla and Alaves will collide in La Liga action on Friday, both in desperate need of points amid a challenging campaign. With both teams eyeing a victory, the match promises to deliver end-to-end action.
Almeria vs Girona (Sunday)
Surprising joint leaders of the La Liga table, Girona, are set to travel to the bottom-of-the-log Almeria on Sunday in a game where they’ll carry confidence, facing a side that has been winless in nine games.
Bayern Munich vs Hoffenheim (Friday)
Bayern Munich are set to host Hoffenheim on Friday, aiming to keep pace with Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen. The Bavarian giants had a 1-1 draw in this fixture last season and are determined to avoid a repeat, as securing three points is crucial to closing the gap at the top of the table.
Darmstadt vs Borussia Dortmund (Saturday)
Borussia Dortmund aims to secure their first league victory in five matches as they journey to face bottom-placed Darmstadt in the Bundesliga on Saturday. The hosts, enduring a challenging period, have been without a win in eight games, suffering six losses.
Monza vs Inter Milan (Saturday)
Inter Milan, unbeaten in 13 Serie A matches, will face Monza on Saturday at the U-Power Stadium. In their last Serie A encounter in August, Inter emerged victorious with a 2-0 win at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. As for recent form, Monza has won two, drawn one, and lost three in their last six league matches, while Inter has been in impressive form with five wins and one draw during the same period.
Napoli vs Salernitana (Saturday)
Napoli, on a winless streak in Serie A, looks to turn the tide against Salernitana at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on Saturday. Napoli has been dominant in recent matchups, going unbeaten in their last five Serie A clashes against Salernitana. The latter seek their first league win over Napoli since October 2021, with Napoli displaying superiority in goal-scoring during this stretch.