An exciting opportunity presents itself on Wednesday as we take a closer look at a tempting six-leg multiple to end off our Day of Reconciliation in a profitable fashion. With football in full swing during the festive period, punters have the privilege of venturing into various leagues across the globe to form the ultimate winning bet slip in midweek. Without further ado, let’s take a look at this week’s sextuple.
20:00 – Leeds v Newcastle
Leeds United have had a difficult start to the festive schedule, losing both their games played in the merry month of December, going down 3-1 at Chelsea and most recently to West Ham, where they suffered a 2-1 defeat at home. In that timeframe, one of Newcastle’s matches were postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak in Tyneside, although Steve Bruce’s men returned to action this past weekend with a 2-1 victory over West Brom. That result meant that Newcastle United have now won back-to-back matches in the Premier League.
19:30 – Juventus v Atalanta
Juventus have been underwhelming by their own high standards, sitting third in the Serie A, although, the Old Lady are currently unbeaten after 11 matches, while no team in the division has conceded fewer goals than them. Atalanta haven’t been the same side we’ve known them to be over the past couple of years, with the wheels slowly starting to fall off for the fearless, free-scoring team. In the league, they’ve won just two of their last seven matches, while Juventus have won four of their opening five games on home soil.
21:45 – Inter Milan v Napoli
Inter Milan are one of the most in-form teams in Italy at the moment, currently riding a four-game winning streak. Antonio Conte’s side are also unbeaten in their last seven matches, winning five times. Napoli are one of two teams in the league who are yet to draw a single game this term, with Gennaro Gattuso’s men winning eight of the 11 games played. Napoli would have been on the same amount of points as Inter had the club not been docked a point for not showing up for their game against Juventus earlier this season after an outbreak of coronavirus cases.
21:30 – Hoffenheim vs RB Leipzig
RB Leipzig head coach, Julian Nagelsmann, will visit his former employers this Wednesday as his side travel to take on Hoffenheim – the club where the young German made a name for himself as a head coach, guiding the club into the UEFA Champions League. Right now, Hoffenheim are nowhere near achieving that feat again as the hosts find themselves 12th in an 18-team league. RB Leipzig have been in brilliant form in the UEFA Champions League and are also on a five-match unbeaten run in the Bundesliga. In their last away outing, Leipzig drew 3-3 with Bayern Munich.
22:00 – PSG vs Lorient
All eyes will be on Paris Saint-Germain this Wednesday as we get to take a closer look at what the French champions look like without Neymar. The Brazilian has been ruled out due to injury and faces a race to be fit in time for the club’s UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie against his former club, Barcelona. After PSG’s loss this past weekend, the Parisians dropped down to third in the log standings. Somehow, they’ve still managed to win nine times this campaign – the most in the division. Lorient are two points off the bottom of the table and have lost nine of their opening 14 encounters.
20:00 – Arsenal v Southampton
Wednesday’s matchup between Arsenal and Southampton could be the end of Mikel Arteta’s brief tenure at the Emirates, with the writing on the wall for the Spaniard. The misfiring Gunners sit in 15th spot, five points off the relegation zone, while Southampton are currently in the top four and are two points off the summit of the table. Ralph Hasenhuttl has got his team playing a brand of football that Arsenal can only dream of. The Saints score goals aplenty, keep numerous amounts of clean sheets and play some entertaining football, while still achieving the results required to keep up the pressure at the top.