Hoffenheim just keep providing entertainment! Their 2-1 defeat to Manchester City was their 22nd game this season – both teams have scored in 20 of those, and there have been Over 2.5 Goals in 19. Monchengladbach are second in the table, five places above Hoffenheim, but they’ve only won two away games this season. Since the hosts only have four wins in their last 15 games, I see a Draw.
Match Tip: Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 Goals (1.50)
Mr. Predictor’s Verdict: Hoffenheim 2 v 2 Borussia M'Gladbach
Torino v Juventus – Saturday 15 December – Serie A – BET HERE
The Turin Derby is always a good game to watch, and Torino come into the game with only one defeat in their last ten matches. However, they’ve drawn five of those, and they’ve only kept one clean sheet at home this season. Juventus lost to Young Boys on Wednesday but they’ve won 14 out of 15 in Serie A this season and beat Torino three times last season, all without conceding. This is a Juve Win.
Match Tip: Juventus Win (1.60)
Mr. Predictor’s Verdict: Torino 0 v 1 Juventus
Lyon v AS Monaco – Sunday 16 December – Ligue 1 – BET HERE
It’s been a good week for Lyon, who are through to the last 16 of the Champions League. They’re fourth and should beat Monaco, who are 19th but have won two of their last three games. Surprisingly, Under 2.5 Goals have been scored in eight of Lyon’s nine home league games this season and five of Monaco’s eight away matches in Ligue 1. I’m backing a low-scoring Home Win.
Match Tip: Under 3.5 Goals (1.65)
Mr. Predictor’s Verdict: Lyon 2 v 1 AS Monaco
Brighton v Chelsea – Sunday 16 December – Premier League – BET HERE
Brighton have only lost once at home this season in the Premier League, winning four of their seven matches at the Amex. Chelsea have only won two of their last five league games, losing the last two away, but I think they turned a corner last weekend when they beat Man City. The Blues won 4-0 here last season and I expect another Away Win, although Brighton will make it tough for them.
Match Tip: Both Teams to Score (1.90)
Mr. Predictor’s Verdict: Brighton 1 v 2 Chelsea
Liverpool v Man United – Sunday 16 December – Premier League – BET HERE
This is a massive game and there could be big consequences if Liverpool win. They’re top of the league and have won nine of their 11 games at Anfield this season, with eight clean sheets in that run. United are sixth and are winless in their last three away games, although they haven’t lost to Liverpool since February 2016. The last two derbies between these sides at Anfield have ended 0-0 but there’s been a power shift in the last few years. I’m going to Liverpool to take the points.
Match Tip: Liverpool Win (1.50)
Mr. Predictor’s Verdict: Liverpool 2 v 0 Man United