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Betis vs. Alaves
Betis this season is revealed in the best way. The Sevillas are in 3rd place in the Example.
True, the team spends the January cycle uncertainly. In the last round, the Sevillians missed the victory over Rayo Vallecano (1-1).
Perhaps such results can be explained by the absence of leading forward Juanmi. He has 11 goals, but the striker did not take part in the last two matches.
The Sevillians have been playing very confidently against Alaves lately. Three victories in the last face-to-face meetings serve as confirmation of this.
This team was originally assigned the role of one of the fighters for survival. So it turns out in practice, and now Alaves is in a dangerous 18th place.
The main scourge of the team is a frankly weak attack. In 20 matches, the team from Vitoria scored only 16 goals.
By the way, in the last round, Alaves at home painted the world match with Athletic (0-0). And before that, the team at home also tied with Real Sociedad (1-1).
The gap from the saving 17th place is only one point. So the battle for survival is in full swing, and points must be taken here and now.
MatchBet - Betis win in the first half can be the best odd for these game/
"Vecchia Signora" has recently been in a crisis, the consequences of which are reflected in the table. The departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, whatever one may say, influenced the team.
Obviously, Juventus does not look as bright as before. Seventh place is clearly out of harmony with the recent undivided dominance of Serie A.
And yet, Turin have won five of their last six matches with one draw - against Venezia (1-1) away.
The Bianconeri have not been defeated since November 27 and have won their last two matches, in which they have never been conceded. Lagging behind the opponent is five points.
The Neapolitans had a great start in the current Serie A draw, winning the first eight matches. And only in the ninth round did they lose their first points of the season, having drawn 0-0 away with Roma.
And the first defeat at Napoli happened already in the 13th game day, when the team lost to Inter with the score 2-3.
As the recent matches show, the Azzurri are now having, if not a crisis, then an obvious decline in form, which was expressed in three defeats following the results of five matches.
In the last 10 games in all tournaments, Luciano Spalletti's guys won only three victories.
MatchBet with best odds - total over 2.5 goals for 2.00.
Sassuolo is ranked 13th in the Serie A table after 19 rounds, in which they scored 24 points.
Until the last round, Sassuolo's unbeaten streak was six matches (two wins and four draws).
And it is interesting that Alessio Dionisi's team won victories over Milan and Lazio. In addition, in this segment she had draws with Napoli and Fiorentina.
Nevertheless, in the final game of last year, the team was defeated at home by Bologna (0-3)
Andriy Shevchenko's team does not yet know victories in Serie A. In the table "Griffons" are in 18th place with 11 points.
Be that as it may, but Genoa at least began to show signs of life. She has scored in two of the last three rounds.
Yes, and a discount on the calendar can be made - alternately there were defeats from Milan, Juventus and Lazio. In the last round, the club drew with Atalanta (0-0).
The hosts won only once in six matches in December. They beat Salernitana in the Italian Cup match (1-0).
MatchBet with best odds - Sassuolo will win and three or more goals will be scored in 2.20.
Brentford vs. ManCity
In the last 6 league games in England, Brentford have lost 2 times with 2 draws and 2 defeats.
In early December, a coronavirus outbreak began in the team, due to which the Premier League matches with Manchester United and Southampton were postponed.
In recent matches, the Bees lost at home in the League Cup quarter-finals to Chelsea (0-2), and then in the Premier League lost to Brighton 0-2 away.
After 17 Premier League matches, Thomas Frank's charges are in 13th place with 20 points. Goal difference 21-24, Ivan Toney scored 4 goals. Nergor, Mbeumo, Henry, Janelt, Raya, Ayder, Zanka and Good will not play.
While Liverpool missed their Matchday 19 match, Josep Guardiola's men solidified their lead and were six points ahead of Liverpool and Chelsea.
In early December, the Manchester team defeated Wolverhampton (1-0) at home and destroyed Leeds (7-0).
In recent matches, City defeated Newcastle 4-0 away and fought Leicester in a 6-3 shootout.
After 19 rounds, Man City is in the lead with 47 points. The goal difference is 50-12, Raheem Sterling scored 7 goals. Hernandez, Walker and Stones will not play.
Best odds today - ManCity win + total over 3.5
Сadiz vs. Granada
Cadiz spends this championship in Spain modestly, being at the moment in the standings only in 19th place, having 12 points on its account and lagging behind a safe line by three points.
The Yellow-Blue managed to win only two victories for the entire tournament distance, they ended six meetings with world outcomes and were defeated in eight cases.
The last time the team was able to get hold of points in early November, then beat Athletic away with a score of 1-0, after which they lost three matches in a row. In the last round there was an away fiasco from Elche 1-3.
At home in this drawing Examples Cadiz has not yet won. In eight meetings, he has four draws and the same number of defeats.
After 15 matches, Granada is in the 15th position in the Spanish championship standings, ahead of the upcoming opponent by three points.
The Nasrids in this championship were able to win only three wins, and they also drew six times and lost the same number of times. Note that in the last eight rounds of Examples, they suffered only two defeats, one of which was from Real Madrid.
In the last round of the championship, the team at home was able to defeat Alaves, having won with a score of 2-1. Before that, the red - whites team did not win for three games, losing twice in this segment.
Outside the home walls, Granada in this drawing of Examples celebrated only one victory, lost three times and finished four meetings with peace.
The teams have drawn almost half of their games this season. And from their face-to-face confrontation it is quite possible to expect a peaceful outcome, since the teams are very close in class.
Match Bet - Draw
Roma vs. Spezia
Roma are seventh in the Serie A standings after 16 matches in which they scored 25 points. The gap from Atalanta, which is now on the fourth line, is already nine points.
Roma have lost four of their previous six league matches. Despite this, the club's management recently made a statement in which it noted that it still trusts Jose Mourinho.
In the last round, Roma lost 0-3 at home to Inter Milan. The Romans conceded all three goals in the first half.
And before that there was an away defeat from Bologna. In this game, Mourinho's team also failed to score.
Spezia, meanwhile, is on the 17th line, gaining 12 points in 16 matches.
Apparently, this season it will be very difficult for the humble club to maintain a place in the elite division. In the last championship, the main star of the team was the head coach of the team Vincenzo Italiano, who left for Fiorentina in the summer. Without it, Spezia plays much worse.
Thiago Motta's unbeaten streak is four matches. After defeats to Atalanta, Bologna and Inter Milan, Spezia drew with Sassuolo.
Spezia have lost their previous five away matches with a total score of 3:16.
Lately, Roma have rarely been happy with the game, but in a match with such an opponent they will most likely manage to score three points. True, it is far from the fact that the hosts will win with a large score.
Moreover, Spezia is quite capable of scoring at least one goal. Mourinho's defense is, as usual, so-so.
Bet - Roma wins + both teams will score in 2.83.
Benfica vs. Dynamo Kiev
Benfica have staked out at least the third line. However, the Eagles still have a chance of reaching the Champions League playoffs. To do this, they need to defeat Dynami and count on the defeat of Barça in Munich.
The hosts scored 5 points. They have not won the last three Champions League rounds. Before the start of the series, they managed to defeat the very same Barcelona 3-0. In the list of recent matches, the results are: 0-4, 2-5 against Bayern and 0-0 against the Catalans.
Before the match against Dynamo, Jorge Jesus' team was defeated by Sporting in the Portuguese league. There the Lisbon team has 31 points and the third place.
The missing players include Diogo Gonçalves, Lucas Verisimo and Nemanja Radonich.
Ukrainians say goodbye to European competition after this round. They have one point and nothing will shine for them this season. At the same time, Mircea Lucescu's team scored the only point in the game against Benfica, which ended in a goalless draw.
Dynamo have lost four matches in a row in the Champions League, although in the last three they did it more or less worthily. For example, in the last match, the guests lost to Bayern 1-2. Before that, they lost to Barcelona twice with a score of 0-1.
In Ukraine, the “blue-white” are in second position with 44 points. On November 27 they defeated Minaj 2-0, and on December 4 they defeated Veres 3-0.
Lucescu cannot count on Tomas Kendzera and Vladislav Supryaga. This is not counting Artyom Besedin.
Bookmakers are more inclined to believe that the game will be effective. I agree with them. The first goal will reveal the game. Dynamo, in any case, makes no sense to sit on the defensive, and Benfica need to get 3 points.
Bet - match total over 2.5
Atalanta vs. Villareal
At the moment, the Bergamaski occupy only the third place in their quartet, losing one point to their rival and four points behind ManU, which has already left the first place.
Thus, Atalanta must win in the final round to reach the 1/8 finals. In case of defeat and victory of Young Boys at United, the club will be eliminated from the European competition.
In the Italian championship, the team is in fourth position. In 16 games, the Bergamo club have 34 points and are seven points ahead of Juventus.
The team has not lost the last 10 fights in all tournaments with six wins and four draws.
Villarreal plays pretty well in the Champions League. However, in their group the team is only second, behind Manchester United by three points.
It is the defeat from Manchester United that the Spaniards have so far. Because of this, in the first place, the Levantines will definitely not win the group anymore.
Now, to reach the 1/8 finals of the Champions League, "Yellow Submarine" must play at least a draw, but this must be done on the road. In Spain Villarreal the weekend has failed once again. The 0-1 away defeat to Sevilla extended their unbeaten streak in official matches to four games.
My prediction and Bet - Atalanta win + total over 2.5
Salzburg vs. Sevilla
In the most confusing group of the Champions League, the Austrians have a chance even for 1st place. In any case, you need to win in the last round.
Moreover, the Bulls have the best attack in the group (7 goals). Meanwhile, Salzburg has been extremely unstable lately, although it is confidently leading in its championship.
The bulls won their last duel. The 2-1 win over Hartberg was strong-willed.
In this fight, the Austrians will have to do without Bernardo and Zlatko Yunuzovic. Both of these players are in the club infirmary.
The Spaniards in the Champions League still have a chance of one of the first two places. Although at first it seemed that Sevilla were almost the main favorite of Group G.
True, the Sevilians scored only 6 points, scoring only 5 goals. In general, we urgently need to add in terms of implementation.
Sevilla won their last match. At home, the team minimally outplayed Villarreal.
Surely in this meeting, the guests will actively attack. With Lucas Ocampos and Ivan Rakitic present, the Sevillians' chances look pretty decent.
Despite all the difficulties, the Sevillians look more monolithic than their rival.
My prediction and bet - Sevilla win with handicap (0)
Juventus vs. Malmo
Juventus is second in the group after five games played. The old lady has 12 points and is only behind Chelsea in additional indicators.
Massimiliano Allegri's side failed to score points only in the away game against Chelsea. The meeting in London ended for Juventus with a crushing defeat with a score of 0-4. At home, the Turin club beat the current Champions League winner 1-0.
In the rest of the matches - against Zenit and Malmo - Juventus had no problems. Unless in St. Petersburg, the Bianconeri scored the decisive goal a few minutes before the final whistle.
Juventus have won seven victories in ten previous home matches
Malmo, meanwhile, is in last place. Now the Swedish club has one point in its assets.
In the fifth round, Malmo drew 1-1 at home with Zenit. The Russian club then equalized the score a couple of minutes before the end of the game. The Swedish champion lost all other matches.
And no matter how the upcoming match with Juventus ends, Malmo will still remain on the last line.
Nevertheless, Malmo players are approaching the match in a great mood. They won the Swedish championship once again last weekend.
Prediction and Bet
Juventus still has a chance to take first place in the group (in case of a victory over Malmo and loss of points to Chelsea in St. Petersburg), so the guests have really scanty chances of a positive result.
Juventus To Score In Both Halves
Cagliari vs. Torino
At the end of October, Cagliari started another black streak - on the road they lost to Fiorentina 0-3, after which they lost to Roma 1-2 at home.
The series of defeats continued with a 0-2 away loss to Bologna and a 1-2 home loss to Atalanta. In recent matches, Rossoblu shared points with Sassuolo 2-2 away, missed the 1-1 victory over Salernitana at home and lost 0-0 away with Verona.
After 15 rounds of Serie A, the Sardinians with nine points are in the penultimate, 19th place. The goal difference is 16-29. João Pedro Galvao has scored eight goals.
By tradition, Torino is in the equator of the Serie A standings. However, the Bulls are hardly satisfied with their current 13th place.
Turinans have been extremely unstable lately. The results of the team, as they say, from saxophone to knife - victories replace defeats.
So, in the round before last, Torino lost. However, in the away match against Roma, he was defeated with a minimum score of 0-1. In the last Serie A match, Scuadra Granata again did not win, although they scored one point, having drawn 2-2 at home with Empoli.
My Prediction and Bet - Both Teams To Score
Real Sociedad vs. Real Madrid
Real Sociedad are in third place in the table after 15 games played. Now the Basques have 29 points. The gap to Real is seven points, while Atletico club from San Sebastian is second only on additional indicators.
Last round, Real Sociedad lost 0-1 away to Espanyol, ending a 13-game streak unbeaten in La Liga. In addition, at the end of November, Real Sociedad lost away to Monaco in the Europa League.
Real Sociedad have never lost at home in the current Spanish Championship (four wins and three draws) and conceded only one goal.
Real Madrid, meanwhile, single-handedly tops the standings. In 15 matches, Madrid scored 36 points.
Real Madrid's unbeaten streak is already ten matches. In this segment, Carlo Ancelotti's team won nine victories and drew once.
At the end of last week, Madrid took a strong-willed victory over Sevilla 2-1. The decisive goal was scored by Junior Vinicius.
After that, Real Madrid beat Athletic at the Santiago Bernabeu - 1-0. This time Karim Benzema's goal brought the team three points. Real Madrid have won six of their eight away matches in La Liga.
Real Madrid will face a tough opponent again, but judging by recent events, Real Sociedad will not be an obstacle for Ancelotti's team either. Real Madrid are in very good shape, while delighting their fans not only with the results, but also with the game.
Bet - victory of Real Madrid for 2.28.
Torino vs. Empoli
By tradition, Torino is in the equator of the Serie A standings. True, the Bulls are hardly satisfied with their current 13th place.
Turinans have been extremely unstable lately. The results of the team, as they say, jackpot or zero - victories replace defeats.
So in the last round, Torino lost. However, in the away match with Roma, the Bulls were defeated with a minimum score.
Against Empoli Torino has not played so successfully in recent years. Of the last five head-to-head matches, the team won only once, losing twice.
This team aims to gain a foothold in Serie A. The current 11th place looks indicative in this regard.
And with a good attack, Empoli is not very reliable in defense. The team has conceded 26 goals in 14 matches.
By the way, in the last round, the team achieved the most important victoria. The strong Fiorentina 2-1 was beaten at home, and Empoli managed to snatch the victory in the endgame.
But in terms of personnel, the team is doing pretty well. All the main performers are in the ranks, and are ready to give battle to the owners.
Torino is unstable, but within his native walls he is a formidable force. Scuadra Granata is potentially able to rise above their current position, and will most likely win at home.
My bet is Torino's handicap -0.75 with odds of 2.00.
Verona vs. Cagliari
At the end of October, Igor Tudor's team defeated Lazio 4-1 on their field, after which they escaped on the road in the match with Udinese 1-1 thanks to a penalty in the 83rd minute.
Verona closed the month with a 2-1 home win over Juventus, and November started with a 1-1 away draw with Napoli.
In recent matches, Verona defeated Empoli 2-1 at home, and then lost 1-3 Sampdoria away.
After 14 rounds, Verona is in 10th place with 19 points. The goal difference is 28-25, Giovanni Simeone has scored 9 goals. Hongle and Frabbot will not play, Kalinich is questionable.
At the end of October, Cagliari started another black streak - on the road they lost to Fiorentina 0-3, after which they lost to Roma 1-2 at home.
The series of defeats continued with a 0-2 away loss to Bologna and a 1-2 home loss to Atalanta.
In recent matches, Cagliari have shared points with Sassuolo 2-2 away and have missed a 1-1 win at Salernitana at home.
After 14 rounds of Serie A, Cagliari is in 19th place with 8 points. The goal difference is 16-29. Joao Pedro Galvao has scored 8 goals. Horn will not play, Godin, Farago, Farias, Ladinetti, Valukevich are in doubt.
Last season, Verona drew 1-1 at home and won 2-0 away. Cagliari have lost 4 of their last 5 matches in Verona without winning.
Match Bet - Total Over 2.5
Fiorentina vs. Sampdoria
Scuadra Viola got close to the European competition zone, gaining 21 points. Now the team has caught up with Lazio and after this round can move to the 6th line.
Fiorentina lost 1-2 in the last round to Empoli. It was the hosts' seventh defeat of the season. Exactly the same figure is in the “victories” column. At the same time, the Florentines never drew in 14 rounds.
In addition to the defeat at Empoli, we would like to highlight the victory over Milan and the defeat of Spezia, as well as the minimal fiasco in the away meeting with Juventus.
Fiorentina have been showing strong home play lately and have won 3 games in a row as a result.
The guests are still 14 positions, but everything may change in this tour. They have 15 points, and Udinese and Venice are running behind them.
The latest results of the team in the championship are encouraging. She won two victories in a row, beating 3-1 against Verona and 2-0 against Salernitana. Nevertheless, over 14 rounds, Sampa has only 4 positive results.
In six away games of the season, Sampdoria have won only 2 wins while suffering 3 losses.
Sampdoria gave Fiorentina problems last season and were able to score two wins. Now she has a streak of two wins, while the Viola show unstable results.
I don’t dare to bet on the victory of one of the teams. I propose to bet on the total of the fight. In the last five points, the indicator was at least 2.5.
Match bet - total over 2.5
Osasuna vs. Elche
Osasuna is fighting for the European competition this season. However, the team lacks stability too much.
In the last round, Osasuna was disappointing with the result. On the road, the team failed to catch the points in the match with the reigning champion of Spain Atletico 1-0.
Moreover, this defeat was the third in a row for Osasuna. And the team has not scored for four matches in a row.
Against Elche, Osasuna have been playing quite successfully in recent years. In the last five head-to-head battles, the team won twice with three parities.
This team will face a difficult struggle to survive in. The current 18th place only confirms this. The biggest problem of Elche is poor implementation. In 14 matches, the team scored only 11 times.
By the way, the team frankly failed in the last round. The home defeat against Betis turned out to be a big 0-3.
Elche has not won for nearly two months. So in this fight it will be very difficult for the guests of the crisis.
Prediction and rate
Osasuna are motivated to end their three-league defeat streak. The guests have not won for a long time, moreover, they have problems with implementation.
Bet - Osasuna won
Empoli vs. Fiorentina
After 13 meetings, Empoli has 16 credits to its credit, with which it occupies 12th place in the Serie A standings, being five points away from the danger zone.
The Serie A newcomer has won five matches, one draw and seven defeats in the current championship. Moreover, the club had four losses from serious rivals.
In the last round, the team on the road lost to Verona with a score of 1-2, and before that they played at home with Genoa 2-2 and defeated Sassuolo 2-1 away.
Only four of the 16 points Empoli in this championship has earned in his arena, having won once with one world and four failures.
Following the results of 13 rounds, Fiorentina with 21 points is in seventh place in the Serie A standings, but the sixth European Cup row is inferior only in goal difference.
Scuadra Viola got off to a pretty good start in this championship, having won four wins in the first six rounds and two fiascoes. However, then they did not give the best segment.
In the next seven games, the Florentines have four defeats and three wins, one of which was at home in the last round over Milan 4-3, and the game day earlier they were minimally lost to Juventus in Turin - 0-1.
Outside their home walls, the Florentines in this championship so far scored nine points out of 21, winning three times with four defeats.
Prediction and Bet
Empoli plays good matches from time to time, but plays mostly unsuccessfully with strong opponents, and besides, plays poorly at home. In general, in this confrontation we give preference to the guests, on whom I bet - Fiorentina's clear win
Venezia vs. Internazionale
Venezia is 14th in the Italian Serie A standings with 15 points.
The Winged Lions have won four wins, drew three times and suffered six defeats in 13 rounds.
In November, Paolo Zanetti's charges beat Roma 3-2 and Bologna 1-0, while David Okereke scored two victorious goals.
Among the injured Venezia are Michael Svoboda, Luca Fiordilino, Domain Chrnigoy and Tyronne Ebuehi.
Inter took the third place in the Italian championship standings with 28 points.
The Milan team has eight wins, four draws and only one defeat in the national championship.
This month, Simone Inzaghi's men went 1-1 to Milan to beat Napoli 3-2, making the Serie A leader his first defeat of the season.
The day before, in the fifth round of the Champions League group stage, the Nerazzurri dealt with Shakhtar 2-0 thanks to Edin Dzeko's double and qualified for the 1/8 finals.
Stephane De Vrey and Alexis Sanchez are recovering from injuries at Inter.
Prediction and Bet
The Nerazzurri have made a great move, winning five of their previous six meetings in all competitions, so we can expect them to triumph.
Most likely, the Milanese will have to score at least two goals to win, so another option is Inter's individual total over 2 for 1.75.
Olympiacos vs. Fenerbahce
Olympiacos are second in the group after four games played. At the moment, the Greeks have six points.
Olympiacos started the group stage with two wins. First, he managed to beat the Belgian Antwerp at home, and then there was a devastating away victory over Fenerbahce 3-0.
After that, Olympiacos lost twice to Eintracht Frankfurt - 1-3 away and 1-2 at home.
Olympiacos have scored at least one goal in every UEFA Europa League group stage match.
Fenerbahce scored five points and is currently on the third line.
In four previous matches, the Turkish grand won only one victory. In early November, Fenerbahce defeated Antwerp 3-0 away. The home meeting with the Belgians ended in a 2-2 draw, and this can be considered a loss of points, which later may not be enough to reach the playoffs.
In addition, Fenerbahce drew with Eintracht in the first round away match. But the main disappointment so far was the home defeat to Olympiacos.
Fenerbahce failed to score in only one of their ten previous matches.
Prediction and bet
In such a game, it makes no sense to bet on the outcome, anything can happen. It is possible that Fenerbahce will take revenge for a home defeat, despite the fact that they do not believe in it now.
But my choice is a bet on BTTS + the total of the match is over 2.5 for 2.28.
Manchester City vs. Paris Saint Germain
ManCity have nine points and are solely leading the group after four rounds.
The Citizens easily beat Leipzig and Club Brugge. Pep Guardiola's team defeated the Belgians twice - 5-1 away and 4-1 at home.
The only defeat at the moment for Man City was at the end of September, losing away to PSG (0-2).
Manchester City have failed to win only two home games this season.
Kevin De Bruyne may miss the upcoming game. The Belgian midfielder tested positive for the coronavirus last week.
PSG, meanwhile, is in second place in the group. At the moment, the Parisians have eight points.
Unlike Man City, Paris have never lost in this Champions League. But at the same time, the French top has already drawn twice.
In early November, PSG did not keep the winning score in the away game with Leipzig. The opponents fought back in the last minutes, realizing a penalty.
Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé and Neymar are ready to play in the match against Man City.
PSG had a great home match against Man City. But at the same time, we must admit that the champion of England that day was very unlucky in attack. Of course, now City will be in the mood for revenge.
And the last matches of Man City in the Premier League (first of all, a confident victory over Manchester United) indicate that PSG will be extremely difficult to score points at Etihad.
Bet - Manchester City wins + total over 2.5 in 2.28.
Atletico Madrid vs. Milan
Atlético is below their capacity in the Champions League. Only 4 points in 4 games is clearly not the best disposition.
Diego Simeone's team is one point behind second-ranked Porto. So in the remaining fights, Madrid need to push up.
In their league, Atlético is not doing very well either. In the last round, Madrid defeated Osasuna minimally, and occupy a modest 4th place.
Atletico has staffing problems, and they are very serious. Antoine Griezmann was disqualified, João Felix and Kieran Trippier were injured.
The current Champions League is a failure for Milan. The Rossoneri scored only one point, but, paradoxically, they can theoretically compete even for the 2nd place in the group.
True, for this Milan need to beat Atlético. Perhaps, once again, the team will be saved by 40-year-old Zlatan Ibrahimovic ?!
Milan played their last league match unsuccessfully. The shootout with Fiorentina ended in an offensive 4-3 defeat.
Ante Rebic and David Calabria will not help the Milanese in Madrid. However, the Milanese have someone to play and even get the desired result.
Madrid in recent matches look unconvincing, besides, one of the leaders of the Griezmann team will not play.
Milan attack well and will probably try to take points.
The Milanese need to actively attack in order to preserve the chances for the European Cup spring. My prediction and bet - X2 2.37.
Spartak Moscow vs. Napoli
Spartak is the last in the group after four rounds. At the moment, the assets of the red and white have four points.
But the situation is in no way hopeless. The distance to the first line is only three points.
And oddly enough, in the Europa League Spartak looks much better than in the RPL, where after 15 rounds it takes only tenth place.
In early November, Spartak survived sensationally on the Leicester pitch. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. Including due to the fact that Alexander Selikhov did not allow Jamie Vardy to convert the penalty.
But the main achievement of Spartak so far remains a 3-2 away victory over Napoli. In Naples, the team of Rui Vitoria was greatly helped by the removal of the opposition.
Spartak's losing streak is already seven matches (four defeats and three draws).
Napoli, meanwhile, are leading the group. The Neapolitans have scored seven points in four matches.
Luciano Spalletti's team climbed to first place thanks to two victories over Legia. Napoli defeated the Polish champion both at home and away.
In addition, there was also an away draw with Leicester (2-2). In this meeting, Napoli bounced back from the score 0-2.
Last weekend, Napoli lost on the road to Inter Milan (2-3). This defeat was his first in the current Italian championship. And in this match, Viktor Osimkhen received a serious face injury. In Moscow, the Nigerian will definitely not play.
In the last round, Napoli will have to play with Leicester, so the Italians will try to solve the most important issue in Moscow.
Bet - Napoli wins + both teams will score in 3.04. Spartak may snap back, but it is highly doubtful that he will again be able to score points with the leader of the Serie A.
Chelsea vs. Juventus
The Blues are in 2nd place in the table with 9 points. Even if they are defeated, no one will overtake them, but the hosts still have a chance to keep up with Juventus.
In the previous match against Juve, Chelsea lost 0-1, but after that the team won two victories without conceding a single goal. Tomas Tuchel's team defeated Malmö 4-0 and beat him 1-0 in the second round.
Before the game with the Bianconeri, the Blues played two games in the Premier League, where they were at odds with Burnley 1-1 and confidently beat Leicester 3-0.
Chelsea have won three straight UEFA Champions League home games without a goal conceded. In this Champions League, the hosts have only one goal conceded.
The Bianconeri are at the top of the standings with 12 points. In the last round, they got a ticket to the Champions League playoffs ahead of schedule.
Before the international break, Juventus beat Zenit 4-2 at home. It was the only match in the group stage where the guests conceded. Prior to that, they won 3 times in a row, beating Zenit 1-0, Malmo 3-0 and Chelsea 1-0.
The victory over Zenit was the beginning of the team's winning streak, which has already made up 3 matches. Before the 5th round, the Zebras beat Fiorentina 1-0 and Lazio 2-0 in Serie A.
Paulo Dybala, Giorgio Chiellini, Federico Bernardeschi and Danilo will not be able to play.
Prediction and bet
Chelsea will play to win. First, he wants to get even for his defeat in the first round. Secondly, he still has an incentive, since Juve is three points away and in 2 rounds it is still possible to get around him.
To this I will add a good winning streak of the Blues in the Champions League at Stamford Bridge. I recommend betting on Chelsea's clear win.
Malmo vs. Zenit
Malmo are fourth in the Group H standings with no points in four rounds.
Jon-Dahl Tomasson's players alternately lost to Juventus 0-3, Zenit 0-4 and Chelsea 0-4 and 0-1.
In the Swedish championship, the hosts are doing much better. They top the standings (55 points) with two rounds to go, although Djurgarden, two points behind, have a game in hand.
Last weekend, Malmö went on to beat Hecken 2-2 at home.
Felix Beimo, Jonas Knudsen, Anders Christiansen and Ola Toivonen are recovering from injuries at the Swedish club.
Zenit is on the third line in the group H standings with 3 points.
Petersburgers this season of the Champions League beat Malmo 4-0, losing to Chelsea 0-1 and Juventus (0-1 and 2-4).
In the RPL, the guests are in the lead (33 points), four points ahead of the nearest rival.
In the 15th round, Sergei Semak's team won a major victory over Nizhny Novgorod 5-1, with Artem Dziuba signing three times at the goal.
Among the injured at Zenit are Claudinho, Stanislav Kritsyuk and Daler Kuzyaev.
The game in St. Petersburg showed the difference in class between these teams. The team from St. Petersburg surpassed the rival in all respects and rightly won with a large score.
The Swedish side had only one decent game in the group stage when they lost 0-1 at home to Chelsea. However, in 90 minutes of play, she never shot on target, allowing the Londoners to do it ten times at once.
Given the above, it seems to me that we will face open play. My prediction and bet - both teams to score.
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Brighton vs. Chelsea
Brighton are ninth in the Premier League table after 20 games played, in which they scored 28 points.
The Graham Potter team is currently on a five-match unbeaten streak (three wins and two draws).
Chelsea, meanwhile, are in second place with 43 points from 22 matches.
The backlog from Manchester City is already 13 points. You can forget about the championship title this season. Ahead of the fight for second place with Liverpool, which at the same time spent two matches less.
Chelsea lost at Man City last weekend. As in the autumn, everything was decided by one goal. This time it was Kevin De Bruyne. And the main conclusion is that the team of Thomas Tuchel looked weak against the background of the leader. One shot on target in 90 minutes is the best indication that Chelsea are not yet ready for a title challenge.
Chelsea ended their 11-match unbeaten streak. Earlier in January, the Blues drew against Liverpool, defeated Tottenham twice in the League Cup and thrashed Chesterfield in the FA Cup.
Chelsea recently lost points in a home game with Brighton, and this can hardly be called a big surprise. Matches against this team always turn out to be very difficult for the London club Chelsea” has conceded at least one goal in four of the previous five away matches in the Premier League.
Bet - both teams to score in 2.00. Comparing different odd,this is the most logical and optimal option in this case.