Both sides’ creativity going forward has not been that good and this has been witnessed with very few goals both have scored. Burnley have lost all their last 3 games in all competitions. 5/6 last H2H meetings between the two sides did not make over 2.5.
After almost 21 days of rest, the Bundesliga returns today as 2nd placed Bayern host 7th placed Hoffenheim at the Allianz Arena. Bayern have a game in hand with 4 points behind log leaders Bayer Leverkusen and Hoffenhiem rooting for European spots with just difference keeping them out at the moment. I anticipate an end to end game as both sides are very offensive in their approach. Bayern have won 3/5 last H2H and I do see them winning this game however they will concede a goal.
Both sides are really having bad runs as the hosts have lost all their last 3 fixtures and the away side only having 1 win in their last 5 outings. At Estadio Municipal De Portimao today, I see at most 2 goals as both sides have low creativity and are always so reserved in attack. 4/5 of their last competitive H2H meetings have seen U2.5.
Africa Cup of Nations opens today as the hosts Ivory Coast battle it with Guinea Bissau at Stade Olympique Alassane Ouattara in Abijan. The stadium having a capacity of 60,000 fans and a better pedigree, I expect them to comfortably win this game but with not more than 3 goals in the game.
Chelsea currently occupying the 10th spot on the log host 13th placed Fulham as the Blues still push to at least enter into Europa spots before the season gets to its climax. Both sides’ creativity is not top notch this season and I do not see more than 2 goals in this game. 4/5last H2H meetings have made 2 or less goals.
At St. James’ park, 9th placed Newcastle host 3rd placed Man City who have a game in hand pretty knowing a win puts them in 2nd position with 2 points behind log leaders Liverpool. Newcastle have really had a bad run, losing all their last 3 league games. I do not see them stopping high a City with a Kevin De Bryne back to their squad. Both sides can easily score a goal with simplifies the equation of O2.5 with hopes of City winning.
Bundesliga log leaders Bayer Leverkusen return to action today facing 11th placed Augsburg at WWK Arena. Bayer Leverkusen are still unbeaten in the Germany Bundesliga and I do not see Augsburg as their match to even secure a draw in this fixture. Away win & O1.5.
Regarded as one of the favorites to win this edition of AFCON, Nigeria will look forward to putting in more effort to win their tournament opener so as to send a statement to all their top competing nations. Player quality, pedigree, style of play and ambition, Nigeria over powers Equatorial Guinea. Nigeria have won all their last 3 H2H meetings. Equatorial Guinea have never defeated or drawn against Nigeria in football history.
Currently 8th placed United will have to prove a point in this fixture if they are to keep their European qualification hopes alive. Playing at Old Trafford against a very aggressive Spurs side, I expect an end to end game with lots of direct football. Both sides use crosses so much and I see plenty of corners from either way. Amakoona gajja kuwela.
At San Siro today the Rossoneri’ host Mourinho’s AS Roma as the race to Scudetto continues. AC Milan are currently 3rd placed and here comes 8th placed Roma in a big clash today. Both sides score against each other most of the times they meet. 9/10 last H2H meetings have seen both teams score at least a goal.