Thrilling matches in the Champions League, the Europa League, Carabao Cup and more are lined-up this week. We’ve looked at the odds and stats and came up with the Top 5 Bets of the Week. Bet on football here.
Montpellier v Olympique Lyon – Both teams to Score – 1.70
Hosts Montpellier have started the league poorly, as they lost one and drew the other. Meanwhile, visitors Olympique Lyon have started with a bang. They have won both of their games and scored nine goals in the process. However, the visitors have struggled away to Montpellier, with no wins in their last three trips. However, in the last five meetings between these two rivals, both teams have scored. Lyon have scored in their last five Ligue 1 matches while the hosts have scored in three of their last five.
Red Star Belgrade v Young Boys – Red Star Belgrade Win – 2.40
Serbian giants Red Star Belgrade are looking to make it to the Champions League group stage for the second successive season, as they host Swiss champions Young Boys. Red Star have won three of their last fivehome matches in the competition, including an impressive 2-0 win over Liverpool in last season’s group stage and they have lost just once in ten home matches. Young Boys have lost nine of their last ten Champions League matches away from home. Therefore, the Serbian champions are favourites to win.
Nottingham Forest v Derby County – Under 2.5 Goals – 1.75
Nottingham Forest host arch-rivals Derby County in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night, as they look to continue with their five-game unbeaten run. Seven of the last ten meetings between these two rivals have seen two or fewer goals scored. Three of both the Rams’ and Forests’ last five matches have seen Under 2.5 Goals. For that reason, a tight match is on the cards.
Lille v Saint Etienne – Over 2.5 Goals – 1.95
Lille are looking to bounce back from defeat when they host Saint Etienne this week. The visitors are unbeaten in their last two matches, whilst four of the last six matches between these two have seen three or more goals scored. Therefore Over 2.5 Goals in this game is highly likely.
Wolves v Torino – Wolves Win – 1.85
Wolves registered a huge 3-2 away win in the first leg of the Europa League play-off as they seek to qualify for the group stage for the first time. Wolves have not lost at home since January. In that span, they have played 15 games, won 11 games and drawn four. The Italians have a poor away record. They have drawn six, won three and lost once. Therefore, Nuno Espirito Santo’s men are almost a sure bet to make to the Europa League group stage.