The return of club football gives us great options for our Top 5 Bets for the Weekend, with Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A and Premier League matches to choose from.
Bayer Leverkusen have had a nightmare start to the Bundesliga season with two losses in two games. They could not have asked for a worse opponent to face following the international break, as they are up against Bayern Munich – and at the Allianz Arena.
Bayern won their first match 3-1 against Hoffenheim and then beat Stuttgart 3-0. Leverkusen lost 2-0 to Borussia Monchengladbach and then 3-1 to Wolfsburg. Bayern won the last encounter between the two sides 6-2 in the German Cup last season and 3-1 both home and away in the Bundesliga last season.
Real Sociedad have lost one, drawn one and won one of their first three matches of the season. They host champions and early leaders Barcelona this weekend. Barça have won all of their games so far, as well as the last four meetings with Sociedad.
Napoli’s season took a turn for the worse when they lost 3-0 to Sampdoria just before the international break. It was, nonetheless, the third time in as many matches that Over 2.5 Goals featured. Fiorentina have played only two games so far, the first of which was a 6-1 win over Chievo. They also won the last match between them 3-0 in April.
Manchester United scored two goals in the first half to dispatch Burnley 2-0 and stabilise their wobbly early-season form. That game followed a 3-2 loss to Brighton, with all goals scored in the first half except for Paul Pogba’s 90th minute penalty. Four of United’s last five goals against Watford have also come in the first half of matches.
If Everton beat West Ham United at Goodison Park on Sunday, the Hammers will have lost their first five matches of the season. They will take hope though, from the fact that Marco Silva’s men have been quite sloppy at the back so far. They have conceded (and scored) in each of their five games so far, including their 3-1 win over Rotherham United in the League Cup. Both Teams to Score has happened in three of West Ham’s last four matches. They beat Everton 3-1 at the London Stadium when they last met.