RB Leipzig have gone four matches at home without conceding after a goalless draw at the weekend. That said, they have won seven of their ten home games this season. There have been Over 2.5 Goals in 12 of Hoffenheim’s 13 games this season, as well as all of their five previous games against Leipzig, so I expect goals here. The hosts beat Hoffenheim last month and I’m backing them again.
Match Tip: Over 2.5 Goals
Mr. Predictor’s Verdict: RB Leipzig 2 v 1 Hoffenheim
Frank Lampard is back at the Bridge with his Derby side, but I don’t expect a pleasant return. Chelsea are still unbeaten this season and looked very good in their 4-0 win at Burnley on Sunday. I’m particularly impressed by the fringe players who are scoring goals, like Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Derby have just won at West Brom and drawn at Middlesbrough, but Chelsea look too strong for them.
Match Tip: Both Teams to Score
Mr. Predictor’s Verdict: Chelsea 3 v 1 Derby
There are going to be some tired legs here! West Ham drew at Leicester on Saturday despite playing with ten men for almost an hour. Fortunately for them though, Tottenham will only have 48 hours to rest after their game against Manchester City on Monday, and playing so soon afterwards will be tough. West Ham have won seven of their past ten league cup games and came back from 2-0 down to beat Spurs in the quarter finals last season. I’m going for a Home Win.
Match Tip: Double Chance West Ham
Mr. Predictor’s Verdict: West Ham 1 v 0 Tottenham
I can only see a big win for Pep Guardiola’s men here. They’ve won five of their six home games this season with 19 goals in that time, including a 5-0 victory over Burnley in their last game at the Etihad. Fulham just lost 3-0 at home to Bournemouth and currently have the joint-worst defence after ten league games in Premier League history. This is a case of guessing the number of City goals.
Match Tip: Over 3.5 Goals
Mr. Predictor’s Verdict: Manchester City 4 v 0 Fulham
The title race might be officially over in France. PSG’s win against Marseille on Sunday means that their 100% start to the Ligue 1 season remains intact. They have scored 39 goals in 11 league game so far, but this is their toughest test yet. Lille are second but have only won twice away from home this season, and have lost nine of their last ten games against PSG. I see a high-scoring Home Win.
Match Tip: PSG Win and Over 2.5 Goals
Mr. Predictor’s Verdict: PSG 2 v 1 Lille