Eintracht Frankfurt vs Arminia Bielefeld (Friday 19:30 GMT)+
Eintracht Frankfurt and Arminia Bielefeld face each other in the opening match of day 20 at Deutsche Bank Park. Die Adler played out a 1-1 draw with Augsburg at the weekend, with the team remaining in 8th place in the standings. Eintracht aim to keep their Champions League hopes alive, and they are likely to fight tooth and nail against die Arminien. The bad news for the hosts is that all Kevin Trapp, Filip Kostic, and Danny da Costa have been tested positive for coronavirus.
Arminia Bielefeld, on the other hand, head into the match following back-to-back draws with Freiburg and Greuther Furth. However, home win should be considered as over the years Eintracht have turned their stadium into a real fortress. Nathan de Medina misses out through illness, while experienced attacker Fabian Klos is back from suspension for the visiting side.
STAT MASTER BET: Home Win @1.72
Watford vs Norwich City (Friday 20:00 GMT)+
Watford and Norwich face each other at Vicarage Road in the opening match of day 23. The Hornets’ Premier League status is in danger as they are only one point clear of the relegation zone, but it seems as if they will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways. Head coach Claudio Ranieri has no fresh injury worries, but all Troost-Ekong, Masina, and Louza are on international duty.
The Canaries, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against Everton, and they managed to get one. Norwich did well to put an end to their six-game losing run, with the team regaining a much-needed confidence. The two teams seem to be evenly matched ahead of the relegation six-pointer, meaning that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on draw. All Normann, Gilmour, Rupp, Zimmermann, and Omobamidele remain in the recovery room.
STAT MASTER BET: Both Teams to Score @1.71
Lyon vs St. Etienne (Friday 20:00 GMT)+
There will be fireworks when Lyon and St. Etienne face each other at Parc Olympique Lyonnais in the Rhone derby. Les Gones aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Troyes, but keep in mind that all Tino Kadewere, Islam Slimani, and Karl Toko Ekambi are on international duty. Both Jason Denayer and Sinaly Diomande are sidelined with injuries, but head coach Petr Bosz has a strength in depth.
Les Verts, on the other hand, aim to make amends for a 2-1 loss to Lens. St. Etienne are stuck at the bottom of the table, and given their shaky defence, we predict that the hosts are going to win the local derby. All Neyou, Moukoudi, Sow, and Bouanga are on international duty, as well as captain Wahbi Khazri. In their last meeting at the venue Lyon defeated St. Etienne 2-1.
STAT MASTER BET: FT Over 2.5 Goals @1.65
Everton vs Aston Villa (Saturday 12:30 GMT)+
Following a 2-1 loss at Norwich City, Everton chiefs are eyeing Rafa Benitez’s replacement. The Toffees are not enjoying a season to remember, with the team sitting in the danger zone ahead of the visit of Aston Villa. Richarlison, who scored a consolation goal at the weekend, is widely expected to return to the starting XI, while Alex Iwobi is on international duty with Nigeria. Anwar El Ghazi is ineligible to face his parent club, whereas Tom Davies misses out with a hamstring problem.
The Villans, on the other hand, are eager to put an end to their three-match winless run. Steven Gerrard’s troops did well to hold Man Utd to a 2-2 draw at the weekend, and they are surely capable of beating Everton, who are low on spirits following a poor run of results. Both Trezeguet and Traore are on international duty, while Bailey and Nakamba are out of contention with injuries.
STAT MASTER BET: FT Over 2.00 Goals @1.52
Manchester United vs West Ham (Saturday 15:00 GMT)+
Manchester United will be aiming to move closer to the Champions League berth when they take on West Ham United in a highly-anticipated Premier League game. The Red Devils have been having their ups and downs ever since new boss Ralph Rangnick took over the reins, and they surely face a difficult task in Saturday’s clash. Midfielder Paul Pogba remains in the recovery room, while defender Eric Bailly is on international duty with Ivory Coast.
The Hammers, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 3-2 loss to Leeds United, and seeing that they will go for a win as well, we believe that both teams to score betting option should be considered. Said Benrahma represents Algeria at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, whilst both Tomas Soucek and Mark Noble are rated doubtful for the game.
STAT MASTER BET: Both Teams to Score @1.62
Southampton vs Manchester City (Saturday 17:30 GMT)+
Manchester City will look to cement top position in the Premier League standings when they take on Southampton in the Premier League round 23. The Citizens are on a twelve-game winning run in the national championship, with the team moving one step closer to defending their title thanks to a hard-fought 1-0 win over Chelsea. Kevin de Bruyne, who scored the winner at the weekend, will be the man to watch in the away side, while Riyad Mahrez is on international duty with Algeria.
The Saints, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-1 loss to Wolverhampton, and we do not believe that they are capable of matching Pep Guardiola’s troops. Moussa Djenepo is at Africa Cup of Nations, while both William Smallbone and Tino Livramento are sidelined with injuries. Theo Walcott, though, should be fit for Saturday’s clash.