Chelsea boss Frank Lampard will be expecting nothing less than victory when he leads his team out on Saturday afternoon as they welcome Brighton to Stamford Bridge. The Blues have started fairly well but they were beaten by Liverpool last weekend and by Valencia in the Champions League before that, so they have work to do here to redeem themselves and get back on track.
Although it was mainly their youngsters taking part,
We have two games in the Championship on Friday night and as far as betting goes, the one to be concentrating on is certainly Fulham against Wigan. This is a game that the home side really should be winning, they look to be a class above compared to Wigan based on what we have seen so far, and we fancy them to record a comfortable victory.
In terms of recent form, both teams come into this game with similar records,
In the final game of the midweek Serie A schedule, AC Milan travel to Torino on Thursday evening. This is a game that is important to both teams, they both come here with two wins and two defeats from their opening four games, although they are here in a different way.
I don’t think AC Milan have done too much wrong so far, they had won two games before losing in the Milan Derby against Inter on Saturday.
Sheffield United host Sunderland in the EFL Cup on Wednesday night, with the Premier League team looking to remain in this competition at the expense of their League One opponents. This is far from the most important competition in the calendar for United, but with a fair sized squad and players waiting for opportunities who were promoted with them last season from the Championship, they have plenty of options when it comes to who they play here.
The EFL Cup isn’t always the easiest competition to bet on with question marks hanging over what kind of teams we will actually see on the field. However, one thing that helps punters is when the games mean something a little more than normal, and that is certainly the case here. Premier League club Southampton travel to Portsmouth for their meeting on Tuesday night, a journey that isn’t too far, and the fact that this is the South Coast Derby is going to ensure that both teams take it far more seriously than they normally would take an EFL Cup game.
The League Cup is a competition that divides opinion as far as punters go. We have seen many big name sides take an early exit from the competition, but the competition can offer value to those who are prepared to take a chance on someone at a bigger price. That is exactly what I am going to do on Tuesday, with Sheffield Wednesday appearing to offer great value against Everton at Hillsborough.
Everton have been very poor so far this season,
Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool head to London on Sunday for a meeting with Frank Lampard’s Chelsea. The two teams are expected to be up and around the top of the Premier League this season, although Liverpool are the ones with genuine title ambitions, while Chelsea will be aiming for a top four finish.
So far so good for The Redmen as they have five wins out of five and set the early pace in the Premier League.
The Premier League is back this weekend following some exciting midweek European action, and there is a lot to look forward to. The next few games are going to give us all a pretty good idea of who the contenders are going to be and, in equal measure, who will be the pretenders. The game that we’ll be looking at today will be contested between Manchester City and Watford, which will serve as a rematch of the 2019 FA Cup Final which saw City run out as winners over a dismal Watford side.
The first game of the weekend in the Premier League takes place on Friday night, with a game on the south coast of England. Southampton host Bournemouth and both teams should feel good about what they have done recently going into this one. They are both performing well, have picked up early wins and if this is a taste of what is to come for the remainder of the season then I am sure both sets of fans will be happy.
Wolves begin their Europa League group stage bid on Thursday night after qualifying for the tournament through the qualification games. This is an even bigger test, but make no mistake that Wolves are more than capable of getting out of their group and making their mark in the knockout phase if they get a bit of luck with the draw.
Their first game comes at home, which is always a positive and they face Portuguese side Braga.
Plenty of eyes will be on Tottenham on Wednesday evening in the Champions League. Losing finalists from last season, Spurs come back looking to go one better, although many will feel like they missed their best chance of success in this competition last season when they made the final.
Having said that, they will arrive here looking to complete the first part of their job, which is to qualify for the knockout phase.
After winning the Europa League last season, Chelsea will be feeling good about their upcoming European campaign, which begins on Tuesday night against Valencia. Frank Lampard had many big nights in Europe with The Blues, and now he gets the chance to lead them in as their manager.
They couldn’t come here in any better form, after a fantastic win over Wolves at the weekend. Lampard grew as a manager last season in the Championship with Derby and he ethos was to give youngsters the chance to shine,