Club football is back with a bang and our betting experts have provided their best picks from the Bundesliga, Premier League and Serie A this Sunday.
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🏴 Everton vs West Ham
Two of English football's most traditional clubs meet at Goodison in what should produce an intriguing tussle between two managers who have been around the block a few times. Everton boss Rafa Benítez almost snatched a win at Old Trafford with a depleted team but for a VAR call that ruled out Yerry Mina's strike. Still, a 1-1 draw with Man United extended the impressive start to his tenure. His tactical mettle will be tested again with key attacking trio Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison and Alex Iwobi all major doubts.
In the opposite dugout, David Moyes will be understandably fired up to get a result against the team he managed for over a decade between 2002 and 2013. From a trivia perspective, the Toffees have won more Premier League matches (27) and scored more Premier League goals (87) against West Ham United than they have against any other side in the competition.
🔭 Man to watch: Only Mohamed Salah has been directly involved in more EPL goals than West Ham’s Michail Antonio so far (G6, A4).
💶 TIP: Both teams to score
🇩🇪 Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich
Germany's current top two meet in a tantalising Sunday showdown at the BayArena. 18-year-old wonderkid Florian Wirtz has been a revelation for club and country so far this season, already weighing in with four Bundesliga goals from an attacking midfield position. Bayern fell to a shock defeat last time out, their first of the season, but that fact might make them an even more dangerous proposition.
The away side on the day has won four of the last five H2Hs across all competitions, and both sides have scored in nine of the last 10. Also, if you're not following Leverkusen's official Twitter account, where have you been?
imagine the tweets https://t.co/x2jqx5gCxQ— Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04_en) October 13, 2021
🔭 Man to watch: Florian Wirtz isn't the only talented teenager on show here, with Bayern's Jamal Musiala recently becoming the youngest goal-scorer in the German national team's history. These two are the next big things for Die Mannschsft, but this weekend they'll be rivals.
💶 TIP: Bayern win & both teams to score
🏴 Newcastle vs Spurs
The intrigue around Newcastle United is bound to increase in the wake of a £305m Saudi-led takeover and there will be plenty of optimism in the air, but there's still plenty of gloom hanging over the Magpies. The Geordies are winless in the Premier League this season and have conceded more goals (16) than any other top-flight team this term, but in order to get the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain.
Nuno Espírito Santo's Tottenham side are the visitors to St James' Park. The last three meetings between these sides have produced 10 goals, with goals at both ends in all three, and the last two have ended all square. Harry Kane’s six EPL goals for Tottenham against Newcastle have all come at St James’ Park, and the England man will be hoping that this is an omen to kickstart his season. He's not got a single goal or assist so far in 2021-22.
🔭 Man to watch: Allan Saint-Maximin has carried the ball further than any other player in the Premier League this season (1950 metres), and has directly contributed to five EPL goals.
💶 TIP: Over 3.5 goals
🇮🇹 Napoli vs Torino
Luciano Spaletti's Napoli team is flying with seven wins from seven to start their Serie A campaign in flawless fashion. They've only conceded three goals all season, the club’s joint-best return at this stage of a campaign in five decades. The iconically named Diego Armando Maradona Stadium is already becoming a fortress.
🔭 Man to watch: Nigerian superstar Victor Osimhen has scored seven goals across Napoli’s last six matches, with the 22-year-old starting to justify his hefty price tag in a big way.
💶 TIP: Napoli HT/FT
🇮🇹 Juventus vs Roma
After a poor start to the season, Juve has steadied the ship in recent weeks. A 1-0 win over European champions Chelsea was followed by another 1-0 triumph, this time in the Turin Derby against Torino, yet more evidence that they're ready to rise to the challenge on the big occasions.
Roma has alternated between losses and wins in their last four Serie A matches, with 3-2 defeats at Hellas Verona and Lazio highlighting defensive deficiencies that persist from last season. Successive clean sheet wins for the Old Lady, on the other hand, might be an indication that they're starting to become their old selves again.
🔭 Man to watch: Federico Chiesa is developing into one of the world's best wide players and he's already making a habit of deciding big games on a regular basis.
💶 TIP: Juventus win
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