After hitting a lovely winning treble from last Saturday’s action, we’re looking to double our delight with another three selections that pay out at odds of over 4/1,
The action comes from the Women’s Euros as well as two men’s matches. Let’s just hope our three chosen teams can do the business to give us another weekend winner. Good luck!
Mattersburg v Wolfsberger
As predicted, Austrian side Wolfsberger crumbled in their opening home game to Salzburg last weekend and, while they face easier opposition in their second game, they could be in for another disappointing afternoon here.
The visitors were awful on the road in 2016-17, losing 12 of 18 matches, including two defeats at Mattersburg. While there have been changes over the summer, it’s hard to see them improving significantly on last season, which would point to another tough trip at the Pappelstadion.
Gerald Baumgartner’s hosts started their campaign with an away draw, and will be eager to follow that in style. After a productive pre-season, Markus Pink and co. should fancy their chances. Even if they do concede, that firepower could be enough to see them through.
It won’t be an easy game for the hosts, but we think that they will prevail. At odds of over evens, they’re well worth a punt.
AS Monaco v PSG
The French Super Cup takes place in Morocco on Saturday evening, sticking with the recent tradition of playing it across other parts of the world. After a poor season in 2016-17, PSG will be looking to claim victory in the season opener for a fifth year on the spin. Under the circumstances, they should.
Monaco’s phenomenal season in 2016-17 has inevitably resulted in their squad being broken up by the sales of key players while several others are expected to leave before the transfer deadline too. This has undoubtedly disrupted Leonardo Jardim’s preparations. Given that their last cup game against PSG was the 5-0 Coupe de France final loss, they probably wish they could play someone else.
This isn’t a vintage PSG, but they have the motivation and also possess the likes of Angel Di Maria, Edinson Cavani, and Julian Draxler. Those attacking qualities could be too much for their opponents in this one, and we’re backing them to grab the win.
It won’t have much of an impact of the Ligue 1 season ahead, but it would be a great victory for the Parisians nonetheless. And it could just set them up for a far better 2017-18.
Germany Women v Denmark Women
Germany Women have won each of the past six Euro Championship tournaments, signalling almost a quarter-century of dominance on the content. The Danes might be one of the best sides in Europe right now, but we just can’t see them stopping the rampant Germans as they look to book their place in the last four.
Steffi Jones’ side were held to a stalemate by Sweden in their opener, but still coasted their way to topping Group B with seven points. Conversely, Denmark has already lost one game to host nation the Netherlands.
Apart from the experience on this stage, the Germans boast many of the best players in Europe right now. The goals of Anja Mittag, Dzsenifer Maroszan and co. should give them a great chance of progressing here in spite of the fact this is arguably a transitional phase as they already have one eye on the next World Cup.
Denmark certainly boast some quality, but Germany’s is far greater. Given their added confidence, they should seal the win without needing extra time.