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Top 10 weekend football betting tips

Features By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 27/04/2018

Hello football fans as we gear up for the games this weekend, FCNaija have compiled betting tips across the top major Leagues. Who is excited already?

Without further ado, take a view at our top 10 weekend Betting Tips in the GALLERY below:

1, Inter Milan vs Juventus 

Inter Milan and Juventus will renew their fierce rivalry in the Serie A as they lock horns at the San Siro on Saturday night as the Nerazzurri are eyeing a return to the Champions League after a long time and look on course to achieve that aim.

Their 2-1 win at Chievo Verona last weekend sees them maintain their one-point deficit to Lazio for the final qualification berth

The Bianconeri’s quest for another Serie A title took a massive blow as their closest challengers Napoli were able to get the better of them at the Allianz Stadium last time out with the gap is now down to one point and anything other than a win here could see the Turin giants lead relinquished.

Max Allegri’s charges have been the more dominant side in this fixture in that they have won five of their last 10 league meetings with Inter, losing only once and the Nerazzurri have failed to score in five of their last seven games against Juve in all competitions.

Mauro Icardi has scored seven goals in 10 Serie A games against Juventus with three coming at the San Siro.

FCNaija Verdict: Inter 0-0 Juve or Under 2.5 

2, Southampton vs Bournemouth

Southampton run in the FA Cup came to an end after a 2-0 loss against Chelsea in the semi-final as the Saints are not without a victory in the last eight league matches.

Bournemouth are winless in four games and have just suffered back-to-back losses, as Manchester United were able to get a 2-0 success at the Vitality Stadium.

The recent game between Bournemouth and Southampton ended up as a 1-1 draw in December. This match was at the Vitality Stadium, while Bournemouth’s last trip to the St Mary’s stadium finished as a goalless draw.

Southampton have won four, drawn two, and lost one of their last seven south coast derbies with Bournemouth while the Cherries conceded nine goals in last four matches (over two per game) and they did not keep a single clean sheet in last ten outings in the Premier League.

FCNaija Verdict: Southampton 1-2 Bournemouth or GG over 2.5

3, Swansea vs Chelsea

Carlos Carvalhal has turned Swansea around but relegation is still a possibility, three points would be one giant step closer to Premier League survival.

After disappointing results in consecutive London derbies (against Tottenham and West Ham), Conte’s team seem to have turned things around. Chelsea have reached the FA Cup final after two brilliant away performances against Southampton and Burnley.

Chelsea got the three points at Liberty Stadium dethroned Premier League champions will close the gap to two points to Spurs in the race for Champions League qualification as the North London outfit not in action until Monday night.

Blues narrowly beat Swansea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge back in November thanks to an Antonio Rudiger goal and have only lost to Swansea once in the last 11 meetings between the two sides.

FCNaija Verdict: Swansea 0-2 Chelsea 

4, Newcastle vs West Brom

Rafa Benitez’s side were on a four-game winning streak which was enough for them to secure their safety as they suffered a 1-0 loss at Everton last time out

West Brom’s fate is all but sealed as the Baggies seem destined for relegation this season as the Baggies have only won two of their 17 away matches in the league this season.

The Baggies are eight points adrift from safety but have picked up five in their last three games - including an impressive 1-0 win at Old Trafford. While the home team have found the net in all of their last six home matches, the West Midlands outfit have notched in three of theirs away from home.

In the last six fixtures between both teams, five of them has yielded a result of two or fewer goals. Salomon Rondon has been outstanding in front of goal with seven goals under his belt. The Venezuelan international can be backed to strike anytime 

FCNaija Verdict: Newcastle 1-1 West Brom 

5, Huddersfield vs Everton

Huddersfield Town host Everton at the Kirklees Stadium on Saturday as the Terriers dropped down to 16th in the table after missing out on last weekend’s fixtures, although they do have a game in hand with David Wagner’s side begin the weekend 6 points above the relegation zone.

Last time out the Terriers beat Watford 1-0 thanks to a stoppage-time winner from Tom Ince. The goal secured the club’s survival.

Everton leapfrogged Leicester into 8th last weekend thanks to their 1-0 win over Newcastle. Theo Walcott scored the winner last time out, extending Toffees unbeaten run to three matches.

Manchester City are the only team to have beaten Sam Allardyce’s side in their last six matches.

Everton were 2-0 winners in December’s reverse fixture at Goodison Park, thanks to goals from Gylfi Sigurdsson and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

FCNaija Verdict: Huddersfield 0-1 Everton or Under 2.5

6, Villarreal vs Celta Vigo

Villarreal were on a three-game winless streak in La Liga prior to their 2-1 home victory against Leganes a fortnight ago.

Celta Vigo, on the flip side, have lost just once in their last six league outings, but they have also won just in one occasion in this term. Away from home.

Villarreal have won two of their last three home meetings with Celta Vigo in La Liga.

The only positive fact is that Celta have won three of their last five visits to Villarreal in La Liga.

Villarreal looked decent at home over the past three months, while Celta Vigo have been terrible on the road

FCNaija Verdict: Villarreal vs Celta over 2.5 goals

7, Man United vs Arsenal 

Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger meet for what could be the final time in the Premier League as Manchester United host Arsenal at Old Trafford.

After a disappointing home draw against Atletico Madrid in the Europa League, Gunners will be looking for a first Premier League win at Old Trafford in over a decade when they visit Manchester United on Sunday.

Wenger last oversaw a victory at this ground way back in 2006 when Emmanuel Adebayor scored the only goal of the game.

The Red Devils ended a run of five straight league home wins with a shock defeat by West Brom last time

Two of the last three league meetings between this pair at Old Trafford have resulted in draws.

A major factor in the Gunners’ underperformance has been their form on the road, where they have won just three of their 16 league matches and lost each of the last five in a row – conceding 10 times.

Having taken 41 points from a possible 51 in front of their own fans this campaign, United will be more than confident of compounding their guests’ poor away record with another win.

FCNaija Verdict: Man United 3-1 Arsenal

8, Fiorentina vs Napoli

Napoli travel to Florence for their Matchday 35 clash on Sunday afternoon hoping to build on a great 0-1 win at Serie A pace-setters Juventus and challenge the top spot late in the campaign.

They now sit just a point behind them and in-form visitors will surely be very motivated on the day, coming as heavy favourites to bag the point

Partenopei have struggled to retain consistency we’ve seen earlier in April and they’ve earned just one point in their last three outings. Stefano Pioli’s men still sit four points behind the top 6.

They’ve netted three goals in a thriller against Lazio on their last outing here but Viola could be in for a much tougher task beating Napoli.

FCNaija Verdict: Fiorentina 1-2 Napoli or over 2.5

9, Celtic vs Rangers

Celtic will wrap up a seventh consecutive Scottish Premiership title if they beat Rangers on Sunday.

Celtic hold a 10-point lead over their nearest challengers - with Rangers and Aberdeen level on points in second and third - but a 2-1 defeat at Hibs last weekend left the champagne on ice for Brendan Rodgers' side.

Murty has lost two and drawn one of his three games with Celtic since taking the reins in October, with a 4-0 humiliation in the Scottish Cup semi-final a fortnight ago leading to fan protests following last weekend's win over Hearts.

FCNaija Verdict: Celtic 2-1 Rangers 

10, Galatasaray vs Besiktas

The four-way title race could become even more interesting this weekend if the teams occupying first and second place play out a draw. Galatasaray sit top of the pile on sixty-three points, one place and one point ahead of Sunday’s opponents Besiktas.

Back in December, when these two clubs last played one another, Besiktas waltzed to a 3-0 victory.

Besiktas who claim the title of form favourites, as the visitors have earned four wins and suffered two defeats in their last six matches.

Galatasaray have picked up three wins during that same period, losing twice and earning one draw, but their form has been inconsistent with two of their last three wins being followed by defeats.

These two teams have met over one hundred times before, and with 42 wins, 43 draws, and 35 defeats its Galatasaray who leads the head to head record.

FCNaija Verdict: Galatasaray 1-0 Besiktas

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