BETTING GUIDE: Big boys Newcastle, Liverpool, Barcelona, PSG and Dortmund all in action

FOOTBALL BETTING GUIDE: Big boys Newcastle, Liverpool, Barcelona, PSG and Dortmund all in action

Twiga • 13:00 - 18.08.2023

Five high-profile fixtures offering over ten odds available for the weekend betting menu.

Newcastle win over Manchester City, Odds 4.8

Premier League champions Manchester City will play their third fixture in nine days when they face a strong Newcastle United at the Etihad on Saturday night. Bookies have City winning this fixture owing to their record against Newcastle, stature, and home advantage.

However, the turnaround time between their Super Cup win over Sevilla at Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium in Athens, Greece on Wednesday night and their home fixture against Newcastle favors Eddie Howes bubbly team.

Newcastle are very competitive and are dark horses in this season’s title race. They are going to shock Pep Guardiola at the Etihad stadium on Saturday night to pick up their first win in the venue. 

Saturday 10 PM (EAT) Kick off

PSG win over Toulouse, Odds 1,71

Crisis club PSG have been in the headlines for controversy over Kylian Mbappe's transfer. They have lost Lionel Messi and Neymar in a single transfer window but have brought in Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona.

The Parisians opening game ended in a scoreless draw at home but their stature and ensuing pressure favours them to turn the tables and triumph over Toulouse away on Saturday. PSG have won all their last five meetings with Toulouse, home or away but may not find it easy on Saturday as their hosts are buoyed by last weekend’s away win over Nantes.

Saturday 10 PM (EAT) Kick off

Dortmund win over Koln, Odds 1.44

Last season’s Bundesliga runners-up Borussia Dortmund must still be smarting from the final-day capitulation. They did a fine job of banishing the bad memories by walloping Schott Mainz 6-0 in the DFB Pokal and now face Koln in their league opener at home.

Dortmund hit Koln 6-1 at the same venue in March and are favorites to come out on top of this high-scoring fixture. Twenty goals have been scored between these two teams in their last five meetings.

Saturday 7:30 pm kick-off (EAT)

Liverpool victory over Bournemouth, Odds 1.26

Both teams faced London opponents last weekend and came out with one-all draws. The 9-0 mauling of Bournemouth at the hands of Liverpool last season is still fresh despite the Cherries coming out 1-0 victors in the second leg of last season.

As the two clubs prepare to meet at Anfield this Saturday, Liverpool are odds on favorites to carry the day as Jurgen Klopp’s side strive not lose pace with early leaders.

Saturday 5 pm kick-off (EAT)

Barcelona to register first league victory, Odds 1.24

LALIGA champions Barcelona stumbled on their first league fixture of the new season when a spirited Getafe held them to a goalless draw on the opening round of games. The Catalans will host Cadiz on Sunday night at their temporary home of Estadio Olympico with Nou Camp still undergoing reconstruction.

The Spanish giants are expected to get their first win on the board and keep pace with Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid who won on the opening weekend. Despite losing star man Ousmane Dembele to PSG, Barca have hit Cadiz in their last two meetings and are tipped to string a third consecutive victory.

Sunday 8:30 pm (EAT) kick off