Top 5 European Football League’s Betting Action for the weekend 21/22 of August Including Arsenal vs Chelsea
European football roars back to life, with the Premiership, Bundesliga and La Liga entering into matchday 2. Ligue 1 welcomes football fans to matchday 3, while in Italy Serie A starts their campaign. With big money transfers taking place across the European Leagues it’s the final week to finalize the squads and kick off the new season.
Premier League: Arsenal vs Chelsea
Arsenal started their title chase on a sour note with a defeat at newly-promoted Brentford. Despite controlling most of the game, they fell back twice on either half to lose their third opening game in 5 years. Arteta’s line-up included new signings Sambi Lokonga and Ben White in his traditional 4-2-3-1 formation. Arsenal must improve their game if they are to challenge in-form Chelsea on matchday 2.
Trevor Chalobah, Christian Pulisic and Marco Alonso gave Chelsea a perfect 3-0 start against their fellow Londoners, Crystal Palace. They controlled the game from the start, commanding 62% ball possession and 6 shots on target against Palaces’ 1. With new signing Lukaku looking to make an immediate impact on his return to the Premiership, this promises to be a fiery London derby with the bookmakers viewing Chelsea as favourites to take the points at the Emirates.
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La Liga: Levante vs Real Madrid
A stoppage-time equaliser by Cadiz’ Alfonso Espino denied Levante a first away win. They had 57% ball possession and 84% passing accuracy to control the ball for the better part of the game. Paco Lopez traditional 4-4-2 created a gliding formation to cement Levante’s control of the game, which gave them the upper hand. As they welcome Real Madrid at the Ciudad Stadium in Valencia, they must maintain their composure to walk away with a good result.
Carlo Ancelotti began his reign with a resounding 4-1 win away to Alaves. In-form Benzema scored a brace to send the Madrid Royals to the top of the table. Ancelotti’s 4-3-3 makes full use of playmaker’s Modric and Hazard and sets up Benzema for classic goals. With their current form, Real Madrid are expected to return to the capital with the points in the bag with the bookies not giving Levante much chance of an upset
Serie A: Inter Milan vs Genoa
Soccer punters are eager to know the influence Lukaku’s exit back to the Premiership will have over Inter Milan. All attention will be on the new head coach Simone Inzaghi to see if he will maintain Antonio Conte’s trajectory. However, the defending champions still have new signings Edin Dzeko and Denzel Dumfries looking to bolster the squad with both looking likely to start against Genoa.
Genoa starts the 2021/22 campaign at the San Siro. They only lost 1 of their 4 pre-season matches and hope to replicate their form against the defending champions. Massimiliano Alvini hopes that the new signing Buksa and Ekuban will strengthen his attack. All the money on this match is going on the clear favourites Internazionale withs odds as low as 1.33 on some of the best betting sites.
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Bundesliga: RB Leipzig vs VfB Stuttgart
RB Leipzig comes back to the Bundesliga with hopes of improving their 2nd place finish last season. After losing the season opener last week, Leipzig need points on the board and new signing Andre Silva from Eintracht Frankfurt will be wanting to open his account in his search for goals.
VfB Stuttgart already have points in the bag after a commanding 5-1 win against Furth. However, they must go out fully aware of the challenge posed by RB Leipzig. With an all-around team, VfB Stuttgart will need talent and hard work to beat their opponents. Even though Stuttgart opened the season with a win, the bookmakers still fancy Leipzig to bounce back on Friday night and take all 3 points.