Weekend tips: Liverpool visit Man Utd, El Clásico and Super Serie A! | OneFootball

Weekend tips: Liverpool visit Man Utd, El Clásico and Super Serie A!

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With another round of Champions League games behind us, Europe’s domestic leagues have thrown up some truly enormous fixtures for the weekend ahead.

What a treat!

Under pressure

After a humbling in Leicester, where Manchester United were comfortably beaten 4-2 by the hosts, Ole Gunnar Solskjær awaits a visit from their fiercest rivals. Liverpool just happen to also be one of the most in-form teams in Europe.

What unfolded at the King Power Stadium last weekend will not have filled Solskjær with joy, but he is trying to play down United’s defensive issues as others sound the alarm bells; the Red Devils have leaked 10 goals in their last eight Premier League fixtures and are without a win in three.

Liverpool on the other hand, couldn’t be in a better vein of form as they travel to Old Trafford. Unbeaten in 21 across all competitions, their last two games have seen them fire in eight goals against Watford and Atlético Madrid.

Wednesday saw Jurgen Klopp’s side reach 53 goals on that run  and they’ve conceded just 17 in the meantime. Egyptian star Mohamed Salah is possibly the best player on the planet right now.

Both teams to score and a home win sees odds of 5.00, flip that to an away win and they drop slightly to 4.00, while a cagey affair and a score draw is slightly higher at 4.33.

Super clash

We don’t have to wait until January to get a taste of the Supercoppa Italiana as last season’s trophy winners go head-to-head in Milan this weekend. And both have their eyes on closing the gap to league leaders Napoli.

Simone Inzaghi’s Inter have made San Siro an absolute fortress of late, the Serie A title holders are unbeaten in the league on home turf since the Milan derby in October 2020, a total of 372 days.

However, a 3-1 defeat away to Lazio last matchday ended their unbeaten start to the league season’s, something they will want to put right immediately.

After a stumbling start to the campaign, Juventus are now in red hot form; the Bianconeri have won four in a row in the league and sit one point outside the top four, just three behind hosts Inter.

Massimiliano Allegri’s men like to score, and they’ve also addressed their problems with back to back clean sheets.

Should you fancy the visitors to continue in their pursuit of a Champions League place the Juventus full-time result sits at 3.40, while a home win of 2-1 sees a return of 9.00.

El Clásico

The stormclouds lifted a little in the Catalan capital after Barça bounced back from defeat at Atlético with to a 3-1 victory against Valencia last weekend.

That win pulled the Blaugrana into seventh place, still an odd sight to behold in the LaLiga standings but it no real surprise given the turmoil the club finds itself in both on and off the pitch.

Now the biggest game in Spain brings with it the most monumental levels of pressure for boss Ronald Koeman. The Dutchman will be buoyed by the fact his side are unbeaten in their last five league matches at home, but equally as concerned that they haven’t tasted victory against Real in the last four league meetings between the two.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side looked exceptionally refreshed as they cruised past Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League in midweek.

A 5-0 win in Kyiv followed a weekend off (Los Blanco’s fixture against Athletic Club was postponed due to the elongated international break) and the slight pause in proceedings looks to have worked in the Madrid club’s favour.

As always, though, form matters little in this clash. A victory for either side and both teams to score sits at 4.33 whoever you chose. If you can see a spot-kick being awarded, Barcelona and Real are 5.50 to score a penalty.

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