Before us is another rich weekend, but there will be few of them in the coming period, all the way until the start of the spring part of the season in most leagues. The odds were valid at the time of writing the ticket proposal.
Hoffenheim -Bochum – gg&ov 2.5 @ 1.85 at Mozzartbet
Hoffenheim continues to struggle with poor performances in their Sinsheim, but now they have started to lose away as well. Let’s remember that this team had all five wins in their first five away games, but in the next two, they took a point in Augsburg and lost in Mönchengladbach on Saturday. With that defeat, they have reached a streak of four matches without a win, and even five consecutive if we count the loss in the DFB Cup. The match against Bochum has now gained additional importance since Hoffenheim has started to lose pace with the teams at the very top, although they are still in a satisfactory sixth place. Bochum is playing significantly better than at the start of the season, and from their perspective, it’s a pity that the first half of the season is nearing its end. This team has not lost in the last five rounds, a streak they haven’t had since returning to the Bundesliga. With three draws and two wins in that period, they have reached 12th place in the table. Bochum is the team that has most frequently drawn, with 7 out of their 13 matches ending in a draw. The two matches between these teams last season saw a total of 12 goals, so we expect an efficient match this time as well.
Twente – Excelsior – 1&gg @ 2.15 at Mozzartbet
The team from Enschede is playing excellently this season and currently shares third place with AZ Alkmaar. The leading duo, especially leaders PSV, are out of reach, so Twente is left to fight for third place with the team from Alkmaar, which has one less game played. Until recently, Twente’s footballers were perfect at their home ground, recording five matches and as many victories, including against rivals Ajax and the current champions Feyenoord. Then came an unexpected draw with NEC from Nijmegen, followed by a convincing defeat to the dominant PSV, who celebrated a 3:0 victory in Enschede. Excelsior, a team constantly overshadowed by their city rivals Feyenoord, now visits Enschede. The team from Rotterdam is in a satisfactory 10th place, which is certainly good, knowing that their main goal is survival. Last season, Excelsior finished in 15th place, just above the relegation zone, and now they will want to avoid a scenario where their survival is decided in the final rounds. They haven’t won in more than two months, with no victories in the last seven rounds, but they have managed four draws. We don’t know if they can do something in Enschede, but we believe they can shake the host’s net.
Galatasaray – Demirspor – 1x&ov 3.5 @ 1.80 at Mozzartbet
It has long been clear that this season in Turkey, we will witness a close race between the two biggest clubs from this country, Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray. They currently share the first place with 37 points each, while their closest follower, Beşiktaş, has 11 points less. It’s hard to expect anyone else to join the title race, so we will follow the matches of these two teams week by week, trying to stay neck and neck. Besides the domestic league, they are also competing in Europe, with Galatasaray in the Champions League, where they will try to secure a spot in the round of 16 in their last group match in Copenhagen.
It seems likely that they will need a win at Parken, and it’s not easy to triumph at a place where even Manchester United left points. That match is already on Tuesday, so it’s possible that coach Okan Buruk might field a slightly rotated team against Adana. The visitors are not an easy opponent, currently in the high 5th place, and they played in the Conference League qualifiers this summer. They managed to eliminate two tough opponents, Romanian Cluj and Croatian Osijek, before being knocked out by Belgian Genk. The problem for Demirspor is their away matches; this season, they haven’t won any away game in any competition. It’s hard to expect them to win against Galatasaray, but some surprise might happen. Our suggestion is a double chance on the home team with a lot of goals.
Zilina – Trnava – gg&ov 2.5 @ 1.75 at Mozzartbet
Here’s a match from the Slovak league, which we don’t often analyze. The match is between second-placed Žilina and third-placed Spartak from Trnava. The guests, along with the champion and current leader, Slovan from Bratislava, are the only Slovak representatives in the group stage of European cups, but they have no chance of playing in Europe next spring. After 5 rounds in their group, they have only one point and will finish last behind Nordsjælland, Ludogorets, and Fenerbahçe. Žilina is only two points ahead of them, and a win would allow Spartak to take over the second place before the last round of the autumn season. On Thursday, Spartak will visit Fenerbahçe in Istanbul, but that match is not their current focus. Žilina is slowly returning to the very top of Slovak football; Slovan is still the best but now has only a 4-point lead over Žilina after 16 rounds played. In the first part of the championship, Žilina won 2:0 against Spartak in Trnava, but now we are not convinced of their triumph and suggest betting on goals.