We still have the English and Belgians on the menu, and the Scots have joined us. The odds were valid at the time of compiling the suggestions.
Brentford – Wolverhampton Wanderers – Total 1 Individual Total 1 Over 1.5 @ 2.03 at 1xBet
The Bees had an unexpectedly long break and haven’t been on the field for exactly ten days. Their match against Manchester City was postponed due to City’s participation in the FIFA Club World Cup, so Brentford last played against Aston Villa on December 17th. They lost that duel, as well as the two before it, and now they are in a situation where they have no choice but to win against the Wolverhampton team. The situation in the table isn’t worrying for Brentford, they are far from the relegation zone, but another loss could put them in a very uncomfortable position. For the Wolves, things are much easier after Sunday’s triumph over Chelsea, continuing their good results at their Molineux, where they haven’t lost since the 5th round and the match against Liverpool. Away from home, Wolves play much weaker and have four consecutive losses. An additional problem is that their defense isn’t as strong as in previous seasons, so Wolverhampton conceded as many as 10 goals in those four matches.
Therefore, our suggestion for this match is that the home team scores at least two goals, and we’ll see if that will be enough for Brentford to win at their Community. For Total 1 Individual Total 1 Over 1.5, the odds are 2.03 at 1xBet.
Anderlecht – Cercle Brugge – Total 1 Individual Total 1 Over 1.5 @ 1.75 at 1xBet
This Anderlecht is starting to resemble the former giant, not just of Belgian but also of European football. They are still not in first place in the Jupiler League, but they are the closest followers of their city rival Royal Union. The difference is not negligible, the team from the Brussels area called Saint-Gilles has 8 more points, but in the previous two seasons, they managed to lose even a bigger lead, so the Purple should not give up on the trophy. Anderlecht has won as many as 34 Belgian champion trophies, but the last time they were champions was back in 2017. This is too long a drought for this team, which in previous years struggled even to make it to the playoffs. This season, six teams will go to the playoffs, and Anderlecht will surely be among them. Their opponent in this holiday round is Cercle Brugge. The team that, after 19 rounds, is in that sixth place, the last one leading to the playoffs. It would be a great success for them to stay there after 30 rounds, and everything is geared towards that goal. The lesser-known club from Brugge has tied two wins in the past 10 days, first celebrating away at Leuven and then defeating Kortrijk at their stadium. Anderlecht won the derby against Genk and now has a streak of eight games without a loss. Their last failure was in Liège against Standard.
Our suggestion is for the home team to score two goals, and the question is whether that will be enough for a win over the excellent Cercle Brugge. For Total 1 Individual Total 1 Over 1.5, the odds are 1.83 at 1xBet.
Hibernian – Heart of Midlothian – Both Teams to Score + Total Over 2.5 @ 2.25 at 1xBet.
The Edinburgh city derby is played at just the right time, during the holidays. There is a great rivalry between Hibernian and Hearts, only slightly less known than that of the two Glasgow teams, Celtic and Rangers, who play the famous Old Firm. We can say that both Hearts and Hibs are having a good season and are in the upper half of the table. Hearts are currently better placed, sitting in 3rd place with 29 points and are the closest followers of the leading Glasgow duo. However, there is still a lot to play before the league splits into two parts, and they need many more good matches to secure a playoff spot. Both clubs from Edinburgh played in European qualifiers but did not reach the group stage. Hearts were stopped by Greece’s PAOK, and Hibernian by Aston Villa in the Conference League playoffs. In the first match between these two rivals, the result at Tynecastle Park was 2:2, and we can expect goals at Hibs’ Easter Road too. Our suggestion is Both Teams to Score + Total Over 2.5 with odds of 2.15 at 1xBet.