We are moving away from New Year’s Eve, and ahead of us are days with an increasingly rich betting offer. Today is somewhat weaker, but it will get better. The suggested odds were valid at the time of compiling the ticket.
Las Palmas – Barcelona – Both Teams to Score + Total Over 2.5 @ 2.05 at 22Bet
A challenging task awaits the Catalans in their first match of 2024. They travel to the Canary Islands where they will face the newly promoted team, Las Palmas. The host was in excellent form at the end of 2023, although they said goodbye to the year with a minimal loss in Bilbao. Before the lost match against Atletico, Las Palmas had gained 7 points from three rounds, defeating Getafe and Alaves and drawing with Cadiz. Barca is in danger of losing touch with Real and Girona if they don’t win this away game. These two teams have 8 points more than them, and if this gap becomes double-digit, it would be a big question whether Barcelona could hope for the title. They went into the short break with a hard-fought 3:2 victory over weak Almeria at home, and that match, although won, worried the fans more than some earlier defeats. Before the victory over the Andalusians, Girona gave Barca a football lesson at Montjuic, and the famous Catalan team failed to win even in Valencia. During that period, they also suffered a loss in Antwerp, inconsequential, but against a team that earned their first points in the Champions League. In a month and a half, Barca faces a two-legged match with Napoli in the Champions League round of 16 and must get into form as soon as possible.
For the match in the Canaries, we suggest goals, both teams will play to win, and for Both Teams to Score + Total Over 2.5 goals the odds are 2.05 at the 22Bet bookmaker.
Crystal Palace – Everton – Crystal Palace Not to Lose and Total > 1.5 @ 1.98 at 22Bet
The upcoming weekend on the Island will be marked by the FA Cup, the oldest football competition in the world. It’s well known how important this cup is for English teams, so good matches and many surprises are expected. First to take the field are two Premier League teams fighting for a place in the round of 16. Palace welcomes Everton already on Thursday, and these two teams met two months ago at the same place, at Selhurst Park, within the championship. Then, Everton celebrated a 3:2 victory as a guest, shortly after the Liverpool team was penalized with a 10-point deduction. At that time, the Toffees were in excellent form, which cannot be said for the present moment. Defeats by Tottenham and Manchester City are not terrible, especially since Everton played excellently against these strong rivals, but the 3:0 loss at Wolverhampton last weekend has caused concern for coach Sean Dyche. There’s no doubt that Everton will secure survival despite the penalty, but if they want to make this season successful, only the FA Cup remains, as they recently dropped out of the EFL Cup. Palace had a streak of eight games without a win, but celebrated a victory against Brentford at home on Saturday after a comeback. We believe this is a sign of better results to come, with the experienced Roy Hodgson at the helm of the Eagles, and for this duel, we suggest a double chance on the home team with at least two goals in total.
It’s possible that this duel will be repeated if it ends in a draw. For Crystal Palace Not to Lose and Total > 1.5 goals the odds are 1.98 at 22Bet.
Juventus – Salernitana – Juventus to Win and Total < 3.5 @ 1.99 at 22Bet
For the Old Lady, the priority is winning the Scudetto, and opting out of the Conference League proved to be the right move. Not only would participating in the third-tier European competition have been an unnecessary burden, but Juventus also effectively served their UEFA one-year ban from European play. This has had a positive impact on their performances and results, with Juve currently in second place, just two points behind the leader Inter. The team from Turin also has big ambitions in the Coppa Italia, playing their first match in this popular competition against Salernitana at home. The guests had to eliminate a rival to reach the round of 16, convincingly defeating Sampdoria at home. After very poor results at the start of the season, it seems that the team from Salerno is waking up, having gained 4 points in the last two rounds. They first missed a victory over Milan in stoppage time, then achieved a crucial win against Verona away, which was only their second win in the league this season. Although still at the bottom of the table, better days seem to be ahead for the team from Campania. The opponent for the winner of this clash in the quarterfinals is already known; it will be Frosinone, who thrashed Napoli 4:0 at Diego Maradona.
Juventus beat Roma 1:0 last Saturday, and we expect a similar victory against Salernitana. For the combination Juventus to Win and Total < 3.5 the odds are 1.99 at the 22Bet bookmaker.