The offer this Wednesday is really interesting. There’s a bit of everything, from semi-final matches at two continental championships, to cup finals and outstanding league clashes. The odds were current at the time of writing.
FC Saarbrücken – Borussia Monchengladbach – Borussia Monchengladbach total OVER 1.5 @ 1.70 at betBonanza
The Sarbrücken team has already created several top-notch sensations, and no one can say they stumbled into the final stages of the German DFB Cup. The team from Saarland managed to knock out Bayern Munich as early as the second round, and then in the third round, they eliminated another Bundesliga team, Eintracht Frankfurt, the upcoming Europa League winners. They also outperformed a higher-tier team in the first round, but that was Karlsruhe, a team from the Zweite. So, how can one think that Borussia will just stroll through Sarbrücken? The only thing in Sarbrücken’s favor is that they played all their matches, including this one, on their home ground. In Germany, home ground isn’t such a big advantage, and Mönchengladbach is a team with a fantastic counterattack. Bayern saw this on Saturday when the Foals took the lead in Munich, but the champions eventually celebrated. Sarbrücken hasn’t been playing well in the third league championship continuation and in three played matches, they haven’t known victory. They have two draws and a loss, placing them 12th on the table with negligible chances of moving up a rank. This is the match of the season for both teams, reaching the semi-finals gives real chances of winning the German Cup, so we are convinced of maximum seriousness from both sides. The guests are known to score goals away, and we believe they can shake Sarbrücken’s net twice.
For Borussia Monchengladbach total OVER 1.5 Goals the odds are 1.70 at betBonanza.
Nigeria – South Africa – 1X and Total UNDER 2.5 @ 1.57 at betBonanza
Probably no one expected this duel in the semi-finals of the African Cup of Nations, and few would have guessed that at least one of these two teams could go this far. However, it must be admitted that both the Super Eagles and Bafana Bafana are here deservedly. Nigeria was last the champion of Africa back in 2013. At that time, the Super Eagles were one of the best teams from the “black continent” and they impressed everyone with their performance at the World Cup in Brazil, where they made it to the knockout stage. Since then, there has been a dry spell which could end in Ivory Coast. In the five matches played so far, they have conceded only one goal, which was at the start in a draw against the Equatorial Guinea team, while they won against Ivory Coast and Guinea-Bissau in the group, and Cameroon and Angola in the knockout stages, without conceding a goal. South Africa doesn’t have a single player in the top European leagues and yet they are among the top four in this championship. They started with a loss to Mali, but a win over Namibia and a draw with Tunisia was enough to advance. In the round of 16, they created a sensation by knocking out Morocco, fourth in the last World Cup, and in the quarterfinals, they beat Cape Verde on penalties.
Nigeria plays solidly, there will be few goals, but the Super Eagles are the favorites. Our suggestion is 1X and Total UNDER 2.5 Goals with odds of 1.57 at betBonanza.
Nottingham Forest – Bristol City – Nottingham Forest will win and Total OVER 1.5 @ 1.75 at betBonanza
The Foresters secured an important point in Bournemouth on Sunday but are still far from guaranteed survival. The quality of the team is not in question, nor is the knowledge of coach Nuno Espirito Santo; it’s just a matter of everything “clicking” so that the former European champions can move towards the middle of the table. An opportunity to do more this season is in the FA Cup. In the replay of the round of 16, they host Bristol City, a member of the Championship. There were no goals in the first match in Bristol, and certainly, Forest is the favorite at their City Ground. Bristol City hasn’t won in their last six Championship matches, with their last triumph being in 2023 when they defeated Watford at home. They have fallen to 14th place in the table, and on Saturday, they were defeated at home by Leeds with a score of 1:0. The opponent for the winner of this duel in the round of 8 is already known, and it’s the famous Manchester United. Considering that this match will be played on the ground of the team that wins this match, it will be an additional motivation for the players of both teams to win in the round of 16 and host such a renowned team. Nottingham is of higher quality, and we expect their secure victory with at least two goals scored.
For Nottingham Forest will win and Total OVER 1.5 Goals the odds at betBonanza are 1.75.
Club Brugge – St. Gilloise – Total UNDER 2.5 @ 1.85 at betBonanza
The Belgian Cup has already reached the semi-finals, with one pair being the teams of Club Brugge and Royal Union. In the other, the champion Antwerp and the second division team Ostend will meet, so the winner of this duel will most likely face Antwerp in the final. Two matches are played in the semi-finals, so this duel in Brugge is just the first half. In the quarterfinals, both teams had tough opponents; Royal Union won the city derby against Anderlecht, while Club Brugge eliminated Gent. In the league clashes this season, Royal Union has been more successful. The team from the Brussels suburb of Saint-Gilles won at their home ground against Club Brugge with a score of 2:1, while the match at the Jan Breydel Stadium ended 1:1. Royal Union is the convincing leader in the Jupiler League table with 58 points, and it seems that this season the title is theirs to lose, unlike the previous two. The first was “snatched” by Club Brugge and the second by Antwerp, and they are the two-time consecutive runners-up. Club Brugge is currently third but has 17 points less than their opponent in the semi-final. We expect everything to be decided in the return match, so there won’t be many goals in the first match.
Our suggestion is Total UNDER 2.5 Goals with an odds of 1.85 at betBonanza.