The weekend is over but the actions in the beautiful world of sport never stop. Our Bullstip this week, look to cover the midweek actions which will include the much anticipated Derby Della Madonnina. It promises to be an exciting week and here we bring you betting guides from Super Eagles legend Daniel Amokachi.
Atalanta vs Sampdoria Predictions
Both sides come into this match with a lengthy injury list. Atalanta are fresh off a big European win and have dominated this fixture in recent meetings, which is why they are tipped to win.
Atalanta have seen over 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 6 matches.
Atalanta have won 3 of their last 4 Serie A matches against Sampdoria.
Sampdoria have lost 6 of their last 8 Serie A games
Sampdoria have lost their last 4 away matches in the Serie A.
Following a promising draw with Juventus, Atalanta returned to the Europa League where they defeated Olympiakos 2-1 in the first leg of their tie. Why for Sampdoria, after consecutive defeats, Sampdoria bounced back with a 4-0 win over Sassuolo.
Injuries & Team News
Duvan Zapata and Luis Muriel will miss due to injury, while winger Josip Ilicic is also out due to personal reasons.
For Sampdoria, Striker Manolo Gabbiadini will remain sidelined with a knee injury, while Danish midfielder Mikkel Damsgaard will miss with a thigh injury.
Centre-back Maya Yoshida is also doubtful to appear due to injury.
Despite several injuries, Atalanta have plenty of goals in them. They have a good recent record in this fixture and are tipped to win.
Granada vs Cadiz Predictions
Granada and Cadiz are battling relegation in La Liga hence, we predict a draw.
Granada have lost their last 5 league games.
Granada have drawn 4 of their last 5 matches against Cadiz (all competitions).
Sergio Gonazalez’s Cadiz have drawn their last 2 matches La Liga games.
The situation is all gloomy for Robert Moreno’s side and their last 5 results in the league sum it all. 4-2 at Getafe, 2-0 against Osasuna, 1-0 at Real Madrid and 2-0 at Real Sociedad before a 4-1 loss against Villarreal have been the outcome of their last 5 games.
For Cadiz, they failed to win any game in February.
Injuries and Team News
Neyder Lozano, Santiago Arias and Maxime Gonalons are set to miss out with various injuries. While Sergio Escudero remains a doubt.
Visiting side Cadiz will have to do without reliable Leftback Alfonso Espino who is suspended for this one.
Granada will be desperate to avoid a sixth straight defeat and can earn a draw at home against Cadiz.
Malaga vs Cartagena Predictions
Malaga have won 1 of their last 11 matches in all competitions.
Malaga have lost 4 of their 5 games in the Segunda Division.
Cartagena have lost their last 3 league games.
Malaga are on a run of poor form having won one of their last 11 matches in all competitions.
Though Natxo González took charge on 27 January, It hasn’t made much difference with his side failing to score in three of their last four games.
Cartagena on the other hand have lost all three matches in February.
Luis Miguel Carrión’s side lost 2-0 against Las Palmas, 2-1 at Ibiza and 3-2 against Real Valladolid after Mohammed Dauda equalised twice.
Cartagena will be desperate to avoid four straight defeats and could be content with a draw at Malaga.
West Brom vs Swansea Predictions
West Brom have picked up points at home recently, despite experiencing a dip in form overall form. Swansea also unconvincing are also on a bad patch by their standards, and both sides we tip to can share points in the Midlands.
West Brom are winless in their last 6 games in the Championship.
Swansea are winless in their last 6 away matches in the league.
West Brom couldn’t build on their goalless home draw against Blackburn last Monday and they lost their last two away games.
Also, it should be noted that their poor run has seen them drop from the Championship top three to 11th after one win in 11 outings.
Swansea’s poor away form continued last time out with a 4-0 defeat at Sheffield United. The Swans are winless in six on the road and they have failed to score in their last four.
West Brom’s Jake Livermore is suspended. While Striker Daryl Dike and defender Kean Bryan are ruled out.
Swansea will be without the services of Midfielder Hannes Wolf and defender Kyle Naughton.
West Brom are the most out of form team in the Championship and Swansea struggle away. With the two sides struggling in mid-table, a tight draw is likely.
Peterborough vs Man City Predictions
The Emirate FA cup is back and Pep Guardiola’s Man City should cruise through to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. Peterborough are struggling in the Championship and have scored just once in their last six matches.
A City win to nil is predicted and they can also cover a -2 handicap.
Peterborough have lost 5 of their last 6 matches in the Championship.
Peterborough have failed to score in 5 of their last 6 league matches.
Man City have won 13 of their last 15 matches in all competitions.
Man City have won to nil in 4 of their last 5 games in all competitions.
Man City have won 16 of their last 18 matches in the FA Cup2.
Man City have scored 2+ goals in 6 of their last 7 FA cup games.
New manager Grant McCann's first game in charge ended in defeat on Saturday as Peterborough were beaten 3-0 at home by his former side Hull.
It continued a miserable run of form for the Championship strugglers and was a fifth loss in the last six games.
Peterborough have scored just one goal in that time.
Man City made hard work of beating Everton, but got the job done in the end thanks to a Phil Foden goal in a 1-0 win on Saturday
Injuries & Team News
Dan Butler and Mark Beevers are both out for the hosts, while Man City are likely to shuffle their pack with Fernandinho, Gabriel Jesus, Jack Grealish, Riyad Mahrez, Kyle Walker and Oleksandr Zinchenko all likely to come into the starting line-up.
This should be a one-sided affair with Peterborough struggling and Man City flying. The Premier League leaders are tipped to win to nil in a comfortable victory.
Cardiff vs Derby Predictions
Cardiff’s home form have been nothing short of impressive. Derby, on the other hand, appear to be out of steam and are on a long losing streak away and the Bluebirds can record another home victory.
Cardiff have won 3 of their last 5 home games in the league.
Cardiff have won their last 2 home matches against Derby in the league.
Derby have lost their last 5 away matches in all competitions.
Derby have failed to score in 2 of their last 3 away league matches.
Cardiff have lost their last two against promotion-chasers Huddersfield and Fulham at home.
Wayne Rooney’s side have won once of their last 17 away in all competitions. Recent losses at Middlesbrough (4-1), Huddersfield (2-0) and Nottingham Forest (2-1) keep the Rams eight points from safety.
Injuries & Team News
Cardiff City will be without defenders Sean Morrison and Curtis Nelson. Forward Max Watters is also out through injury.
Wayne Rooney’s side will be without the services of forward Kamil Józwiak is ruled out due to injury.
Cardiff have been strong at home in recent matches. Derby are poor on the road and another Bluebirds home win is likely.
Burnley vs Leicester Predictions
Burnley rarely lose at Turf Moor and Leicester’s form haven’t improved in recent weeks.
Burnley have drawn 4 of their last 6 home matches in the Premier League.
Burnley have drawn their last 2 matches against Leicester in the Premier League.
Leicester are winless in their last 6 away matches in the League.
Burnley’s two-match winning run in the Premier League ended with a 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace on Saturday. The Clarets previously beat Brighton away (3-0) and Tottenham at home (1-0).
Burnley are unbeaten in six of their last seven in the Premier League, drawing four. The upturn in form has moved them off the foot of the table and one point from safety.
Brendan Rodgers’ side remain inconsistent in the Premier League and they are winless in five. Recent points have come from draws against West Ham (2-2) and Brighton (1-1) and the Foxes have dropped to 13th.
Injuries & Team News
Striker Matej Vydra and midfielder Johann Berg Gudmundsson are ruled out for Sean Dych.
For Brendan Rodgers, Defenders Ryan Bertrand, James Justin, Wesley Fofana Jonny Evans and Timothy Castagne are out.
Striker Jamie Vardy remains unavailable.
Burnley are tough to beat and they have found the net more regularly in recent matches. Leicester can take confidence from their European wins and hold the Clarets to a score draw in Lancashire.
AC Milan vs Inter Milan Predictions
A Milan derby awaits in the Round of 16 in the Coppa Italia. AC Milan find themselves in between a dodgy run of form same situation it is also In the blue side of Milan, as Inter have seen none of their last 50 shots result into a goal.
This one is tipped to end all square and see under 2.5 goals.
AC Milan have drawn their last 2 games in Serie A.
AC Milan are unbeaten in their last 6 Serie A matches.
AC Milan have seen under 2.5 goals in 3 of their last 4 home matches in all competitions.
Inter have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 5 matches in all competitions.
Inter are unbeaten in 8 of their last 10 matches against AC Milan in all competitions.
The Rossoneri sit second on the table despite a run of draws.
They were then forced to share the points against Salernitana in a thrilling 2-2 draw, before they were held in a 1-1 draw by Udinese.
Inter’s form has slipped after a strong start to the year.
After consecutive 2-0 defeats to Liverpool and Sassuolo in the Champions League and league respectively, they were held to a goalless draw by Genoa
Injuries & Team News
Veteran forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic remains sidelined due to injury, while midfielder Matteo Gabbia is also most likely to miss with a heel injury.
Forward Joaquin Correa could get his chance to feature after recovering from a thigh injury, while new signing Robin Gosens is also in contention to make his debut.
Inter have dominated this fixture in recent history. With AC Milan returning to form and with an impressive record at the San Siro, this one is tipped to end all square after 90 minutes.
Disclaimer: Outcomes are subject to a dependent variable hence, predictions are not a 100% guarantee