So I said I was going to do tips every weekend this season but since then I’ve gotten a new job, moved house and generally life’s been pretty hectic, but it’s settled down now so hopefully I’ll start doing this on a more regular basis again. Here are this weekend’s tips:
Stuggart vs Wolfsburg: Wolfsburg win @ 2.05
Wolfsburg have a really talented squad of players and it says a lot that they’ll probably be disappointed to be in fourth going into the final game before the winter break. Stuttgart are struggling again this season, they are currently bottom of the league and haven’t won in five games. Wolfsburg have a poor away record this season but you have to fancy them to beat a struggling Stuttgart side if they are to challenge for the Champions League places.
Troyes vs Monaco: Monaco win @ 1.90
This game also sees a struggling side face one with European ambitions. Troyes are bottom of Ligue 1 and look out of their depth having picked up just seven points all season and are without a win this campaign, they have lost four of their last six games and the winter break can’t come soon enough for them. Monaco are currently third but are already 17 points behind the imperious PSG, expect Monaco to get their third win on the bounce this Saturday.
Newcastle vs Aston Villa: Newcastle win @ 2.00
Newcastle have won back to back league games for the first timeinover a year and have the best oortunity of extending that run against an Aston Villa side who have continued to be woeful under Remi Garde’s leadership. Newcastle are unbeaten in their last six fixtures against Villa and whilst the fact they underperform against lesser teams has been pointed out it’s also worth noting that they play a lot better when their games are on TV, which this one is. Villa have lost twelve of their games this season and really need a result here to keep pace with the sides above them. Unfortunately for them I think Newcastle will be full of confidence and have enough quality to see off Villa.
Odds correct at time of writing from Bet365.com