We are targeting goals in two of the biggest games this weekend as Manchester United play host to Arsenal and Lazio host Napoli. We are also expecting Marseille to keep rolling on the road to Auxerre.
AJ Auxerre vs. Olympique Marseille
Saturday, September 3, 2022 – 11:00 AM EDT at Stade de l’Abbé-Deschamps
Axure have started Ligue 1 in good form having picked up 7 points from a possible 12, which has them sitting in 7th place overall, just three points behind today's opponents Marseille. Not bad for a newly promoted team.
They qualified for the top division after finishing 3rd in Ligue 2 in 2021/22. They beat Sochaux in extra time and following a 2-2 draw over two legs against Saint Etienne they booked their place in the top league after a penalty shootout victory.
It’s the first time since the 2011/12 season that Auxerre have been in the top division in France.
Marseille were heavily underestimated to start the season but they have proven doubters wrong following 10 points picked up from a possible 12 at the time of writing. They have scored 12 goals and conceded just 3, an average of 3 goals per game.
New signing Alexis Sanchez has scored 2 goals in 3 games for his new team and we expect he has another strong chance of getting on the scoreboard here.
Sanchez has played in some of the top leagues in Europe, including the Serie A, La Liga and English premier league.
Auxerre vs. Marseille: Betting Odds and Pick
Auxerre will be confident they can put up a fight against Marseille but we see the visitors coming away with all three points, although we are predicting a 3-0 victory, they should find the back of the net at least twice.
Auxerre conceded twice in their opening league game at home and although they beat Strasburg 1-0 last time out, they were outshoot 14-7, Marseille won’t be so forgiving in front of goal.
Marseille will be full of confidence having beat rivals Nice 3-0 last weekend.
Predicted Score: AJ Auxerre 0 - 3 Olympique Marseille
Ligue 1 Pick: Marseille Team Total Over 1.5 (-128) at BetOnline
SS Lazio vs. SSC Napoli
Saturday, September 3, 2022 - 02:45 PM EDT at Stadio Olimpico
Two home wins and an impressive 3-1 win over Inter Milan has given Lazio an undefeated start to their Italian Serie A campaign with two wins and one 0-0 tie.
They have scored 5 goals and conceded twice in their opening three games.
Lazio striker Ciro Immobile will be eager to get on the scoreboard having not scored in his previous two games against Napoli despite scoring in 5 of the previous 6.
Like Lazio, Napoli have also started the season undefeated with two wins and one 0-0 tie. Both teams drew 0-0 when playing away from home.
Napoli have scored 9 goals and conceded 2 in their opening three league games.
New 21 year old Georgian signing Khvicha Kvaratskhelia has scored three goals thus far in the league, made even more impressive given he has yet to feature for more than 70 minutes in any league games.
SS Lazio vs. SSC Napoli: Betting odds and Pick
Two heavyweights take on each other in this Serie A fixture and we so goals on the cards as 4 of the previous 5 head 2 heads have seen over 2.5 goals scored. Add to the fact Napoli and Lazio have both seen 3 or more goals in 70% of their previous 10 home and away games respectively.
Combined both teams have seen 4 of 6 games played in the league thus far this season go over 2.5 goals.
We love the fact both teams are sitting on 7 points, both will be eager to win here and push towards the top of the league table. Lazio have not won the league since 2000 and Napoli not since 1990.
Napoli looks very dangerous going forward this season, we can’t see this game being a low scoring affair. We are laying the juice here and taking over 2.5 match goals to be scored.
Predicted Score: SS Lazio 1 - 2 SSC Napoli
Serie A Pick: Over 2.5 Goals (-134) at BetOnline
Manchester United FC vs. Arsenal FC
Sunday, September 4, 2022 - 11:30 AM EDT at Old Trafford
After a rocky start to the league Man Utd have won back to back games starting with an impressive 2-1 win over rivals Liverpool, followed up by a 1-0 road win against Southampton. This leaves Manchester United sitting in 11th position with six points from a possible 12.
Manchester United have only scored 4 goals and conceded 7 in total.
This has been Arsenal’s best start to the league since 2007/08 when they won 11 of their first 14 games.
It’s been a bright start for the Gunners having won all four games scoring 11 times and conceding on just three occasions with a total of 12 points, full of confidence and top of the league table.
Norwegian playmaker Martin Odegaard has scored 3 times in 4 games and also featured on the scoreboard the last time these teams met at Old Trafford.
Man United FC vs. Arsenal FC: Betting Odds and Pick
Although Man Utd look to have gotten their act together (it seems), this Arsenal team are in a completely different league right now and we believe the Gunners team total over 1.5 at plus money is the best bet here.
Arsenal will likely need two goals to win this game as Man Utd can find the back of the net on home soil as they have done so in 8 of their previous 10 games at Old Trafford.
Predicted Score: Manchester United 1 - 2 Arsenal FC
Premier League Pick: Arsenal TT Over 1.5 Goals (+110) at BetOnline
European Soccer Parlay Picks
- Ligue 1: Marseille TT O1.5 (-128)
- Serie A: Over 2.5 Goals (-134)
- Premier League: Arsenal TT O1.5 (+110)
Soccer Pick: Three-Legged Parlay (+500) at BetOnline
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