Find the best football predictions from 888sport writers on the following matches:

  • Freiburg vs Bayern Munich - Friday, 7.30pm

  • Monaco vs Paris Saint-Germain - Friday, 8pm

  • Brentford vs Chelsea - Saturday, 3pm

  • Newcastle United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers - Saturday, 3pm

  • Everton v West Ham United - Saturday, 3pm

  • Luton Town v Aston Villa - Saturday, 5.30pm

  • Valencia v Real Madrid - Saturday, 8pm


Football Predictions Friday

Freiburg vs Bayern

Even after losing two of their last three in the league, Bayern Munich are hefty favourites in the latest football odds for their trip to Freiburg. The hosts have claimed just one of the last 15 available points in the league. 

It is, however, three losses in five away matches for Bayern. Freiburg have only lost two home league matches in 2023-24, and they knocked FC Hollywood out of the DFB-Pokal just last season.

After getting the better of RB Leipzig last weekend, Thomas Tuchel said, "We played a very good first half and missed out on taking a two-goal lead. The second half was complicated because Leipzig were stronger and we couldn't close down the spaces like we did in the first half. 

“We scored the goal when Leipzig were on the front foot. Then we showed a good reaction after they equalised. It was a tight game against a strong opponent. But we deserved to win in the end. It was very even at times, but overall we were very focused, very focused indeed.

“It was a good performance. The win did us good and should lay the foundation for the game against Freiburg. We now have to improve even further."

Tuchel’s end-of-season departure is hanging over Bayern’s season. Harry Kane has urged his teammates to focus on the matches to come and not to ‘sulk’, but it’s clearly a season of transition for Bayern, who could see their streak of 11 consecutive Bundesliga titles come to an end.

Freiburg, meanwhile, know they need to get back on track if they are to compete for European qualification. Their defence has leaked goals, conceding two or more in seven of their last eight.

That’s a worrying trend ahead of the visit of Bayern – we’re taking an away win and over 3.5 total goals. 

Monaco vs PSG

Recent wins over Lens and Nice are ideal preparation for Monaco. They host PSG on Friday night, knowing they can move up to second with a victory.

Yes, the Ligue 1 title race is a foregone conclusion, with Les Parisiens already boasting an 11-point lead, but there is still a lot to weigh up from a sports betting angle for this match.

PSG have only won once in their last four meetings with Monaco. Monaco’s home form is not good, though, with just one point picked up from their last four Ligue 1 fixtures at Stade Louis II.

PSG have won their last three away league matches, and have by far the best expected goal difference in the league. Monaco are languishing in mid-table by that metric.

The Kylian Mbappe saga (yes, the latest one) has not distracted PSG too much. Luis Enrique has told PSG to get used to playing without the Frenchman after it was reported that he will be leaving the club at the end of the season.

After substituting Mbappe in the draw with Rennes, Enrique defended the decision.

"Sooner or later, sooner or later, this will happen and we have to get used to playing without Kylian. When I consider it appropriate, he will play, and when not, he won't play, as all coaches do with their players.”

Monaco manager Adi Hutter has wrestled with his team’s inconsistency all season. He even said they were ‘hard to understand’ before a pivotal victory over Lens last time out. 

If any team can have belief ahead of facing PSG, though, it’s Monaco. They have an excellent recent record in this fixture, and PSG are bound to have one eye on the second leg against Real Sociedad in a few days’ time.

There’s value backing Monaco to win here. Alternatively, we like the idea of working a bet builder around the hosts to avoid defeat and over 2.5 goals.

Football Predictions Saturday

Brentford vs Chelsea

Football odds price Chelsea as betting favourites for their trip to Brentford this weekend. It’s a surprise to an extent, given the Blues are coming off a midweek FA Cup tie and they were so disappointing in extra time of the Carabao Cup final last weekend.

Brentford’s form isn’t anything to write home about either. The Bees have lost three in a row after their defeat at the London Stadium on Monday night, which leaves them teetering just five points above the relegation zone.

Some murmurings from the club have suggested a level of frustration with Everton’s points deduction being reduced.

Thomas Frank was seething after Brentford’s loss to West Ham.

“I feel terrible. My body is burning and I feel terrible, absolutely terrible. Individually and collectively, we didn't hit our level today and, if you don't have the level in this league against any team, and this is a very good West Ham team, with [Jarrod] Bowen that was unplayable and Emerson deciding to put in the top corner, then it's very, very difficult to win. 

“Of course, it's very disappointing but, in every game, it's never as bad and never as good. It feels very bad but, when I look at it back, I'll find more positives and that’s what we’ll hang our hat on. And then we’ll try and adjust those negatives.” 

No one can blame Frank for being frustrated. His Brentford team find themselves in a relegation battle, and while there are some extenuating circumstances, it’s clear they have underperformed after an impressive debut campaign in the Premier League.

It’s also difficult to know what to expect from Chelsea, though. The Blues continue to underperform their expected goals, and they were meek in the cup final last weekend. With both teams low on confidence, look for the spoils to be shared. 1-1. 

Newcastle vs Wolves

Newcastle are odds-on sports betting favourites for the visit of Wolves. The visitors are actually a place above their hosts in the Premier League table.

Recent wins over Chelsea, Tottenham and Sheffield United reflect the great form Gary O’Neil’s team have been in since the turn of the year.

It’s been an altogether less enjoyable 2024 for Newcastle. They survived a scare away to Blackburn in the FA Cup on Tuesday, which followed a home draw with Bournemouth and a 4-1 defeat to Arsenal.

Eddie Howe’s future at the club is uncertain with European qualification seeming no more than a distant possibility.

Needing a penalty shootout to beat opposition from a lower league is never ideal. Howe is remaining optimistic, however, and thinks it could be a springboard for his team down the stretch.

"I've had a few penalty shoot outs in my career but I prefer them as a player. It's a strange feeling because you are so out of control.

"But a lot was riding on today's outcome. I thought the players managed the moment brilliantly, the goalkeeper and outfield players who took the penalties. It was a big moment in our season."

In contrast, O’Neil was cautious in the praise of his team after beating lowly Sheffield United.

“First half was pretty good, but the second half, we lost our way. It was very similar to the away game at Sheffield United how we lost our way. It wasn’t like us at all and I really didn’t like the second half, so there’s lots for me to make sure we get better from today…

“There was no champagne football and nothing to put in the best practice folder, but it’s a win in the Premier League and it moves us up to eighth. Three points in the Premier League is always tough, so the boys did well to put another three on the board.”

Newcastle are winless in four home matches. Wolves are unbeaten in their last six on the road, which has included four victories. It’s a big ask to win at St James’, and the visitors have a day less to rest, so we’re going to sit on the fence with a draw or away win at 5/6.

Everton v West Ham United

Everton ended Monday night sat in 15th place in the Premier League and five points clear of the relegation zone after their ten-point deduction was reduced to six points following an appeal. Everton games produce the least number of goals in the Premier League, averaging 2.40 per game and they’ve produced 7 draws so far this season, 4 of which at Goodison Park and 5 of their last 7 Premier League games have all ended in a draw.


Despite West Ham still being in the fight for a European place, some fans made it clear that they wanted David Moyes out before their 4-2 victory over Brentford on Monday evening.

With Jarrod Bowen scoring a hat-trick and taking his Premier League tally to 14 goals for the season, he’ll be confident of continuing his form, having scored 3 goals in his last 4 games against the Toffees. Score Prediction 1-1.

Luton Town v Aston Villa

Fans at Kenilworth Road witnessed something special in the FA Cup on Tuesday night, unfortunately for them, it was an Erling Haaland masterclass with the Norwegian helping himself to 5 of Manchester City’s 6 goals. Luton fans won’t panic but the number of goals that The Hatters are conceding in Rob Edwards’ system must be a cause for concern. Despite scoring in 21 of their 25 Premier League games, they’ve conceded 19 goals in their last 5 games. 

After a minor blip, Aston Villa are looking to keep their Champions League dream alive, they are certainly on track to do so after their back-to-back wins in the Premier League. Villa will be hoping that striker Ollie Watkins can add to his impressive numbers this season, with the Englishman producing 14 goals and 10 assists in the league, surely he’s destined to be named in Gareth Southgate’s Euro 2024 squad. Score Prediction 1-3. 

Valencia v Real Madrid

The Mestalla welcomes Los Blancos in a mouth watering fixture on Saturday evening. Valencia will be hoping to add to their recent La Liga home form and close the gap to those European places, as they sit in 9th, just 6 points off Real Betis in 6th. Despite facing the league leaders, the home side definitely won’t make this easy for Real Madrid, given Valencia have only lost 2 of their 12 home games this season.

Real Madrid will know this will be a difficult game, even if they have the best away record in La Liga, having lost just one of their 13 games in league. It’s never easy visiting the Mestalla, 13 of the last 15 games these two teams have played there, have seen both teams score. Madrid will be desperate to avoid defeat here as they aim to claim their 36th La Liga title, a defeat could blow the title race wide open.


 


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