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Real Madrid, Liverpool and Manchester City Lead Our Midweek Betting Pick
- Club football continues following the action of the weekend
- Real Madrid, Liverpool and Manchester City headline the list of teams set to take centre stage
- Sports Brief takes a look at five teams you can bet on
Club football continues this midweek following the rollercoaster matches that kept fans on the edge of their seats.
The weekend's excitement reached its peak with the Madrid derby, which followed Eddie Howe's Newcastle United handing Sheffield United an eight-nil thrashing.
Focusing on the action today, Real Madrid are now eager for redemption as they welcome struggling Las Palmas to the Bernabeu.
Meanwhile, Liverpool aims to maintain their impressive start to the season as they face Championship side Leicester City in the EFL Cup.
The Italian Serie A is also in the thick of the action, with Stefano Pioli's Milan heading to the Unipol Domus to take on Cagliari, hoping to continue their early season resurgence.
As we gear up for exciting midweek action, Sports Brief presents five teams you can keep a close eye on, offering insights into key fixtures and providing guidance to help you make informed decisions when placing your bets.
Real Madrid to win vs Las Palmas — 1.21
Real Madrid, determined to redeem themselves, will be hosting Las Palmas, led by Garcia Pimienta, at the Santiago Bernabeu. Notably, Real Madrid has maintained an unblemished record against Las Palmas for the past decade. The Spanish giants enter this match with a significant lift, thanks to the return of their star forward, Vinicius Jr., and defender Daniel Carvajal.
Anticipating this fixture, we envision Carlo Ancelotti's team securing a comfortable victory tonight, even though Las Palmas boasts one of the league's most formidable defences, according to reports by Whoscored.
Real Sociedad to win away at Valencia — 2.95
Imanol Agualcil's Real Sociedad have successfully put behind them their early-season blight following a streak of impressive showing, including a draw against Italian giant Inter and victory at home to Getafe.
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The Basque club now shifts focus to their clash against Valencia. We cannot look past the 2020 Copa del Rey champions to record another victory against Ruben Baraja and his inexperienced youngsters.
Milan to win away at Cagliari — 1.75
Stefano Pioli will again rely on the Portuguese sensation Rafael Leao to extend his impressive goal-scoring streak. Considering that Cagliari currently occupies the 19th position in the league and has yet to secure a victory this season, we anticipate that Milan will comfortably sail to a relatively straightforward victory.
Liverpool to win against Leicester City — 1.41
Unbeaten since the start of the 2023/24 season, Jurgen Klopp's side will look to make light work of Enzo Maresca's Leicester City. The Championship side's last four meetings against Liverpool have seen them thumped by an average of three goals and we expect this trend to continue tonight.
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Manchester City to win against Newcastle United — 2.44
Pep Guardiola's side will fancy their chances against Eddie Howe's Newcastle United when they square off in round three of the EFL Cup clash.
A victory for Manchester City cannot be overlooked, given they are yet to lose against the Magpies since 2020.
All odds are posted as seen from our betting partner 1XBet.
Real Madrid suffers injury setback
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Real Madrid headed into the 2023/24 season looking the thinnest they had been in attack since the turn of the century.
The Spanish powerhouse, who sanctioned the departure of four forwards last season, failed to cover for these departures due to the proclaimed 'sufficiency and quality of its current attack'.
Sadly for Real Madrid, it took just three match days for the frailties in attack to be revealed after Vinicius Jr. was subbed off injured, clutching his thigh in the game away at Celta Vigo.