Match Facts, H2H & Predictions 30.08.2020

Match Facts, H2H & Predictions 30.08.2020

15:00 Celtic vs Motherwell

News

  • Celtic lost 2-1 to Ferencvaros at Parkhead, so Neil Lennon made three changes after that and one of them was pretty strange – he decided to play without a recognised striker.
  • James Forrest replaced Odsonne Edouard and Ryan Christie played as an unusual centre forward.
  • Motherwell is missing a few players because of an injury, Nathan McGinley for example will miss the match because of a groin injury and Jake Carroll and Charles Dunne are still in treatment.
  • Liam Donnelly had a knee injury, so he is expected to be out for two months.
  • The Well brushed Glentoran off 5-1 in Europa League qualifying, so Stephen Robinson has made a few changes in midweek.
  • David Turnbull’s last match was 1-0 defeat to Accies and he is joining their opponents here.

Match Facts

  • 22 of their last 25 matches Celtic have won (Premiership).
  • 16 of their last 20 home matches against Motherwell, Celtic have kept a clean sheet in all competitions.
  • Last 9 home matches against Motherwell where Celtic have been winning at both half time and full time in all competitions.
  • Last 9 home matches against Motherwell where Celtic have won in all competitions.
  • At least 2 goals scored by Celtic in 16 of their last 17 home matches (Premiership).
  • 9 of their last 11 home matches where Celtic have been winning at both half time and full time (Premiership).
  • At least 2 goals scored by Celtic in their last 9 home matches against Motherwell in all competitions.
  • Over 2.5 goals scored in Celtic’s last 7 home games (Premiership).
  • Under 2.5 goals scored in 6 of Motherwell’s last 7 away games (Premiership).
  • Last 6 away matches where Motherwell have failed to win (Premiership).

H2H Stats

Head-to-head matches: CELTIC – MOTHERWELL
05.02.20 PRE Motherwell Celtic 0 : 4
10.11.19 PRE Celtic Motherwell 2 : 0
10.08.19 PRE Motherwell Celtic 2 : 5
24.02.19 PRE Celtic Motherwell 4 : 1
19.12.18 PRE Celtic Motherwell 3 : 0

Prediction

Albian Ajeti saved the Hoops in the 1-0 win over Dundee United at Tannadice at the weekend.

Stephen Robinson was hoping for Motherwell’s European victory.

Both of these teams will have it difficult and both of them have a lot to prove.

BetPlusWin Suggestion:

Home Team Win

Over 2.5 goals

Both Team to Score – YES

Celtic 2:1 Motherwell

16:30 Hibernian vs Aberdeen

News

  • Hibs against St Johnstone ended in 1-0 at McDiarmid Park, so Jack Ross made just one change.
  • Hibees changed their formation from a  4-4-2 to a 4-2-3-1, because Kevin Nisbet dropped out for Scott Allan, given that he is injured.
  • Scott Allan was happy with his 200th career appearance and his 101st for Hibs.
  • If Kevin Nisbet wasn’t injured, he would probably be included in Steve Clarke’s squad for the Nations League double header against Israel and Czech Republic.
  • Aberdeen won 6-0 at Pittodrie against NSI Runavik and reverted to an attacking 3-5-2 formation.
  • Ross McCrorie played alongside Andy Considine and Scott McKenna.
  • Goals came from Jonny Hayes, Curtis Main and Lewis Ferguson.
  • The number nine partnered Marley Watkins and grabbed his first of the season.

Match Facts

  • Last 3 matches Hibernian have kept a clean sheet (Premiership).
  • Over 2.5 goals seen by Hibernian in their last 3 home matches against Aberdeen in all competitions.
  • Under 2.5 goals scored in Hibernian’s last 3 games (Premiership).
  • Last 6 away matches Aberdeen are undefeated (Premiership).
  • Last 5 matches Hibernian are undefeated (Premiership).

H2H Stats

Head-to-head matches: HIBERNIAN – ABERDEEN
07.03.20 PRE Aberdeen Hibernian 3 : 1
07.12.19 PRE Hibernian Aberdeen 3 : 0
05.10.19 PRE Aberdeen Hibernian 1 : 1
19.05.19 PRE Hibernian Aberdeen 1 : 2
02.02.19 PRE Hibernian Aberdeen 1 : 2

Prediction

Hibs have won against St. Johnstone and since the 2000/01 season, they have picked up 13 points from their opening five matches for the first time.

Even though they have clean sheets in their last three matches, last campaign they needed 20 matches to reach three clean sheets.

Aberdeen, on the other hand, had consecutive league victories and although they showed a great performance, Hibs are considered slight favourites here, even though both sides could easily win against each other.

BetPlusWin Suggestion:

Draw

Under 2.5 goals

Both Team to Score – YES

Hibernian 1:1 Aberdeen

12:00 Reims vs Lille

News

  • Moussa Doumbia is recovering from a shoulder injury, so is a doubt here and he didn’t make the trip to Monaco last weekend.
  • Anastasios Donis suffered an ankle injury during training and is also a doubt.
  • El Bilal Touré will probably keep his place here, as he scored Reims’ second against Monaco.
  • Zeki Çelik will return in the XI here, as he recovered from an injury.
  • Domagoj Bradaric will replace Reinildo, who was sent off last weekend.
  • Even though Burak Yilmaz only came off the bench against Rennes, he is expected to return here.

Match Facts

  • Under 2.5 goals scored in 9 of Reims’s last 10 home games (Ligue 1).
  • Under 2.5 goals seen by Reims in 7 of their last 8 matches against Lille in all competitions.
  • 5 of their last 6 home matches Reims have won against Lille in all competitions.
  • Last 3 away matches won by Lille (Ligue 1).
  • Under 2.5 goals scored in Lille’s last 3 games (Ligue 1).
  • 9 of their last 10 home matches Reims are undefeated (Ligue 1).

H2H Stats

Head-to-head matches: REIMS – LILLE
01.09.19 L1 Reims Lille 2 : 0
13.07.19 CF Lille Reims 1 : 1
07.04.19 L1 Reims Lille 1 : 1
09.12.18 L1 Lille Reims 1 : 1
14.07.18 CF Lille Reims 2 : 4

Prediction

Reims showed a great performance against Monaco last weekend and Lille are contemplating on how they will approach their opponents.

BetPlusWin Suggestion:

Draw

Under 2.5 goals

Both Team to Score – YES

Reims 1:1 Lille

14:00 Metz vs Monaco

News

  • Vagner is expected to feature on the left wing here.
  • Manuel Cabit had a car accident last season and will continue his long rehabilitation.
  • Kévin N’Doram is absent for a long time, after he suffered an Achilles injury this summer.
  • Niko Kovac will probably not make a lot of changes here, after their impressive performance against Reims.

Match Facts

  • Over 2.5 goals seen by Metz in 5 of their last 6 matches against Monaco in all competitions.

H2H Stats

Head-to-head matches: METZ – MONACO
17.08.19 L1 Metz Monaco 3 : 0
22.01.19 CDF Monaco Metz 1 : 3
21.01.18 L1 Monaco Metz 3 : 1
18.08.17 L1 Metz Monaco 0 : 1
11.02.17 L1 Monaco Metz 5 : 0

Prediction

Even though Metz have an impressive form so far in 2020, Monaco are still the slight favourites here.

BetPlusWin Suggestion:

Away Team Win

Over 2.5 goals

Both Team to Score – YES

Metz 1:2 Monaco

14:00 Angers vs Bordeaux

News

  • Pierrick Capelle is expected to come in on the left side, because Mathias Pereira Lage had a shoulder injury and will probably be out for six weeks.
  • Other players that are injured include Souleyman Doumbia with an ankle problem and
  • Vincent Manceau with a hamstring injury.
  • Enzo Ebosse is expected to replace Doumbia at left-back.
  • Mehdi Zerkane will miss the match, after being sent off against Nantes last Friday.
  • Yacine Adli and Pablo are still absent and Jean-Louis Gasset will most likely move to a 4-2-3-1 formation.
  • Rémi Oudin is expected to replace Zerkane.

Match Facts

  • Under 2.5 goals scored in Angers’s last 7 games (Ligue 1).
  • Last 3 matches where Bordeaux have drawn (Ligue 1).
  • Last 4 matches where Angers have kept a clean sheet (Ligue 1).
  • Last 4 matches Angers have won (Ligue 1).
  • Under 2.5 goals scored in Bordeaux’s last 3 games (Ligue 1).
  • 10 of their last 11 matches against Bordeaux where Angers are undefeated in all competitions.

H2H Stats

Head-to-head matches: ANGERS – BORDEAUX
25.07.20 CF Angers Bordeaux 1 : 1
10.08.19 L1 Angers Bordeaux 3 : 1
04.05.19 L1 Bordeaux Angers 0 : 1
15.01.19 L1 Angers Bordeaux 1 : 2
10.03.18 L1 Bordeaux Angers 0 : 0

Prediction

Even though Angers have won with 1-0 against Dijon last weekend, Bordeaux are still the favourites here.

BetPlusWin Suggestion:

Away Team Win

Under 2.5 goals

Both Team to Score – NO

Angers 0:1 Bordeaux

20:00 Brest vs Marseille

News

  • Christophe Hérelle is recovering from COVID-19, so he will miss out here.
  • Brendan Chardonnet was sent off against Nîmes last weekend.
  • Hianga’a Mbock is expected to partner Jean-Kévin Duverne in central defence.
  • Marseille had a problem with a number of COVID cases and Dimitri Payet was affected as well.
  • Kevin Strootman and Pape Gueye could replace Rongier and Lopez.
  • If Jordan Amavi can’t play, Hiroki Sakai will probably start at left-back.

Match Facts

  • Last 3 matches where Brest have been losing at both half time and full time (Ligue 1).
  • 16 of their last 17 matches Marseille are undefeated (Ligue 1).
  • Last 3 matches Brest have failed to score (Ligue 1).
  • Over 2.5 goals scored in Marseille’s last 4 games (Ligue 1).
  • Last 3 matches where Brest have lost (Ligue 1).
  • Last 3 matches won by Marseille against Brest in all competitions.
  • At least 2 goals scored by Marseille in their last 3 away matches (Ligue 1).
  • At least 2 goals conceded by Marseille in their last 3 matches (Ligue 1).

H2H Stats

Head-to-head matches: BREST – MARSEILLE
29.11.19 L1 Marseille Brest 2 : 1
20.04.13 L1 Marseille Brest 1 : 0
02.12.12 L1 Brest Marseille 1 : 2
26.02.12 L1 Brest Marseille 1 : 0
02.10.11 L1 Marseille Brest 1 : 1

Prediction

It is still questionable if this match is going to happen, but if it does Marseille are the definite favourites here.

BetPlusWin Suggestion:

Away Team Win

Under 2.5 goals

Both Team to Score – NO

Brest 0:2 Marseille

12:00 FC Ufa vs Dinamo Moscow

News

  • Bojan Jokic is a doubt here because of a recent injury.
  • Vyacheslav Krotov was suspended and missed out last time, but is now available for selection again.
  • Another doubt here is Jemal Tabidze, who is also injured and missed last round’s match.
  • Clinton N’Jie had a muscle injury and is a doubt as well.

Match Facts

  • Under 2.5 goals scored in Dinamo Moscow’s last 9 games (Premier League).
  • 7 of their last 9 matches where Dinamo Moscow have kept a clean sheet (Premier League).
  • 5 of their last 7 home matches FC Ufa have failed to score (Premier League).
  • Under 2.5 goals scored in 6 of FC Ufa’s last 7 home games (Premier League).
  • Last 10 matches against FC Ufa where Dinamo Moscow are undefeated in all competitions.
  • Last 7 home matches where FC Ufa have failed to win (Premier League).

H2H Stats

Head-to-head matches: UFA – DYNAMO MOSCOW
16.07.20 PL Ufa Dynamo Moscow 0 : 1
16.09.19 PL Dynamo Moscow Ufa 0 : 0
03.03.19 PL Ufa Dynamo Moscow 1 : 2
20.08.18 PL Dynamo Moscow Ufa 3 : 0
04.03.18 PL Ufa Dynamo Moscow 1 : 1

Prediction

FC Ufa are still waiting for a home match win this season, as they have lost in Kazan last time out.

Dynamo are very motivated for the upcoming match after, surprisingly, winning against FC Zenit in midweek.

Taking everything into consideration, a draw is the likely outcome for this match.

BetPlusWin Suggestion:

Draw

Under 2.5 goals

Both Team to Score – YES

FC Ufa 1:1 Dinamo Moscow

14:00 Lokomotiv Moscow vs Zenit St. Petersburg

News

  • Dmitry Zhivoglyadov, Dmitry Barinov and Aleksey Miranchuk are all injured and will miss the match.
  • Vedran Corluka, the team’s captain, is a doubt here, after suffering a muscle injury in the match against FK Akhmat.
  • Wilmar Barrios was sent off in last round’s match against Dynamo Moscow and is now suspended.
  • Another player that will miss out here is Sebastián Driussi, because of a knee injury.
  • Leon Musaev is also injured and also a doubt for the upcoming visit to Cherkizovo.

Match Facts

  • Under 2.5 goals seen by Lokomotiv Moscow in their last 9 home matches against Zenit in all competitions.
  • Under 2.5 goals scored in Zenit’s last 3 away games (Premier League).

H2H Stats

Head-to-head matches: LOKOMOTIV MOSCOW – ZENIT
07.08.20 SC Zenit Lokomotiv Moscow 2 : 1
29.02.20 PL Zenit Lokomotiv Moscow 0 : 0
28.09.19 PL Lokomotiv Moscow Zenit 1 : 0
06.07.19 SC Zenit Lokomotiv Moscow 2 : 3
07.04.19 PL Lokomotiv Moscow Zenit 1 : 1

Prediction

Lokomotiv were defeated in their last two matches and considering that they are missing Dmitry Barinov and Aleksey Miranchuk, it’s surely isn’t good news for them.

FC Zenit lost against Dynamo last time out, but they are still the favourites here.

BetPlusWin Suggestion:

Away Team Win

Over 2.5 goals

Both Team to Score – YES

Lokomotiv Moscow 1:2 Zenit St. Petersburg