Sunday Football Predictions – 23rd January 2022


Good day and welcome to our Sunday football predictions blog for 23rd January 2022. Here we check out well in advance the games involving the leagues across Europe and beyond.

There’s usually plenty of games to choose from and this Sunday is no different. At the weekend I like to place three bets early on that involve a total of 9 selections (if there are 9 selections that I fancy). These bets are:

  1. Sensible Sixfold – 6 selections that have low odds, but still hold value at that price.
  2. Dynamite Double – 2 medium risk selections that both hold odds above evens
  3. Long Shot Single – 1 selection that is high risk and holds odds of over 3/1, where I am expecting an upset to happen.

I then share these Sunday football predictions here to hopefully aid you in your decisions, or at the very least to provide a different viewpoint to your own.



Sunday Football Predictions

Sunday football predictions - sensible sixfold bet

  1. Liverpool to beat Crystal Palace (away) 2pm 11/20*
  2. Rennes to beat Clermont (away) 2pm 17/20*
  3. Chelsea to beat Tottenham (home) 4:30pm 13/20*
  4. Roma to beat Empoli (away) 5pm 4/5*
  5. Real Sociedad to beat Getafe (home) 5:30pm 13/20*
  6. Barcelona to beat Alaves (away) 8pm 11/20*

20.78/1 on the sixfold*

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Justifications

Crystal Palace v Liverpool

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Liverpool – 2nd place, 45 points, 21 games, +37 goal difference

Crystal Palace – 11th place, 24 points, 21 games, -1 goal difference

Liverpool got back in to winning ways in the league in their last match, with a comfortable 3-0 win over Brentford. That win was well received after previously drawing with Spurs and Chelsea, as well as losing at Leicester.

They are missing key men in Mane, Salah and Keita due to AFCON commitments, but Liverpool have demonstrated they have enough in the reserve tank to get the job done against teams in the bottom half of the table.

Whereas Liverpool have lost just two games all season, Crystal Palace have lost five from their last ten. Conor Gallagher is in good form and at times it is almost like he is carrying the team a little.

Palace also have their main player absent due to AFCON in Wilfried Zaha. He will be more missed for Palace than the trio of Liverpool as the Palace bench is wiry thin with trustworthy replacements.

Therefore, I’m confident that Liverpool will dominate the possession here and put enough pressure on the home team to travel back to Anfield with all three points.

Clermont v Rennes

Ligue 1 🇫🇷

Clermont – 17th place, 18 points, 21 games, -18 goal difference

Rennes – 4th place, 34 points, 21 games, +21 goal difference

Clermont have offered very little threat to anyone they have faced this season. This is their first year in France’s elite division and it shows. In their last eleven games they have won one, drawn two and lost eight.

They have suffered back to back defeats coming in to this fixture where they failed to score a goal and had six put past them.

Rennes, on the other hand, come in to this match after hammering Bordeaux 6-0. Coincidentally, that was the same scoreline that Rennes beat Clermont by in the home fixture back in September.

As Rennes have found the scoring boots, I’m expecting a very comfortable victory here for the away side.

Chelsea v Tottenham

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Chelsea – 3rd place, 44 points, 23 games, +28 goal difference

Tottenham – 5th place, 36 points, 19 games, +4 goal difference

Chelsea have recently beaten Tottenham home and away in the League Cup semi final. They did that without conceding a goal.

However, in the league, Chelsea have failed to win their last two games. A 1-0 defeat at Man City was followed up by a 1-1 draw at Brighton. Not the best of results but performances on the pitch haven’t been that discouraging from a fan’s perspective.

Tottenham have been picking up wins in the league, but their game time has been rather questionable. It took two last gasp injury time goals against Leicester to not only escape defeat, but pick up three points.

I’m expecting Spurs’ and Antonio Conte’s luck in the league to run out as they face off against a close rival who have proven recently they have the key to unlock the Spurs defence without opening up their own. 

Empoli v Roma

Serie A 🇮🇹

Empoli – 11th place, 29 points, 22 games, -8 goal difference

Roma – 7th place, 35 points, 22 games, +8 goal difference

Empoli have strung together five games in the league without picking up a win. Three draws and two heavy defeats at home to AC Milan and Sassuolo has sent Empoli tumbling in to the bottom half of the table.

Those two home defeats came back to back, whereby three goals were scored, but nine goals were conceded.

Roma have suffered defeats recently too, but against teams that were always going to cause problems. They lost to Ac Milan away and then to Juventus at home.

However, they were able to pick up a win in their last match at home to Cagliari. Roma are doing well at picking off points from weaker opposition and as they beat Empoli at home 2-0 in October, I’m expecting a similar result this time round.

Real Sociedad v Getafe

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Real Sociedad – 5th place, 33 points, 20 games, +1 goal difference

Getafe – 17th place, 18 points, 20 games, -8 goal difference

Real Sociedad look to have dug themselves out of a poor spell of form. After going six games without a win, they turned up last time out to beat Celta Vigo 1-0 at home.

That win will boast the team, alongside the two impressive performances that sandwich that game in the Copa Del Ray. They beat Leganes 3-2 at the beginning of the month and then knocked out Atletico Madrid with a 2-0 home victory.

Getafe have put in some decent shifts at home recently, but have been abysmal away all season. From their ten away games played in the league this season they have drawn four and lost six.

They also shockingly exited the Copa Del Ray after going down 5-0 to lower league Atletico Baleares. Therefore, I’m more than happy to include Real Sociedad in to my Sunday football tips this weekend.

Alaves v Barcelona

La Liga 🇪🇸

Alaves – 18th place, 17 points, 21 games, -19 goal difference

Barcelona – 6th place, 32 points, 20 games, +8 goal difference

Alaves sit within the relegation places after going nine league games without a win. They are weak at the back and are proving to have very little to offer up top.

In their last five matches they have scored three goals and conceded twelve. A 4-0 defeat in their last game away at Real Betis will be a real hammer blow as they now set up to host Barcelona.

The Catalan side are undefeated in their last five games in La Liga and are six games undefeated on the road. They are not blowing teams away like Barcelona teams of the past, but they should still have enough in the locker to breeze past a team struggling to get out of the bottom three places, in my opinion.


Dynamite Double

  1. Granada to beat Osasuna (home) 1pm 8/5*
  2. Strasbourg to beat Bordeaux (away) 2pm EVS*

4.2/1 on the double*

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justifications

Granada v Osasuna

La Liga 🇪🇸

Granada – 14th place, 24 points, 20 games, -3 goal difference

Osasuna – 13th place, 25 points, 21 games, -7 goal difference

Both of these teams hold similar positions in the league, but it is Granada who have the momentum and confidence coming in to this game.

They have gone seven games without losing. A run that saw home performances good enough to beat Atletico Madrid and draw with Barcelona.

Osasuna have lost four of their last five matches, with the only anomaly being a home victory over Cadiz, who are second from bottom. They have lost their last three games away from home, all without scoring a goal.

The last three times Granada have hosted Osasuna, they have ended up winners by way of a clean sheet victory. Granada have everything going for them in this fixture, in my opinion.

Bordeaux v Strasbourg

Ligue 1 🇫🇷

Bordeaux – 19th place, 17 points, 21 games, -20 goal difference

Strasbourg – 7th place, 32 points, 20 games, +14 goal difference

Bordeaux are in real trouble. They are second from bottom in Ligue 1 and are over half way through the season. They have lost six of their last ten league matches and have lost their last three consecutively.

Bordeaux lost their heads in their last game, losing 6-0 away at Rennes. Sissokho getting sent off in the 50th minute saw Bordeaux crumble into capitulation.

They are in desperate need of new defenders and are scouring the transfer market for possible candidates. It seems unlikely that any business will be done before this fixture.

Strasbourg are having quite a splendid season so far and are fighting to maintain their position amongst the European qualifying places. They have won four of their last five games. They are scoring healthily and are conceding very few.

As Strasbourg were able to put five goals past Bordeaux at home at the beginning of December the outlook certainly doesn’t look rosy for the home side in this match.


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Sunday football predictions long shot single

NO LONG SHOT SINGLE THIS SUNDAY


Justification

No Long Shot Single

Nothing has caught my eye this Sunday, in terms of big underdogs holding any real sense of value in their odds. Therefore, I’ll be giving this Sunday bet a swerve this weekend.

There’s yet been two consecutive Sundays where a long shot single hasn’t been found worth considering. So be sure to tune back in next week to see what selection looks particularly appealing to me.


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That concludes my Sunday football predictions for another week. Be sure to bookmark the page and visit again next week where we will be providing another ten selections for you to mull over. We also have a dedicated weekly blog for Saturday football predictions that you may also wish to bookmark.

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I hope you find this information useful and serves you well in your own decision making. Whatever it is you are betting on this weekend, the best of luck and remember to always gamble responsibly.


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