Sunday Football Predictions – 26th September 2021

Good day and welcome to our Sunday football predictions blog for 26th September 2021. 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. Sassuolo to beat Salernitana (home) 2pm 2/5*
  2. Hibernian to beat St. Johnstone (home) 3pm 10/11*
  3. Barcelona to beat Levante (home) 3:15pm 4/11*
  4. Freiburg to beat Augsburg (home) 4:30pm 5/6*
  5. Marseille to beat Lens (home) 7:45pm 4/5*
  6. Napoli to beat Cagliari (home) 7:45pm 2/7*

14.46/1 on the sixfold*

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Justifications

Sassuolo v Salernitana

Sassuolo are in twelfth place in the Serie A after 5 games, with four points. They are on a 3 game losing streak, but two of those games were away at Roma and Atalanta.

Sassuolo already have a win under their belt and should still be feeling confident heading in to this home fixture.

Newly promoted Salernitana are struggling to adjust to the Serie A. After four games they sit bottom of the table with zero points and a -10 goal difference.

They have failed to score in their last three games, two of which were 4-0 defeats against Roma and Torino. Sassuolo have already suffered defeats against the two teams mentioned, but by a much narrower margin.

Therefore I’m expecting the added experience that Sassuolo have in the division will shine through to deliver Sassuolo with three points from this game.

Hibernian v St. Johnstone

Hibs are second in the Scottish Premier League after six games, with twelve points. Three wins and three draws is enough to see Hibs just one point behind the leaders, Rangers.

St. Johnstone have had a more rockier start or their season. They are in eighth place, with six points. One win has come from their first six games. That poor ratio is mainly down to somewhat of a goal drought.

St Johnstone have scored three goals so far this season, one of which, was an own goal. Hibernian are averaging two goals a game and midfielder Martin Boyle is on fire, scoring five goals in six appearances.

Therefore, Hibs are my favourites to score here and to do enough in defence to keep an out of form strike force at bay.

Barcelona v Levante

Four games for Barcelona and they remain unbeaten with two wins and two draws played out. They hold two games in hand over the leaders Atletico Madrid but are six points adrift of them.

Two wins are needed and will be expected from Cadiz on Thursday and Levante before Barcelona then have to travel away to Atletico.

I fully expect Barcelona to do get those two wins.

Levante are in fifteenth place, with four points from six fixtures. They are yet to win a game and lost last time out at home, 0-2 against Celta Vigo.

Barcelona are having troubles recently, but given the poor performances of Levante, Barcelona should still have enough about them to take care of business here.


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Freiburg v Augsburg

Freiburg have had a great start to their Bundesliga campaign and have earns their fifth place position after five games played.

They remain unbeaten, with two wins and three draws on their record. One of those wins was a very impressive 2-1 home victory over Borussia Dortmund.

One win, two defeats and a draw puts Augsburg in eleventh place it’s five points. They scored twice in that time and conceded eight.

They are without an away win in the Bundesliga from their last eight attempts, one of which was a 2-0 defeat by Freiburg. I’m expecting a similar result this time around.

Marseille v Lens

At the time of writing, Marseille were in second place after five games, with thirteen points. Four wins and a draw is not a bad return at all seeing as though they have already boxed off tough fixtures such as Monaco and Montpellier away.

Marseille still have a tough fixture to contend with prior to this way to Angers but for me, whatever that result, Marseille have demonstrated a strength and confidence at home that makes me believe they will be too strong for Lens in the match that follows.

Eight wins and three draws make up the results from Marseille’s last eleven home matches in Ligue 1.

They have scored seven goals at home from the three matches played so far this season and I fully expect them to add to that tally here.

Lens have had a strong start themselves and after six games were just one point behind Marseille. However for me Lens lack the overall team strength and individual talent when comparing them to the Marseille squad.

As Marseille are in confident mood and hold the home advantage, they have my full early backing for this fixture.

Napoli v Cagliari

Prior to the midweek fixtures, Napoli were second from top and Cagliari were second from bottom. Napoli had four wins from four games and Cagliari had two draws and two defeats.

Napoli have racked up a 13 game undefeated streak in the Serie A, wrapped around two seasons. Results in that streak include a 2-1 win over Juventus, a 5-1 win over Udinese, a 5-2 win over Lazio, a 1-0 win over Juventus and a 6-0 win over Fiorentina.

Napoli don’t have a habit of letting in many goals in their home games and as the results above show, they sure like to score when they get in to their groove. Therefore the Napoli selection here becomes one of the easier selections to justify, in my opinion.


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Dynamite Double

  1. Southampton to beat Wolves (home) 2pm 8/5*
  2. Real Betis to beat Getafe (home) 8pm 10/11*

3.96/1 on the double*

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Justifications

Southampton v Wolves

Neither team here will be please with their starts to the new Premier League season. After five matches, Southampton are in fifteenth place with four points and Wolves are in sixteenth with three points.

Southampton have obtained their points by drawing with Man United, Newcastle, West Ham and Manchester City. Wolves have beaten Watford 0-2 and lost without scoring to Leicester, Spurs, Man United and Brentford.

When you look at it like that, Southampton are outperforming Wolves by quite a bit. I’m encouraged by the fact that Southampton were able to keep clean sheets against West Ham and Manchester City in their last two matches. If they are keeping teams out of that Caliber, I can’t see Wolves experiencing much joy at St Mary’s.

Southampton are against a weaker side here who have been struggling to score just as much as themselves. However, Southampton should be allowed more space and possession in this home game and I am fully expectant of them making it count.

A low scoring, clean sheet victory looks to be on the cards here, in my opinion.

Real Betis v Getafe

Average performances from Real Betis have left them with an average position in the La Liga table. Draws have hindered upward progression, but the only defeat sustained so far was against Real Madrid.

That will be something to build on and work will surely be underway on the training ground on how to turn those draws in to victories.

Getafe have no points after six games after suffering six straight defeats to open up their campaign. They have been bad at home and even worse away.

They have only scored two goals from those nine games and have conceded nine. One of the goals scored was an Oblak own Goal.

Real Betis have been quite dynamic with their goal scoring ability and can pose many different threats in the final third of the field. Getafe seem to be very one dimensional and so I see Real Betis scoring a lot more likely than Getafe.

Getafe have failed against the good teams and the teams you would expect on the lower half of the table. Therefore three points should come comfortably enough to the home side here, in my opinion.


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Sunday football predictions long shot single

  1. Sampdoria to beat Juventus (away) 11:30am 15/2*

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Justification

Juventus v Sampdoria

The impact Ronaldo has on a team and their performances has been clear for all to see since he moved away from Juventus to Manchester United.

While he continues where he left off, Juventus have had endured a nightmare start to their season. After four games, Juventus are in the relegation places with just two points.

It is early days, but a 2-2 draw away at Udinese and a 0-1 home defeat to Empoli to kick off their season, shows Juventus are well off their usual pace.

If Empoli can travel back from the Allianz Stadium with three points, I don’t see it an impossibility that Sampdoria can do the same.

Sampdoria recently travelled to Empoli, rather than hosting them and walked away 0-3 winners. Prior to that they were able to grind out a 2-2 draw with Inter Milan.

The early odds look good here on the outsiders. Good enough for me to have a small flutter on them and hopefully get the day off to a good start.

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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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