Sunday Football Predictions – 7th March 2021

Good day and welcome to our Sunday football predictions blog for 7th March 2021. Here we check out well in advance the games involving the leagues across Europe.

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.


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Sunday Football Predictions

Sunday football predictions - sensible sixfold bet

  1. Roma to beat Genoa (home) 11:30 2/5*
  2. AC Milan to beat Verona (away) 14:00 10/11*
  3. Galatasaray to beat Sivasspor (home) 16:00 13/20*
  4. Man City to beat Man United (home) 16:30 4/7*
  5. Napoli to beat Bologna (home) 19:45 4/7*
  6. Athletic Bilbao to beat Granada (home) 20:00 13/20*

16.97/1 on the sixfold*

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Justifications

Roma v Genoa

Roma are 5th in the Serie A with 44 points from 24 games. They have been prone to defeat in the road, but have been solid at home.

They lost their first home match of the season to Milan last time they hosted, which there is no shame in. However, Roma have done a very good job of despatching mid-table and lower half teams on their own turf. They tend to score plenty and conceded few. Examples this season would be

  • 3-0 v Udinese
  • 3-1 v Verona
  • 3-1 v Torino
  • 3-0 v Parma
  • 2-0 v Fiorentina
  • 5-2 v Benevento

Genoa are in 13th place, with 26 points from 24 games. They are three games without a win  and have been poor generally away from home. Genoa lost last time out to Inter away 3-0 and have only two wins from 12 on the road.

Roma were able to beat Genoa 1-3 away from home in the reverse fixture. I’m expecting a similar outcome, but possibly more convincing.

Verona v AC Milan

AC Milan are 2nd in the Serie A, battling it out for the top spot with their close rivals, Inter. They got themselves back to winning ways with an impressive 1-3 win to Roma in their last away game. From their 12 away games played this season Milan have won ten, drawn one and lost one.

Ibrahimovic will be sitting this game out with a minor injury, but as Milan have been acquiring goals from players such as Kessie and Rebic, I’m confident AC Milan will be able to get he job done without him.

Verona are in 9th place in the league, with 35 points from 24 games. They have only one win from their last five games in the league. They are undefeated from their last four games at home, but prior to that, they were winless from four home games.

For me, AC Milan have been far more prolific away than Verona have been at home, and that is the deciding factor that convinces me AC Milan will be travelling home with all three points.

Galatasaray v Sivasspor

Galatasaray are top of the Turkish Super Lig with 57 points after 26 games. They are on an eight game winning streak in the league, scoring 18 times and conceding 3 in those 8 games.

Sivasspor are in 11th place, with 32 points from 25 games. From their last eight league games, they have won two, drawn four and lost two. Losses incurred came against 7th place Alanyaspor and 14th place Kasimpasa.

If Sivasspor are struggling to get points from teams that are placed mid table and lower, I’m not holding out much hope of them achieving anything away to the league leaders.

Man City v Man United

Man City are top of the English Premier League and have racked up a 21 game win streak across all competitions. They may be up against their close rivals, who also happen to be in second place in the league. However, City have been a different class to everybody else this season.

Man United are having a good season, but have been nowhere near as dominant or consistent in their performances. Man City look strong in all areas, whereas Manchester United have strengths in certain positions only. Therefore, It’s Man City for me who will be taking the bragging rights from this highly anticipated Derby game.

Napoli v Bologna

Napoli are another team who enjoy and get a lot of success from playing football on their own turf. Even without a roaring crowd urging them on, the Napoli team have been consistently picking up three points at the Diego Armando Maradona stadium.

They are undefeated from their last 8 home games across all competitions, winning seven and drawing one. One of those wins was against Juventus. In those eight games, Napoli scored twenty times and conceded five.

Bologna are hanging around mid-table and are 15 points behind Napoli at this stage, having played a game more. A team who naturally performs poorly away will always struggle against a team prolific at home and that is the situation Bologna find themselves in.

They have only won two games on the road from their last fifteen, losing nine and drawing four in the others. Bologna lost 0-1 at home to Napoli back in November. I’m expecting the Napoli victory to be a lot more convincing in the way fixture.

Athletic Bilbao v Granada

Athletic Bilbao are actually behind Granada in the league currently, but hold a game in hand. Athletic are in 10th place with 30 points from 24 games. Granada are in 8th place, with 33 points from 25 games. If Granada were to win their game in hand they would leap-frog Granada with a better goal difference.

The main reason why I like this selection is down to the poor current away form of Granada. They are without a win on the road from their last six league games, losing four and drawing twice. They drew against Villarreal and Levante; and lost to Eiber, Osasuna and most recently, bottom of the league Huesca.

Athletic Bilbao are no world beaters at home, but they can hold their own. They have only one defeat at home from their last five and that was against Barcelona. Their most impressive home result of late was a 5-1 thrashing over Getafe on the 25th January. They also beat Cadiz away from home with a 0-4 score line.

I can see both teams scoring in the match. However, ultimately it is Athletic Bilbao who I am confident in scoring the more goals within the 90 minutes plus injury time.

Dynamite Double

  1. Celta Vigo to beat Huesca (away) 13:00 29/20*
  2. Union Berlin to beat Arminia Bielefeld (away) 17:00 EVS*

Total odds = 3.9/1*

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Justifications

Huesca v Celta Vigo

Huesca are bottom of La Liga, with 20 points from 25 games. They have won 3, drawn 11 and lost eleven in the league.

Celta Vigo are in 11th place in the league, with 30 points from 25 games. They have lost just one game from their last six, but have struggled to win away from home. They will see this as a perfect opportunity to begin to rectify that against the poorest performing team in the league.

Celta Vigo were able to hold Atletico Madrid to a draw, away from home back in late February.  Therefore, my thinking is that if Celta Vigo can hold off the league leaders away from home, they should be able to claim all three points travelling to the team at the bottom of the table.

Arminia Bielefeld v Union Berlin

Arminia Bielefeld are in 16th place in the Bundesliga (third from bottom), with 18 points from 22 games. They are without a win from their last five games, drawing once and losing four. They have lost their last two games back to back, conceding six times and scoring none in two 3-0 defeats – one away at Dortmund and one at home to Wolfsburg.

Union Berlin are are 7th in the league, with 34 points from 23 matches. They have suffered just one defeat from their last five and won their last away game against Freiburg with a 0-1 score line.

Berlin are not on any real run of momentum at the moment, but the fact that they were able to beat Arminia Bielefeld 5-0 in the home fixture back in November, fills me with confidence that Berlin’s style of play will positively clash once again to bring about all three points for the away side.

  1. Fulham to beat Liverpool (away) 14:00 15/2*

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Justification

Liverpool v Fulham

Liverpool are on a terrible run at the moment. They have lost their last five of their last six league games and have lost their last home games on the bounce.

They have also gone ten hours of game time at Anfield without scoring a goal from open play. Their attack have completely dried up and defence have well known issues due to Injuries to key players.

Fulham are in the relegation places at the bottom of the table and are fighting to remain in the Premier League.

That fighting has led them to only losing one game from their last six. They won impressively away at Everton on Valentine’s Day and I fancy, with how poor Liverpool have been, they could travel to the Red side of Liverpool and bag another three points.

It will have to be a smash and grab, there’s no doubt about that. However, at the odds being offered I see good value in them actually achieving it.

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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.