Sports fans worldwide are in for a nice night of football tonight as both the English Premier League, the Italian Seria A and Spain’s Copa Del Rey have plenty of interesting derbies to offer. Barcelona travel to Valencia in the first lef after eliminating Real. Inter will try to bounce back at home against Palermo after their disappointing loss away to Lecce just two days ago. After all the late transfer drama in all the leagues, expect to see some interesting shake ups in the lineups of all sides.
Aston Villa v QPR Prediction
Aston Villa pulled of a “Thiery Henry” with their transfer of Robbie Keane as the Irishman scored two goals on his debut to give the Villans all three points in a dramatic 3-2 win away at Wolves in their last EPL fixture. In combo with Darren Bent and N’Zogbia now fit to join the party, the Villans are rightfully labelled as favorites in this match against QPR. However, the London side got a serious boost during this transfer window as they got Djibril Cisse from Lazio and the Frenchman had a pretty good first half ot the season scoring a lot of goals with Klose. He has travelled with the squad to Birmingham and is expected to play a part here. QPR are dangerous and won’t give in easily.
Betting Verdict: Goal/Goal @ 1.80
Blackburn v Newcastle Prediction
Newcastle got themselves a striker named Cisse as well, as they attracted one of the best scores in the Bundesliga in the likes of Paul Cisse. There were speculations that with this year’s early elimination of Senegal in the group stages will allow for Demba Ba and Cisse to take part in this game, but we can’t be certain right now. Should they play indeed, then Newcastle might as well win this game. But that is a doubt given that Blackburn are always a dangerous side, especially at home, so both teams to score seems to be the most reasonable choice here.
Betting Verdict: Goal/Goal @ 1.72
Valencia v Barcelona Prediction
Valencia are one of the most dangerous attacking sides in Spanish football and reached this round after eliminating Getafe with a total scoreline of 1-7 in the previous round. They have loads of creativity up front. Barca dropped two points as they ended goalless over the weekend against Villareal, so now they will surely score at least once. All in all, it should be an open game with plenty of opportunities and as long as the attackers get it right, it should be Goal/Goal and Over 2.5 goals in total.
Betting Verdict: Goal/Goal @ 1.66