SportPesa Midweek Jackpot December 19, 2017
This week’s SportPesa midweek jackpot games start today. The matches feature teams from Germany, France, Spain, and Italy.
MAINZ v STUTTGART
4 consecutive losses in the Bundesliga is a testament to Stuttgart’s poor form. At the same time, Mainz has not recorded any win in 5 games. In this DFB Pokal fixture, Mainz seems to have the upper hand because its previous 7 matches had over 2.5 goals. However, there is a reason to believe that Stuttgart may force a draw.
Pick: Mainz or Draw
LEVANTE v LEGANES
The last time Levante won at home was in September. On the other hand, Leganes has no draw in its last 11 games. The host’s poor home may continue with slight chances of a draw but the visitors are likely to take the day.
Pick: Leganes or Draw
BORUSSIA MONCHENGLADBACH v BAYER LEVERKUSEN
Although these teams are meeting in the DFB Pokal competition, the host’s Bundesliga inconsistent season may haunt it. Leverkusen hasn’t lost a match since September and would be glad to capitalize on Monchengladbach’s defensive blunders.
LILLE v NICE
Right off the bat, Nice are the favorites to win this tie. At the same time, the visitors are rejuvenated given their recent run of wins. However, Nice will be without their star-man; Mario Balotelli through suspension. The most likely positive result for Lille would be a draw given its poor goalscoring record.
Pick: Nice or Draw
METZ v STRASBOURG
Metz is struggling and currently sit that bottom of the Ligue 1 table. Since wins have far apart for the hosts, it is unlikely they will record back-to-back wins to follow the victory over Montpellier 3 days ago. If you are playing the SportPesa double chances, you can go for a Strasbourg win or draw.
AMIENS v NANTES
The poor H2H record for Amiens against Nantes will be a huge factor in this match. Both teams had started the season on a bright note but have recorded mixed results in recent weeks. Amiens has lost its last 3 league games and would want to stop the bad run. However, the hosts still have attacking problems, which could play into the hands of Nantes.
Pick: Nantes or Draw
GUINGAMP v ST. ETIENNE
The pressure on St. Etienne, who sit 2 points above the relegation zone is likely to crack it. The host’s good run is bound to continue.
ANGERS v DIJON
Dijon has failed to replicate its impressive home form when playing away. However, Angers’ defense has been a problem this season. Having scored 27 goals, Dijon is likely to take advantage of the poor defense of the hosts.
Pick: Dijon or Draw
REAL SOCIEDAD v SEVILLA FC
This clash will mark Carlos Vela’s last game for Real Sociedad and his teammates will look forward to giving him a good send-off. A win will mark the end of the host’s run of winless matches.
Pick: Sociedad or Draw
CESENA v PALERMO
Palermo’s losses have been far between. As such, the most likely result in this match is a draw or the visitors winning.
Pick: Draw or Palermo
NOVARA v PERUGIA
The only thing separating these teams is the difference in goals. These two teams have scored the same number of goals they have conceded. If the match produces a winner, then it is more likely to be Perugia.
ASCOLI v PESCARA
In recent times, Ascoli has dominated Pescara. However, this season has seen the visitors score more goals than the hosts. With that idea in mind, Pescara is likely to win.
ALAVES v MALAGA
Pick: Either team to win