Published on January 12th, 2011 | by Sportingly Better Tipster0
Italian & German Football Tips For The Weekend – 15th & 16th Jan
The Winter break is well and truly over with all of the major European leagues back in action as teams look to carry on their charges up the table.
Second placed Napoli showed they should be considered as serious title contenders last time out by beating Italian giants Juventus 3-0 at the Stadio San Paolo. Saturdays opponents are Fiorentina, who have not won away from home all season. The Viola have been fairly inconsistent so far this campaign and have not managed to string two successive wins together. Despite boasting Gilardino and Santana goals are short on the road with less than a goal a game. The Partenopei meanwhile have won 4 out of their last 5 games and have a very strong home record where they have won 6 out of 9 games scoring 17 league goals along the way. Hamsik is suspended, which is a blow but Cavani is in a rich vein of form and will surely fire Napoli to success.
Napoli to win @1.75
Elsewhere Germany still boasts the highest over goals percentage with 65% of all games featuring 3 or more goals this season. One of the best placed games for goals this weekend comes at the Veltins-Arena where Schalke welcome Hamburg. After a disastrous start of the season Die Konigsblauen are progressing up the table under Felix Magath. Schalke can boast the likes of Farfan, Huntelaar and Raul who is in good form at present and 78% of all home matches for Schalke have gone over the 2.5 goals mark. Just two points separates the teams and 4 out of Hamburgs last 5 games have had at least 3 goals. With World Cup star Elia goals look more likely than not in this Bundesliga fixture.
Over 2.5 goals (Schalke v Hamburg) @1.85