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Key Stat: Marseille are the highest scorers in France with 14 goals
Expert Verdict: The Marcelo Bielsa revolution at Marseille is in full swing with the club top and scoring plenty of goals in the process. Andre-Pierre Gignac has been the main beneficiary of Bielsa’s attacking philosophy with six Ligue 1 goals and the burly target man is in the mood to add to that tally at Reims.
Recommendation: A-P Gignac first goalscorer
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Key Stat: Paderborn have conceded only two goals in four Bundesliga matches
Expert Verdict: It’s been a fairytale start for Paderborn but this is almost certainly going to be a step too far for them in their Bundesliga debut season. Bayern Munich are struggling to click into gear as an attacking force but they have not conceded a shot on target in their last two league games and can win to nil.
Recommendation: Bayern Munich 3-0
REFEREE: STADIUM: Allianz Arena, Munich
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Key Stat: Elche scored only 30 goals in La Liga last season
Expert Verdict: Real Madrid scored eight in La Coruna and this should be another wide-margin success over limited opponents who are set to defend deep at the Bernabeu. Elche lost 3-0 to Barcelona on the opening weekend despite Javier Mascherano's first-half red card and they lack the counter-attacking skills to trouble Madrid.
Recommendation: Real Madrid 4-0
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Key Stat: Two of Liverpool’s three victories have been by a one-goal margin
Expert Verdict: This should be a chance for the likes of Rickie Lambert, Fabio Borini and Adam Lallana to kickstart their campaigns, but punters should exercise caution as the Reds have kept just one clean sheet in six games. Middlesbrough have won seven of ten matches this season and it’s interesting to note that they’ve lost just one of their five away games.
Recommendation: Liverpool to win 2-1
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Key Stat: Milan have kept one clean sheet in their last seven league games
Expert Verdict: Empoli gained their first point of the season at Cesena last time out and they could initially be stubborn opponents against Milan. Roma needed patience to beat the newly-promoted hosts 1-0 and it may need to be a similar approach for the Rossoneri who should eventually have the quality to triumph.
Recommendation: Draw-Milan double result
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Key Stat: Forest are unbeaten in ten outings in all competitions this season
Expert Verdict: Mauricio Pochettino’s reserves don’t look dependable and with the Tottenham boss set to rest players in the middle of a busy run, Spurs are worth opposing against in-form Forest. Forest are a strong Championship side who have impressed in making an unbeaten start to the season, winning four of their five away matches.
Recommendation: Nottingham Forest
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