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Free football tips, best bets and analysis for weekend matches in Germany, Austria, Norway, Switzerland and Sweden.

When to bet

Kick-off from Saturday noon

Best bets

Nürnberg
Noon, Saturday
1pt 13-8 bet365, Betfair

Sturm Graz draw no bet
6:30 p.m. Saturday
1pt 20-21 BoyleSports

Rosenborg
5 p.m. Saturday
1pt 10-11 bet365

Basel
1:15 p.m. Sunday
1pt 20-23 Betfair, Ladbrokes

Kalmar
4:30 p.m. Sunday
1pt 8-5 bet365, Betfair

Preview of the weekend’s European football

Nuremberg are having a tough time, spending seven of the last eight seasons in the Bundesliga 2, but they can boost their chances of returning to the top flight by beating Bavarian rivals Greuther Furth in their first home game of the season.

Both sides had a disappointing opening weekend of the season, with Nuremberg losing 3-2 away to St Pauli and Greuther Furth drawing 2-2 at home to Holstein Kiel.

But there was a major advantage for Nuremberg to take away from their game at St Pauli, as key summer signing Kwadwo Duah was soon wide with his first goal of the season.

Duah was in demand after impressing for St. Gallen in the Swiss top flight last season, scoring 15 goals in 33 appearances, and his eye for goal could be key for Nuremberg, who previously lacked a reliable goalscorer.

Nuremberg will be hoping to improve on last season’s eighth place and could settle in faster than Greuther Furth, who finished last in the Bundesliga last season with just 18 points.

Greuther Furth won just three league games last season, all of them at home, and their long wait for an away league victory could extend beyond this weekend.

Sturm Graz had a decent campaign in Austria last season, finishing second to heavyweight RB Salzburg, and they can start the 2022-23 season in the right way with a win at Wolfsberger.

Christian Ilzer’s side recorded seven away league wins last season, including two at the expense of Wolfsberger, beaten 4-1 in August 2021 and 2-0 in April this year.

Wolfsberger finished fourth, nine points below Sturm Graz, and the class gap could be evident this week.

Rosenborg’s home results – four wins, two draws and no defeats – keep them in the top half of Norway’s top flight and three more points can be had at the expense of lowly Tromso.

Kjetil Rekdal’s side are unbeaten for six and should be too strong for their third visitors, who are still looking for their first away win of the season.

Basel will be hoping for a title challenge in Switzerland this season and can earn their first win of the season when they host Servette on Sunday.

Alexander Frei’s side drew 1-1 with newly promoted Winterthur last weekend but could have better luck against Servette, who have lost seven of their last nine away league games.

A trend of poor away results could also continue for Sweden’s top flight Elfsborg, who travel to Kalmar without a win in their last four road trips.

Kalmar have taken ten points from their last four home games and look overpriced.



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FIRST PUBLICATION AT 12:05 PM, JULY 22, 2022

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