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Top football matches in October 2023_ Predictions on the 1st week

Top football matches in October 2023: Predictions of the 1st week

First week of October: Predicting top football showdowns.

Published on 02 Oct 2023

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As October unfolds, football enthusiasts around the world eagerly anticipate the clash of titans in the top four European leagues: the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, and Bundesliga, featuring some of the most riveting fixtures that will undoubtedly set the tone for the month. Meanwhile, on the continental stage, the UEFA Champions League and the Europa League take center stage, showcasing high-stakes encounters that hold the destiny of clubs and the dreams of their ardent supporters in balance. In this first week of October 2023, we offer predictions for these prestigious European competitions and exciting league matchups. Get ready as we dissect the upcoming football matches in October.

Top upcoming football matches in October 2023 first week

UCL’s top football matches in the first week of October

Napoli vs Real Madrid

  • Venue: Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, Naples, Italy.
  • Date: Tuesday, October 3
  • Time: 21:00 CET

Napoli boasts a strong record at home, where they have lost just one of their last nine competitive matches and an impressive unbeaten streak of thirteen home matches in the Champions League. Napoli is in good form heading into this game. On the other hand, Real Madrid’s recent away form in the Champions League, with just two wins in their last four away games, suggests they might face challenges on Napoli’s turf. Therefore, considering these factors, Napoli is our pick to win here.

Pick: Napoli to win

Odd: 2.60

Newcastle vs PSG

  • Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle, Tyne, England.
  • Date: Wednesday, October 4.
  • Time: 21:00 CET

Newcastle’s recent form has been nothing short of remarkable. They have shown defensive solidity over their last five games, maintaining a clean sheet. It has undoubtedly contributed to their impressive run of three consecutive victories. On the other hand, PSG has been facing some challenges when playing away from home. In their previous three road games, they secured a win in just one of them, raising questions about their ability to perform consistently in unfamiliar territories. Newcastle is tipped to continue their winning streak and emerge victorious.

Pick: Newcastle to win

Odd: 2.55

Europa League’s first week of October’s football matches

Marseille vs Brighton

  • Venue: Orange Vélodrome, Marseille, France.
  • Date: Thursday, October 5.
  • Time: 18:45 CET


Based on both teams’ recent form and goal-scoring statistics, both Marseille and Brighton could find the back of the net in their upcoming clash. Marseille has scored eight goals in their last six fixtures, averaging 1.33 goals per match, while Brighton has been quite prolific, netting 12 goals in their last six matches. However, it’s worth noting that Brighton has also conceded goals in 6 of those same games, suggesting they may not be entirely secure defensively.

Therefore, the conditions are favorable for both teams to score in this match.

Pick: Both teams to score

Odd: 1.53

EPL top best football matches in the first week of October

Brighton vs Liverpool

  • Venue: American Express Stadium, Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom.
  • Date: Sunday, October 8.
  • Time: 15:00 CET


After the mess VAR made in Liverpool’s last game against Tottenham, the Reds will be all out in their next Premier League outing! Liverpool enters this game off a painful 2-1 loss to Tottenham in their last PL game. On the other hand, Brighton will be looking to return to winning ways after their humiliating 6-1 loss to Aston Villa. This is a case of two teams trying to bounce back after a loss so that it will be a close contest. Both teams are back to score in this encounter.

Pick: Both teams to score

Odd: 1.34

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Arsenal vs Manchester City

  • Venue: Emirates Stadium, London, England.
  • Date: Sunday, October 8.
  • Time: 17:30 CET


Arsenal is on their high horses right now, coming off a massive 4-0 win over Bournemouth in their last Premier League game and consequently reducing Man City’s lead to one point. City was at the receiving end of a massive upset last weekend at the hands of Wolverhampton Wanderers. The Citizens lost 2-1 as they saw their lead significantly lessened at the top of the table. Looking at their h2h, over two goals have been scored in the last five EPL games between these two teams. This game is back to go similarly.

Pick: Over 2.5 total goals

Odd: 1.72

LaLiga’s top football in October (first week)

Atletico Madrid vs Real Sociedad

  • Venue: Cívitas Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain.
  • Date: Sunday, October 8.
  • Time: 16:15 CET


Considering Atletico Madrid’s impressive comeback from a 0-2 deficit against Cadiz and Real Sociedad’s convincing 3-0 victory in the Basque derby against Athletic Bilbao, both teams have demonstrated their capability to secure wins. However, considering that both teams are currently on a three-game winning streak suggests a closely contested matchup where neither team may have the upper hand. Therefore, a draw could be a plausible outcome in this upcoming encounter.

Pick: Draw

Odd: 3.20

Serie A and Bundesliga top October football fixtures (1st week)

Lazio vs Atalanta

  • Venue: Stadio Olimpico Tour, Rome, Italy.
  • Date: Sunday, October 8.
  • Time: 15:00 CET


We’re feeling confident about this one. Lazio have been in exceptional form recently, winning their last three matches with an impressive combined score of 12-3. In contrast, their opponents, the visitors, Atalanta, have been facing struggles and have only managed to secure victory in one of their last five matches. All these factors considered, we’re tipping the home team to emerge victorious in this encounter.

Pick: Lazio to win

Odd: 2.55

Dortmund vs Union Berlin

  • Venue: Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
  • Date: Saturday, October 7.
  • Time: 15:30 CET


Dortmund have dominated this match-up against Union Berlin with four wins in their last five encounters. They have bounced back well from the Champions League loss to PSG with a two-game winning streak. They are also currently unbeaten in the Bundesliga this season. On the other hand, Union Berlin is on a concerning five-game losing streak, and facing Dortmund will further add to their woes.

Pick: Dortmund to win

Odd: 1.63

As we brace ourselves for the kick-off of these enticing matchups, it’s evident that October’s football calendar is poised to offer a spectacular blend of excitement, drama, and unforgettable moments that will reverberate across stadiums and screens worldwide. The anticipation among fans is palpable as they eagerly await the unfolding narratives and the clash of titans on the pitch. For more football match predictions, make sure to follow FBR.

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