This weekend’s European bankers

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This weekend’s European bankers

Tom Johnson

Serie A.

Bienvenue, benvenuto, bienvenido, willkommen and welcome to some more tips from the continent designed to help you grab some extra dosh. We start this week in the land of pizza, pasta and Pavarotti.

Roma and Napoli are the two in form sides of Italy at the moment and the former hosts Joe Hart’s Torino on Saturday evening. Torino sold their best defenders over the summer and haven’t sufficiently replaced them which is beginning to show. They have the worst record for goals conceded in the top half of the table and even had the weather against them when they played Empoli recently.

Roma are second only to Napoli in terms of goals scored and this game could get as ugly as Donald Trump first thing in the morning after a heavy night on the tiles. For that reason more than 3.5 goals is a sure thing, so what are you waiting for?


Have the wings of RB Leipzig been clipped? Many football fans in Germany will hope the most hated in team in the country have lost their way and looks as if they’re getting their way. A narrow defeat away at Dortmund is no disgrace, however, a home capitulation to struggling Hamburg is. The tiny turd on top of the crap cake that was Leipzig’s game last weekend came when captain Willi Orban was given his fifth yellow of the season for throwing Hamburg’s kit bag off the field due to frustration at their time wasting.

Without the influential Orban inform Gladbach look ready to deal another blow to their European ambitions. I would suggest exploiting 13/8 odds on the Foals to win.

Will Leipzig win without this man? (Source: Sport Bild)

Ligue 1.

Marseille are becoming similar to Burnley, a sentence I never thought I’d write, as the Stade Velodrome has been like a fortress. At home they have lost once all season and that was to the insatiable Monaco whereas their last away victory in the league was before Christmas to bottom side Bastia.

Rennes have drawn their last five games and by the law of averages this series of results must end soon. At 4/6 for a home win, this one looks set in concrete.

La Liga.

And to my native Spain. Many of you will be aware that Valencia aren’t doing too well at the moment. An invisible chairmen, managers entering and leaving through a rotating door, players commitment being questioned and mutiny amongst the fans don’t exactly scream “happy campers”.

Having said that the team, arguably constructed by Jorge Mendes, travelled to Andalucia last weekend and got their second clean sheet of the season and a draw. That may not sound impressive but since Victor Sanchez took over from Gus Poyet Betis have been a force of nature at home. Barca happily left with a point after being outplayed, Las Palmas exited empty-handed and Athletic Bilbao too.

Valencia host Bilbao Sunday lunchtime and whilst Bilbao have looked as fierce as ever at the San Mames their away form has been far from impressive. For that reason I’d back Valencia to beat the Basque team, it’s not a cert but more than worth a flutter.

TJ’s euro acca.

If like me you enjoy a good accumulator then look no further for an excellent chance to multiply your money. Each week I will look at the absolute stone wallers and collect them in an accumulator just for you because me and the gang here at Want My Bet are just so lovely!

This week I’ve gone for wins for Juventus, Dortmund, Monaco and Real Madrid. Juventus are strolling toward the Serie A title and have Higuian in scintillating form away at Italy’s most shambolic team, and that’s saying something, Palermo.

Monaco face bottom club Bastia who make the Derby County team relegated from the Prem a few years back look like Brazil.

Dortmund haven’t lost at home for 30 games and will want to bounce back from their mid week defeat away at Benfica.

In Spain Real Madrid host Espanyol and if there is one result you can bet your life on its a home win when Espanyol travel to the capital to face the reigning European Champions.

It all works out at 3/1, enjoy!

A sign of things to come perhaps. (Source: Youtube)