Following Crotone’s loss last week I have decided to change my strategy and focus on teams who are in form. Thus my tip this week focuses on what is set to be the game of the weekend on Saturday afternoon, Roma v Napoli.
The Neapolitans were defeated at home last weekend by a spirited Atlanta who played the last twenty minutes with ten men. Sarri’s team will also have one eye on a huge game, following their trip to the capital, against Real Madrid. That along with Roma having won fifteen games consecutively in the league at the Olimpico and the odds of 21/20 are more than appealing. Win and you may want to replicate Roma defender Antonio Rudiger’s version of Gangnam style!
So, last week I thought I was giving you an absolute banker with Leverkusen taking on Mainz but I didn’t take into account the fact Leverkusen are the most Spursy of all the teams in the Bundesliga. Never fear though for this week I have found a bet so spankingly brilliant you’ll want to introduce it to your folks.
As the top of the table is becoming as dull as Chris Sutton’s punditry, we’ll set our sights at the lower echelons of the league this week. Werder Bremen, fresh from a morale boosting victory of lowly Wolfsburg, face Darmstadt this weekend. The latter are bottom of the league and although had something of a revival under new manager Torsten Frings at home, their away form is abysmal. No wins, no draws, four goals for and twenty four against.
Werder have won two on the bounce, with Serge Gnabry scoring for fun, and will want to make it three so as to put some distance between themselves and the relegation zone. If you’re feeling a bit daredevilsome then the 6/4 odds on a Werder clean sheet are well worth a punt but to be sure I would go for the home win at 4/6. The choice is yours.
Remember when we all thought that Zlatan was only banging the goals in because he was up against French farmers in Ligue 1? Well, with the Swede surpassing twenty goals for the season in the Prem and PSG and Monaco lighting up the European stage it is time we took our French counterparts a little more seriously.
With that in mind PSG face Nancy at home on Saturday. The team from the north east of France travel to Parc des Princes knowing that PSG are undefeated in seventeen and have conceded ten in all competitions. Nancy have failed to score in their last five. So, when you take a 1-5 victory away in Le Classique, an average of two goals a game, a 4-0 demolition over Barcelona and a striker with 35 goals this season you end up with a tasty 5/4 bet on their to be more than 3.5 goals.
Everyone here was up in arms as Real Madrid came from behind away at Villareal thanks to a dubious penalty given for handball against Bruno. The defensive midfielder said after the game he would “Need to cut my arms off” for future games. Lets hope not Bruno.
Back to the betting and my tip for this weekend takes us to the Basque country. A place known for wonderful food, landscapes and rain. Sunday evening’s game will see Malaga travel to the great San Mames stadium were Athletic will want to maintain their outstanding home form, which is second in Spain to top of the league Real Madrid. At 4/5 this is a stonker.
TJ’s Euro acca.
Last week saw success for my Euro acca so lets hope this is the start of something beautiful.
In Spain the Las Palmas have Osasuna travelling to the Canary Islands and the away team are beginning to wish this season was all just a bad dream. They’re down and Las Palmas have been performing but not winning recently, expect that to change.
RB Leipzig are back to winning ways with two on the bounce and should continue that form away at Augsburg on Friday night.
Juventus have won seven in a row and with an away victory against Porto in the Champions League they can afford to focus on taking another step towards the scudetto.
And in France, Monaco entertain Nantes on Sunday evening. The team from Brittany showed they can cut the mustard after defeating Dijon last week (I couldn’t resist) but with Monaco having more time to wait till their saliva inducing second leg with Man City this one is a home banker.
Overall this acca will get you close to £65 for a tenner bet, so what are you waiting for!