Looking at some of the best odds available ahead of what promises to be a fantastic weekend of action across Europe.
Last weekend, you could have had many big price winners with the likes of bottom place Swansea beating Crystal Palace at almost 4/1 and Serie A leaders Juventus losing away to Genoa – which was available at a mouth-watering 8/1.
One lucky punter with Coral even managed to bag £87,917 off £10 with his both teams to score & win accumulator. With those winners in mind, let’s take a look at the latest betting for the football action across the world this weekend.
League leaders Chelsea have been on an incredible run of late, Antonio Conte’s side have won seven matches in a row and only conceded once in that sequence! However, they face a tough task in the early game this weekend as they travel to the Etihad to face Pep Guardiola’s Man City side.
Chelsea have picked up just a single victory in this away fixture in their last seven attempts, but with a seven match winning streak providing confidence and belief, odds of 5/2 on them making it eight victories on the spin may well appeal.
At the other end of the table, the Eagles of Crystal Palace are far from being a bird of prey. Their average points per game of 0.69 in 2016 is the lowest of any Premier League or Football League side playing in the top four divisions of the English ladder.
With that in mind, Palace are huge underdogs at 12/5 despite home advantage against Southampton on Saturday. As Claude Puel’s Saints have picked up just one away win this season and lost all three of their away Europa League games, perhaps the bookies’ have underestimated Palace here.
There’s an interesting statistic in the London derby between West Ham and Arsenal that could well pay dividends – West Ham have let in two or more goals in each of their last seven home Premier League games against Arsenal.
If you fancy that to continue at the London Stadium on Saturday, then you can get odds of 4/1 on Arsenal to win by a margin of two goals.
The back pages in Spain have been dominated by the upcoming El Clasico on Saturday. Barcelona are now six points adrift of Real Madrid who top La Liga and are on a current unbeaten run of 31 matches in all competitions.
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has announced that the inspirational Andres Iniesta is back fit and training ahead of the game, whilst Welsh wizard Gareth Bale will miss the game with his ankle ligament injury picked up in the Champions League last week.
Perhaps that is what has given the bookies’ the confidence to make Real Madrid big underdogs – with a best price of 3/1 – despite their ludicrous 31 game unbeaten run. Barcelona have dropped points to Malaga, Alaves and Atletico Madrid already this season, so you may well be tempted with the 21/20 double chance market where you will only lose your bet if Barcelona win. As Real Madrid have won two of their last three at the Nou Camp, many punters will take this over the odds on price for a Catalan win.
The Rome derby will be the main focus in Italy this weekend as Lazio play Roma at the Stadio Olimpico. Both sides are certainly in the race for the title after Juventus’ surprise defeat last weekend. Roma are four points from the leaders in second, whilst Lazio are a single point behind their local rivals.
Because of this fact, their odds are very similar here. Roma are slight favourites at 29/20 or you could back Lazio at 2/1.
Many will be tempted to back Roma’s Edin Dzeko to score here. He has scored 12 goals in his first 14 league games of the season – more than Gabriel Batistuta managed in his first 14 games in his famous 2000/01 season with the same club.
If you fancy the Bosnia & Herzegovina international to net yet again (just like he did in this fixture last season) then you can get a best price of 6/5 with Sky Bet. He is odds on to score with a few bookmakers, so ensure you get the best price in the market with the Easyodds comparison tool.
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