With the international break over, it’s time to turn our focus back on club football, and we’ve picked out two best bets from Europe’s top five leagues this weekend, so you can (hopefully) win some money.
Leicester City v Man United (Saturday)
Manchester United travel to the King Power Stadium on Saturday looking to snap a two-game winless run against out-of-form 13th placed Leicester City in the Premier League. The Foxes have won the last two meetings against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, but the Red Devils will be confident of victory with Cristiano Ronaldo spearheading the attack and Raphael Varane installed alongside Harry Maguire at the other end.
Crystal Palace v Arsenal (Monday)
Arsenal takes on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in the Premier League on Monday. The North Londoners eased to a 3-1 victory in the corresponding fixture last season and Mikel Arteta’s side will look to get back to winning ways after drawing away at Brighton last time out. The Gunners had won four in a row before that match, while they’ve kept four clean sheets in their last five.
Barcelona v Valencia (Sunday)
Barcelona welcomes Valencia to Camp Nou in La Liga on Sunday. The Catalans will be desperate to get back to winning ways after suffering back-to-back losses against Benfica and Atletico Madrid. They currently lie ninth on the league standings with 12 points (W3 D3 L1) from seven games. Valencia has almost identical form with the only difference being that they have lost twice, having played a game more.
Celta Vigo v Sevilla (Sunday)
Sevilla take on Celta Vigo at the Abanca-Balaidos in La Liga on Sunday. Julen Lopetegui’s side tasted their first defeat of the season last time out, losing 1-0 at Granada. They had previously won four out of six games in the league. Celta Vigo, on the other hand, has lost five of their eight matches in La Liga and have lost their last two meetings against Los Rojiblancos.
Borussia Dortmund v Mainz (Saturday)
Borussia Dortmund host Mainz in the Bundesliga on Saturday. Marco Rose’s side has recorded 15 points from a possible 21 – just one behind joint leaders Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen. Mainz, on the other hand, is ninth in the Bundesliga and is winless in three matches, losing their last two. BVB ended up comfortable 3-1 winners in their last meeting with Mainz and will be confident of a repeat of that outcome.
Bayer Leverkusen v Bayern Munich (Sunday)
Bayern Munich takes on Bayer Leverkusen in a top-of-the-table clash at the BayArena in the Bundesliga on Sunday. Both sides are level on 16 points after seven matches, though the Bavarians are ahead on goal difference. Julian Nagelsmann’s side will head into the encounter as firm favourites though, having beaten Leverkusen in each of the last four meetings.
AC Milan v Verona (Saturday)
AC Milan welcomes Verona to the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium in the Serie A on Saturday. The Rossoneri, who sit second in the table, are currently unbeaten in the Italian top flight after seven rounds, with 19 points from an available 21. Verona, meanwhile, is 12th in the Serie A table with three defeats, two wins, and two draws from seven matches. They are yet to win on the road and haven’t managed to beat Milan in the last five meetings.
Napoli v Torino (Sunday)
Napoli entertains Torino in Serie A action on Sunday at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium. The Azzurri are currently top of the table with 21 points from seven matches, they have won all seven of their games, scoring 18 goals while conceding three. Torino, meanwhile, is 11th on eight points from seven matches and without a win in their last three.
Clermont v Lille (Saturday)
Lille travels to newly-promoted Clermont on Saturday in a Ligue 1 game at the Stade Gabriel Montpied. After a bright start to their first-ever Ligue 1 campaign where they won their first two games, Clermont is now winless in seven matches. Lille, on the other hand, looks to have finally found their rhythm this season, with Jocelyn Gourvennec’s side riding a three-match winning streak.
Montpellier v Lenz (Sunday)
Lens take on Montpellier at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Ligue 1 action on Sunday. Montpellier lies 13th in the table with 10 points from nine games, while Lens sits second with 18 points. Franck Haise’s side has won four of their last five games and they recorded a 2-1 victory in the corresponding fixture last season. It’s no surprise that they head into the game as the bookmaker’s favourite.
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