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European Football Tips: Serie A Predictions
Inter Milan vs Benevento
Inter are flying high in second place in the Serie A table and the hosts will be looking to at least maintain that gap this weekend.
Serie A betting odds would suggest that Inter are a sure-fire thing for the three points, with Antonio Conte’s side priced at 1/5 to prevail at San Siro.
Meanwhile, Benevento are no slouches and the visitors won’t just roll over and let Inter have an easy ride. In fact, this has potential banana skin written all over it.
Red cards have followed Benevento around like a bad smell in recent matches, with five sending offs in their last nine games – however three of those were for the opposition.
Both teams to score is the way to go in this encounter. You won’t find too many punters backing a goalless draw in this clash; expect fireworks at San Siro on Saturday night.
Serie A tip: Both teams to score (17/20)
Atalanta vs Lazio
Fresh from their impressive victory at Milan last week, Atalanta are unbeaten in 13 matches in all competitions and confidence is certainly high after a slow start to the season.
The hosts are brilliant to watch and punters will be hoping that Atalanta are full of sparkle and creativity against Lazio on Sunday.
Lazio are enjoying a rich vein of form themselves, winning five on the bounce and football betting fans will be hoping for an open and expansive affair at Gewiss Stadium.
The two teams face each other in the Coppa Italia on Wednesday but the result of that clash will have no bearing on Sunday’s game.
Back over 1.5 first half goals ahead of what should be a fast and furious affair. Atalanta and Lazio only know one way to play and that is going forward – let’s hope this one lives up to the billing.
Serie A tip: Over 1.5 first half goals (5/4)
European Football Tips: La Liga Predictions
Villarreal vs Real Sociedad
It’s not so long ago Real Sociedad were atop La Liga. A string of poor results sees Sociedad at 2/1 in La Liga odds to beat Villarreal this weekend. The visitors are three points behind their hosts, who have lost just twice in the league this season.
Sociedad’s seven points picked up since the start of December is only better than Elche, Huesca and Alaves. This has been a severe collapse, but they remain third in expected points and have one of the best defensive records in the league.
These are two of La Liga’s better defensive teams. Under 2.5 has hit in over 60% of Sociedad’s matches, and all of Villarreal’s meetings with fellow top six teams have had under 2.5 since their 4-0 loss to Barcelona back in September.
La Liga prediction: Under 2.5 total goals at 8/11. Villarreal are rightly favoured, but another 1-1 between these two would not be a surprise.
Cadiz vs Atletico Madrid
Odds-on in 888sport’s football odds to win this one, Atletico Madrid are also 2/5 to win the title. Atleti have won seven in a row in La Liga and already hold a seven point lead at the summit.
Cadiz, in stark contrast, have one win in eight league matches. Just like Sociedad, they rank among the worst teams in the league by the form book.
Atletico are not the team you want to face when struggling to pick up points. Cadiz are third-bottom in expected goals. Only Huesca have scored fewer over the last eight matches.
Backing Atletico to win to nil always seems like an easy bet, but it’s hard to argue for anything else here. Cadiz don’t create much; Atletico are having a historically great defensive season.
La Liga prediction: Getting evens on Atleti to win and keep a clean sheet is one of the best bets of the weekend.
European Football Tips: Bundesliga Predictions
Borussia Dortmund vs Augsburg
Borussia Dortmund have ruined football betting accumulators aplenty over the last few weeks.
Consecutive defeats to Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Monchengladbach have seen Dortmund fall out of the top six, and they could drop to ninth if results don’t go their way this weekend.
They face an Augsburg side which ended a three-game losing streak with a win over Union Berlin last time out.
Augsburg have drastically overperformed their expected numbers so far this term, but they will be happy to see Dortmund again after beating the Die Schwarzgelben 2-0 earlier in the season.
Serious questions will be asked about Dortmund’s top four credentials if they lose this one. They should have enough firepower to see off their much less talented opponents.
Bundesliga prediction: Dortmund’s recent form makes it hard to back them on the -1.5 handicap. Augsburg aren’t exactly prolific, but they’re a good price to snatch a goal in defeat – Dortmund to win and BTTS is our 6/4 pick.
RB Leipzig vs Bayer Leverkusen
The headline match of this weekend’s fixtures, Leipzig are favoured to get the better of Bayer Leverkusen in 888sport’s Bundesliga betting.
Defeat to Mainz last time out was a blow to Leipzig’s title ambitions – they could be 10 points behind Bayern by the time this one kicks off.
Leverkusen’s recent Bundesliga form is bizarre. The surface level is awful (one win, one draw, in six matches), but that win came over Dortmund. They are somehow still third, just three points behind this weekend’s opponents.
Chance creation has been an issue for Leverkusen this season despite a healthy goal total. Leipzig’s defence is arguably the best in the league.
Bundesliga prediction: A home win is the way to go here at 5/6. It can be boosted to 13/5 as a win to nil or 19/5 with Leipzig to win and under 2.5.
Free European Football Expert Predictions
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With that in mind, our 888 sport prediction team of betting tips writers are here with their top European football picks across the continent. If you are looking for the best football tips for today, here is the place to be.
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FIRST PUBLISHED: 23rd July 2020