European football is back! With top domestic leagues in Germany, Spain, Italy and France already starting to take shape, I’ve compiled my latest European accumulator ahead of this weekend’s action. Check out my 15/2 four-fold below…
HOFFENHEIM vs BORUSSIA DORTMUND
Hoffenheim haven’t had the easiest of starts to the new Bundesliga campaign and this will be another difficult clash for Julian Nagelsmann’s side.
The selection has landed in all five of Hoffenheim’s competitive fixtures in 2018/19 and another high-scoring encounter looks likely. Take the 4/6 on offer for three or more goals on Saturday afternoon.
A few interesting statistics ahead of Hoffenheim vs Dortmund:— Alex McMahon. (@almacca93) September 21, 2018
Over 2.5 goals has landed in the last 5⃣meetings between the 2⃣clubs.
Both teams have scored in the last 5⃣meetings between the 2⃣ clubs.
Over 2.5 goals in all 5⃣of Hoffenheim's competitive games this season.
Dortmund grabbed a late winner away at Club Brugge earlier this week and the visitors will be quietly confident of snatching another three points in this fixture.
Goals and Dortmund go hand in hand – especially in this clash. Both teams have scored in the last five meetings between these two sides and punters will be expecting more of the same here; 2/5 isn’t much of a price though.
TIP: Over 2.5 goals @ 4/6
PREDICTED SCORE: Hoffenheim 2-2 Dortmund (Priced at 10/1 with 888sport)
LILLE vs Nantes
Lille have lost just one of their five league games this season and the hosts are well priced at 10/13 to claim three points this weekend.
Nicolas Pepe and Jonathan Bamba have combined for seven Ligue 1 goals in 2018/19 and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see these men make the difference. Pepe actually scored a hat-trick in Lille’s 3-2 win away at Amiens in their most recent clash…
At the other end of the table, Nantes are struggling. Currently just outside the relegation places, the visitors have won just once; a 3-2 win away at Strasbourg.
Will Nantes thrive in this hostile environment? It is hard to see the visitors claiming a second win of the campaign – though bettors may be tempted by EVS for Nantes to win or draw.
TIP: Lille to win @ 10/13
PREDICTED SCORE: Lille 2-0 Nantes (Priced at 7/1 with 888sport)
Frosinone vs JUVENTUS
Frosinone are a relatively unknown quantity when it comes to Italy’s top flight and fans will be expecting a comfortable evening for Juventus here.
Underdog backers should take the 27/25 for over 0.5 home goals – although be warned: the minnows have conceded 10 goals without reply in their four league matches so far this season.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s red card was the main talking point from a Juventus perspective in their 2-0 victory away at Valencia. The Portuguese will be looking to make a more positive impact this weekend…
Juventus are flying high at the top of Serie A and it would take a brave man to back against the Old Lady in their pursuit of the Italian title. 3/4 for a win to nil is a reasonable price considering the gulf in class between the two teams.
TIP: Juventus to win to nil @ 3/4
PREDICTED SCORE: Frosinone 0-2 Juventus (Priced at 5/1 with 888sport)
FC BARCELONA vs FC Girona
Goals are usually an absolute certainty when Barcelona are involved and I fancy an exciting, end-to-end clash. 3/5 for four or more goals is very appealing indeed.
With Lionel Messi in fantastic form, anything is possible. Ernesto Valverde’s men are on the verge of a silverware-laden season and it would be foolish to back against Barcelona on home soil.
Girona’s record in this fixture is woeful. The Spanish minnows have faced Barcelona four times since 2007, losing all four encounters whilst conceding 14 goals in the process. For the visitors, scoring a goal at Camp Nou would be some achievement.
They have managed to do that on their last two trips to Barcelona and the EVS on offer for a third successive away goal in this clash should be snapped up.
TIP: Over 3.5 goals @ 3/5
PREDICTED SCORE: Barcelona 4-1 Girona (Priced at 21/2 with 888sport)
*Odds subject to change - correct at time of writing*