With no Premier League football this weekend, we’ve opted to look at some of the best bets across Europe. Focusing on fixtures in Scotland, Germany, Italy and Spain, we’ve found a tasty four-fold available at a very appealing 12/1.
Let’s get down to the latest football betting markets ahead of Sunday’s action then, starting with Celtic’s trip to Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premiership.
Kilmarnock vs CELTIC (4pm)
Write Kilmarnock off at your peril. The hosts have been simply sublime in 2018/19 and three points here will see Steve Clarke’s men climb back into the top three. They have slipped up in recent weeks though, failing to win any of their last four games in all competitions.
Brendan Rodgers’ side have lost on their previous two visits to Rugby Park and the visitors will want to write a few wrongs this weekend. A win here will extend Celtic’s lead at the top of the table to eight points with 26 matches played.
Celtic will be favoured in almost every Scottish Premiership fixture this season but 11/25 is a decent price for the defending champions to claim three points. Kilmarnock are usually solid on home soil but Celtic have the quality to edge this one.
TIP: Celtic to win @ 11/25
PREDICTED SCORE: Kilmarnock 1-2 Celtic (Priced at 7/1 with 888sport)
BAYER LEVERKUSEN vs Fortuna Dusseldorf (5pm)
Leverkusen are usually a safe pick on home soil – Peter Bosz’s side have won four of their last five matches at BayArena, including a 3-1 victory over Bayern Munich last time out. Another huge win beckons here if the hosts go for the jugular early on.
Fortuna have won just two league games away from home this season; both wins coming against teams in the Bundesliga bottom four. Another disappointing trip looks likely unless the visitors can take their game to new heights this weekend.
Take the 1/2 for Leverkusen to claim three points on Sunday evening. Bayer have won their last three home games against Fortuna and that might be enough to sway punters to side with Leverkusen. It could be a comfortable evening for the home fans…
TIP: Bayer Leverkusen to win @ 1/2
PREDICTED SCORE: Leverkusen 2-0 Fortuna (Priced at 9/1 with 888sport)
NAPOLI vs Torino (7:30pm)
Napoli are unbeaten in 24 home games in all competitions and backing against the hosts would be foolish. Carlo Ancelotti’s men are some way behind Serie A leaders Juventus but they are clearly ‘best of the rest’ in Italy’s top flight.
Torino have won just two away games this season – one of those against 20th placed Chievo. The visitors are solid enough but tend to fall short against Italy’s top clubs; Walter Mazzarri’s men lost 3-1 in the return fixture back in September.
The selection has landed in three of the last five meetings between the two sides and is well worth backing at 9/4. Napoli have scored two or more goals in all five games and siding with the hosts is the way to go at this moment in time.
TIP: Napoli to win and both teams to score @ 9/4
PREDICTED SCORE: Napoli 3-1 Torino (Priced at 11/1 with 888sport)
REAL BETIS vs Alaves (7:45pm)
Real Betis have lost just three home games in 2018/19 and plenty of punters will be siding with the hosts this weekend. With just one defeat in their last 13 home fixtures, Betis are well priced here to claim another important league win.
Alaves are currently sixth in the La Liga table, three points clear of their opponents. Victory for the visitors could see Alaves climb up to fourth if results go their way – an incredible feat considering the lack of resources available at the club.
A topsy-turvy fixture in recent times, Betis should have enough to claim three points on Sunday night. 4/5 is a decent price considering their efforts on home soil this campaign but it could go right down to the wire.
TIP: Real Betis to win @ 4/5
PREDICTED SCORE: Real Betis 2-1 Alaves (Priced at 15/2 with 888sport)
*Odds subject to change - correct at time of writing*