Arsenal will bid to extend their unbeaten streak to nine games when they head to Sheffield for the big Monday night game. The Gunners battled to a dogged 1-0 victory over Bournemouth before the international break, and it could require a similarly gritty performance this time around to topple a tough Blades side. Sheff Utd have been tough and well organised this season, but they have lost three of their four home games. Arsenal are improving on the road and they have the quality in attack to win a tight game, so odds of 19/20 at Unibet on an away win look attractive.
Atletico Madrid look well priced at 4/6 to secure a home win against struggling Bayer Leverkusen when the Champions League group stage resumes on Tuesday. The Bundesliga side lost 3-0 to Eintracht Frankfurt at the weekend, and 3-0 to Juventus in their last Champions League game, so they could be low on confidence. Juventus and Man City should be able to cover -1.5 handicaps when they face Lokomotiv Moscow and Atalanta respectively. Liverpool should batter Genk, while both teams to score looks like a good option when Ajax face Chelsea and when Salzburg take on Napoli. Bet365 has 93/100 on Barcelona -1.25 Asian handicap against Slavia Prague, which looks like a great bet.
Arsenal are back in action on Thursday night as they host an unheralded Vitoria side at The Emirates. Unai Emery is sure to make a number of changes, but his youngsters have done well this season and the Gunners should cover a decent handicap in that one. Man Utd have a much tougher challenge away at Partizan Belgrade, and all the action is currently going on the Serbian side, who are 23/10 with Unibet. You can find 13/10 on a Man Utd win if you think they can pull it off. Wolves are looking solid in the Europa League at the moment, and they are well priced at 5/7 to win away at Slovan Bratislava. Getafe are also in excellent form and you can find 13/14 on them to beat Basel at home. Rangers lost 2-1 away to Young Boys in their last Europa League game and they are unlikely to fare much better at Porto, so giving the hosts a -1 Asian handicap looks appealing in that one.
The Premier League returns after a mere three-day absence as struggling Southampton take on in-form Leicester at St Mary’s. The Foxes ground out a strong 2-1 home win against Burnley on Saturday to rise to third in the table, and they remain just two points behind defending champions Man City. Southampton did well to secure a 1-1 draw with Wolves, who had been on a roll before the international break. Both teams to score looks like a good option at 8/11 with William Hill in this one. It has paid off in each of Southampton’s last four matches, and both of Leicester’s last two games.
Man City should rip Aston Villa apart in the early game on Saturday, while Chelsea look well priced at 13/16 to win away at Burnley. Wolves are 8/5 to win away at Newcastle on Sunday, while Arsenal to beat Crystal Palace and Liverpool to beat Spurs might make an interesting double. Elsewhere, El Clasico – the big game between Barcelona and Real Madrid – has been cancelled due to civil unrest in Catalonia. Atletico Madrid will aim to return to winning ways when they host Athletic Bilbao at Wanda Metropolitano, and they should be able to pull it off. Juventus to beat Lecce and over 2.5 goals looks like an attractive bet at 5/6 with Betway.
England destroyed Australia in their Rugby World Cup quarter-final to tee up an intriguing semi-final with New Zealand. The All Blacks annihilated Ireland in their last eight game, and both sides will head into this match teeming with confidence. New Zealand are the defending champions and they are the heavy favourites, but England have really good momentum right now and their monstrous pack gives them a chance in this one. Bet365 has even money on England +7, which looks appealing.