Punters Can Look Forward to a Massive Week of Football

By Martin Green03 November 2019
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Punters Can Look Forward to a Massive Week of Football

Champions League

Barcelona will aim to bounce back from a humbling defeat against Levante when they host Slavia Prague on Tuesday. Lionel Messi and co have been strong at home this season and they should dispatch the Czech side without much trouble, so Barca half-time / full-time looks appealing at 8/11 with Coral. Chelsea are on fire right now and they just beat Ajax in Amsterdam, so the even money available on them repeating the feat at Stamford Bridge looks tempting at Unibet. Napoli are out of sorts right now, but they should get back to winning ways when they host Salzburg and you can find 10/11 on a home win there. Odds of 10/11 on Valencia beating Lille look really tempting too. There are huge odds of 7/4 available on Atletico Madrid to beat struggling Bayer Leverkusen on the road, and draw no bet could be a good option in that one. Premier League heavyweights Man City and Spurs are away at Atalanta and Red Star Belgrade respectively, and you can find good odds on them both winning as a double.

Europa League

Arsenal needed a late salvo from substitute Nicolas Pepe to rescue them when they hosted Vitoria at The Emirates a couple of weeks ago. The Ivorian fired in two late free-kicks to hand his side a 3-2 win. The Gunners now head to Portugal for the return fixture and under-fire boss Unai Emery will be desperate for a win to ease some of the pressure on him. Unibet has 6/5 on an Arsenal win, while both teams to score and over 2.5 goals might also tempt you. Man Utd should ease to victory against Partisan Belgrade and you can find 10/11 on them to win and under 3.5 goals in the match. That looks appealing, as Man Utd have struggled to create chances of late.

Fed Cup Final

Australia will host France in the Fed Cup final at the weekend. France secured a nail-biting 3-2 victory over Simona Halep’s Romania in the semi-finals, while Australia beat Belarus 3-2 to reach their first final since 1993. Ashleigh Barty is in excellent form and Australia have won five ties in a row, so they will approach this final with a great deal of confidence. France defied the odds to topple Romania, but this might be a step too far for Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Garcia. Australia are priced at 4/6 with Bet365 and that looks like a good shout.

T20 Series

New Zealand levelled their best-of-five series with England when they secured victory on Saturday. There are three matches left to play and the favourite in the correct score betting is now a 3-2 series win for the Black Caps at 15/8 with Ladbrokes. You can find odds if 5/2 on a 3-2 win for England, which might appeal. India are taking on Bangladesh, who are without captain Shakib Al Hassan after he was banned for a year as punishment for not reporting corrupt approaches. India should beat them comfortably.

Weekend Action

The big game on Saturday sees high-flying Leicester host Arsenal at the King Power. The Foxes are in great form, but they need to beat teams like Arsenal if they are to break into the top four. There are whispers that Gunners boss Unai Emery could be sacked if he loses this game, following a poor run of results and an increasingly hostile reception from the fans. Unibet continues to offer market leading prices this week and it has an enticing 5/4 on a Leicester win. The likes of Jamie Vardy and James Maddison could make mincemeat of a dreadful Arsenal defence.

Then it is time for the biggest game of the year. League leaders Liverpool take on defending champions Man City at Anfield. Victory for the Reds would see them open up a nine-point lead at the top of the table, while a Man City win would reduce the gap to just three points, so there is a great deal at stake in this game. These teams engaged in a ferocious title battle last season, with Man City ultimately finishing one point clear of their rivals. It looks like turning into another two-horsed race in 2019/20 and Man City will need to beat Liverpool to make up ground. It finished all-square when the teams met here last season, and the draw looks appealing at 13/5.