Bundesliga, Serie A, and La Liga Best Bets for The Weekend

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Bundesliga, Serie A & La Liga soccer odds are now available as we are back with our favorite European expert advice and free betting picks. Read on for this weekend’s most favorable betting picks, soccer analysis & free betting advice.

FC Cologne vs. Bayern Munich

Saturday, January 15 – 09:30 AM EST at RheinEnergieStadion

No Team Performs Like a Scorned Bayern Munich

German champions Bayern Munich are often clinical in front of a goal when entering a fixture coming off a loss. And now, the 3-game consecutive win streak of FC Cologne will face a Munich squad with their backs against the wall.

Cologne enters Saturday's meeting after three back-to-back victories. Continuing an excellent season for a team that's undoubtedly been a surprise package this term, Steffen Baumgart's men will have the confidence to take on Bayern Munich and attempt to keep a European cup qualifying position in the Bundesliga.

Borussia Mönchengladbach has been the kryptonite of Bayern Munich, holding the German giants to a 1-1 draw on the season's opener before an embarrassing 5-0 defeat in the end DFB-Pokal. Last weekend the trend continued when Julian Nagelsmann's squad suffered a 2-1 loss to Mönchengladbach.

This result has allowed Borussia Dortmund to close the gap on this year's title race, as a six-point separation between the two has amped up the importance of all results ahead.

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Despite Cologne's impressive display of soccer this term, you should never underestimate a Bayern squad coming off a loss. The Bavarians have defeated Cologne in 14 of their previous 15 encounters.

With the return of countless absentees for the away side, Bayern Munich will possess too much quality and quickly remind their critics why they're the most domineering squad in Germany.

Score Prediction: FC Cologne 1 – Bayern Munich 4

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Juventus Turin vs. Udinese Calcio 

Saturday, January 15- 02:45 PM EST at Allianz Stadium

Juve Resume Top-Four Battle

A mix of emotions surrounds Max Allegri's Juventus squad. Following an instant classic versus Roma, where they came from behind to win 4-3 at the Stadio Olimpico, their bitter rivals Inter Milan delivered a heart-breaking final kick of the game to steal the Supercoppa Italiana cup midweek.

Cup-woes aside, Juve will want to remain focused on domestic success by capturing the 4th-place position held by Atalanta, with a mere 3-points separating the teams. Defeating out-of-form squads like Udinese will be vital should Juventus want to play in Europe next term.

Udinese rarely finds success when facing the Bianconeri in Turin; losing their previous five away meetings is evidence of this. While recent results have unquestionably been significantly more positive than the season's beginning, Udinese is still in a relegation battle and will struggle to outperform a frustrated Juve.

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Juventus should handle their Bianconeri counterparts without a struggle despite their midweek misery in Milan. In addition to their lackluster 2021/22 season thus far, Udinese is battling with COVID-19 related absences - particularly in defense, where the home team will take advantage.

Score Prediction: Juventus Turin 2 – Udinese Calcio 0

Soccer Pick: Juventus win and under 3.5 -105 [1.95] [1.05u wager returns 1u of profit] with Everygame

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Atlético Baleares vs. Valencia

Sunday, January 16- 06:00 AM EST at Estadio Balear

End of the Road for Baleares

A quarter-final position in the Copa del Rey is up for grabs on Sunday, with third-tier Atlético Baleares attempting to defy the La Liga odds when facing Valencia. Sitting two divisions below the elite of Spanish soccer, Baleares has shocked critics in reaching this stage of the cup run.

The Majorca-based club has never reached the heights of La Liga's success and hasn't reached the Copa del Rey final-16 since 1987; defeating Valencia would be a historic moment for their fans, but this feat is easier said than done.

Valencia wants to repeat their 2018/2019 Copa del Rey winning season by adding a ninth trophy to their cabinet, and José Bordalás will be confident his squad can achieve this without a sweat. Valencia's recent goal-scoring prowess has leveled up, scoring in all of their previous nine encounters.

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Everyone can appreciate an underdog story, but it's challenging to visualize Baleares overcoming the final-third snipers on Los Che's team. The home advantage is a positive, but Valencia's rich history in this cup tournament will not falter by a third-tiered level of competition.

Moneyline odds on Valencia are pretty reasonable, considering the difference in quality. However, with the away team's recent success in front of the goal, adding a total onto a Valencia victory will boost your value even further.

Score Prediction: Atlético Baleares 1 – Valencia 4

Soccer Pick: Valencia and over 2.5 goals +140 [2.40] [1u wager returns 1.40u of profit] with Everygame

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