The weekend brings big matches across Europe. Our writers have compiled their top bets for the weekend, which you can bet on here.
Tottenham v West Ham – Tottenham Win – 1.40
Tottenham have won eight of their last ten home games, including all four at their new stadium. They have only conceded four goals across those matches as they have continued to succeed despite the absence of Harry Kane. Neighbours West Ham, on the other hand, have lost eight of their past ten away matches, scoring just six times. They have also lost three of their last five games against Tottenham. Can they reverse their fortunes this time?
Zulte-Waregem v Cercle Brugge – Both Teams to Score – 1.35
Both sides have scored in 11 of Zulte-Waregem’s 14 league games since the winter break in Belgium. The same has occurred in eight of their last ten home games. Thirteen of Cercle Brugge’s last 14 matches have seen them score and concede. They have been particularly reckless on their travels, where nine of their last ten games have featured both sides on the scoresheet. Given that the last seven meetings between these sides have produced the same outcome, it seems a sensible bet on Saturday.
Gent v Genk – Genk Win – 1.85
Although they have incredibly similar names, Gent and Genk have had contrasting fortunes in recent weeks. Gent have lost four of their past five matches, leaving them 18 points behind Gent. The visitors have won four of their last five games to keep them top of the division. They have beaten Gent in all three of their clashes this season, including a 2-1 win just three weeks ago. They look good to make it four in a row.
Nice v Guingamp – Under 2.5 Goals – 1.50
Which side has scored the fewest goals in Ligue 1 this season? The answer is Nice. Despite currently sitting eighth in the table, they have only scored 23 times in this campaign. However, a solid defence means that Under 2.5 Goals has occurred in 24 of their last 25 league games! Their next opponents are Guingamp, who are bottom of the league and have managed just one goal more than Nice this term. These sides have met twice already this season, with both matches finishing goalless. I doubt the players have been practising their goal celebrations.
Hoffenheim v Wolfsburg – Home Win – 1.50
Four consecutive wins in the Bundesliga have left Hoffenheim sixth in the standings, just three points away from a top four spot. They have scored 15 goals in those four wins and now face Wolfsburg, who have lost their last three away games without scoring. Hoffenheim won 3-0 in the corresponding fixture last season, while Wolfsburg have not found the net in their last three visits to the Rhein-Neckar-Arena. Form suggests that this will be another fruitless journey for them.
Accumulated odds = 7.87