We are fast approaching the business end of the season and the games are coming thick and fast as the season hurtles to a close.
Again, we went really close with our picks last weekend with an 80% success rate and we hope for better luck this time.
Manchester City vs Leeds United: City to win @1.32
It was a pleasant surprise as newcomers Leeds held City to a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture at Elland Road earlier in the season but that was a City side still finding their feet and the result this time around should be decidedly different.
City scraped a narrow win against Borussia Dortmund in midweek and Pep Guardiola’s side will have the return leg in Germany and progression to the UCL last four as their main priority with the Premier League pretty much done and dusted.
Ordinarily, the focus on the UCL should count against City but the Cityzens have such frightening squad depth that they could put out three different starting elevens capable of running away with the title. It shouldn’t matter what team Guardiola puts out, they should still be too good for Marcelo Bielsa’s side and make it seven wins on the trot in all competitions.
This fixture has always produced goals and Leeds play really open so a punt on over 2.5 goals at 1.45 on BetBiga may be worth a punt too.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Both Teams To Score @1.50
The biggest game in club football takes on even more meaning with the result set to have a huge impact on the title race.
Third-placed Real trail Barca by two points and will leapfrog the Catalans into second place with a win at the Alfredo di Stefano. With leaders Atletico Madrid on such a bad spell of form, victory could also see Zinedine Zidane’s side go joint top if Diego Simeone’s side drop points at Betis, an entirely possible scenario.
The same calculations also come into play for Ronald Koeman’s Barca who could assume leadership of the table with a win, so there is definitely plenty to play for here.
Barca have incredible momentum in LaLiga and are still unbeaten this year in the league while Real who will have to cope without talismanic captain Sergio Ramos, are unbeaten in their last 12 in all competitions and have won five on the trot including the impressive 3-1 outclassing of Liverpool in midweek.
Real have had the upper hand in ElClasico in recent years but what makes Saturday’s game really interesting is that neither side has failed to score in their last ten games respectively and that run is set to continue this weekend especially given the state of both defences which have kept just one clean sheet in their last four games respectively.
Also, given the form of Karim Benzema and Lionel Messi, backing either player to score at odds 2.00 and 1.99 respectively on BetBiga could prove a smart punt.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Wolfsburg: Over 2.5 goals @1.70
Fourth against third in the Bundesliga promises to be a goals fest.
Six of the last seven games between these two have produced at least three goals and both sides have scored in five of the last seven between them. Both teams to score is priced at 1.55 on BetBiga and could be worth a look too.
VfB Stuttgart vs Borussia Dortmund: Over 2.5 goals @1.50
Any encounter guaranteed to rain goals in Germany.
Dortmund will have the visit of Manchester City uppermost in their minds when they travel to seventh-placed Stuggart but manager Edin Terzic whose side are seven points off fourth place understands that the league presents a more realistic route back to the UCL.
This game has always produced goals and the last 13 matches between these two have seen at least three goals scored each time.
Werder Bremen vs RB Leipzig: Leipzig to win @1.70
Leipzig were limp in defeat against leaders Bayern Munich last time out and passed up the chance to make a statement in the title race as they fell seven points behind Bayern.
A trip to 13th-placed Bremen who have lost their last three in the league could be the perfect place for Julian Naggelsmann’s side to get back to winning ways and having won the last three in this tie, Leipzig should make it four wins on the bounce.
Lyon vs Angers: Lyon to win @1.40
Lyon’s title assault in Ligue One has tailed off in recent times having failed to win any of their last three games but against Angers at home, Rudi Garcia’s men should reacquaint themselves with that winning feeling once again.
The visitors are unbeaten in three games in Ligue One but have lost the last four matches against Lyon and it is hard to see how the record would not read five losses in five after Sunday.
Parma vs AC Milan: Milan to win @1.70
After looking like champions in waiting in Serie A, Milan are now reduced to fighting for second place with champions Juventus bearing down heavily on Stefano Pioli’s side.
19th-placed Parma have been abysmal this season and are prime candidates for the drop. Parma have just one win and no clean sheets in their last ten games and that dodgy defence should have Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his team licking their lips.
Inter Milan vs Cagliari: Inter to win @1.29
Antonio Conte’s side can pretty much smell the title and are clearing everything in their path having won eight on the bounce in Serie A.
Cagliari who have lost three on the bounce are set to become the next victims for the champions in waiting and this should be a slam dunk for Inter.
Sporting Lisbon vs Famalicao: Sporting to win @1.49
Unbeaten Sporting face a tricky tie against 14th-placed Famalicao but if ever there was a perfect time for the home side to record a first win in four games against the visitors, then this is it.
Sporting conceded a last gasp equaliser at Moreirense last time out to drop points for the first time in four games and Famalicao are resurgent themselves with two wins on the bounce, so they should be confident heading into this tie.
However, Sporting have never dropped points two games in a row this season and with the league title within reach, they’re not about to start now.
Al Ahly vs Simba: Ahli to win @1.52
African champions Al Ahli welcome group leaders Simba of Tanzania to Cairo looking to avenge a 1-0 loss in the reverse fixture.
Simba are in imperious form having not lost a game in 13 matches and regardless of the outcome of this game will finish top of the group. They’ve won their last two against the Egyptians, both 1-0 wins at home and a win in Cairo where Al Ahli never lose would be quite a statement.
Their last visit to Cairo, however, ended in a 5-0 shellacking and having already qualified for the knockouts, the visitors might ease off a bit giving an already well-motivated Al Ahly further advantage to win.