Just in case the Premier League’s Sunday lunchtime offering of Everton v West Ham doesn’t entice you, news.bwin have compiled a better-than-14/1 treble on the action involving high-flying Serie A, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga trio Roma, Nice and Hoffenheim:
Empoli v Roma is 18th versus second and, with the hosts winless in seven and the guests on a run of four straight Serie A victories, away success seems inevitable.
It is less clear whether to expect the win to nil or both teams to score, as Empoli have fired seven successive blanks, yet the capital club are clean sheet-less in five.
Instead, the value option appears to be backing the Giallorossi to concede three goals or more, which is the number of goals that Juventus struck at the Stadio Carlo Castellani and also a total that Roma have reached or passed four times in a row across all competitions.
Nice’s start to the Ligue 1 season has been so fantastic that, with pursuers Monaco and Paris St-Germain having already played, even if they lose, they will retain a three-point lead at the top.
Though it is true that they haven’t beaten Nantes in six attempts, odds of close to evens seem incredible on them remedying that given their five-match domestic winning streak and the way that Nantes have been defeated by both sides that they visited who were positioned 11th or higher.
Hints of the Nice ascent have been visible since March, especially at home where they have prevailed in ten and drawn the other of their last 11 games.
If you were told at the beginning of the Bundesliga campaign that week nine would showcase a top-four clash, you would assume that it was Borussia Dortmund v Schalke or Wolfsburg v Bayer Leverkusen, not Hoffenheim v Hertha Berlin, which emphasises how excellently both are performing.
Hertha have a point extra, yet the village team have more momentum at present, winning four Bundesliga fixtures on the spin where the capital club have managed two in five.
Their first-half form has been particularly strong, being in front by the interval in all four of those contests, whereas Hertha have trailed at half time in two of their past three road trips.