As if Sunday’s smorgasbord of soccer across the continent wasn’t enough, the increasingly generous folk at your friendly neighbourhood bookmaker, bwin.com, have priced up an array of enhanced multiples to tantalise your wagering taste buds.
The pick of the medley, though, has to be the 14/1 fourfold that says Manchester United, Barcelona, Monaco and Juventus all snare the spoils in their matches.
Southampton, Atletico Madrid, Bordeaux and Napoli represent a difficult quartet of opponents for our heroes, but there’s a case to make about all of them pocketing maximum points today and we’ve outlined it below.
Manchester United to beat Southampton @ 17/20
A price just below evens about Louis van Gaal’s men prevailing here is one very much worth the investment by itself and is a staple of any multiples you may be planning today.
With eight wins and a draw from nine Old Trafford outings, few factions are as formidable at base camp as the Red Devils.
Not since 2003 have they lost against this foe, winning nine of the last 11 renewals and the Saints have lost every Premier League away day they’ve contested against one of last season’s top seven so far.
Barcelona to beat Atletico @ 31/50
Los Colchoneros claimed an improbable La Liga crown at the Camp Nou on the final day of the previous campaign and the Catalan kings will be seeking retribution here.
The lowest number of goals Los Blaugrana have bagged in six matches in front of their home fans is three, with 31 being plundered in total across this spell.
A repeat of this final third ferociousness will see them through here.
Monaco to beat Bordeaux @ 3/4
Victory against third bottom Lens is the only time Bordeaux have lassoed the laurels on the road in eight Ligue 1 road games and a trip to the Stade Louis II isn’t likely to spark a change in fortunes.
Les Rouges et Blancs have won three straight on home turf without leaking a single goal.
Seven of their last ten guests have left having failed to rustle the onion bag in the principality, rendering 3/4 quite the generous price.
Juventus to beat Napoli @ 6/4
The Old Lady’s sojourn to southern Italy represents, without question, the most difficult fixture to call in this fourfold, but the kings of calcio can do the business.
Their only Serie A away defeat so far came courtesy of an injury-time strike at Genoa and with just three goals shipped, few teams are as capable on their travels.
Napoli are strong at home, but they’ve failed to win as many at the San Paolo as they’ve triumphed in on league duty.
With four road wins from five, Juve will be confident of success here and, although it’s sure to be hard, it remains a bet worth backing.