FC Bayern Munchen and Manchester United are both backable at attractive prices this weekend due to the misconception that not needing to win will prevent them from doing so regardless.
Those matches, as well as every other taking place in Europe this weekend, are eligible for new bwin.com customers’ £30 bonus bet:
FC Bayern Munchen v FSV Mainz 05
FC Bayern Munchen haven’t been as dominant domestically since it became clear that they would be retaining the title, but don’t read too much into that. The duo who defeated them at the Allianz Arena – Borussia Monchengladbach and Augsburg – are both top-six teams.
At home to sides placed between seventh and 18th (Mainz are tenth), Pep Guardiola’s champions have a flawless record of 11 wins from 11, keeping a stunning nine clean sheets in the process. For that reason, odds of 7/5 on them prevailing to nil have to be snapped up.
Real Madrid v Getafe
No team understands how to sign off a season in style better than Real Madrid. Regardless of whether Manuel Pellegrini, Jose Mourinho or Carlo Ancelotti were in charge, they have scored three or more goals in their final home league game for five straight seasons.
Four of those contests delivered over 4.5 goals (21/20) and three went over 5.5 goals (11/5) so those are some of the most appealing bets for the encounter. Real Madrid have fired at least four times in each of their last four Bernabeu collisions with neighbours Getafe.
Olympique de Marseille v Bastia
Three successive victories have given Marseille a shot at Champions League qualification, and they are fancied at 11/50 to make it four against mid-table Bastia.
Bigger odds of 11/5 are offered on Marcelo Bielsa’s men netting exactly two goals, and this is a bet that has paid out in six of their last 13 Ligue 1 fixtures, as well as five of Bastia’s past eight league losses.
Hull v Manchester United
Hull’s dependence on a victory to secure Premier League survival is great news for Manchester United backers. The Reds are available at a surprisingly high price of 6/5 on the assumption that the hosts’ situation makes them more likely to win than they usually would be.
However, the Tigers have lost each of the most recent ten clashes between the clubs, including all seven Premier League showdowns, and were turned over 3-0 at Old Trafford this term.
Hull were also beaten the last time that they faced the 20-time champions on the final day while in serious relegation jeopardy, suffering a 1-0 KC Stadium defeat in 2008/09 despite the visitors rotating their squad.