Whatever match or outcome you fancy betting on this weekend will be eligible for bwin.com’s £30 bonus for new customers. Here are some suggested paths to profit in the games starring Olympique de Marseille, FC Bayern Munchen, RSC Anderlecht, Manchester United and Real Madrid:
Olympique de Marseille v Lorient
It says a good deal for the progress that Marseille have made in 2014/15 that their current three-game losing run is their longest such streak all season.
L’OM are also just one win from equalling their 2013/14 points total way ahead of schedule and should be confident of landing 9/20 odds against Lorient at the Stade Velodrome.
Les Merlus are in the relegation zone having lost seven of their last nine away games and the fact that they have failed to score in three of the last four of those fixtures makes backing Marcelo Bielsa’s side at 13/10 to win to nil a tempting thought.
FC Bayern Munchen v Hertha BSC
If Hertha are expecting FCB to have shot their bolt in the midweek thrashing of Porto, they clearly haven’t been watching Josep Guardiola’s side very closely this season. The Bundesliga champions have proven themselves adept at following up dominant victories with similarly assured showings.
After disposing of Werder Bremen 6-0 in October, they boarded a plane to Rome to destroy the Giallorossi 7-1, while the unfortunate Werderaner were also beaten 4-0 shortly after Bayern’s 7-0 Allianz Arena demolition job on Shakhtar.
RSC Anderlecht v KV Kortrijk
RSC Anderlecht’s pursuit of Jupiler Pro League top two Club Brugge and Gent begins against KV Kortrijk and they should be trusted not only to triumph at 13/20, but to do so without conceding at the attractive price of 19/10.
Though the champions have suffered a few away disappointments recently, they have kept clean sheets in eight of their previous 11 fixtures at home across all competitions.
Besnik Hasi’s men have also won four in five against KV Kortrijk, drawing the other, with three of those victories being achieved to nil, while the visitors haven’t scored in four road trips, one of those a 2-0 defeat to RSC Anderlecht last month.
Everton v Manchester United
Sir Alex Ferguson used to talk of Goodison Park as being one of the toughest grounds to play at, but Manchester United have always been pretty good at it, winning 14 of their 22 Premier League visits.
Consequently, 6/5 looks like a brilliant price on Louis van Gaal making it 15 from 23. His squad are on a run of six league wins in seven and – though they were beaten by Chelsea last weekend – they responded to their past five losses with victories. Everton haven’t conquered a top-six club in 2014/15, suffering four reverses in five against the top three.
Celta de Vigo v Real Madrid
Celta de Vigo have been one of the best sides in La Liga this term at frustrating the teams near the top, beating Barcelona at the Camp Nou, taking four points off Atletico Madrid and holding Valencia. However, they were powerless to resist Real Madrid at the Bernabeu, going down 3-0 in December.
For that reason, the Champions League holders should be trusted both to overcome their hosts at 4/7 and to prevail with a one-goal handicap at enticing odds of 13/10.
Carlo Ancelotti’s warriors have faced the clubs placed ninth or lower in La Liga – Celta are tenth – on 20 occasions and won by margins of two goals or more on 18 of those.