Every major match taking place in Europe this weekend is eligible for bwin.com’s £30 bonus for new customers, including these clashes featuring Olympique de Marseille, FC Bayern Munchen, Manchester United, Real Madrid and RSC Anderlecht:
Nantes v Olympique de Marseille
The battle for Champions League qualification in Ligue 1 is shaping up to be especially fierce, with four points dividing Monaco, Marseille, St-Etienne and Girondins de Bordeaux from third to sixth.
A trip to sinking Nantes is sure to augment L’OM’s hopes of fending off the competition. The hosts have lost five in eight, with mid-ranging Bastia and Caen claiming victories at their La Beaujoire – Louis Fonteneau base in that period.
Both bagged exactly two in doing so and, with Marcelo Bielsa’s men scoring the same amount in half of their previous eight outings – as well as the reverse fixture – the 11/5 about them repeating the trick is laced with appeal.
Hoffenheim v FC Bayern Munchen
Few sides in world football travel as efficiently Pep Guardiola’s Bavarian machine, who have won five straight Bundesliga sojourns ahead of this trip to Hoffenheim.
Throw a German Cup penalty-shootout success over Bayer Leverkusen into the equation and their goals conceded record reads one in half-a-dozen domestic road games.
Markus Gisdol’s Europa League-chasing outfit weren’t able to score when they last faced the FCB backline and another shut out looms. Don’t miss out on the very generous 7/5 about a Bayern clean sheet.
Chelsea v Manchester United
Regardless of whether you prefer to study form over the course of six games or 22, the conclusion that both of these tables encourages is that Manchester United are currently the team with all the momentum in the Premier League.
However, they are available to back in tandem with the draw in the double chance market at the delicious price of 39/50 despite being on a six-match league winning streak.
Another reason to fancy the visitors to avoid defeat at the very least is that Chelsea have won just twice in nine meetings with top-six rivals across all competitions this term, being held by Manchester City and Southampton at home in the Premier League and both of those and Manchester United away.
Real Madrid v Malaga
Los Blancos have fought their way back to within two points of Barcelona with three successive wins since the Clasico, and the latter two were achieved without conceding.
As Carlo Ancelotti’s men made it three clean sheets in a row in their Champions League quarter-final first leg at Atletico Madrid, 11/10 is a mighty tempting price on them beating Malaga to nil at the Bernabeu.
The Andalucians are on course for a third top-half finish in four years but, like former coach Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City, their away form has vanished completely in recent weeks. They have lost their last three on the road without scoring, and those were all against bottom-half clubs.
Club Brugge v RSC Anderlecht
RSC Anderlecht are an enticing 13/5 to prevail in this leaders-versus-champions showdown, but the best bet of all for the contest is quite possibly over 2.5 goals at 3/4.
This wager has landed in all three of these sides’ collisions this season, while also putting in an appearance in four of the away team’s past five games, one of which was against Club Brugge.
The hosts have been doing their bit too of course, serving up over 2.5 goals in five of their latest six encounters (as of April 15).