Regardless of whereabouts in Europe they are taking place, the weekend’s standout encounters are eligible for bwin.com’s £30 bonus for new customers.
Let’s look at the wisest places to invest it in Olympique de Marseille, Manchester United, FC Bayern Munchen and Real Madrid’s next matches:
Metz v Olympique de Marseille
Tired legs are to be expected in the closing weeks of a campaign but Olympique de Marseille’s capacity to entertain hasn’t been diminished whatsoever.
Seven of their last ten Ligue 1 fixtures have not only cleared 2.5 goals, but 3.5 too, with two 2-2s, two 3-2s, a 4-0, a 6-1 and now a 5-3 crammed into that collection.
Relegation-endangered Metz share that fondness for putting on a spectacle, with three of their past four games – the latest a 3-1 defeat to Paris St-Germain – producing four goals or more. Over 3.5 goals is a handsome 6/4 shot at the Stade Saint-Symphorien.
Manchester United v West Brom
A return to their Old Trafford stronghold should see United bag three more points to tighten their grip on a top-four finish. They’ve won six league matches on the spin at home, scoring 18 and conceding just five in response.
West Brom have polished their defending in recent weeks, keeping clean sheets against Crystal Palace and Liverpool, but seven goals shipped against lowly QPR and Leicester prior to this indicates that there are weaknesses for the Reds to exploit.
They have done so ruthlessly in the past, rustling the Baggies’ net on multiple occasions in all bar one of their last 14 meetings. Of these 13 instances, ten ended as victories, with eight seeing the 2.5-goal line crossed too.
Five of United’s recent six aforementioned six successes as hosts complied with this trend too, and it is 11/10 that they win a contest with over 2.5 goals.
Bayer Leverkusen v FC Bayern Munchen
The Bundesliga enters Bizarro World this weekend, with dominant champions FC Bayern Munchen available to back at the once-in-a-lifetime price of 11/5 to defeat Bayer Leverkusen, something that they have managed in three of their last four league clashes.
It might not carry the significance of the Champions League semi-final first leg in Barcelona four days later, but Pep Guardiola’s team don’t do “distracted”, winning the Bundesliga games that preceded their ten Champions League outings to date this season.
If that isn’t enough to sell you then consider this: FC Bayern are on a run of six straight away Bundesliga victories in which they have fired 18 and been breached just once, sinking three top-half clubs in that period.
Sevilla v Real Madrid
Los Blancos will travel to the Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan with confidence having beat Unai Emery’s men twice already this term.
One man who will particularly be looking forward to the trip is Cristiano Ronaldo, who has a better career tally against Sevilla than any other side, scoring an otherworldly 18 times past them.
As such, there is no better bet than backing him to find the net, although investing in him to score in a Real Madrid win at 19/10 should also appeal given that they achieved a 2-1 triumph over Sevilla at the Bernabeu in February even when he wasn’t available.