A topsy-turvy start for all in the Premier League bar Manchester City has kept English eyes glued to the domestic scene, but there are a couple of continental big guns on the prowl for your viewing pleasure.
Sky and BT still have a juicy card of late-weekend action, with the double below, which will pay out at over 15/1 should the required business get done, the pick of what’s left on the betting front.
Roma v Juventus – Mario Mandzukic to score first @ 19/4 with bwin
Having stuttered in a 1-0 defeat at home to Udinese on the first day of the Serie A campaign, the Italian champions’ minds will be sharpened ahead of a fixture they’ve excelled in for some time.
Only one of Juventus’ past ten trips to Roma in the league have ended in the Old Lady’s defeat, with six away wins racked up during that run, two of them finishing 4-1.
A repeat of that scoreline is one for the optimists at 80/1, but a smarter play could be in getting behind new signing Mandzukic to open his Serie A account with the first goal.
Juventus strikers have broken the deadlock in the last two runnings of this Stadio Olimpico clash, courtesy of Carlos Tevez and Dani Osvaldo.
Paris Saint-Germain to bet Monaco to nil @ 19/10
France’s champions have started in much better form than Italy’s, with Laurent Blanc’s side following up a 2-0 domestic Super Cup cruise over Lyon with further wins without conceding against Lille, Ajaccio and Montpellier.
Their hosts look somewhat stretched having played seven games already this term, and after Leonardo Jardim’s side failed to make the Champions League group stage following their 4-3 aggregate loss to Valencia it’s difficult to know if they’ll bounce back from midweek heartbreak.
That being said, Monaco failed to get off the mark against Lille in their last Ligue 1 encounter at Stade Louis II, so Blanc’s men look a tidy bet to sneak away from the principality with a win to nil.