Barcelona’s last home game before facing Manchester City in the Champions League is against lowly Almeria and the Catalan kings will put on a show to make the Citizens’ stomachs churn ahead of their jaunt to the north of Spain.
Backing Barca with a three-goal handicap applied to their haul at 6/5 looks well worth doing and, combining it in a treble with a Juventus win in Milan and Montpellier on the double chance in Lyon returns north of 7/1.
Barcelona (-3) to beat Almeria @ 6/5
An unanticipated 3-2 loss to Valencia is the only blemish on the Blaugrana’s home record looking at the last 18 games across all competitions.
Four of their last seven guests have been sent packing by a margin greater than three goals and their Andalusian foes are exemplifying the weary sort of away form that’ll have Lionel Messi and co salivating ahead of this one.
They’ve returned pointless from each of their past four excursions, failing to score in any of their previous three and were unable to notch when hosting Barca earlier in the campaign.
Juventus to beat Milan @ 21/20
A staggering 31 points divide these two calcio titans, with the Rossoneri struggling down in ninth spot as Juve cruise towards a third straight title.
Clarence Seedorf’s side have been so-so at the San Siro, losing just twice, but a mere 16 goals scored in front of their own fans – the lowest total in the Serie A top half – suggests finding the net is a big problem for them.
Only Roma have conceded fewer goals on the road than the Old Lady’s 11, who have lost just one of 12 on their travels this term.
At odds against, they must be backed to best AC.
Montpellier double chance against Lyon @ 4/5
Les Gones are one of the form sides in the French top-tier, which makes Montpellier’s trip to the Stade Gerland especially daunting.
A total of ten wins from their last 14 has seen Remi Garde’s side squeak into Champions League contention, but toppling the 2011/12 Ligue 1 winners will be tough.
Rene Girard’s side are undefeated in 11 outings and suffered just three away losses all season, the last of which coming at Marseille eight games back.