With some of Europe’s biggest teams facing tough tests this weekend, there is a distinct lack of home bankers to choose from across the continent. It means that punters looking for a sure-fire winner will have to look away from Europe’s heavyweights and into some more remote corners of the continent to find the best options.
But never fear! Bwinbetting’s Neil Sargent has done all the hard work for you by scouring the mainland to find you the top three home bankers from Europe’s top leagues.
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Lille v Stade Brestois (French Ligue 1, Saturday 9pm)
Selection: Lille to win @ 12/25
Joe Cole’s Lille go into Saturday’s tie with Brest sitting in third place in Ligue 1 and nicely poised to launch their expected charge on the title. They have lost only one game all season and will be flying after a hugely impressive 2-0 win away to CSKA Moscow in Tuesday’s Champions League fixture.
Despite a modest recent revival, Brest are struggling in 13th in the table, having gone 11 consecutive games without a win at the start of the season. Their form has picked up slightly over the last few weeks but they have still won just twice in the league so far and haven’t won at all away from home.
Brest are unlikely to find their first away win of the season at the Stade Lille-Metropole,and backing Lille to win at 12/25 seems like a safe bet.
FC Copenhagen v HB Koge (Danish Superligaen, Sunday 4pm)
Selection: Copenhagen to win @ 4/25
It is top versus bottom in the Danish Superligaen on Sunday and it is almost impossible to look beyond a home win at the Parken Stadium.
Visitors HB Koge are rooted to the foot of the table and have won only one game all season. They are yet to win away from home having lost six out of eight on the road, and they have amassed only six points from their 16 league games thus far – a run which includes 12 defeats. Their only win came more than two months ago, way back on August 21, and to top it all off they have conceded two goals in each of their last three games, so they are hardly water-tight at the back.
FC Copenhagen, on the other hand, are top of the table having won 11 out of 16 games so far, losing just three. They have 35 points from their 16 games (29 more than HB Koge) and have lost only once at home in the league all season.
In 2009, FC Copenhagen beat HB Koge 7-1 to record their biggest ever Danish Superligaen victory, and despite last Saturday’s defeat to Brondby the home side should prove far too strong for their lowly opponents again this time around.
Panathinaikos v OFI Crete, (Greek Super League, Sunday 4.15pm)
Selection: Panathinaikos to win @ 1/5
Greece might have been making headlines across the world for all the wrong reasons in recent times, but on the field it is business as usual as Panathinaikos and Olympiakos set the pace at the top of the Super League.
Leaders Panathinaikos are flying and hold a two-point advantage over their bitter rivals. They have yet to lose a single game, winning six and drawing two. Both of their draws came away from home, meaning that they have a 100% record on their own patch. In their three home league games so far they have scored three goals twice and four goals once, and have an overall goal difference of 12, having scored 20 and conceded only eight.
OFI Crete have made a decent start to the season and are sitting sixth in the Super League, but they have struggled for consistency and went down 1-0 at home in their last match. They have only won twice in eight games and surely won’t be relishing a trip to face a Panathinaikos side that should be much too strong for them.
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