Soccer Six: Weekend Preview
We've scoured the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A to bring you a preview of all the top matches kicking off this weekend.
It's set to be another action-packed weekend of soccer! Be sure to take advantage of our unbeatable EPL odds on 1x2, Asian Handicap and Total Goals.
- Manchester United look to crack into the top 4
- Barcelona in desperate need of a win
- The Derby della Mole sees Juventus play Torino
Manchester United v AFC Bournemouth (5th v 19th)
Midweek defeats for Chelsea and Leicester gives added impetus to United’s bid for Champions League football next season. With six games remaining, a win here could temporarily see United leapfrog Chelsea into 4th for a few hours. A comfortable 3-0 away win in midweek even allowed Solskjaer to coast for the last 20 minutes and preserve some energy with this game in mind. With a heavy schedule, rotation could come into play with possibly Bruno Fernandes rested and Pogba playing more of an attacking midfield role. Bournemouth are staring down the barrel of relegation following their 4-1 thrashing by Newcastle at home on Wednesday.
Latest Zero Margin Odds*: Man Utd 1.21 Draw 7.86 Bournemouth 19.0 and Man Utd -2 goals 1.99 v Bournemouth +2 goals 2.00
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal (6th v 7th)
Three wins – and three clean sheets - on the bounce for Wolves to open a six point gap down to 7th but more importantly, only 2 points behind Chelsea in 4th. Coach Santo may be tempted to start Adama Traore after impressing off the bench recently. No injuries reported for Wolves, who also have a few days extra rest, more of a factor given the heavy schedule. Despite a number of injuries, Arsenal have also won three in a row and will be needing star striker Aubameyang to find the back of the net against the Wolves' tight defence.
Latest Odds*: Wolves 2.28 Draw 3.29 Arsenal 3.34
Villarreal v FC Barcelona (5th v 2nd)
Another two points dropped in a 2-2 home draw with Atletico heaps the pressure on coach Quique Setién as Real Madrid are now strong favorites for the La Liga title with Ronald Koeman rumoured to take over before next season. No Dembele or Frenkie de Jong for the trip to the Valencian coast. Setién’s rotation policy has somewhat backfired and only Messi, ter Stegen and Pique have started all five games since the restart. It's a must win game for Barca against in-form Villarreal, with four clean sheet wins from five games recently and hunting Sevilla in fourth place.
Latest Odds*: Villarreal 4.26 Draw 3.87 Barcelona 1.74
Juventus v Torino (1st v 14th)
It's the Derby della Mole behind closed doors at the Allianz Stadium with the hosts four points clear of Lazio with nine games remaining. Paulo Dybala and Ronaldo impressed during a 3-1 win at Genoa in midweek and with coach Maurizio Sarri acknowledging a rapidly improving bond between the two superstars, they will be key to unlocking a defensive Torino team. Torino scored early against Lazio then practiced bus-parking tactics which will be required here, only to concede two second half goals and suffer another defeat. No relevant injuries for either team.
Latest Handicap Odds*: Juventus 1.26 Draw 5.87 Torino 11.6
Lazio v AC Milan (2nd v 7th)
Another Lazio come-from-behind win at Torino in midweek gives Simone Inzaghi’s team a 4-point cushion to third-placed Inter but within striking distance of Juve in top spot in the race for the Scudetto. Luis Alberto and Milinkovic-Savic excelled in midweek and need to produce another good performance to counter the suspension of key striker Ciro Immobile. Milan scored deep into injury time to rescue a point at SPAL in midweek, but it was a desperately poor performance in the first-half and only a needless SPAL red card let AC back into the game. Zlatan appeared as a second-half substitute and is expected to do likewise at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday.
Latest Odds*: Lazio 2.39 Draw 3.21 Milan 3.15
FC Krasnodar v Zenit St. Petersburg
Second game back since the restart with Krasnodar looking to maintain an unbeaten home record. FCK started well last week against Rostov but a lack of fitness was evident in the final half hour as the tempo dropped considerably, allowing Rostov to steal a point. Injury worries with regulars Claesson, Spajic and Ari very doubtful to start.
Meanwhile, Zenit are 3 wins from 3 games in June and with coach Semak struggling to keep motivation and concentration levels high with a healthy 11-point lead in the league. There are no reported injuries with Semak expected to name an unchanged team for the fourth consecutive match.
Latest Odds*: Krasnodar 3.21 Draw 3.29 Zenit 2.02
Other Key Matches
Turkish Süper Lig: Galatasaray v Trabzonspor (4th v 2nd)
*Odds subject to change