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.
- Sunday's North London Derby with our unbeatable odds
- Real Madrid looks to extend their lead in La Liga
- Napoli and Milan battle for a European spot
Zero Margin Odds Now Available: Tottenham v Arsenal (9th v 8th)
It’s set to be a competitive North London derby with Europa League qualification on the table for the victors and mid-table obscurity for the losers. Tottenham have a tough three-day turnaround after Thursday’s trip to Bournemouth whilst Arsenal have an extra two-day rest and no travelling, both salient factors.
Since the loss at Brighton, Arsenal have bounced back impressively with two wins and an unlucky draw whilst Spurs labour under the uninspirational Mourinho leadership.
Özil and Guendouzi remain M.I.A. and Nketiah is suspended for the Gooners whilst there’s no Spurs team news at press time after Thursday’s goalless draw at Bournemouth.
Latest Zero Margin Odds*: Tottenham 2.74 Draw 3.60 Arsenal 2.78
Sheffield United v Chelsea (7th v 3rd)
An injury-time John Egan winner against Wolves breathes new life into the Blades’ season with a renewed opportunity for the poisoned chalice of Europa League qualification within reach once again.
Chelsea are in good spirits – offensively at least – with Giroud, Pulisic and Willian in sparkling form. Kanté and possibly Kovačić miss out, whilst Reece James is likely to drop to the bench after an erratic performance in the midweek Palace win. Sheffield, with no superstars but a superb team ethic, are missing two interchangeable regular starters.
Latest Odds*: Sheffield Utd 6.21 Draw 3.93 Chelsea 1.59
Real Madrid v Alaves (1st v 16th)
Having taken over an aging Real team with an out-of-shape star in Eden Hazard, Zinedine Zidane has produced a coaching masterclass to be 4 points clear with 4 games to play. Whilst this team needs a drastic overhaul, there is a nucleus of young talent to build upon.
Most recently, Real dominated a competent Bilbao team in their own backyard with a slender 1-0 victory thanks to another Ramos penalty.
Carvajal and Ramos are suspended whilst Varane and Hazard are 50/50 doubts. Alaves sacked coach Garitano after five consecutive defeats this week and have a 6-point cushion above relegation spots.
Latest Odds*: Real Madrid -1.75 goals 1.94 v Alaves +1.75 goals 1.92
Juventus v Atalanta (1st v 3rd)
Having been flattered by the 4-1 derby scoreline against Torino (xG 1.50-1.70), the Old Lady suffered a 2nd half Zlatan-inspired Milan comeback in midweek which leaves Juve with a 7-pt lead with 7 to play. Both teams will already have one eye on the UCL resumption next month and a draw could be an acceptable outcome to this fixture.
CR7 is in good nick and Dybala returns against a wonderfully talented Atalanta team, this scribe’s value tip for UCL glory next month, at 16.1 with Cloudbet.
Latest Handicap Odds*: Juventus 2.06 Draw 3.67 Atalanta 3.38
Napoli v AC Milan (6th v 7th)
Both teams enjoyed impressive midweek wins - Napoli 2-1 v Roma (xG 2.30-0.80) and Milan 3-0 (xG 2.20-0.35) at Lazio – and whilst UCL qualification is out of reach, Europa League isn’t. We can all look forward to another Zlatan cameo in the twilight of a distinguished career plus an intense midfield battle involving Kessie and Bennacer against Elmas and hopefully Allan.
Latest Odds*: Napoli 2.13 Draw 3.38 Milan 3.43
Swansea City v Leeds United (7th v 1st)
Two wins have propelled Swansea back into the play-off picture and the Swans are a danger to any team in the Championship with their EPL-quality strikeforce of Ayew and Brewster.
No promotion nerves on Thursday for Leeds in their 5-0 drubbing of Stoke and Bielsa the Genius prefers a settled team, so few changes expected with no reported injuries.
Latest Odds*: Swansea 5.00 Draw 3.87 Leeds United 1.65
*Odds subject to change