The Italian football championship is coming to an end. With only three rounds to be played, most of the positions in the standings are already set. The players of Fiorentina are secured for the fifth place, as the team has lost the battle with AS Roma and FC Inter for the third place in the championship, giving the right to participate in the qualifications for the Champions League. This will probably cost the dismissal of the head coach Paulo Sousa. As his replacement the medias of the Apennines point the experienced coach Walter Mazzarri, who previously led the team of FC Inter Milan, but was released after a series of poor results.
The team of Chievo lost in the previous round away to Atalanta and this interrupted the series of 6 consecutive games without a loss. However, the club exceeded its plan to avoid a relegation and will finish the season in safe mid-table position. A victory against Fiorentina will give the “flying donkeys” an opportunity to establish the eighth place in the standings, given the upcoming hard match for SS Lazio against FC Inter. Despite the loss in the previous round, the team has a mood and the host fans will also help to win.
Bookmakers give a priority to Fiorentina in the clash, as the odds for their win are between 1.75 and 1.85. My prediction, however, is to risk with a bet on a home win. Odds are tempting and reach 5.00 and there are grounds for a victory for Chievo.
If you want to make a safer bet, I advise you to bet on double chance with 1X prediction as the odds remain good enough – at bet365.com they reach 2.10. It is important to be notice that the team of Fiorentina allowed goals in their net in 11 of the last 12 matches played. This shows weaknesses in the defensive line of Paulo Sousa’s selection.
If you decide to bet for a draw in the match, the odds are between 3.40 and 3.80 for this to happen.
The players of Chievo are in a better mental state and they will win against the ustable team of Fiorentina. My tip for the match is for a home win.
Аnother elimination round in the Europa League is coming. There are only eight clubs left, which means that at this stage the teams are strong. The games become more intriguing and the opponents – more conqurrent. Except two opponents.
The draw decision is Villarreal and Sparta Prague to face each other in the quarterfinal of the Europa League. The Spanish are definitely delighted with the draw, while all potential opponents seemed a serious challenge to the Czech club. Logically Villarreal enters the match as a favorite and no one doubts this.
The new star of the club – Cedric Bakambu – is the leading goal scorer with his 11 goals in the Spanish league and 5 goals in this year’s Europa League. It is logical that he will be the main threat for the Czech team. It should not underestimate the team spirit in the club and the great collective that brought prestigious victories over the Italian Napoli and the German Bayer Leverkusen.
Sparta Prague is an outsider in the game, but surly hopes to be understate by the Spanish team. The Czechs have nothing to lose and will be psychologically unencumbered. The fans will hardly be disappointed with the outcome of the match if their team loses, because Sparta Prague exceeded its plan to pass through the groups. Furthermore, the team was able to defeat the Russian Kuban Krasnodar team and the Italian Lazio, which brought much joy to the supporters.
My prediction is an easy win for Villarreal as bookmakers give odds around 1.50 this happen. Sportingbet and William Hill even offering odds 1.55 for a home win. The gamblers could bet serious amount of money on that tip. Sparta Prague is a team that rarely allows goals, so I predict a win for Villarreal with 1 or maximum 2 goals. Logically, I suggest a bet on under 2.5 goals in the match, ass 188bet offers coefficient 1.80 for this to happen.
One of the world’s biggest derbies – FC Barcelona – Real Madrid – will be played on Saturday. Derby, which is no longer just a battle for Spain and for world domination in the most popular sport.
In a match of 31th round of the Spanish football league FC Barcelona will try to consolidate championship’s title, which now seems doubtless with a lead of 9 points ahead of Atletico Madrid and 10 points lead by the royal club. And probably they will. FC Barcelona is in excellent form of 23 matches without loss. The underestimation at the break costs a draw in the last match with Villarreal despite Luis Enrique’s men lead by 2 goals. Such an underestimation in the derby versus Real Madrid is unlikely to happen and FC Barcelona will continue their unbeaten record.
Let not forget the domestic factor – at home FC Barcelona record 14 wins, 1 draw and no losses this season and even the grand from Madrid does not seem able to cause a loss at Camp Nou stadium.
A victory for FC Barcelona is estimated by bookies with odds around 1.60. William Hill offers odds 1.62 for a home win and the gamblers could benefit from this.
There are some of the greatest strikers in the world in both clubs – players who know how to score a goal and they make it with ease. Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale are a guarantee of goals and an attractive game. Precisely such an attacking style of play both teams profess. It is important to note that the rivalry for the top scorer of the league prize between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo continues.
This allows us to predict a bet that both teams will score in the match. It is proven by the statistic, which shows that with the exception of the last derby, both clubs have scored goals in all 18 previous games.
That is why I predict a bet “both teams to score” in the derby, as the odds of the bookmakers of this happening are about 1.40.