All of the top five European leagues are in action this weekend. The crystal ball has been consulted and we have selected five games from Friday to Sunday.
All of our tips are fully researched by an experienced tipster and contain no bias, check with your bookmaker before placing any bets as the odds provided are subject to change.
Now, let’s dive into this week’s preview:
FULHAM VS WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS (G/G @ 2.05)
Fulham has kept just one clean sheet in their last five league matches; ditto for Wolves.
The Cottagers have been on the cusp of exiting the drop zone for over a month; however, with time and games running out, it seems that the side can’t quite make the final leap to safety.
A victory for Scott Parker’s side on Friday evening would draw them level on points with 17th placed Newcastle, though wins at Craven Cottage have been difficult to find this season.
Fulham’s only two victories at home since last year came against the only two clubs currently below them in the table, WBA and Sheffield United.
Wolves meanwhile continue to tumble south after they were beaten for the third time in four assignments by West Ham on Monday.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s charges have won just three times in their last 17 top-flight fixtures and are on course to finish in their lowest league position in the Premier League since they were relegated in 2012.
Both sides conceded three goals each in the last round of league fixtures. With both defences looking more ramshackle than rock-solid, bettors could be rewarded by backing both to concede again.
Only Sheffield United has scored fewer goals than Fulham this season, though the Cottagers did manage to impact the scoresheet in three of their last four matches. They have the tools to fashion an opportunity or two against a shaky Wolves defence.
Wanderers have failed to score in only one of their last four matches on the road and their second-half brace on Monday should help to sharpen their self-belief in front of goal.
With Fulham short on wins at home (one in 12) and Wolves abject on their travels (one win in 11), a draw looks the likeliest outcome.
EINTRACHT FRANKFURT VS WOLFSBURG (G/G & OVER 2.5 @ 1.95)
Eintracht Frankfurt has yet to lose a Bundesliga game at home this season; they have won six of their last seven home games. Wolfsburg has lost two of their last three away matches.
Both sides; Frankfurt (fourth) and Wolfsburg (third) are pursuing UEFA Champions League qualification, and the clubs’ clash at the Deutsche Bank Arena on Saturday could prove pivotal in the race to join the European elite next season.
Worryingly for Wolfsburg, Frankfurt’s top-four charge has been powered by their superb home form. Die Adler (The Eagles) are one of only three teams yet to lose at home this season.
They have beaten Bayern Munich in Frankfurt, and drawn with both RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund.
That excellent home form can propel Adi Hutter’s side to victory against a Wolfsburg outfit that was beaten in two of their last three games on the road.
It’s worth noting, however, that both teams have scored in five of the last six meetings between them; our 2-1 correct score prediction tips the visitors to net a consolation effort.
Only Bayern Munich and Dortmund have a bigger haul of home goals than Frankfurt this season. With Portuguese hitman, André Silva in red-hot form, the home side could land a decisive blow in the battle for Champions League places.
CELTIC VS LIVINGSTON (G/G @ 1.90)
With just one victory against them in four previous meetings, Celtic has found toppling Livingston tough over the past year. Interim manager, John Kennedy will have to work hard to gather three points when the sides renew hostilities on Saturday.
Both teams have scored in three of the last four Scottish Premiership meetings between themselves. Celtic has scored at least once in 11 of their 13 matches and has won 10 of their last 12 home meetings with Livingston.
Both sides played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at the Tony Macaroni Arena when they last squared off in January.
Indeed, Livingston has scored 2 goals in three of their last four skirmishes against their more illustrious opponents. This suggests that they can cause their hosts more problems this week.
Interestingly, David Martindale’s Livingston was the last team to stop Celtic scoring at Parkhead when they held the Bhoys to a 0-0 draw although Saturday’s rematch isn’t expected to be quite as dour.
PARMA VS AC MILAN (G/G @ 1.80)
The stats make for interesting reading: Parma has scored at least a goal in their last four home matches while AC Milan has also scored in their last 5 away matches.
In their last 10 Serie A matches respectively, Parma has just one win while AC Milan has won 5 of their assignments to keep on the coattails of city rivals, Inter.
Both sides are separated by a massive 40 points in the standings but sharing a similar propensity for progressive football.
Since the end of Milan’s unbeaten run which was ended by Juventus in January, it’s been topsy-turvy from then on with second spot under threat from the likes of Atalanta.
Well-traveled forward, Gervinho has shone for I Gialloblu (The Yellow and Blues) other forwards have been largely missing in action when it comes to converting chances into goals. Against Benevento in their last game, defensive frailties were a major problem and have been evident throughout the season.
HUESCA VS ELCHE (1X @ 1.26)
The last four meetings between the sides have all been Under 2.5 goals including October’s goalless stalemate at Estadio Martinez Valero. 19 of Huesca’s 29 La Liga games have generated under 2.5 goals including ten of their fourteen home matches.
Both of these sides face their biggest game of the season to date at El Alcoraz this Friday night and we’re anticipating a tense, low scoring affair in Aragon.
This is a true relegation six-pointer with the teams sitting 17th and 18th respectively. Just two points separate them going into this contest. It’s Elche who is currently keeping its heads above relegation waters, though the relegation picture will change markedly should Huesca manage to bag all three points.
We’re keen to avoid a 3-Way bet here though, as the sides drew 0-0 in October’s reverse fixture and have found victories extremely hard to come by throughout the campaign.
The sides have just nine wins between them in total, so the smart money looks to be on backing under 2.5 goals. That’s been the outcome in the last four meetings between both sides.
With Elche’s last three fixtures generating less than three goals and both teams averaging under one goal per game this term, this should be a real war of attrition.
5 GAMES – 17.22