The international break is over, league games can resume in full flow. The weekend is near, and there are plenty of games to choose from today through Sunday.
It has been shown that Friday games can be quite tricky and yet interesting.
All the big leagues: Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1 will see action this weekend. Punters are spoilt for choice and Betbiga is offering the best odds that you can ever imagine.
Now, let’s dive into this week’s preview.
PRESTON VS NORWICH (X2 @ 1.16)
Easy Pickings For Norwich
Norwich hasn’t lost in 10 matches (9 Wins, 1 Draw), and they are sitting firmly on top of the Championship table with an impressive away record of 13 victories in their 19 away games this season (2 Draws, 4 Losses).
Preston, on the other hand, has won just 5 matches of their 19 home outings this season, losing ten. The Lilywhites are without a win in their last 5 games, losing 4.
Preston grabbed a 2-2 draw when these sides met at Carrow Road in September’s reverse fixture, but it’s hard to envisage them getting anything from this Good Friday clash.
Alex Neil’s departure from Deepdale during the international break was no great surprise based on the woeful campaign that North End have endured thus far, and their miserable record at home has undoubtedly been the biggest problem.
Interim boss Frankie McAvoy will do his best to make an impact in the remaining games this season.
Though this contest looks like a hiding to nothing with leaders, Norwich winning nine of their last ten (D1) and 13 of their 19 away trips (D2, L4) this term.
WATFORD VS SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY (1 @ 1.51)
Red Hot Hornets
Watford has won their last five matches and has won 9 of their last 10 league games, so it is safe to say that the run will continue against the Owls this Friday.
The Hornets’ quest towards the Premier League has seen them accumulate fifteen (15) victories out of nineteen starts at Vicarage Road this season, keeping 10 clean sheets. They also haven’t drawn in their last 10 matches.
Sheffield Wednesday has lost thirteen of the nineteen away trips this term including five of their last 6. They have also scored very few goals on their travels, a total number of 13 goals this season.
While Watford has scored in their last 6 home matches and has scored 9 goals in their last 3 matches.
Xisco’s side is far from home and hosed in their bid for an immediate return to the top flight. They’re in firm control of the second automatic spot with six and seven points gaps established over Swansea and Brentford respectively.
ATALANTA VS UDINESE (OVER 2.5 & GG @ 2.29)
Another Bergamo Delight?
Atalanta will be hoping to repeat the 7-1 mauling they served out to Udinese last term. Picking this option, you should know that Atalanta has won and conceded in their last three Serie A home games.
La Dea has won eight of their thirteen starts in Bergamo this term but has managed to keep just three clean sheets. Atalanta hasn’t lost to Udinese in their last six meetings (5 Wins, 1 Draw).
Udinese has won just one of their last nine games on the road, though they have failed to score in just one of their last eleven away trips. La Zebrette (The Zebras) hasn’t won an away game in their last four matches.
Atalanta intends to solidify their top-four claims with a win over Udinese this weekend and we’re backing the team to shine in an open encounter at the Gewiss Stadium. The hosts are impossible to oppose after winning three on the spin here.
However, La Dea has conceded in each of those victories and their last five home matches overall, so an Atalanta success and both teams to score makes huge appeal this weekend – particularly as La Zebrette have failed to net in just one of their last 11 away trips, despite their poor traveling record.
Atalanta possesses massive firepower in attack with 65 domestic goals scored already this season, so expect lots of goals.
GRANADA VS VILLAREAL (DRAW OR UNDER 2.5 @ 1.50)
Granada To Hold Off The Yellow Submarines
Granada has won their last four starts at Los Carmenes, so it would be interesting to either go for a draw no bet market or a draw.
Both of these sides will be feeling good upon their return from the international break after securing passage to the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals a fortnight ago.
It’s Diego Martinez’s charges who are handed the clear vote based on their recent wins here and general consistency on home soil this season.
Aside from their search for a fifth straight victory here in all competitions this weekend, Los Nazaries have won eight of their 14 home league matches overall this term, losing only to Rayo Valladolid, FC Barcelona, and leaders Atletico Madrid.
Villarreal won’t be easy to overcome as Unai Emery’s men have won their last four starts, however, they have only managed to secure four victories from their 14 away trips in La Liga.
Seven of those games have ended all square though, hence why we’re keen to back Granada with the insurance of stakes returned should this encounter finish a draw.
Both sides don’t score too many goals as they have both averaged a goal each in every game, so you would expect this to be a low-scoring affair.
REAL MADRID VS EIBAR (GG @ 2.05)
Three of the last four meetings between these sides have ended in a Real Madrid victory with both teams scoring – and we’re backing a repeat at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano this Saturday afternoon.
Los Merengues (The Whites) has won six and drawn two of their last eight league matches, while Eibar is without a win in their last twelve La Liga matches (4 Draws, 8 Losses).
The visitors have managed to score in all but two of their away trips this season. Three of the last four meetings have resulted in a Real Madrid win with both teams scoring.
Zinedine Zidane’s boys have dropped just four points in their last eight league games, so Eibar has the slightest chance of causing an upset.
Los Blancos should seal a comfortable success over the ninety minutes. We’re backing Zidane’s side to secure the points via a 3-1 score-line.
5 GAMES – 12.33 ODDS