The weekend promises to be very interesting with the top 5 leagues all playing at the same time in their various leagues and a whole lot riding on every match played.
La Liga is in a nail-biting mood, who gets to win the league title, same goes for the French Ligue 1.
In the English Premier League, top teams fight for European qualification.
Goals are important, they win games and this week we will be picking games that’ll deliver on goals.
We have selected 5 both teams to score (GG) you would like to have on your Betbiga betting slips.
Now, let’s dive into this week’s preview.
LEVANTE HOPE TO END SEASON WITH A WIN
Levante has conceded in nine of their last 10 matches, Cadiz drew with a 1-1 scoreline in four of their seven visits to sides below them.
Both teams have scored in six of Cadiz’s last eight Primera Liga away games, while Levante has failed to win any of their last seven matches.
These two sides wrap up their La Liga campaign out of the danger zone on Friday night, but Levante comes into this clash winless in their last seven. We’re backing that run to be extended to eight in our predictions here.
Neither of these two sides is looking sharp defensively, with Cadiz seeing six of their last eight away games finish with both teams scoring. Meanwhile, Levante has failed to keep a clean sheet in nine of their last 10, with BTTS landing in 67% of their home games.
Cadiz has scored in 78% of their away trips and each of their last eight on the road, so we’re backing goals here. Levante has scored 1.39 goals per game at this ground but defensively they’ve conceded in 89% of their home matches, so backing goals is the way to go.
Cadiz has not lost to any of the sides below them currently in the league this term, drawing 1-1 in four of those seven games. With Levante’s winless streak considered, a 1-1 draw cannot be ruled out.
PLAY-OFF TIE LOOKS DONE AND DUSTED
Only four of Oxford’s 22 wins this season came against top-half teams, the visitors lost five of their six away games against the top seven in the national league, and Blackpool has won their last five games without conceding.
Blackpool ran out 3-0 winners at Oxford on Tuesday and that left this Play-Off semi-final second leg all but done. Oxford was among League One’s sides going into the game with familiar issues against top sides that cost them.
The visitors won once in their 16 clashes with League One’s top eight this season. They claimed 18 of their 22 victories this term against sides in the bottom half, which doesn’t bode well for clashes with fellow top-six sides.
Oxford failed to win any of their trips to the top 10, while they’ve been beaten in five of six visits to the top seven. Given that form, our predictions back a Blackpool side who have now won their last five games without conceding a goal.
The host looks like a great value for the win and we’re backing a 2-0 victory for them to wrap this tie-up.
ADVANTAGE SWANSEA CITY
After the first leg of the English Championship play-off semi-final, you have to admit its advantage to the swans at this stage and they will want to complete the job in South Wales in front of their fans.
A fine, solo goal from Andre Ayew handed the Swans the win, but no one will be writing the Oakwell side off after they contributed hugely to an exciting first leg in Yorkshire.
However, they’ve now played Swansea three times this season and failed to score or even draw once so they will need to change that if they are to have a chance of progressing at the Liberty Stadium.
Swansea fielded two central defenders who are just 20 years old – Marc Guehi and Ben Cabango – and they stood up to a Barnsley barrage magnificently.
There’s no doubt the pressure was on Swansea more than the underdogs Barnsley, particularly after a worrying end-of-season slump where a four-game losing streak cost them any hope of automatic promotion.
Barnsley has failed to win in their last three games and that has to change on Saturday if they are to get to Wembley. As stated, they have failed to score on three occasions against Swansea City this season and have lost them all, 2-0 twice and 1-0 on Monday night.
Barnsley has an atrocious record against Swansea – they last beat them in 90 minutes in any competition in 1983 – that’s a run that has lasted 17 games.
Barnsley can’t be ruled out yet in this tie, the second leg should produce lots of surprises from both teams.
IT’S MAKE OR BREAK TIME FOR CHELSEA
Both teams have scored in eight of Aston Villa’s last nine league games, while Chelsea has won four of their last five league matches.
Aston Villa has won only two of their last eight league fixtures, and both teams have scored in each of the last three meetings between Villa and Chelsea.
Chelsea travels to the West Midlands to take on Aston Villa on the final day of the Premier League season where the Blues will be treading the fine line between catastrophe and glory.
Thomas Tuchel’s men occupy the third spot ahead of the campaign’s climax, and dropping points against Villa could see Chelsea replaced in the top-four by their FA Cup final conquerors, Leicester City with the right swing of results.
The Blues put themselves firmly in the driving seat when they outfoxed City at Stamford Bridge in midweek, though the distraction of a Champions League final on the horizon threatens to complicate the picture at Villa Park.
Villa is a different team whenever they play with their captain and talisman Grealish. Jack Grealish started his first Premier League game in February against Tottenham on Wednesday evening and his inclusion made a notable difference to the Villains’ performance.
Grealish mustered three attempts on goal and played four key passes during Villa’s excellent 2-1 win over Spurs and their margin of victory might have been even wider had they been more clinical in the final third.
With Grealish back pulling the strings, Villa should provide a trickier test for Chelsea than they might have done just a couple of weeks ago.
Aston Villa racked up an incredible 20 attempts on goal and scored twice against Tottenham in midweek and with the home crowd back to cheer them on, the Villains are worth backing to find the net again against Chelsea.
Thomas Tuchel has decisions to make about which players to include or rest ahead of next week’s Champions League final, though the Blues – who have one of the division’s deepest squads – should have the quality to cope on two fronts.
GUNNERS HOPE TO SECURE CONTINENTAL QUALIFICATION
Both teams have scored in five of the last six meetings between Arsenal and Brighton. Brighton has lost only one of their last five encounters with the Gunners.
Arsenal has dropped points in 11 of their last 16 home league games, and both teams have scored in each of Brighton’s last three Premier League fixtures.
Arsenal’s 2020/21 Premier League campaign has been one of disappointment and underperformance, though a late flourish has opened up a European qualification opportunity on Sunday.
The Gunners – who have won four league games on the bounce – snatched three points at Crystal Palace on Wednesday evening thanks to two injury-time efforts, securing a vital 3-1 victory that keeps them in the hunt for seventh spot and a place in UEFA’s mysterious new tournament, the Conference League.
Mikel Arteta’s men need results in Tottenham’s clash with Leicester and Man City’s tussle with Everton to go their way on Sunday however, though beating a confident Brighton outfit will be a tough primary objective on its own.
Many of Brighton’s slick-passing performances this season have gone unrewarded, though that certainly wasn’t the case in midweek when the Seagulls came from behind to beat champions Manchester City at the Amex Stadium.
Albion made full use of their one-man advantage after Joao Cancelo was sent off for the visitors, roaring to a 3-2 comeback win in front of the buoyant returning supporters on the south coast.
Brighton has now lost just three times in their last ten league assignments and they will land in the capital on Sunday armed with plenty of self-belief.
A win on Sunday is vital for Arsenal in their pursuit of European football, though we have already seen on numerous occasions this season that the Gunners tend to struggle when the pressure is on.
In front of an expectant crowd at The Emirates Stadium, where they have won only once in their last seven attempts, Arsenal could feel the squeeze and a Brighton team playing with confidence could take advantage.
Albion has avoided defeat in five of their last six meetings with Arsenal and they have pocketed four points from their last two visits to the red half of North London.
Both teams found the net in each of those fixtures – indeed, goals were plundered at both ends in five of the clubs’ last six tussles – and the same market appeals for Sunday.
PICK OF 5 GAMES:
LEVANTE VS CADIZ – GG – 1.55
BLACKPOOL VS OXFORD – GG – 1.80
SWANSEA VS BARNSLEY – GG – 1.83
ASTON VILLA VS CHELSEA – GG – 1.83
ARSENAL VS BRIGHTON – GG – 1.80
TOTAL ODDS: 16.82