The top European outfits get back to their domestic duties this weekend after competitive mid-week games in the strongest continental competitions.
We are looking ahead of yet another very exciting Sunday on football pitches all over the continent. As usual, we will keep the main attention at the strongest leagues on the planet, offering you the best pick for the day from each of La Liga, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and Serie A.
- Borussia Dortmund vs Hertha Berlin – Home win in -1.5 Asian Handicap
- Spezia vs Juventus – Away win to nil
- Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao – Under 2.5 goals
- Toulouse vs Marseille – Both Teams To Score
Total odds – 11/1
Borussia Dortmund vs Hertha Berlin – Home win in -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 10/11
Borussia Dortmund translated their marvelous form from Bundesliga to the Champions League as they saw off Chelsea 1-0 in the first leg of the R16 tie on Wednesday evening at Signal-Iduna-Park. It was the seventh straight win for Edin Terzic and his troops across competitions. Der BVB are impeccable in 2023 and they will be looking to prolong such an extraordinary run on Sunday afternoon in the home clash against Hertha Berlin. The visitors did manage a 4-1 win over Monchengladbach last weekend but they had four successive defeats beforehand and we can hardly see them staying competitive against such an in-form opposition. You can back Dortmund to win by two or more goals difference at the 10/11 odds.
Spezia vs Juventus – Away win to nil 6/4
Spezia finally ended a four-loss streak by holding Empoli to a 2-2 stalemate last Saturday on the road. However, we have to say it was another horrendous display from Luca Gotti’s men who dropped a two-goal lead while having an extra man on the pitch eight days ago. It was the straw that broke the camel’s back as the team’s board decided to part ways with Gotti on Wednesday evening. They will be led by an interim manager on Sunday afternoon in the clash against Juventus. Knowing that I Bianconeri have kept their net untouched in the back-to-back league wins over Salernitana and Fiorentina in the last two rounds, we have to take the 6/4 odds for Juventus to win to nil.
Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao – Under 2.5 goals @ 8/13
Atletico Madrid celebrated an important 0-1 road win over Celta Vigo seven days ago at Balaidos. They are now four points clear off fifth-placed Real Betis and Diego Simeone is on the best way to secure another Champions League campaign next season for Los Colchoneros, despite an underwhelming campaign in general in this term of La Liga. Atleti will face a tough challenge on Sunday afternoon when they host the 7th-placed Athletic Bilbao in one of the most interesting games of the Matchday. Bilbao won three of the previous four games in all competitions. They have allowed only 22 goals in 21 games so far in the season. Knowing that none of the last three matches Atletico Madrid played in the league saw three or more goals scored, we will take the Under 2.5 goals FT bet at the 8/13 odds.
Toulouse vs Marseille – Both Teams To Score @ 8/13
Marseille returned to winning ways last Saturday when they eased past Clermont 0-2 on the road. They took advantage of PSG’s slip-up in the game against Monaco to cut the gap behind the reigning champions to five points at the top of the standings. Les Phocians will be hoping to stay in contention for the Ligue 1 silverware with a victory over Toulouse in the last game of Sunday’s Ligue 1 schedule. Toulouse have been in excellent rhythm of late, winning four of the last five matches in all competitions. They have bagged at least three goals in each of the last three home outings across competitions. All of their previous five games saw goals at both ends. We will take the Both Teams To Score bet at the 8/13 odds.