Euro Leagues: A Look To The Continent

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This week our focus stretches across Europe, as we focus on El Clasico in Spain, De Klassieker in the Netherland and ask whether the title race is back on in the Bundesliga.

Time For More Pantomime

While although El Clasico may not generate the same appeal in the UK these days, it is still a fixture that keenly observed around the world and although both clubs have moved on since the halcyon era of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, it is fair to say that there is no love lost between Real Madrid and Barcelona.

With that said, there is perhaps not the same amount of needle this season, if only because of Barcelona’s struggles at the start of the campaign and with the Catalan outfit now looking resurgent under Xavi, they will also look to continue their unbeaten streak on Sunday.

One that currently stands at 12 LaLiga outings without a loss and if they are to avoid an unlucky number 13, they are going to have to earn at least a point at the Santiago Bernabeu – something that is not outside the realm of possibility.

If only because Real Madrid may not need to bring the usual amount of El Clasico intensity at the weekend and with Carlo Ancelotti’s men now 10 points clear at the top of the table, they have earned the mantle of Spanish champions elect.

However, champions elect does not equal champions itself and if they do take their eye of the ball on Sunday, Barcelona will be ready to pounce and with the away double chance at 8/11 with Bet365, these odds will certainly be worth your consideration.

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Dutch Delight

Next up we take a rare trip to Netherlands and although the Eredivisie is not considered as one of the elite leagues within European football, it is fair to say that any meeting between Ajax and Feyenoord is an elite fixture.

A meeting which once again takes place this Sunday and with the Amsterdam outfit currently sitting at the top of the Eredivisie league ladder, they will look to clear the hurdle that their Rotterdam rivals will put in the way.

While it is also a fixture that PSV Eindhoven will be watching with some interest and if they can get the better of Fortuna Sittard later that afternoon, an Ajax defeat just a couple of hours before would then see them switch places at the top of the table.

However, Ajax manager Erik ten Hag will only be focusing on the task in hand and that is to get the better of a Feyenoord team that lies third in the Eredivisie standings, albeit some eight points off the pace.

While after being dumped out of the Champions League by Benfica on Tuesday night, Ajax will have to make sure that they end their week on a high and with odds of 7/4 at bet365 for a home win and under 3.5 goals, backing this should provide your own celebrations on Sunday.

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Not Over Yet

After going eights points behind Bayern Munich, it looked as if Borussia Dortmund had truly blown their chances of even challenging for this season’s edition of the Bundesliga crown. Fast forward two weeks and the situation has changed considerably.

Because after two successive draws for the current German league leaders, Bayern’s eight-point advantage has now been whittled down to just four and although Julian Nagelsmann’s men are still favourites to win a 10th successive title, it is by no means a foregone conclusion either.

Especially as Borussia Dortmund have seemingly awoken from their own slumber and after getting the better Mainz 05 in midweek, they now have designs on reeling in their Bavarian rivals once and for all.

If they are to do that, they will need to make sure that they continue winning streak at the weekend and standing in the way between themselves and a third successive win in the Bundesliga is none other than FC Koln on Sunday.

With FC Koln starting the weekend lying 7th in the table, they should not cause their travelling opponents too many issues and if you think Erling Haaland will score at any point of this upcoming encounter, you can join me in backing him at odds of 4/6 with bet365.