Let’s look at some of this week’s most important European matchups this weekend, including La Liga’s Atletico Madrid vs. Valencia and Premier League’s Liverpool vs. Tottenham.
Atletico Madrid vs. Valencia (La Liga – Round 22)
This match is a huge clash in the Spanish top-flight league, a 6-pointer as both sides are fighting for a top-4 finish that will offer them the chance to play in the Champions League next year. Atletico have lost just 1 match all season, having the best defense in the league with just 9 goals conceded in 21 rounds. Valencia are 3rd in the standings just 6 points behind their opponents, and they enter this match on the back of 2 defeats in a row. As expected and predicted, they lost last round home against Real Madrid 1-4 and will be desperate to return to winning ways as Los Blancos are breathing down their necks 2 points behind them.
Diego Simeone’s side are 11 points behind leaders Barcelona and unfortunately for them don’t stand any chance to win the title, so they should be happy and fight for the 2nd place. They are unbeaten on their turf winning 22 points from a possible 30 and conceding just 4 goals in the process. Valencia have an amazing squad full with skillful players being stiff opposition for Atletico Madrid. Both sides play very well this season and we should enjoy a superb match with lots of scoring chances.
Best pick for the match: Valencia to win with +1.25 AH at 1.85 with BetVictor.
Monaco vs. Lyon (Ligue 1 – Round 24)
This is sure to be an amazing clash when Monaco take on Lyon on Sunday afternoon. Lyon were in brilliant form beating PSG 2 rounds ago, but they saw their 7-match unbeaten run come to an end last week when they lost 1-3 away at Bordeaux. The reigning champs AS Monaco have big ups and downs this season losing some of their most important players last summer as Kylian Mbappe has signed with PSG, whilst Benjamin Mendy, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Bernardo Silva moved to the Premier League. They are just 1 point behind their opponents. In their last 5 mutual encounters we saw both teams scoring and at least 3 goals in each match. Both have huge attacking firepower and we expect another goal-fest, so we will follow the trend when choosing our best pick.
Best pick for the match: Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals at 1.8 with William Hill.
Liverpool vs. Tottenham (Premier League – Round 26)
Both teams are playing in the mid-week with Liverpool having an easy fixture, playing away against free-falling Huddersfield and Tottenham hosting 2nd-placed Manchester United. After consecutive defeats in Premier League and Fa Cup, The Reds should have enough to win against Huddersfield and boost their confidence before hosting Tottenham. Tottenham have a thin squad with lots of injury problems but fortunately for them most of their injured players should be fully fit till before this clash. Liverpool are unbeaten on their turf this term winning 26 points from possible 36, being the 1st and only side to beat leaders Manchester City. Given the fact that they will not play against a defending side, Liverpool enter this match with the 1st chance. The Reds won 5 of their last 6 home mutual encounters against Tottenham and we expect the same outcome.
Best pick for the match: Liverpool to win at 2.0 with Unibet.
Extra tip: Arsenal vs. Everton (Premier League – Round 26) Arsenal to win and over 2.5 goals at 1.87 with Coral