European weekend matches tips for April 8-9
FootyOn have picked out top European weekend matches tips for April 8-9 – a wave of fixtures headlined by a showstopping Madrid derby.
Europe’s big boys are all in action this weekend, including Bayern Munich taking on Borussia Dortmund while Serie A’s third and fourth placed outfits meet in Rome.
So, be sure to read on to discover our European weekend matches tips for April 8-9…
Madrid derby to end all square
Both Spanish capital sides come into the fixture in fine form, winning each of their last five.
Real Madrid have only triumphed twice in their last 14 encounters against their city rivals Atletico. Furthermore, four of the last seven Madrid derbies played at the Bernabeu have finished all square.
Expect Diego Simeone to do everything in his tactical power to deny the reigning Champions League winners three points on their way to a La Liga crown.
Bayern to beat Dortmund 1-0
Live at 17:30 BST on BT Sport ESPN
Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern Munich will be out to put a recent loss to Hoffenheim behind them, by beating the Bundesliga’s fourth placed team Borussia Dortmund.
Dortmund have only beaten Bayern once in their previous eight outings and are a huge 15 points behind the league leaders.
However, there is still value in betting on this clash. Dortmund have failed to get on the scoresheet in three of the last four meetings and are 17/2 with BetVictor to lose 1-0.
Barca to win by one goal
Live at 19:45 BST on Sky Sports 5
Barcelona have only been beaten once in the previous 24 outings against Malaga, a record which is set to continue.
However, in recent times, the Nou Camp club’s encounters with the Anchovies have been far from routine. In three of the last four wins against Malaga, Barca have been held to only one goal.
As a result, look to back the Catalan club to win by a sole strike at La Rosaleda – 3/1 with Sky Bet.
Kalinic to net first
Live at 11:30 BST on BT Sport 3
Fiorentina’s leading marksman Nikola Kalinic is in red hot goal getting form, with 14 in 28 Serie A games this campaign.
Averaging a goal every other game, Kalinic netted during his last trip to Sampdoria’s Stadio Luigi Ferraris and will be a handful to stop.
Sky Bet offers odds of 9/2 on the Croatian scoring first.
Little Donkeys to beat Lazio 3-1
Live at 19:45 BST on BT Sport 3
To round of a top week of European football action, Serie A offers an intriguing third v fourth matchup.
Napoli are flying high under Maurizio Sarri, with just one loss in their previous 19 league games.
The Little Donkeys also only been beaten twice in 12 meetings with Rome club Lazio.
In each of the last three wins in this fixture, the victor has done it by two or more goals.
With Napoli’s defence far from stellar, expect Lazio to get on the scoresheet but Sarri’s side to win 3-1 at 17/1 with BetVictor.