Betting Preview: The Football Weekend
By Carl Lewis
10 January 2019, by: BET Contributor
Betting Preview: The Football Weekend
There are so many big fixtures over the course of the weeknd and luckily for you, we have picked out some BIG matches from Europe’s top leagues to help you with your punting this weekend.
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Fresh from their dramatic Super Cup win, which stretched their unbeaten run to 16 in all competitions, second-placed Real Madrid will now look to continue their unbeaten run at home this La Liga seasons (W6, D3).
They take on a tricky Sevilla side, a team they’ve beaten ten straight times. However, only five points behind Madrid, Sevilla can certainly spring a surprise considering they are La Liga’s best away side (W6, D2, L2).
Form (earlier -> latest)
Real Madrid: WDDDW
At home, Madrid average scoring their first goal after 32 minutes and have scored the first goal 6 times of out the 9 home matches. Of the home league goals Madrid have scored, 30% were netted in the 15 minutes before half-time. (Madrid to score first at 0.50)
On the road, Sevilla concedes on average at 52 minutes while they score first at 27 minutes. The most striking stat has to be Sevilla scoring the first 9 times of out 10 matches away from home this season. (Sevilla to score first at 1.85)
Madrid are unbeaten at home, both teams have scored on 4 occasions of the 9 matches at the Bernabeu. (BTTS? No at 1.15)
Being good travellers this season, Sevilla have seen both teams score 4 times out of the 10 games. They have also scored 13 goals on their travels, with 9 of them in the first half. (BTTS? Yes at 0.70)
Surprisingly, Madrid have seen over 2.5 goals 4 times of out 9 matches at home this season. (Over 2.5 goals at 0.65)
Madrid have scored 2 or more goals 6 times out of the 9 played at home. (Madrid to score 2 goals at 2.30)
Sevilla have seen under 2.5 goals scored in 5 of theirs last 6 games. (Under 25 goals at 1.30)
Sevilla have conceded 2 or more goals only twice out of their 10 games this season.
Real Madrid have won 13 of their last 14 home matches against Sevilla in all competitions.
Real Madrid have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 7 home matches. (Madrid clean sheet at 1.60)
Sevilla are undefeated in 10 of their last 11 matches.
Half of Sevilla’s away games have seen them leading 1-0 at half-time. (Half time result – Sevilla at 4.25)
Zinedine Zidane’s team continues to impress as the hosts are unbeaten in their last 16 competitive matches, conceding just once in their last five games. (Madrid to win at 0.60)
Sevilla have bounced back from two losses with an excellent run of form lately, taking 3 wins from their last 4 matches. (Sevilla to win at 4.00)
Madrid have dominated this fixture in recent years but this season, Sevilla have indicated their ability to flourish away from home and can upset this Madrid side. (Madrid to win an over 2.5 goals at 1.25)
Barcelona have a new boss at the helm in the shape of Quique Setién. He takes over the Catalan club who have an eight-game unbeaten La Liga run. La Liga new boys beat Barcelona giants 2-0 earlier in the season. However, at home, Barcelona remain unbeaten this league campaign.
At the Camp Nou, Barcelona have scored first 7 times of out 9 matches. It takes them an average of 15 minutes to bet the opener at home as well. (Barcelona to score first at 0.20)
Conversely, Granda have conceded the opener in six consecutive away matches, however, the two away games in which they scored the opener, they won. (Granada to score first at 4.20)
Worryingly for the visitors, they have conceded in both halves in 6 of their 10 away matches. (HT/FT – Barcelona/Barcelona at 0.40)
Barcelona are unbeaten at home although seven of their eight wins saw both teams score. (BTTS? Yes at 1.10)
Barcelona have kept a clean sheet in their last 5 home matches against Granada in all competitions. (Barcelona clean sheet at 0.70)
Granada tends to score during the 60th-75th minute on their travels – seven of their 13 away league goals have been netted during this period. (Granada to score in seocnd half at 2.05)
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 10 of Barcelona’s last 12 games. At home, there have been over 2.5 goals 8 times in 9 matches. The main driver in this is Barcelona scoring over 2 goals 8 times. (Over 2.5 goals at 0.40)
On the road, Granada have seen over 2.5 goals in 5 of their 9 matches. They have conceded more than 2 goals on 6 occasions away from home. (Under 2.5 goals at 2.15)
Barcelona were leading at half-time in seven of their eight home wins.
Granada have conceded after the 80th minute in their last five away games.
There have been at least five yellow cards in each of the previous six matches.
Barcelona have won their last 6 home matches against Granada in all competitions. Another big victory looks likely, especially as Barcelona are the best-attacking team in the league, they average 3.78 goals per home match. (Barcelona to win and over 3.5 goals at 1.00)
Granada are unlikely to be relishing this game considering they’ve lost five straight away fixtures, losing by at least a two-goal margin each time. (Barcelona to score over 2. 5 goals at 0.65)
Currently, on a terrible run of six straight matches without a win, Lecce are big outsiders in this fixture sitting in a lowly 17th place. The league newcomers enter this clash hoping to register their first win at home.
Meanwhile, Inter have been excellent on the road having won 8 of their last 9 away matches. Also, they’ve have won 8 of their last 10 matches against Lecce in all competitions.
Having struggled at home, it is no surprise Lecce have scored first only once in 9 matches. (Lecce to score first at 2.80)
An ominous statistic for hosts is that Inter have socred first 8 out of 9 times away from home. Inter score their first goal on average after 25 minutes. (Inter to score first at Inter 0.10)
Five of Lecce’s last six home league games have featured goals at both ends. (BTTS? No at 0.90)
Inter stand as the division’s top scorers on the road, averaging 2.44 goals per away game this season. Both teams have scored 7 times out of 9 in Inter’s away matches. (BTTS? Yes and Over 2.5 goals at 1.10)
Goals scored, either way, remain a regular feature for Lecce, with ten of their 19 matches witnessing over 3.5 total goals. (Over 3.5 goals at 1.35)
Inter have scored at least 2 goals in 8 of their last 9 away matches and there have been over 2.5 goals scored in 6 of Inter’s last 7 away games. (Over 2.5 goals at 0.55)
A high-scoring away win for Inter is very likely, especially as ten of Inter Milan’s last 11 away victories have witnessed over 2.5 goals. (Inter and over 2.5 goals at 0.70)
Impressively, Inter are one of just four sides yet to concede a goal within the first 15 minutes of any away game.
Inter have been winning at both half time and full time in 5 of their last 7 away matches.
Each of the last three matches between the two sides have seen exactly three yellow cards.
Inter were fortunate to draw with Atalanta having been under the pump from by their exciting opponents. Inter won the reverse fixture 4-0 so they will be confident ahead of the fixture.
Lecce lost to Parma on Monday night and are still winless at home so far this season so they face an uphill battle to get off the mark.
Juventus are undefeated in their last 30 home matches. A 1-0 against Parma win earlier in the season was the first of 11 one-goal margin Serie A wins for Juventus this season including their last game against Roma.
Parma beat Lecce (2-0) on Monday to make it three victories in their last five matches with two of them arriving on the road where the visitors have a perfectly balanced record (W3, D3, L3).
Juventus have scored first 8 times in their 9 home matches. (Juve to score first at 0.25)
Parma have opened the scoring in the first half in four of their last five league trips. (Parma to score first at 3.30)
There have been many goals in Juventus recent matches, with their last seven fixtures seeing at least three. Both teams have scored six times in their 9 matches at home. (BTTS? Yes at 1.00)
On the road, Parma have seen both teams score 5 times of 9. (BTTS? No at 0.75)
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Juventus’s last 7 games. They have also scored at least 2 goals in 8 of their last 9 home matches. (Juventus to win and over 2.5 goals at 0.60)
Parma have seen over 2.5 goals in 5 of their 9 matches on their travels. (Over 2.5 goals at 0.50)
Juventus are undefeated in their last 30 home matches (Serie A).
All nine of Parma’s away SA matches have seen at least one goal scored before the break.
Juventus have been ahead at half-time in just three of their nine SA home matches.
Parma have been leading at half-time just five times this season but four of those were on the road.
Juventus ended the first half of the season as winter champions after defeating Roma 2-1 last week. Matches between the two sides have been tight affairs, exactly one goal separated both teams in four of the last five competitive. (Juventus to win 1-0 at 7.25)
The visitors are currently seventh in the league after a strong start to the season, however, Parma have won just two of their 16 competitive trips to Juventus this century. (Parma to win at 10.50)
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