It’s non-stop football in December as a busy weekend in Europe gets underway, and as usual, we’ve selected 10 of our best bets and value picks from Europe’s big leagues to help you make some extra money.
West Ham v Chelsea (Saturday)
Chelsea travels east to take on West Ham United in what should be a spicy London derby on Saturday. Thomas Tuchel’s side has been the early pace-setters in the Premier League and has won seven consecutive away London derbies in the league. However, West Ham has been impressive under David Moyes’ watch, defeating both Tottenham and Liverpool at the London Stadium.
Wolves v Liverpool (Saturday)
Liverpool travels to the midlands to take on Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux. The Reds will be looking to make it 10 straight wins over Bruno Lage’s team in the league as they look to keep pace with leaders Chelsea. The last time the two sides met, Portuguese international Diogo Jota faced his old team in the colors of Liverpool and grabbed the only goal of the game.
Real Sociedad v Real Madrid (Saturday)
La Liga leaders Real Madrid will travel to the Anoeta Stadium on Saturday where they’ll take on a Real Sociedad side who remain unbeaten in all seven of their home league matches thus far. Imanol Alguacil’s men will be aiming to cut the gap at the top of the table to just one point, but that will be easier said than done with Los Blancos riding a four-match winning streak in the league.
Atletico Madrid v Mallorca (Saturday)
Atletico Madrid host struggling Mallorca at the Wanda Metropolitano in La Liga on Saturday. The reigning champions will be looking to continue their impressive form against a side that has gone seven league matches without a win. The last time the two sides met, Atleti ran out comfortable 3-0 winners in Madrid.
Barcelona v Real Betis (Saturday)
Manuel Pellegrini’s Real Betis make the trip to the Nou Camp to take on Barcelona in search of maximum points that would see them further distance themselves from the Catalans on the standings and break into the top four positions of La Liga that guarantee qualification to the UEFA Champions League. Barca, on the other hand, will be looking to continue their excellent start in the league under Xavi in their bid to get back on track.
Celta Vigo v Valencia (Sunday)
Celta Vigo plays host to Valencia in search of back-to-back wins after claiming maximum points away at Alaves last Saturday, which followed three disappointing draws. Valencia drew their last three league games against Atletico Madrid, Valencia, and Rayo Vallecano, and will be hoping to repeat the 2-0 victory they earned in the last meeting between these sides.
Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich (Saturday)
A top-of-the-table clash headlines the Bundesliga this weekend when Borussia Dortmund host Bayern Munich at the Signal Iduna Park. The two teams will face off in the Der Klassiker derby, the biggest match of the Bundesliga season. The Bavarians sit top of the table on 31 points, a point above BVB after 13 matches. Bayern has got the better of Dortmund of late with wins in five straight encounters, dating to April 2019.
Hoffenheim v Eintracht Frankfurt (Saturday)
Hoffenheim is gaining momentum with four victories in six Bundesliga games. After beating RB Leipzig 2-0 at home, Sebastian Hoeneb’s men went on to hit newly-promoted Greuther Furth 6-3. Meanwhile, Eintracht Frankfurt is also enjoying an upturn in form that could make this a high-scoring affair. The Eagles have already secured passage to the knockout stages of the UEFA Europa League with a game to spare, so their focus will be collecting maximum points at the PreZero Arena.
Burussia Monchengladbach v Freiburg (Sunday)
matches, and will be eager to get back to winning ways in front of their ardent supporters. Freiburg has to knuckle down and get back to winning ways as well, the visitors began the season unbeaten but have since lost their way in three straight defeats to Bayern Munich, Eintracht Frankfurt, and most disappointingly, newly-promoted Bochum last time out.
Marseille v Brest (Saturday)
Brest makes the trip to the Orange Velodrome in fine form but faces an uphill task against Marseille, who’ve scored 75% of their league goals on home soil this season. The past five meetings between these sides have seen Marseille win and both teams score four times in free-scoring end-to-end contests.