It’s another huge week in European football for several reasons.
We’ve picked the highlights from every night this week with match previews from our betting experts. Take that seven legged Petbawa With booking code 7075288 that automatically fills in your receipt.
🌚 Monday 25
🏴 Crystal Palace vs Leeds
After beating West Ham 3-2 in January, Leeds are looking to win back-to-back league matches in London for the first time since April 2008 in the first league. They still haven’t quite stayed out of the woods yet in terms of the landing picture, but the upside here for Jesse Marsh Pecox will see a bit of daylight appear between them and the dreaded trap door. After a string of six defeats that eventually led to Marcelo Bielsa’s sacking, Leeds are now unbeaten in four matches, winning three of them. Palace have made 13 first-division games this season, the second-highest in the league, and another stalemate appeared to be an attractive bet on Monday.
🍿 Watch the match Crystal Palace vs Everton
🌃 Tuesday 26
🏆 Man City vs Real Madrid
Real have scored three goals in three of their last four away matches, including at Stamford Bridge, so their attacking prowess is evident and they know how to get the job done on raucous European nights. It is also impossible to ignore the form of the evergreen Benzema cream. The 34-year-old is spending the season of his life and makes a strong case for the Ballon d’Or. Pep Guardiola’s superb Manchester City side have kept a clean sheet in their last four Champions League games, but a lockdown against Benzema and Vinicius Jr looks highly unlikely. City were involved in a football match that tied a dog fight against Atlético Madrid and defeated them in their own quarter-final match, and now they are back in print in a battle for the purist, contested by two of the greats of modern management. Pop the popcorn for what’s sure to be a very entertaining night of premium football.
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🏙 Wednesday 27
🏆 Liverpool vs Villarreal
The Reds continue to move forward, aiming to achieve an unprecedented quartet. Their win over Everton in the Merseyside derby has kept Jurgen Klopp’s men in the Premier League title race, just one point off leaders Man City, and now they face superb Villarreal in their last four matches of the Champions League season. The Yellow Submarine got rid of Juventus and Bayern on its way to the semi-finals and cannot be discounted. Liverpool may need to call up one of their legendary Anfield nights, and we all know how imposing the atmosphere managers can have can be in the opposite bunker. Villarreal’s president, Unai Emery, has earned praise for his accomplishments this season and is on the cusp of facing the toughest test of his career.
Follow the Liverpool match against Villarreal
🔥 Thursday 28
🏴Man United vs Chelsea
United’s season has gone from bad to worse after their 3-1 defeat to Arsenal, which more or less needs a miracle to reach the top four this season. Chelsea ended a streak of three home defeats when they beat West Ham 1-0 at the weekend, so this is a meeting between teams that weren’t at the right level. That doesn’t mean it would be any less interesting though. Two of England’s heavyweight clubs are always throwing talking points and a good portion of bad blood too.
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🏆 West Ham vs Eintracht Frankfurt
It seems David Moyes’ Europa League eggs are now all in the Europa League basket, with the Hammers finishing seventh in the Premier League and facing an injury crisis in defence. Craig Dawson was sent off after their defeat to Chelsea on Sunday, but he will be available against Eintracht in the first leg of the UEL semi-final, and is also the only suitable defender available at the club at the moment. It’s a huge night for London against the Eintracht Frankfurt side that put Barcelona to the sword in the quarter-finals.
🍿 Follow West Ham vs Eintracht Frankfurt
🏆 RB Leipzig vs Rangers
Leipzig is now a marginal candidate to go to this tournament, and much of that is due to Christopher Nkunku’s shimmering form. The 24-year-old Frenchman has carried his luggage making it one of the most popular spots in all of Europe at the moment. Giovanni van Bronckhorst has put in an impressive performance guiding Rangers so far, but holding Nkunko in handcuffs will arguably be the biggest challenge in his young managerial journey so far.
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🍟 Friday 29
🇪🇸 Seville vs Cadiz
Cadiz supporters won’t be biting their nails as much as they’re pulling them off their fingers after a strange string of recent results. The southwestern Spanish team is one point away from the relegation zone, where they will play five matches, and their last two victories were at home against high-ranking Barcelona and at home against Villarreal, the semi-finals of the European League. They will view this match, then, with a touch of optimism, even though the trip to Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan is never a straightforward job.
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