Elsewhere, our resident betting expert is tipping both sides to score when Real Sociedad travel to the Spanish capital to face Real Madrid – and is backing AC Milan to beat Roma in Serie A.
Lionel Messi has netted a staggering 34 league goals in 27 appearances this season – and it’s only March! The Argentine forward became Barça’s all-time record goal scorer after his hat-trick against Granada on Tuesday night and 15/8 for the 24-year-old to score first at Mallorca on Saturday is great value.
Both sides have scored in 11 of Real Madrid’s 14 games at the Bernabéu this season. With Sergio Ramos suspended and José Mourinho’s side starting to struggle after dropping four points in their last two games, both teams to score looks excellent value in this fixture at evens.
Internazionale’s recent away games have been far from thrillers, with eight of their last nine fixtures ending with under 2.5 goals. Claudio Ranieri’s men have struggled badly up front, scoring a measley 15 goals in 13 games. Antonio Conte has his Juve defence well drilled and six of their last eight league games have ended with under 2.5 goals. So under 2.5 goals is clearly a value bet in this one at 4/5.
AC Milan are unbeaten in their last seven games and the San Siro outfit are top of Serie A. Luis Enriqiue’s Roma side have struggled this season with the new signings still finding their feet in the Italian capital, and have lost five of their last six away games in the league. Milan came out 3-2 winners when the sides met in the reverse fixture earlier in the campaign and El Tipstro expects a Milan victory in this one at a tempting 4/6.
Radamel Falcao has effortlessly made the transition from Portugal’s Superliga to Spain’s La Liga. Atletico Madrid made the Colombian striker their most expensive player, paying Porto €40m for his services, and Falcao has repaid their faith with 19 league goals so far. El Tipstro’s long-range effort for this edition is Falcao to score first against Real Zaragoza at 3/1.
Saturday 24 March 2012:
Mallorca v Barcelona (1700 UK)
AC Milan v Roma (1700 UK)
Real Madrid v Real Sociedad (1900 UK)
Palermo v Udinese (1945 UK)
Getafe v Valencia (2100 UK)
Sunday 25 March 2012:
Real Zaragoza v Atletico Madrid (1100 UK)
Napoli v Catania (1400 UK)
Athletic Bilbao v Sporting Gijon (1700 UK)
Real Betis v Racing Santander (1845 UK)
Juventus v Internazionale (1945 UK)
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