Elsewhere in La Liga, our man-in-the-know is backing both Real Madrid and Valencia to net at the Bernabéu on Sunday evening.
Meanwhile in Serie A, the Tipster’s European cousin is predicting a thrilling game between AC Milan and Fiorentina but expects the defending champions to claim three points.
Messi scored twice at Zaragoza last season in a 2-0 Barça victory and the Argentine magician was on target again when the defending champions beat Saturday night’s opposition 4-0 earlier this season. The 24-year-old has 36 goals in 29 league appearances and will be eager to net against Zaragoza and help cut Madrid’s lead to three points. Messi to score two goals or more at 6/5 is a value bet in this one.
Real Madrid have played 15 games at the Bernabéu this season, and both sides have scored in 12 of these fixtures. José Mourinho’s side won a five-goal thriller 3-2 when these two teams met earlier this season – and El Tipstro expects more the same on Sunday, with both sides to score an excellent bet at 5/6.
Fiorentina’s last five league games have produced 17 goals, while Milan’s last five league games have seen 13. A struggling Fiorentina side are in desperate need of points and Milan will be eager to stay clear of Juventus at the top of Serie A. So El Tipstro expects plenty of goals in this one on Saturday, and over 2.5 is a solid shout at 4/5.
Milan are unbeaten in their last five games at the San Siro and have won nine of their 14 home games this season, losing only once to their rivals Internazionale. Fiorentina’s last away win came in January against Novara. Since then, they have failed to win in six outings. So, Milan to win is a good bet in this one at 2/7.
Athletic Bilbao have lost their last five games in La Liga, with the Europa League proving a distraction for the Basque outfit. Sevilla, meanwhile, have won their last three games, with Álvaro Negredo scoring two goals. El Tipstro’s ridiculous long-range lob for this edition is for Negredo to score first and Sevilla to cause an upset at San Mamés at 9/1.
Saturday 7 April 2012
Real Zaragoza v Barcelona (1900 UK)
Real Betis v Villarreal (2100 UK)
Sunday 8 April 2012
Levante v Atletico Madrid (1100 UK)
AC Milan v Fiorentina (1400 UK)
Palermo v Juventus (1730 UK)
Atheltic Bilbao v Sevilla (1700 UK)
Lazio v Napoli (1945 UK)
Real Madrid v Valencia (2030 UK)
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