Weekend preview and betting tips: Will Chelsea beat Man United?
We preview Bayern Munich v Borussia Monchengladbach, AC Milan v Juventus and Chelsea v Man United
With the football season in full swing, here’s a look at some of the big matches and betting odds to take advantage of around Europe this weekend.
Bayern Munich vs Borussia Monchengladbach
The German Bundesliga leaders are back in action this weekend following their 4-1 thrashing of Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League on Wednesday. Domestically, Bayern Munich have drawn their last two games but maintain a two-point lead at the top.
Visitors to the Allianz Arena this weekend, Borussia Monchengladbach were also winners in Europe’s elite club cup competition as they came away from Celtic with a 2-0 win. However, it’s only one win in their last four league matches which includes a 4-0 thrashing at Schalke 04 and being held 0-0 at home by Hamburg last weekend – only the Old Dinosaur’s second point in seven games this season.
Bayern Munich will bring their European form to this one and we see it as an easy home win. Bayern Munich to win -1.5 goals is 2.1 with Betfair
AC Milan vs Juventus
The big game from Italy comes on Saturday evening as AC Milan play host to defending Serie A champions and current league leaders Juventus. The Old Lady currently has a five-point lead over both AS Roma and Milan in the table and were in Lyon on Tuesday night participating in the Champions League.
AC Milan aren’t in European competition this season but are in fine form domestically, winning four of their last five dropping points only in a 0-0 draw at Fiorentina during that run. However, Juventus is a whole new kettle of fish and a surprise 2-1 loss at Internazionale is the only time they haven’t taken three points in a league game this season.
The neutral may be with Milan this weekend but we think Juventus will continue their winning streak. The latest betting odds on Juventus to win are 1.88 with Betfair
Chelsea vs Manchester United
The biggest game from the Premier League this weekend comes from Stamford Bridge where two teams currently outside the top four go head-to-head as fifth-place Chelsea take on Manchester United who are down in seventh.
Neither side has hit the heights are pre-season favourites for the Premier League title and many have already written these two off as title challengers, though United are only five points off the top, and Chelsea three.
Manchester United will have played twice since Chelsea’s last game which certainly could be a factor in this game, but with Jose Mourinho capable of holding Liverpool to a 0-0 on Monday night don’t be surprised if he has a similar game plan against his former club on Sunday.
The 0-0 is 11.0 with Betfair
Feyenoord vs Ajax
The classic in the Netherlands takes place this weekend as league leaders Feyenoord host Ajax at De Kuip. The Dutch league leaders avoided dropping points last weekend with a stoppage time winner at NEC to make it 27 points from a possible 27 for Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side.
Feyenoord are at home in the Europa League on Thursday whilst Ajax are in Spain the same night. Ajax are on a six-game winning streak domestically themselves after taking only four points from their first three games.
This should be a cracking game and perhaps one that Feyenoord drop points for the first time this season. Lay Feyenoord at 2.5 with Betfair