Top 5 European Football League’s Betting Action 29 February – 01 March 2020 Including El Clasico
As the footballing year is slowly coming to an end, the number of fixtures is coming thick and fast. Teams are looking forward to cementing their league positions and hopefully book a spot in the next season’s European football while some are trying to hang on and avoid relegation to the second tier. Below are featured matches across the top five leagues across Europe.
Premier League: Everton v Manchester United. Sunday 01 March 14:00
This last fixture in the Premier League weekend promises to be a cracker. Everton is coming from a recent narrow defeat in the hand’s Arsenal, in their latest outing, and is now looking forward to returning to winning ways in front of their home fans and with their new manager. This, however, will not be a walk in the ‘park’ pun intended, as Manchester United won’t make this easy for them. The visitors are coming from an unbeaten run of 6 games and are full of confidence after a convincing win over Watford in their last game.
With United lacking the services of; Pogba, Tuanzebe, and most importantly, Rashford, who is United’s top scorer, Everton are looking forward to capitalising on this. Everton, however, also have some injury problems at their own camp with Theo Walcott and Jean –Philippe Gbamin who are side-lined. They are lucky to have Andre Gomes, who suffered a freak accident earlier on in the season.
With United currently in 5th looking to close in on the last Champions League spot with a revamped squad of Bruno Fernandez and Ighalo and with Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin top scorer leading the line looking to climb to a European place this is definitely a must-watch.
La Liga: Real Madrid v Barcelona. Sunday 01 March 20:00
Arguably football’s greatest rivalry, the Spanish El Clasico never disappoints. This pulsating fixture this year could have a direct consequence to the league trophy as only two points separate these two. The current league leaders are surely not comfortably enjoying life at the summit as they have ridden the pressure from the second-placed Real Madrid.
Barcelona is slowly but surely getting used to life under the new coach as their star man and current La Liga top scorer Lionel Messi ended his goal drought to put 4 past Eibar that ended with a convincing 5-0 win for them. Real Madrid, on the other hand, stumbled against Levante, a goal that was enough to push them to second place.
Real Madrid will, however, be without their star signing Eden Hazard, who yet suffered another injury and has yet to make an impact on the club. Also on the side injury list are Mariano Diaz and winger Marco Asensio. Barcelona also has injury worries of their own as Luis Suarez, Ousmane Dembele, Sergi Roberto, and Jordi Alba, all-star players, are out on injury leaving younger players and emergency signing Braithwaite to fill the spaces.
The first Clasico ended in a 0-0 draw, but in this 180th La Liga meeting between the two promises plenty of goals.
Serie A: Juventus v Inter Milan
This blockbuster showdown between these two great teams could be postponed or played under closed doors over the risk of the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus in Italy. Nevertheless, the raw emotions surrounding this game cannot be underplayed. Juventus are just a point clear at the top of the table after their 2-1 win over SPAL where Cristiano Ronaldo marked his 1000th career appearance. Inter, on the other hand, are sitting 3rd on the log, six points adrift from the top but have a game at hand after their game against Sampdoria was postponed.
Both teams have an impressive attacking sided teams boasting the second and third highest top scorer in the league right now and will surely not leave anything to chance in this fixture. Juventus will, however, be lacking the services of players like Higuain, Pjanic, and Costa, who were all injured this month. In equal measure, Gagliardini, Sensi, and Asamoah will be missing in action.
Both teams will have European football midweek, which will be interesting to see how the teams will line up during the fixture.
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Bundesliga: Hoffenheim v Bayern Munich. Saturday 29 February 14:30
In form league leaders Bayern Munich who has worn 4 out of 5 league games, will be looking forward to continuing their winning ways against a resilient Hoffenheim side who are fighting for at least a European spot for next season. The name Lewandowski would have surely sent shivers on the opponent’s defence before the game as he is having a season of his life. Fortunately to Hoffenheim, though, he picked up and injury and will miss at least 6 games.
Hoffenheim, on the other hand, has not been that convincing with only winning two of their last five league games and drawing their last one. Bayern will also be missing Goretska and Perisic, who has been impressive. Hoffenheim, on the other hand, is the ones with most players out, including Elmkies, Kramaric, Adamyan, and Dabbur.
Ligue 1: Paris Saint-Germain v Dijon. Saturday 29 February 16:30
With their recent frustrations in the hands of Borussia Dortmund, PSG was able to bounce with a win over Bordeaux by 4-3, where Edison Cavani was able to score his 200 goals for the club. PSG are enjoying a lonely life at the top of Ligue 1 as they are 13 points clear from their closest rivals. Dijon, on the other hand, is avoiding relegation by goal difference and are having a bad season. They have not had a win in five games.
Both teams don’t have a lot of injury concerns apart from the suspension of Neymar, who received a red card in their last match. This will be a fantastic match as Dijon look forward to fighting and avoid relegation.