Barcelona-Atletico Leads Weekend European Soccer Betting Tips

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Alex Campean

Thursday, March 1, 2018 1:09 PM GMT

Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018 1:09 PM GMT

Let’s break down the most interesting matches in the top 5 European soccer leagues and find the best value bets. Our top picks are coming from the English Premier League, the German Bundesliga and the Spanish La Liga.

[/]{"component":"video", "type":"youtube", "url":"", "videoSize":"Large" }[/]Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid (La Liga – Round 27)

This is probably the most anticipated match in the top 5 European soccer leagues. Barcelona are sitting 4 points clear at the top of the table with a match in hand on their Sunday opponents Atletico Madrid, but we expected Barca to win away at Las Palmas on Thursday and rebuild the 7-point margin. Atletico’s Antoine Griezmann is on fire, scoring 7 goals in the last 2 La Liga fixtures and becoming the 1st Atletico Madrid player to net 2 hat-tricks in consecutive games. Barcelona are favorites to win this match, being priced at -142, but this game will not be at all simple. Atletico have a rock-solid defense, conceding just 11 goals in 26 rounds, and they enter this match on the back of 8 wins in a row in all competitions. We expect a thrilling encounter between 2 amazing sides and for our top pick we will follow the goals trend.

Best pick for the match: Both teams to score at -125 with Pinnacle.

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Brighton vs. Arsenal (Premier League – Round 29)

Despite being 12th in the standings with 10 rounds to go until the end of the season, Brighton are still not sure about their place in the Premier League as they are just 4 points above the red zone. They are unbeaten in their last 4 matches, winning 2 in the process against Swansea and West Ham. On the other side, Arsenal are struggling lately entering this match on the back of 3 defeats in a row in their away matches and losing the Carabao Cup final 3-0 against Manchester City. The Gunners’ board have turned against manager Arsene Wenger, looking to replace him at the end of this season. They are 6th in the standings with 45 points earned in 27 rounds, having very small chances to finish the season in top 4 and gain a Champions League spot. Next week they are travelling to play Serie A club AC Milan in Europa League and they will try to qualify further as this is their last chance to silverware this season. Despite their recent poor results in all competitions, Arsenal are by far the better side, and we expect them to return to winning ways and win the 3 points against Brighton.

Best pick for the match: Arsenal to win at -120 with Pinnacle.

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RB Leipzig vs. Borussia Dortmund (Bundesliga – Round 25)

After a poor 1st half to their season, Dortmund found their shape entering this clash on the back of 9 unbeaten matches in all competitions, climbing the standings to 2nd place in the Bundesliga table and qualifying further in Europa League after a great double-leg match against Atalanta. Both sides have European commitments, but that doesn’t mean they will not use their best starting XI in this match. This is a 6-pointgame as the 2 clubs are separated by just 3 points in the standing, with Leipzig sitting 6th just 3 points behind their opponents. The reverse match was a high-scoring affair with Dortmund losing 3-2 on home soil, so we expect a similar outcome in a match between 2 attacking-minded sides with players capable of winning games on their own.

Best pick for the match: Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals in the match at -111 with Coral.

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