European Weekend Best Bets: Barcelona Looks to Clinch La Liga

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Martin Green

Thursday, April 26, 2018 8:30 PM UTC

Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018 8:30 PM UTC

There are several big games taking place across Europe’s top leagues this weekend and sports bettors can find plenty of value. Here are some key matches to look out for.

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Lionel Messi and Co. can clinch the Spanish league title if they secure victory against lowly Deportivo on Sunday. It has been a remarkable season for Barcelona, and it is now just three games away from becoming the first club to ever finish a La Liga campaign without tasting defeat. It has won 25 and drawn eight of its 33 games, scoring 83 goals and conceding just 19 to leave its rivals trailing in its wake. It thrashed Deportivo 4-0 at the Nou Camp back in December and it should be able to pull off another convincing victory. Defeat would confirm Deportivo’s relegation, and it has been a miserable season for Clarence Seedorf’s men. It has already lost seven home games and it is unlikely to repel Messi and Luis Suarez for long. Barcelona -1.5 on the handicap lines is -104 with Pinnacle and that looks like a great option.

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Bayern Munich v Eintracht Frankfurt

Bayern Munich has already wrapped up the German league title, but it continues to steamroll its domestic opponents. It won 3-0 against Hannover, 6-2 against Bayer Leverkusen and 5-1 against Borussia Monchengladbach in its last three games, and it has moved a massive 22 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga table. It beat Frankfurt 1-0 away earlier in the season, and 3-0 at home last season, and its recent head-to-head record against this team is extremely strong (10 wins and two draws in last 12 meetings). Its players may have one eye on their upcoming Champions League semi-final second leg against Real Madrid, but Bayern has more than enough quality to win this game, even if it rests a few players. Odds of -140 with William Hill are extremely attractive, and for more value you could add a stipulation such as Bayern Munich to win and over 2.5 goals.

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West Ham v Man City

Pep Guardiola’s team has also already won the Premier League title, but it is now bidding to rack up a record points tally. It has won its last five games against West Ham, and it should have little trouble in extending that streak to six. Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Bernardo Silva should all be far too strong for this limited and leaky West Ham defense, and you would expect Man City to race into an early lead as it has simply been blowing teams away of late. Man City half-time / full-time looks interesting at -105 with some sportsbooks and -120 with William Hill. Another good option would be to give Man City a -1.5 handicap at -108 with Pinnacle as it really should be far too good for West Ham.

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Inter v Juventus

Juventus’ lead at the top of Serie A stands at just one point after it lost to Napoli last weekend. Eusebio Di Francesco’s men are hot on its heels, so it will be desperate for a win against Inter. The home side has won three games on the bounce, so it will not be easy, but Juventus has a strong and experienced side packed full of tough defenders and dynamic attackers, so it should be able to return to winning ways in this game. BetOnline has +127 on a win for Juventus and that is a great set of odds on such an impressive team that is so extremely motivated, playing against a team that has nothing left to play for this season.

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