Premier League Champ Man City Still Motivated to Play Well

Alex Campean

Thursday, April 19, 2018 4:03 PM UTC

Thursday, Apr. 19, 2018 4:03 PM UTC

The season is almost over but there is still something to play for in the European soccer leagues. Some teams are fighting to avoid relegation, while others are trying to finish in the top six and earn a European spot.

Top 5 European Soccer Leagues: Best Betting Predictions & TipsManchester City vs. Swansea (Premier League, Round 35)

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Manchester City has already won the English Premier League title, taking advantage of Manchester United’s shocking defeat at home against bottom-placed West Brom. The Citizens have dominated the title race, losing just 2 EPL fixtures all season long and scoring 93 goals in 33 rounds. They will be crowned champions in front of their fans on Sunday when they host Swansea. City set a Premier League record of 18 wins in a row on their way to the title, beating every other side in the English top-flight league at least one time. Their season is fully packed with great records, such as highest passing record (over 900 against Chelsea) or highest possession (82.13 percent against Everton). They will definitely try to break the 100-point mark by the end of the season and win their remaining 5 fixtures. We expect a thrilling match, a high-scoring affair with the hosts ready for another strong performance. Best pick for the match: Manchester City to win and "over" 3.5 goals at +115 with Pinnacle.

FC Koln vs. Schalke (Bundesliga, Round 31)

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Schalke is enjoying an amazing season under Domenico Tedesco, sitting 2nd in the standings with 55 points earned in 30 rounds. They saw their 6-match winning run come to an end 2 rounds ago when they lost 2-3 at Hamburg but did well to bounce back and return to winning ways beating their biggest rivals Dortmund last weekend 2-0 on their turf. They travel to play FC Koln on Sunday, a team with the worst defense in the German top-flight league with 58 goals conceded this season. FC Koln is 9 points behind the 1st salvation place with 4 matches left and only a miracle might save them from going down. Schalke should have enough to win this match and secure their runners-up position. Best pick for the match: Schalke to win at -111 with Betfair.

Celta Vigo vs. Valencia (La Liga, Round 34)

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Celta Vigo is unbeaten in their last 9 home fixtures in all competitions, winning 4 and scoring 18 goals in the process, averaging 2 goals netted per match. Valencia has the 3rd-best attack in the league, after Barcelona and Real Madrid, with 60 goals scored in 32 rounds. We’ve seen both teams scoring in 10 of their last 11 head-to-head and "over" 2.5 goals in the match in 6 of their last 7 mutual encounters. For Saturday's game the trend is our friend and we expect at least 3 goals. It shouldn’t be another outcome as we are talking about 2 attacking-minded sides with great striker and skillful playmakers. Best pick for the match: "Over" 2.5 goals at -125 with BetVictor.

Dijon vs. Lyon (Ligue 1, Round 34)

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Lyon is unbeaten in their last 8 Ligue 1 fixtures, sitting 3rd in the standings with 66 points. They are fighting Marseille for a top-3 finish, a place which will earn them a Champions League spot next season, being equal on points with 5 rounds till the end of the season. They enter Friday's match on the back of 4 consecutive wins and we expect them to extend this brilliant run of form and return home with the 3 points. Best pick for the match: Lyon to win and "over" 2.5 goals in the match at -109 with Coral.

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