Las Palmas-Real Madrid among Top European Soccer Matchups

Alex Campean

Thursday, March 29, 2018 1:08 PM UTC

Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 1:08 PM UTC

The international break is over, and we can enjoy another round of great fixtures in the top five European soccer leagues. We are deep in the last third of the season and things are getting very interesting. Our top picks for this week are coming from the Spanish La Liga, the German Bundesliga and the French Ligue 1.

[/]{"component":"video", "type":"youtube", "url":"", "videoSize":"Large" }[/]Las Palmas vs. Real Madrid (La Liga, Round 30)

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Third-place Real Madrid is qualified in the Champions League quarterfinals, but they will still try to overcome Atletico Madrid and finish their domestic league season second. They might rest some of their key players Saturday because they travel to play Juventus next Tuesday, but they have a strong bench and should easily win against Las Palmas. On the other side, Las Palmas has the second-worst attack and the second-worst defense in the Spanish top-flight league with just 21 goals scored and 58 conceded, and they are likely to relegate and play next season in Secunda Division. Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is on fire, rediscovering his top shape into the final form of the season being just three goals behind Lionel Messi. He should be able to find the back of the net at least once time in the match being priced at -200 with Betfair.

Best pick for the match: Real Madrid to win with -1.5 Asian Handicap at -133 with Pinnacle.

Hannover vs. RB Leipzig (Bundesliga, Round28)

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RB Leipzig is enjoying an excellent season, qualifying in the Europa League quarterfinals and fighting for a top-four finish in Bundesliga. They are sixth in the standings, just two points behind fourth-place Eintracht Frankfurt. They enter Saturday's clash on the back of a stunning result, beating leader Bayern Munich 2-1 on their turf. They are full of confidence and determined to extend their great form with another win against 13th-place Hannover. The hosts are winless in their last five Bundesliga fixtures.

Best pick for the match: RB Leipzig to win at +100 with BetVictor.

Leganes vs. Valencia (La Liga, Round 30)

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Leganes is among the decent home sides of the Spanish top-flight league. When they are performing in front of their fans, they are another animal, losing just flour matches on their turf all season. Their head-to-head record against Valencia is very poor, losing all 5 encounters in the last two years. They will put their best effort Sunday to win their first game against their opponents, but it will be tough for them as Valencia is unbeaten in their last seven La Liga fixtures, winning six in the process and scoring 15 goals. Valencia should have enough to return home with the three points and score at least two goals against Leganes.

Best pick for the match: Valencia to win at +105 with Unibet.

Rennes vs. AS Monaco (Ligue 1, Round 31)

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Next Wednesday's match is by far the most anticipated of the round in the French top-flight league. Rennes and AS Monaco are enjoying an amazing period, being unbeaten in their last six and eight fixtures, respectively. Monaco is second in the standings, and despite the fact there are still eight more rounds to be played until the end of the season, they are 17 points behind leaders PSG with no chance to fight them for the title. There is still something to play for as the second place gives them the opportunity to qualify directly in the Champions League group stage. We expect a thrilling encounter between attacking-minded sides.

Best pick for the match: Over 2.5 goals at -125 with William Hill.

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