Valencia, Juventus Among Best Bets in European Soccer Action

Alex Campean

Thursday, February 15, 2018 6:49 PM UTC

Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 6:49 PM UTC

With the Premier League idle this weekend, our top tips come from Serie A, La Liga and Bundesliga. Let’s analyze the most interesting matches and find the best value bets.

[/]{"component":"video", "type":"youtube", "url":"", "videoSize":"Large" }[/]Soccer: Best Bets This WeekendMalaga vs. Valencia (La Liga, Round 24)

Best pick for Saturday's match: Valencia to win at +105 with Betfair.

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After a poor month with four consecutive defeats in all competitions, third-place Valencia returned to its winning ways last week as they beat city rival Levante 3-1. Last season they finished above their visitors, but this term Malaga is struggling to win games and score goals. They are sitting last in the standings with just 13 points, and they have the worst attack in the league with 14 goals scored in 23 rounds. They sold their most important players last summer and failed to replace them, and now they are one step from playing in the second division next season. Valencia hasn’t been in great shape of late, but they enter this match full of confidence and determined to return home with the three points to secure their place in the standings. Malaga is winless in its past eight La Liga matches, losing six in the process, and it will be tough for them to earn something from this fixture. Valencia destroyed Malaga in the reverse match 5-0, and we expect them to dominate and win this away game.

Torino vs. Juventus (Serie A, Round 25)

Best pick for Sunday's match: Juventus to win at -135 with Pinnacle.

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Juventus enters this match on the back of a 2-2 draw in a Champions League game against Tottenham. It was the first time in 17 games Juventus conceded two goals in a match. They are second in the standings, just one point behind Napoli, and this match is a must-win as Napoli has an easy fixture against SPAL. The visitors are unbeaten in their last 17 matches in all competitions, winning 14 in the process and keeping 15 clean sheets. Torino is a decent home side, losing just twice this season in front of their fans. They enter this match on the back of three consecutive home wins and they will definitely try to perform at their highest level and pull off the upset against their city rivals. Juventus has a great record against Torino, being unbeaten in their past seven head-to-heads and winning six matches in the process. We expect them to extend this streak and maintain the pressure on Napoli.

Eintracht Frankfurt vs. RB Leipzig (Bundesliga, 23)

Best pick for Monday's match: "Over" 2.5 goals at -116 with Unibet.

This match is the most anticipated fixture of the round in the German top-flight league. Fourth-place Eintracht hosts second-place Leipzig in what should be a high-scoring affair between two great attacking sides. This is a six-point match as the sides are separated by just two points in the table, with both fighting for a Champions League position. We expect a goal-fest, a thrilling encounter, a match full of scoring opportunities.

Extra Tips

Hamburg vs. Leverkusen (Bundesliga, Round 23; Saturday) – Leverkusen to win at +100 with William Hill.

AC Milan vs. Sampdoria (Serie A, Round 25; Sunday) – Both teams to score at -142 with Coral.

Schalke vs. Hoffenheim (Bundesliga, Round 23; Saturday) – Both teams to score and "over" 2.5 goals at +100 with Coral.

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