Villarreal-Atletico Madrid Leads Top European Soccer Picks

atletico madrid

Alex Campean

Thursday, March 15, 2018 4:28 PM UTC

Thursday, Mar. 15, 2018 4:28 PM UTC

This weekend we have another great round of fixtures in the top 5 European soccer leagues, and, as always, we are here to deliver our best picks find the best value bets and analyze the most important matches.

[/]{"component":"video", "type":"youtube", "url":"https://www.youtube.com/embed/hsT7VZmuElM", "videoSize":"Large" }[/]Villarreal vs. Atletico Madrid (La Liga – Round 29)

With 10 rounds to go until the end of the season, Atletico Madrid is sitting 2nd in the standings and trailing leaders Barcelona by 8 points. They have the best defense in the top 5 leagues with just 12 conceded in 28 rounds, which is huge but at the same time they have an amazing attacking firepower with Antoine Griezmann and Diego Costa scoring goals. Atletico is the favorite to win the Europa League but that doesn’t mean they will not try to maintain the pressure on Barcelona and extend their brilliant run with another win over Villarreal. With the International break knocking at our door, Diego Simeone’s men have won 10 of their last 11 fixtures in having the best away record in the Spanish top-flight league with 14 matches won in the process. Villarreal are trying to end in the top 6 and earn a European spot, but the fight is getting more and more intense with 5 teams being separated by 6 points in the standings and battling for 5th and 6th place. After consecutive defeats, they bounced back and won away at Las Palmas last weekend but they we don’t expect them to make it 2 in a row.

Free Soccer Pick: Atletico MadridBest Lines Offered: Pinnacle

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Wolfsburg vs. Schalke (Bundesliga – Round 27)

As expected, Schalke won their last game away at Mainz, securing 2nd place in the standings with 46 points earned in 26 rounds. They will face another relegation team this round and are likely to extend their 4-match winning run. The margin between 2nd-placed Schalke and 6th-placed RB Leipzig is just 6 points, so this match is a must win for the visitor if they want to keep their Champions League hopes alive. Wolfsburg are winless in their last 6 Bundesliga matches, losing 4 games in the process and conceding 12 goals. They have huge injury problems missing almost a whole squad, so they are likely to lose their 3rd consecutive match when hosting Schalke. They are fighting Mainz for the last salvation spot being desperate to win points and avoid relegation.

Free Soccer Pick: Schalke

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SPAL vs. Juventus (Serie A – Round 29)

The reigning champs Juventus are 4 points clear at the top on the table, taking advantage of Napoli’s poor run of form and they are marching towards another title. SPAL are one of the worst side in the Italian top-flight league and we expect them to drop in Serie B at the end of the season. Their situation is very complicated as they are equal on points with Crotone and Sassuolo and they are sitting 18th in the standings with 24 points. We expect an easy away win with Juventus trying to secure their lead, and why not to put more points between them and their followers. They also qualified in the Champions League quarter-finals with an amazing win in England against Tottenham, so they will enter this match full of confidence and determined to return home with the 3 points.

Free Soccer Pick: Juventus (-1.5 AH)

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