BAYER LEVERKUSEN are on a six-game Bundesliga winning streak and can keep up their charge to a Champions League place against hapless Hannover.
The visitors are without a victory in 12 and perilously perched just a place above the relegation play-off spot.
They’re likely to struggle at the Bay Arena and Leverkusen – who’ve rattled eight goals in their last two home league games – can win with over 2.5 match goals at 10-11 with bet365 and Paddy Power.
Leverkusen are the only team to have stopped Hoffenheim scoring at home in the league this season and today Markus Gisdol’s men entertain a bruised Bayern Munich still smarting from their Champions League humbling in Porto.
The Bavarians are dogged by injuries to key men but have never lost to Hoffenheim in their 13 Bundesliga meetings. Hoffenheim have a leaky defence but can nick one at the other end and both teams to score and over 2.5 goals pays 21-20 at bet365.
In Italy it’s the battle of the top two as runaway leaders Juventus host Lazio. Juve have an astonishingly good record against the capital side – unbeaten in the last 20 meetings – but reports suggest they will rotate the side with one eye on Wednesday night’s Champions League quarter-final second leg away to Monaco.
Lazio have been a revelation this season – victory today would see them equal a club record of nine straight Serie A wins. They may not get it but I fancy them to bag a goal and both teams to score pays 10-11 at Coral.
Staying in Serie A, Sampdoria are in the thick of the fight for a Europa League place and entertain struggling Cesena. Sampdoria to score over 1.5 goals is worth a look at 3-4 with Betfair against a Cesena side who’ve conceded at least two in seven of their last 10 on the road.
French table-toppers PSG have no margin for error as they travel to Nice seeking the win that can return them to top spot. They’re missing suspended duo Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marco Verratti as well as the injured Thiago Motta but have plenty of talent in reserve and can score over 1.5 goals at 4-5 with Betfair.
Scott’s Euro bets
Leverkusen win and over 2.5 match goals (2.30pm) (10-11, Paddy Power)
Hoffenheim v Bayern btts/over 2.5 goals (2.30pm) (21-20, bet365)
Sampdoria to score 2+ (5pm) (3-4, Betfair)
PSG to score 2+ (6pm) (4-5, Betfair)
Juventus v Lazio btts (7.45pm) (10-11, Coral)
Mr Fixit’s Euro treble
PSV v Heerenveen btts (6.45pm)
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