I'VE had a quick look at Saturday's card and picked some hot homes for an accumulator bet.
First I'm heading to Germany where runaway leaders Borussia Dortmund simply won't be caught by anyone, including Bayern Munich.
With the title out of the question, the best hope for Bayern is a Champions League spot and they need every point as they attempt to claw up the table after a shocking start to the season.
Bayern have been up and down week in week out but home advantage and the psychology of knowing every game counts should ensure they triumph. Bayern are a best 1-4 at Chandler and William Hill.
Dortmund should see off second-bottom Stuttgart with plenty to spare and I'd consider the much-wanted Japanese player Shinji Kagawa to score first.
The clash between Mainz and Wolfsburg is a toughie but the visitors will miss Edin Dzeko who was one of my favourite players in the Bundesliga as regular readers will know.
His influence on the side can't be dismissed and I'm not sure how Steve McClaren's strugglers will cope without him.
Mainz are capable of beating anyone if they pick up the sort of form they showed early doors and I'd back them at 11-8 with Betfred.
In Spain, shoot for a Barcelona (v Santander), Sevilla (v Levante) and Valencia (v Malaga) treble.
All have home advantage and all have plenty to play for. Unfortunately, best price on Barca is 1-14 at Ladbrokes and bet365 but Sevilla (4-9, Ladbrokes) and Valencia (4-7, Stan James) are worth taking.
Lionel Messi (21-10 Chandler), Freddie Kanoute (7-2 Chandler) and Roberto Soldado (9-2 Chandler) are the men to score in these encounters.
In Italy, the best bets are Palermo at 1-2 with Betfred to beat a Brescia side who have slipped into the relegation zone.
Palermo have won their last five home matches while their opponents have picked up just four points on the road all season.
- Bayern Munich
- Borussia Dortmund
- Pays 14-1 at Betfred