BORUSSIA DORTMUND enjoyed a big pre-match boost as Spanish predator Paco Alcacer turn his loan switch into a permanent deal and now he can carry out a contract killing on Mainz.
The former Barcelona striker has been deadly since joining Dortmund in summer, racking up nine goals in eight games, and his attacking prowess will be needed this afternoon for the Bundesliga leaders.
They signed off before the international break with a thrilling 3-2 win over Bayern Munich and now lead the Bavarians by seven points, with closest challengers Monchengladbach four adrift.
Mainz will be no soft touch as they seek a third straight Bundesliga win but Dortmund have been in irresistible form under Lucien Favre, winning six of their last seven Bundesliga games, and are backable at 5-6 with Ladbrokes to take victory with at least a couple of goals in the match.
In Serie A, Juventus have 34 points out of a possible 36 and can keep the foot to the floor by cruising past a SPAL side who've lost six of eight. Juve and over 1.5 goals is chalked up at 3-10 by Ladbrokes.
Finally, head to Switzlerand where Young Boys are wise old heads at home wins. They've won 10 of the last 11 home outings in the Super League and eight of those have had over 2.5 goals. Another home success with at least three goals when Lugano visit tonight pays 7-10 at Sportingbet.
- Dortmund win & over 1.5 goals (2.30pm)
- Juventus win & over 1.5 goals (5pm)
- Young Boys win and over 2.5 goals (6pm)
- (16-5, Ladbrokes)