REAL SOCIEDAD tumbled out the Europa League with defeat in Salzburg in midweek and face more away misery today.
The Basque outfit are winless in seven on the road in La Liga – five defeats and two draws – and their Thursday night Euro exertions will leave them weary-legged for the tough trip to Valencia's Mestalla.
Valencia have recovered from a recent slump by putting together back-to-back wins and will be fired up for three in a row to keep their Champions League tilt on track. Their home record is bettered only by Barcelona and the Madrid giants and Los Che are backable at 8-11 with BetVictor.
In Serie A, Juventus can round off Atalanta's painful week with victory in Turin. Atalanta lost a late goal to exit the Europa League to Dortmund and are up against it today with Juve on a nine-game league winning streak.
Samporia's home form has been the foundation of their push for a Euro place and the haul of nine wins on their own patch is second only to Juve and Napoli's 10.
They host Udinese who've failed to win 13 of their last 14 trips to the Stadio Luigi Ferraris and are on a run of one win in seven. Udinese are also missing their top scorer Kevin Lasagna and fellow forward Stipe Perica so a Samp win tempts but I'll take draw no bet at 2-5 with Ladbrokes.
- Sampdoria draw no bet (2pm)
- Juventus (5pm)
- Valencia (5.30pm)
- (5-2, Ladbrokes bet boost)