Euro double: Dortmund and Gareth Bale ready to land the weekend profits
We’re into September and the domestic leagues around Europe are beginning to shape up nicely as summer signings begin to feel more at home.
Games in the English, Spanish, French and Italian leagues will all take place this weekend but there’s two selections in particular our tipsters fancy!
Borussia Dortmund v Freiburg (Dortmund -2 @ 2.40)
German side Borussia Dortmund can go top with a win on Friday night and their form so far this season suggests that’s exactly what’s going to happen.
I whopping 23 games have past since Dortmund last lost at home, and of those 23 games they have won an impressive 20.
On Friday night they face a Freiburg side who have only secured maximum points on their travels three times since December 2013 — it won’t be pretty.
Dortmund won 6–0 against Darmstadt last time they played in front of their home crowd and it looks like a case of goals, goals, goals once again.
Sportsbet.io make Dortmund 2.40 to win the game after a -2 start and that looks like the best way of finding value.
Las Palmas v Real Madrid (Gareth Bale first goalscorer @ 3.20)
Real Madrid missed the chance to secure a record-breaking 17th La Liga victory in a row when they were held at home by Villarreal on Wednesday.
Zinedine Zidane’s side still start the weekend at the top of the table, though, and will be confident of cementing their place with victory at Las Palmas.
Madrid have won their previous nine league game away from the Bernabeu Stadium, in fact they haven’t lost on their travels since December 2015.
Backing them to win is therefore unsurprisingly short, so instead it’s worth backing Gareth Bale to score the opening goal of the game at 3.20.
The Welshman has been in fine form of late and is just as dangerous as Cristiano Ronaldo going forward and much better value.