While the return of the Premier League after the international break will be the focal point of many people’s sporting weekend, there is a whole host of elite European action providing plenty of betting opportunities.
And even more so when you take into account Ladbrokes’ special enhanced treble for three of the top clubs on the continent.
Here’s why it could pay to take advantage of this great boost.
Barcelona to beat Sevilla
Sevilla must dread their trips to Cataluyna. It’s been 12 years and 11 visits since they left the Nou Camp with three points, and have lost nine of their last 10 there.
And with five straight defeats to Barcelona home and away, it’s fair to say another home win looks on the cards.
Barca looked to go some way to redeeming their shock defeat to Celta Vigo when running out 2-1 winners over Almeria last time out, having won 10 of their 12 previous home matches in La Liga prior to that disaster, and look primed to continue their dominance over Los Rojiblancos.
Roma to beat Atalanta
Their failure to test opposition goalkeepers has been the downfall for Atalanta in Serie A this season, with the Bergamo club languishing in 17th place having scored just four goals in the league to date.
And with Roma’s tight defence, they could really struggle against Rudi Garcia’s side. So it may be a case of a goal will do for the team in second spot.
They are more than capable of getting a few more than that too, with the likes of Mattia Destro and Juan Iturbe a handful for most defences.
Juventus to beat Lazio
Dominating from the top, it could be back to back titles for Juve, with Roma seemingly their only challengers again, with the Old Lady putting seven points between themselves and Napoli in third place already.
They racked up a 7-0 victory over Parma last week, and have now won four of their last five, scoring 14 goals in the process.
While Sevilla’s record against Barcelona is bad, it’s nothing on Lazio’s form against Juventus. I Biancocelesti haven’t beaten the Turin side in a whopping 21 Serie A games, stretching back 11 years. And with Massimo Allegri’s side flying again that run doesn’t look like ending just yet.
All odds and markets correct as of the date of publishing