Weekly Marquee Matches for Apr. 1
Arsenal vs. Liverpool highlights the weekend action in Europe and while there are not any huge matches some of the top clubs face stiff tests.
This is especially the case for Chelsea and Bayern Munich, who are in first place in their respective leagues but don’t face pushovers this weekend.
Arsenal vs. Liverpool – Matchup Report
Arsenal has won five straight matches and they are the home betting favorite facing a Liverpool side that had their four match winning streak snapped in their last match. The Gunners are in third place in the EPL table six points back of Chelsea with the Reds in fifth place 13 points back of the Blues. In Arsenal’s last four matches they have only conceded two goals. Liverpool was on a solid streak and even though they lost their last match to Manchester United they have still only conceded two goals in their last five matches.
Bet365 has Arsenal as the Premier League betting favorite with odds of -120 with Liverpool at +320 and a draw line of +275.
Chelsea vs. Stoke City – Matchup Report
Chelsea is in first place in the EPL and in their last five league matches they have three wins and two draws. Stoke City had been playing well, but they have lost their last two matches. They lost to the Blues at home earlier this season and while in the last few seasons they have had some big upsets oddsmakers are not giving them much of a shot in this match at Stamford Bridge. On the season Chelsea has scored the second most goals and conceded the fewest.
Chelsea is the huge betting favorite at Bet365 at -350 with Stoke at +1000 and a draw line at +450.
Dortmund vs. Bayern Munich – Matchup Report
Bayern cannot be shocked in two straight league matches can they? They lost to B. Monchengladbach at home in their last match and in this one face a 10th place Dortmund side that has three wins and two draws in their last five league matches. Dortmund has to have some confidence, as their defense has been solid as of late and they are up against a Bayern squad that has scored the most goals in Bundesliga play, but was shut out in their last match.
No surprise Bayern Munich is the road favorite at Bet365 with posted odds of +105 and Dortmund at +250 and a draw line of +260.
AS Roma vs. Napoli – Matchup Report
AS Roma snapped their four-match winless streak with a win in their last match and they face a Napoli Squad that has fallen down to fifth in the league table with no wins in their last four matches. In their last three league matches Napoli has only scored three goals with two coming in a draw facing Inter Milan. Roma was upset in their last Serie A match with a loss to Sampdoria and while their offense has been solid outside of league play it has struggled in Serie A play as of late.
Bet365 has Roma as the Serie A betting favorite at +120 with Napoli at +240 and a draw line of +230.
Valencia vs. Villareal – Matchup Report
Valencia has four wins in their last five league matches and sit in third place in the league table. Villareal has been a surprise so far on the season in sixth place, but they have only one win in their last four league matches. Valencia has not lost in La Liga play since early February and they have scored six goals and not conceded any in their last two matches.
Valencia is the Bet365 favorite in this La Liga match with posted odds of +105 with Villareal posted at +260 and a draw line at +250.