Weekly Marquee Matches for Mar. 11
The big matches this weekend are in England where the top clubs of Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester United all face teams in the Top 10 in the Premier League table. Also, Werder is the big betting underdog at home facing a red-hot Bayern Munich squad in Bundesliga action in Germany, and in Spain Atletico Madrid needs a win to keep pace with the league leaders after two straight draws.
Arsenal vs. West Ham – Matchup Report
Arsenal is riding a four-match winning streak and they are in third place in the Premier League nine points back of Chelsea. They are a big betting favorite facing a West Ham squad that sits in 10th place in the league table and is falling fast going winless in their last five matches. The Gunners are solid on both sides of the pitch and in their last three matches they have scored six goals and only conceded two.
Arsenal is the big betting favorite at home at Bet365 at -250 with West Ham at +700 and a draw line of +350.
Chelsea vs. Southampton – Matchup Report
Chelsea is in the lead of the EPL with a five-point cushion over second place Manchester City. They are unbeaten in their last eight matches and face a Southampton side that is in seventh place in the league table and snapped their two-match losing streak with a win in their last match. Southampton’s offense has been struggling only scoring one goal in their last four matches. That is not good facing the Blues, who have conceded the fewest goals in the EPL this season.
Chelsea is posted at -200 at Bet365 for this EPL encounter with Southampton at +550 and a draw line at +320.
Manchester United vs. Tottenham – Matchup Report
Tottenham has won three straight matches and they face a Manchester United side that was jettisoned from the FA Cup in their last match with a loss to Arsenal. Man U sits fourth in the league table and Tottenham is in seventh. While Man U lost their last match they have three wins in their last four league matches including their last two. The Man U offense has stumbled a bit as of late with only five goals in their last four matches.
At Bet365 Man U has EPL betting odds of -118 with Tottenham at +300 and a draw line of +260.
Werder vs. Bayern Munich – Matchup Report
Can Werder pull off the upset at home? They sit eighth in the Bundesliga table and they have three wins, a draw, and a loss in their last five matches. Bayern leads the league and they are riding a four match winning streak. They have conceded the fewest goals in the league, have scored the most, and have scored 15 goals in their last four matches. Werder has their work cut out for them.
Bayern is the huge betting favorite at Bet365 at -400 with Werder at +1100 and a draw line at +450.
Espanyol vs. Atletico Madrid – Matchup Report
Atletico Madrid has lost ground on the league leaders in Real Madrid and Barcelona, as they have played to two straight draws. Espanyol has been up and down literally, as the 10th place side in La Liga has alternated wins and losses in their last five matches, but they are at home in this one. Atletico Madrid has only scored one goal in their last three matches. Espanyol has failed to score in their last two matches.
Bet365 has La Liga odds for this match with Espanyol at +260 and Atletico Madrid at +110 and a draw line of +225.