Weekly Marquee Matches for Mar. 18
Not many big matches in the Premier League this weekend with the exception of Liverpool playing host to Manchester United.
In the Bundesliga a few of the top clubs face each other with Schalke playing host to Bayer Leverkusen and league leader Bayern Munich playing host to B. Monchengladbach.
Juventus almost has the Scudetto in the bag and are big betting favorites at home facing Genoa, and in another El Classico Barcelona looks to extend their lead at home facing Real Madrid.
Liverpool vs. Manchester United - Matchup Report
This is a matchup of two hot clubs in league play, as Liverpool has won five straight EPL matches and Manchester United has won three straight. Man U’s offense had been in a little bit of a funk as of late, but in their last game against a solid Tottenham squad they won 3-0. Man U sits in third place in the league table only two points clear of Liverpool. In their last seven matches overall Liverpool has only conceded one goal and that was in a 2-1 home win over Manchester City.
Bet365 has Liverpool as the Premier League betting favorite at +105 with Man U at +260 and a draw line of +240.
Schalke vs. Bayer Leverkusen - Matchup Report
Schalke has one win, two draws, and two losses in their last five matches and they are in fifth place in the Bundesliga table three points back of Bayer Leverkusen. Bayer Leverkusen is riding a three-match league winning streak and in their last two league matches they have scored seven goals.
Schalke is the home betting underdog at Bet365 posted at +188 with Bayer Leverkusen at +138 and a draw line of +240.
Bayern Munich vs. B. Monchengladbach
Does B. Monchengladbach have any chance in this match? They sit in third place in the league table and are undefeated in their last five league matches, but are a big betting underdog on the road facing a Bayern squad that has won five straight and only has one loss on the season. B. Monchengladbach will have a tall task on the road facing a Bayern squad that has scored the most goals in Bundesliga play and conceded the fewest.
Bayern has big time favorite Bundesliga odds at Bet365 at -600 with B. Monchengladbach at +1400 and a draw line posted at +600.
Juventus vs. Genoa - Matchup Report
Genoa was climbing up the league table in Serie A, but they have cooled off with a loss and two draws in their last three matches. They are a huge betting underdog on the road facing a Juventus squad that is running away with the league with a 14-point lead over second-place AS Roma. Genoa sits in seventh place in the league table and after scoring five goals at home in a win over Verona they have only scored two goals since and were shut out in their last match.
At Bet365 Juve has Serie A odds of -350 for this match with Genoa at +900 and a draw line posted at +450.
Barcelona vs. Real Madrid
The El Classico has a lot on the line this season, with Barcelona in first place with only a one-point lead over Real Madrid. Barcelona has taken the lead because they have three wins in their last three La Liga matches while Real only has one win in their last three. Real’s offense has sputtered a tad as of late scoring one goal in two straight games before scoring two in their last one facing Levante, who are in the relegation zone. Barca has scored 14 goals in their last four matches overall.
Barca is the home betting favorite at Bet365 at -163 with Real Madrid at +375 and a draw line at +333.