Football tips: Goals galore in Wednesday’s wonderful 9/1 Euro Treble

Paddy Power football trader Paddy Murphy expects plenty of action across the leagues

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For Wednesday night’s Euro Treble we’re taking a look at Italy’s Serie A, where Sampdoria will be bearing the brunt of a ferocious Inter who can grab top spot with a win.

In France, league leaders Lyon welcome Lens while in Spain Athletic Bilbao entertain Barcelona – who they’ve only lost to once over their last five meetings at home.

Let’s have a look then at where we’ve found some value in the betting markets.

2.00pm – Sampdoria v Inter: Inter to Win & Both Teams to Score

Wednesday is a public holiday in Italy so be aware of the early kick-off time. Sampdoria are in terrible shape at home – over their five most recent matches in all competitions they’ve won just one and lost all four of the others. Inter, on the other hand, haven’t lost any of their 13 previous away Serie A matches. Lump on Inter, you’re thinking. Of course you can but there’s a better value bet here.

For all of Sampdoria’s form problems they’re scoring plenty of goals, they’ve netted 23 over their 15 in the league – 13 of which were at home – and they’ve scored at least one in all 15 of their previous home Serie A matches. Inter’s mighty form and their scoring record of 2.43 per match should see them winning here, the value odds are with Inter to Win & BTTS.

 

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8.00pm – Lyon v Lens: Lyon to Win & Over 2.5 Goals

French football isn’t renowned for its competitiveness but this season a three-horse title race has emerged between Lyon, Lille and PSG. Long may it continue and all three will be fighting for the three points in their matches on Wednesday night.

Lyon are unbeaten at home over their last 12 Ligue 1 matches and Lens have only beaten them once over their last 14 visits, but we must mention that they’ve been the doldrums of Ligue 2 for the last few seasons. Their away record is decent of late, with three wins and two loses over their last five on the road in the league, scoring and conceding 1.38 goals on average.

Lyon are scoring 2.38 and conceding 0.75 at home. Over 2.5 goals has occurred in five out of five home Lyon matches of late and with two teams in good scoring form that should continue. Lyon’s home form as well is too good and they should bag the three points. Decent odds for Lyon to Win & Over 2.5 Goals here.

 

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8.00pm – Athletic Bilbao v Barcelona: Both Teams to Score

Away to Athletic Bilbao is one of the toughest places to come out of with three points. So far this season the home side have won five out of eight and historically against Barcelona they’ve beaten the Catalan club 43 times over their 89 league visits. 20 were draws and Barcelona won 26. Over the five most recent matches at the Estadio San Mames in all competitions, Athletic have won three while Barca have won just one. Looking at just La Liga matches though, Barca have won three while Athletic just one.

It’s going to be a very tough night for the visitors here and, as usual with a Barcelona match, the market has them as favourites. A better bet for us is Both Teams to Score as Bilbao are averaging 1.38 home league goals while Barcelona are averaging 1.29 on their league travels and with those records it’s hard not to see both getting on the scoresheet here.

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European football bet summary – Wednesday, January 6

2.00pm – Sampdoria v Inter: Inter to Win & Both Teams to Score
8.00pm – Lyon v Lens: Lyon to Win & Over 2.5 Goals
8.00pm – Athletic Bilbao v Barcelona: Both Teams to Score

All three of these picks in a Treble will give you odds of 9/1 with Paddy Power

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