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Monday night’s European treble has a distinctly Iberian feel to it as the best of the matches on offer come from Portugal and Spain. First up we’re looking at Boavista vs Ferreira in the Premiera Liga, then we are off to Spain where Villarreal host Granada at the same time and Elche welcome Athletic Bilbao to the Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero for the late kick-off. We’ve found a tasty treble bursting with value, let’s have a look at what we’re backing.
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Boavista began their season on the wrong end of a 3-0 thrashing away to Gil Vicente, while Ferreira beat Famalicao 2-0. Indeed, the away side will be playing their fifth game of the season thanks to their involvement in the Europa Conference League and the League Cup. Of their four games played so far, they’ve won two, drawn one (winning it on penalties) and lost one.
The sides have met five times since 2015 with Boavista winning two, Pacos Ferreira winning one and two ending all square. Last season Boavista averaged a goal per game, and they scored at least one in four of their last six at home last season.
Pacos Ferreira have scored six over their four competitive games this term, so the form says both teams should get on the scoresheet here.
Thanks to Both Teams To Score not landing often in this fixture, we can exploit the high odds on offer and stick with the form rather than the historical stats.
Villarreal and Granada open their La Liga accounts on Monday night. Villarreal finished fifth last season and won the Europa League, so will have been more than happy with how their season went – and their transfer dealings certainly suggest their aiming for a higher finish this term. Granada were underwhelming last season, and this was really illustrated by their closing five matches where they lost four and drew one.
Villarreal have won this fixture over four of their last six meetings, with the other two ending level. Granada are usually good for a goal though, they averaged 1.16 on their La Liga excursions last season and scored in all 10 of their most recent away league games. Villarreal rarely keep a clean sheet too, just two over their last 10 home league games. The Yellow Submarine should come out on top here but both teams scoring looks likely too.
Elche have only met Bilbao four times on home turf since 2014. Both teams have won one game each with two ending level (one of which Bilbao won on penalties). Elche only survived the drop by two points last term, winning just eight of their 38 matches. Over their 19 home games, they only won five, drawing eight and losing six.
Bilbao won only three of their 19 away games on their league outings last season. Elche beat Bilbao in their final home game and, with Bilbao’s terrible award record, the value here is in backing Elche and Draw. It’s a bet that would have won in 13 of Elche’s home matches last season and in 16 of Bilbao’s away games last season.
* A treble on these three best bets pays at approximately 10/1 with Paddy Power. CLICK HERE TO ADD IT TO YOUR BETSLIP.
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