You could whisk your mum off to France. Or Spain. Or Dover. Wherever you want to go really.
For those of you suffering having stayed up late last night, we’ve found the perfect little accumulator across four European divisions to help you pluck up enough courage to take that girl from marketing out for a nice seafood dinner (and never call her again!). Or to quickly leg it down to the shops if you’ve forgotten a Mother’s Day present for the ninth year running.
Dinamo Bucuresti vs Steaua Bucharesti – Liga I – 18:45
Much like the Scottish system, the Romanian league is so shit that it splits halfway through the season in the interest of fairness. The Eternal derby kicks off the ‘Championship’ round for Steaua and Dinamo, who sit 5th and 2nd respectively in the table based on the halved total of their points from their first 26 games. It’s all a bit silly. Diamo’s victory in November was their first in ten attempts against their city rivals and they are in better form. Back over 2.5 goals at
Internazionale vs Palermo – Serie A- 19:45
Inter seem to be making a habit of having a yo-yo season. They’ve led the league eight times this year so far, and yet now sit 13 points off the top at time of writing. It seems that they manage to string together a few wins before their form falls off a cliff and they slip back down the standings. We’re not going to make the obvious joke here (hint- Liverpool).
They’ll want to catch Fiorentina in 4th to make it to the Europa League groups, starting with a win on Sunday against relegation battling Palermo who have just two away wins since August. Back Inter to win and both teams to score at
Lyon vs Guingamp – Ligue 1 – 20:00
36 matches. Two less than a Premier League season. Twelve times the amount of games that Aston Villa have won this season. It was the length of PSG’s unbeaten streak until last Sunday when they were beaten in Ligue 1. The side that beat them? Lyon, who gave their Champions League hopes a major boost with the victory.
They welcome Guingamp tonight, a side that despite scoring seven goals in their last three games, haven’t won in five. They like to score, and despite Lyon’s tightness at the back, look for a Lyon victory with both teams scoring at
Braga vs Porto – Primeira Liga – 20:30
Braga are the draw specialists in Portugal, with more than a third of their games finishing level. It’s cost them, as they’re now too far off the top three to realistically catch them up. Porto are the closest, but they’ll have their eyes on leapfrogging Sporting and (whisper it) maybe catching Benfica at the top.
The gap is six at the moment and the away side are on a bit of a hot streak. The three points mean more to Porto, so back them to win and over 2.5 goals in the match at