The football is starting to come thick and fast as continental leagues return. We’ve got a four-fold acca here which takes in some of the best midweek action from Germany, Austria and Portugal. So, let’s have a look at where we’ve found some value.
Hannover’s home record has seen them go six matches undefeated at home, however they’ve collected just 10 points thanks to drawing four and winning just two of those games. Dresden, as the Bundesliga II’s bottom club, have a terrible away record winning just one away league game so far this season.
Hannover are favourites at 4/6 here and it’s hard to argue with considering Dresden’s terrible record on their travels. We’ve going to go with Hannover to win here but to improve the odds we’re adding Over 1.5 goals into the mix. The reason? Over 1.5 goals has been seen in 9 of 10 previous home Hannover matches and in 5 out of 7 Dresden away trips. We fancy it to come in again and we’re getting decent value at odds of Evens for both events to occur here.
The Austrian Bundesliga returns midweek with Salzburg and LASK Linz most likely to be the ones battling it out for the championship. Rapid Vienna aren’t out of the picture yet though and will be doing their best to throw a spanner in the works here.
Salzburg’s home record in the league is ridiculously good; they’ve lost just one of their last 55 home league matches. They score a mammoth 4.09 goals on average at home, conceding 1.27. Rapid are formidable on the road though, they’ve lost only two of their last 15. They’re also a high-scoring team, with 2.09 goals on average in their away games and 0.45 conceded.
For all those goals though, these don’t tend to be high scoring affairs, only 3/7 previous meetings between the pair at Salzburg have seen Over 3.5 goals, so we’re going with Under 3.5 goals at 8/11.
Bremen are playing for their Bundesliga survival. Since the restart they’ve taken seven points from a possible 12 and are now just three points from safety. Frankfurt are no pushovers though, and will make it tough for the home side.
Bremen’s home goal averages are awful though, with just 0.69 goals scored per match and 2.31 conceded. Frankfurt are averaging 1.07 scored and 2.21 conceded. Werder have the momentum here, but their home record reads that they’ve not won a single home match in their last 11. Is this the match where they turn it around?
Frankfurt’s away record makes for dire reading too, with just one win in their last six. It’s Werder’s recent form since the restart that’s swinging it towards them and we think this could be the one they finally win but we must be a little cautious with that record so let’s go with Werder Draw No Bet at 19/20.
The Primeira Liga gets back underway this week as well. Porto are one point ahead of fierce rivals Benfica with just nine games to go and will be confident of taking all three points from a team they’ve never lost to in the league.
Famalicao are decent at home though, they’ve lost only three of their 12 home games this season, scoring 1.92 and conceding 1.75 on average. Porto though have lost just once on the road so far this season, scoring 2.0 and conceding 0.83 on average. Porto should come out on top here but with both teams showing such good goal averages we’re going with Both Teams to Score at 17/20.
All four of these picks in an accumulator will give you odds of over 11/1 with Paddy Power.
Football tips summary for midweek European footy:
* All odds correct at time of posting and are subject to change.*