It’s a bumper weekend of football in Europe with all of the major leagues now returned from their respective winter breaks. There are some great matches available for your football bets pleasure. Here are our pick of the best ones from Serie A, La Liga and the Bundesliga.
Juventus vs Lazio free tips and analysis
If there is one stadium in Europe which is like a fortress, then the Juventus Stadium surely qualifies as that. Juventus come into this game having not lost a home game in Serie A since August 2015. However, the bianconieri did suffer their fourth defeat of the season last weekend away to Fiorentina proving that they are fallible.
Lazio are in a decent run of form themselves, having won four of their five Serie A games. However, they come into this game having played an additional Coppa Italia game in midweek and an indifferent away record which has seen Simone Inzaghi’s side only win twice in five matches away from the Stadio Olimpico.
Lazio have scored four in their last five with two or more in two of those games. However, they haven’t kept a clean sheet in that timeframe and have conceded two or more twice. Contrast that with Juventus who have scored in five of their last five games, scoring two or more in four of those and holding a team to nil in three matches.
Athletic Bilbao vs Atletico Madrid free tips and analysis
Athletic Bilbao are another club that have an amazing home record. Their last defeat at the San Mames Stadium was in April 2016, to their opponents this weekend. However, their recent form isn’t as amazing – only two wins in their last five games with their last two games being 0-0 draws.
Atletico Madrid on the other hand are on a good run of form, with Diego Simeone reverting back to the tactics that have served him so well. They’ve won their last three league games in a row without conceding a goal. They’ve kept five clean sheets in their last seven games and will present a very tough test for Athletic.
Bayer Leverkusen v Hertha Berlin free tips and analysis
Bayer Leverkusen have had a difficult season, and will be hoping that the winter break will be a chance to get themselves back up the Bundesliga table from their current ninth position. They had only won on of their last five Bundesliga games before the break, scoring just five goals and conceding seven.
However, their European form showed that they weren’t maybe as bad as they looked. Leverkusen have only lost one in their last five games in all competitions, scoring seven and conceding four. If they do manage to win this weekend it would be their first home win in the league since November 5.
Third-placed Hertha Berlin came into the break in an average run of form, winning three and losing two of their five games before the interval. Their away record is poor, having only won one of their four games away from the German capital.