Four tasty European tips featuring Juve, Seville derby, PSG cup final and more
Holly Thackeray | April 22, 2016
Coral return with another superb selection of European wagers for the weekend ahead and customers can look forward to a fair few crackers from the upcoming continental action, as Fiorentina face Juventus in the big Serie A scuffle, PSG contest Lille in the Coupe de la Ligue, a Seville derby takes place in La Liga and Schalke battle Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga.
With so much quality to choose from, see which bets we picked out for the thrilling fixtures below…
Schalke v Bayer Leverkusen – Brandt 13/2 to bag opener
Saturday’s big Bundesliga match sees Schalke host Bayer with much at stake – namely a top four spot. Leverkusen currently sit a staunch six points and four places ahead of the Royal Blues and will not want to see that advantage cut in this away encounter.
The BayArena outfit are in fine form, however, having gone on a rampant run of four victories without conceding, and key to that swashbuckling streak is German wonderkid winger Julian Brandt.
Brandt, still just 19, is the latest Bundesliga teenage talent to catch the eye, having hit the target in all of his last four fixtures, with three of the goals openers. So, back the attacking prodigy at 13/2 to fire in first again.
PSG v Lille – Ibrahimovic 5/2 for a brace or better
Who else but Sweden icon Ibrahimovic makes sense to strike PSG to Coupe de la Ligue silverware? The striker is back from his ban and fresh from a Coupe de France winner against Lorient as well as a brilliant brace as his Parisian club pummelled Caen 6-0 last time out in Ligue 1.
Everyone knows the stats – a fearsome 42 strikes in 45 appearances in all competitions, including 11 occasions when he scored two or more. So, with three goals in five career games against Lille, the super Swede is fantastic value at 5/2 to dispatch a double or better as PSG seek to end the season, and perhaps Ibrahimovic’s stay, on a sweet note.
Sevilla v Real Betis – Iborra 9/5 to net anytime
The Bathtubs have arguably had all their eggs in the Europa League basket of late, but are always up for a Seville derby scuffle against rivals Betis, who sit eight points adrift of their noisier neighbours.
In this intriguing Andalusian showdown expect midfield man of the moment Vincente Iborra to keep on shining, after the 28-year-old notched three in his last four games. Clearly in fierce form, third captain Iborra is 9/5 to convert anytime and be decisive in this derby duel.
Fiorentina v Juventus – Juve 5/2 to win to nil
Juventus are storming to the Serie A title, and Viola are unlikely to stand in the way of another victory for the Old Lady, with the finely-tuned Turin team having brushed off Champions League disappointment by going on a five game winning glut.
Marksmen Mario Mandzukic and Paulo Dybala have formed a devastating pairing for the Piedmont club and will relish their next road trip.
Tuscan team Fiorentina have been in far more middling form with just one win in their last eight league games, and with Juve having romped to three shut-outs from their past four fixture wins. With that in mind, Juventus are an excellent 5/2 to add Viola to a list of clean sheet scalps across this campaign also including Inter Milan, Napoli, Lazio and Roma.