Leicester, Leverkusen and Marseille make sensational 7/2 treble
Start the footballing weekend off right by backing Leicester City, Bayer Leverkusen and Marseille all to earn victories with Coral, and enjoy enhanced odds of 7/2 on this treble.
The Foxes host Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship and are closing in on promotion, Sami Hyypia’s Leverkusen travel to Bundesliga strugglers Hamburg, and Marseille meet basement Ligue 1 club Ajaccio.
Leicester City v Sheffield Wednesday
Nigel Pearson’s East Midlands outfit, who are on a run of 19 games unbeaten, start as odds-on favourites at 4/9 to win against a Sheffield Wednesday side, which has lost their last three on the road.
League leaders Leicester have the best home record in the Championship, suffering defeat just once in 19 matches there. The Foxes are also the second-tier’s top scorers, while Wednesday are among the lowest clubs for finding the net this season.
Evergreen striker Kevin Phillips is definitely the horse for this particular course. He has seven goals in a dozen career appearances against the Owls. Back him at 11/10 to net anytime, or odds of 4/1 for him to make the right impact off the bench by scoring last.
Hamburg v Bayer Leverkusen
Relegation-threatened Hamburg have failed to win any of the last nine meetings with Leverkusen, who have the best defensive record behind champions Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund in Germany.
This big club, which has fallen on hard times, has just one victory in six coming into this encounter, so the visitors, coached by Liverpool Kop idol Hyypia, are 5/4 favourites for three points.
No fewer than eight goals flew in during the reverse fixture – a 5-3 win for Leverkusen. Punters can get odds of 200/1 on a repeat scoreline. Only Hoffenheim have conceded more often than Hamburg in the Bundesliga this term, and they also have the third-worst home record.
South Korean forward Son Heung-Min hit a hat-trick against his former club then, and is a 33/1 shot to net a treble again here. Leverkusen top-scorer Stefan Kiessling was also on target in that victory, and has seven in his last seven against Hamburg. Back him to net first at 9/2.
Marseille v Ajaccio
Hosts Marseille are unbeaten at home in this fixture since 2005. They face an Ajaccio team that is anchored to the bottom of France’s top-flight and 15 points from safety.
Riviera outfit Marseille are odds-on at 4/11 to heap more misery on the Corsican club. Ajaccio have recorded one win on their travels all season, and there is extra incentive for the home side to thrash them.
If Marseille are victorious by a three-goal margin, they will go above Lyon for the time being on goal difference. A 3-0 home win comes in at 8/1.
The reverse fixture saw Marseille emerge victorious 3-1 with each of their three leading scoring finding the net. Dimitri Payet, who has three in five outings against Ajaccio, is even-money for a goal anytime.
Back talented youngster Florian Thauvin to be on target instead, and receive better odds of 5/4. Striker Andre-Pierre Gignac is Marseille’s leading marksman again this term, and is 11/4 to open the scoring.