Daily Acca Tips: Villarreal, Leipzig and Malmo feature
Round-up of tips from across European football
Monday sees a relatively busy day of football, with action from Spain, Germany, and Sweden.
There’s top flight games from La Liga and the Bundesliga, while the opening weeks of the Scandinavian leagues are kicking into gear.
The Coral News Team pick out five sides who should manage wins across the evening…
Villarreal to beat Athletic Bilbao
The acca picks kick off in La Liga as Villarreal host Athletic Bilbao at El Madrigal. The home side are miles off the pace for Champions League qualification. And they still have a battle to qualify for the Europa League, too.
Sevilla and Real Betis are hot on their heels and the Yellow Submarine will be banking on a win to keep ahead. Thankfully Athletic aren’t too strong away from home, while Villarreal are the eighth best side in the division. Plus the Basques have nothing to play for, safely stuck in mid-table.
RB Leipzig to beat Bayer Leverkusen
What a clash there is in store in the Bundesliga as RB Leipzig host Bayer Leverkusen. For all intents and purposes, this is a Champions League play-off as we near the end of the league campaign.
Leipzig hold a one-point lead over their rivals and will be confident of victory at the Red Bull Arena.
The two sides have only played three times before with Leipzig unbeaten, winning two and drawing the other. Leverkusen have been superb on the road but the home side have lost just twice on home soil all season and should have enough to bag all three points.
Malmo to beat AIK Stockholm
There’s a huge game in the Swedish Allsvenskan as current champions Malmo host AIK in the opening weeks of the new season.
AIK haven’t won at Malmo since 2001 and that was in a cup game. Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s former club are the giants of Swedish football and managed 10 wins from 15 home games last season. And that included a win over their rivals here.
Magnus Pehrsson’s team have started the season impressively and should continue that here with a win.
Hacken to beat Brommapojkarna
Staying in the Allsvenskan, last year’s fourth-placed side Hacken play newly-promoted Brommapojkarna.
The home side have started the season well with a 1-0 win at home to Kalmar FF. Now they travel to top-flight new boys, Brommapojkarna, who opened up with a 2-1 defeat to Norrkoping.
Hacken are renowned for playing a fast-counter attacking style that will suit them in this clash with a side who like to play a possession-style game.
Galatasaray to beat Genclerbirligi
Turkish Super Lig leaders Galatasaray have a fairly straightforward looking clash with relegation-threatened Genclerbirligi.
Fatih Terim’s side are just a point ahead Basaksehir and four points ahead of bitter rivals, Besiktas. The Istanbul-based outfit will want all three points to maintain their lead.
The only issue is Gala’s poor away form. The Lions have won just five times in 13 attempts. However, the opposition are similarly average at home. Expect the quality of Terim’s squad to win out here.
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