European football tips for Sunday’s well-stocked fixture list. We’ve picked out three selections from across the various leagues, and we’ve included the reasons for each pick and a £30 sign-up bonus to spend on the action.
The first of our European football betting tips comes from Ligue 1 with in-form Nantes expected to overcome struggling Dijon. The hosts are the fourth highest home goalscorers in the league with only PSG, Marseille, Lille and Lyon the only sides to have fired in more goals on home turf.
Vahid Halilhodzic’s men have hit form, and although there is very little to play for, they will be keen to keep their winning run going. They’ve been victorious in each of their last four matches, and have recently beaten PSG (a heavily rotated PSG), Lyon and Amiens here during that run.
Worrying, they haven’t kept a clean sheet since March 3rd, but they do seem to have the firepower to outscore sides.
Dijon have scored just 13 away goals this season, with only five sides netting fewer on the road. They surprisingly beat Lyon at the beginning of April. but they reverted back to type when losing tamely to Caen during their last away trip.
They’ve netted just a single away goal in 2019, and they look destined for a return to Ligue 2. The visitors haven’t won any of their last four visits to this stadium, and on current form, they look likely to struggle once again.
Free-scoring Nantes should have too much for their opponents, and take another step towards a top-half finish.
The second of our European betting tips comes from Italy as struggling Empoli take on Fiorentina. The hosts are scrapping away, and with four games left to play, they are within four points of safety.
The Tuscan side were in decent form until their last home matches when slipping up to in-form SPAL. Since changing their coach, Empoli have certainly been competitive, and they’ve been scoring goals. It’s their defence which continually lets them down.
This bet would now have landed in each of their last six home matches, and it certainly has a chance of coming in once more. Only two sides since October 27th, Inter and Genoa have prevented them from scoring twice in a home match, and out-of-form Fiorentina’s race has been run.
The Florence side were motoring earlier in the calendar year, but a fall-out behind the scenes saw Stefano Pioli resign at the beginning of April. His young side was making decent progress in both the league and cup, but it has come to a grinding halt in recent weeks, and their Coppa Italia defeat to Atalanta has pretty much rendered the remainder of the campaign meaningless.
They put in another below-par performance against Sassuolo in midweek, crashing to a 1-0 home defeat, and they could struggle here.
They’ve lost three of their last four on the road, and have conceded 14 goals in their last seven away trips.
Games between the pair are generally high-scoring, and I expect Empoli to get at least two of them.
The third of our European betting tips comes from Portugal, and we’re backing home-specialists Guimaraes once more.
They let us down two weeks ago when slipping up to Aves, and they come off the back of three consecutive defeats, but Nacional are horrendous on their travels, and arrive here following a 4-1 battering at Chaves.
Guimaraes have only conceded 9 home goals this season, with only high-flying Porto conceding fewer. In sharp contrast, Nacional have conceded 46 times on their travels this season, although a large percentage of those came against Benfica.
Although that 10-0 defeat was deeply embarrassing, it didn’t provoke the neccessary response, and they’ve since conceded 15 times in their subsequent five away matches.
Porto and Sporting both failed to score here, and although Nacional are slightly better going forward, Guimaraes should have enough to win this one.
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