Barcelona vs Atletic Bilbao Match Preview

Barcelona is atop the La Liga standings and this weekend they hit the road to face fifth place side Athletic Bilbao.

No surprise that Barca is the betting favorite in this match, but Athletic Bilbao, who defeated Malaga in a Monday night match, has only one loss in their last seven La Liga encounters.


Champions League Odds: Betting Preview

Match Day 5 begins in the Champions league on Tuesday and the picture for the knockout phase will be a little clearer after the next round of matches.

The clubs that have already reached the knockout phase are Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Atletico Madrid, and Barcelona.

Here is a look at the group stages and the scenarios for getting to the all-important knockout phase. (Get Champions League odds and bonus information at Bovada).


Greece vs. Romania World Cup Odds

Greece is the favorite in this first leg in Athens and can the Romanians score on the masters of the clean sheet?

Greece is known for their defense and in their last seven qualifying matches they have six wins and one draw and have not conceded one goal.

Midweek Bet365 has Greece as the home favorite at +100 with Romania at +350 and a draw line at +230.

Greece finished their group with the same point amount on Bosnia, but came in second on goal differential.


Ukraine vs. France World Cup Odds

France are the away favorite in the first leg of their World Cup qualifying tie with Ukraine, but Kiev is a very tough place for opponents to come away with a win.

Ukraine almost beat out England to win their group, but a costly 1-0 loss to Montenegro killed their chances and that loss may haunt them.

France was expected to come in second in their group, which they did behind 2010 World Cup champion Spain.


Juventus vs. Real Madrid Preview

For Real Madrid it is simple - beat Juventus they will advance to the knockout stage of the Champions League.

For Juventus it is not so easy, as they are in third place in Group B with two draws and one loss, which came in their last Champions League match facing Real Madrid in the Spanish capital.

Juve are the slight home favorite in this HUGE CL match, as Bet365 has them at +150 with Real Madrid at +180 and a draw line of +275.


Hoffenheim vs. Bayern: Bundesliga

Bayern Munich is in first place in the Bundesliga and are big betting favorites facing Hoffenheim on the road, but is the home team ready for a big upset?

Bundesliga odds makers do not think so even though Hoffenheim has scored the most goals in league play.

Midweek Bayern is the big road favorite at 5Dimes at -333 with Hoffenheim at +900 and a draw line of +400.


WC Odds: European Qualifiers Set

In the European Region of World Cup qualifying the group stages are over, but there are still four more ties that will determine the four teams that will qualify for Brazil.

Eight of the second place teams in group qualifying were in the draw held on Monday and after the draw Croatia have to be the happy campers when they drew Iceland and avoided France. Here is the draw and schedule for the four European Ties in the home and away matches:


World Cup 2014 Betting Field

After the last round of qualifying, there are now 21 teams that have qualified for next summer’s World Cup in Brazil.

There are still 11 spots up for grabs in some huge home and away playoffs and one more round of qualifying in the African region. Importantly, eight teams are set to battle next month as Europe sends its final four reps to World Cup 2014.


World Cup odds in betting focus

The final huge blast of World Cup qualifying goes Tuesday and Wednesday with dozens of games affecting the fates of teams in Europe, South America and Africa.

World Cup odds run the full gamut this week between tight lines and one-sided action where Ukraine faces Europe’s worst side, San Marino.

The week is critical for Spain, England, France, Russia and Portugal, who are among the nations whose 2014 Brazil fates have not been decided as of yet.

Europe will send 13 teams to the World Cup, with nine group winners and then an eight-team playoff.


Serie A Betting: Roma vs Napoli

It is a clash of the titans early in the Serie A season, as first place AS Roma hosts second place Napoli. Roma has got off to a scorching start to the season winning their first seven matches where they have only given up a grand total of one goal.

Napoli has not been too shabby either with six wins and only one draw.

In this match at Stadio Olimpico in the Italian capital, AS Roma was favored midweek at +120 at Bet365 with Napoli at +220 and the draw line at +240.



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