London Rivals Clash as Chelsea Visit Crystal Palace
The footballing week ignites with a tantalizing London derby as Chelsea, known for their erratic form this season, travel to face a Crystal Palace side desperate to turn their fortunes around. Despite Chelsea’s recent FA Cup triumph over Aston Villa, their season has been marred by inconsistency, making this match at Selhurst Park an unpredictable affair. Crystal Palace, under the increasing pressure on manager Roy Hodgson, will be seeking to capitalise on their home advantage, where they’ve remained unbeaten in their last four outings across all competitions. A draw, priced at 13/5, could be on the cards as Hodgson’s men aim to frustrate their illustrious visitors.
Athletic Bilbao Eyes Victory Against Almeria
In Spain, Athletic Bilbao’s quest for a coveted top-four finish continues as they prepare to face a beleaguered Almeria side languishing at the foot of the La Liga table. With a solid track record of 13 wins in 23 league games, Bilbao’s prospects look bright, especially considering Almeria’s dismal season, which includes the league’s leakiest defence with 55 goals conceded. Bilbao’s recent form, boasting three consecutive clean sheets, further tilts the odds in their favour for a win to nil at 2/1 as they visit the Power Horse Stadium.
Juventus Aims to Keep Pace in Serie A
Over in Italy, Juventus, sitting in second place, are set to host Udinese in an encounter that could see the Old Lady maintain pressure on Serie A leaders Inter. Despite a recent draw and loss, Juventus will be eager to return to winning ways against an Udinese team hovering just above the relegation zone and winless in their last five matches. Adding intrigue to the betting mix is the potential for Juventus’ Dusan Vlahovic to score, given his impressive tally of 12 league goals this season. A Bet Builder including Vlahovic to score, a Juventus victory, and over 4.5 cards – reflecting both teams’ penchant for cautions this season – offers an enticing proposition at 5/1.
*All odds correct at time of writing and subject to change.
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