Continental Breakfast: 5 European picks from Sunday's fixtures
There's a packed day of football ahead, so make some money with these tips from France, Italy and Spain.
Lyon to beat Amiens – (14:00)
Lyon may have been beaten by Atalanta in the Europa League last Thursday, but their league form should carry them through this one.
Bruno Genesio’s side are second in Ligue 1 and have won six of their last eight domestic matches.
Amiens lost at Stade Rennes last weekend and have picked up just one point from their three matches against the top four.
Udinese to beat Benevento – (14:00)
Benevento’s goalkeeper netted against AC Milan last time out to secure their first point of the season, but it will be business as usual for Serie A’s bottom side this week.
The Stregoni have lost each of their seven away games this season and are nine points adrift of second bottom.
Udinese have won back-to-back matches, including an 8-3 demolition of Perugia in the Coppa Italia, and shouldn’t have trouble extending that run.
Atletico Madrid to beat Real Betis – (15:15)
Atletico Madrid extended their unbeaten run to 14 matches in all competitions with a 1-1 draw at Chelsea on Tuesday.
Diego Simeone’s side have also won four of their last six in La Liga and are one of just two teams yet to lose in the league.
Betis lost to Las Palmas last weekend and have now picked up one point from three matches.
Nantes to beat Nice – (16:00)
Don’t let Nantes’ 1-1 draw with St-Etienne last week put you off.
Claudio Ranieri’s side have won each of their last five home games, including an impressive 1-0 victory over Monaco.
Nice were beaten by Vitesse in Europe on Thursday and have now lost four of their last six away games.
Barcelona to beat Villarreal – (19:45)
Barcelona bounced back from their 2-2 draw with Celta Vigo last week by beating Sporting Lisbon 2-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday.
That was their 22nd game without defeat in all competitions and eighth victory in 12.
Villarreal lost 1-0 at home to Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Europa League on Thursday, and have also lost back-to-back league games.