Continental Breakfast: 5 tips for Sunday's European football
Close out your weekend with these picks from Serie A, La Liga, Ligue 1 and the Scottish Cup, and the chance for a tasty profit.
Genoa to beat Chievo (14:00) –
Genoa returned to winning ways with a 2-1 victory away to Lazio last weekend and are a great price to follow that with another three points.
That came after consecutive 1-0 defeats to Juventus and Udinese, although the Rossoblu had taken eight points from their previous four games before that.
Chievo’s 1-0 defeat to Atalanta last weekend was their seventh defeat in a nine-match unbeaten run.
Sampdoria to beat Hellas Verona (14:00) –
Sampdoria’s 1-1 draw with Torino last Saturday made it four league games unbeaten in a run that has seen them take four points off Roma and beat Fiorentina.
They have taken eight points from their last four at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris and have the third-best home record in Serie A.
Verona were beaten 1-0 at home to Roma last time out and the second-bottom side have now lost five out of six.
Rangers to beat Ayr (14:30) –
Rangers have won five out of seven in all competitions and lost just two of their last 15 away from home.
Graeme Murty’s side are a good price to win against a side from two divisions below that have lost four of their last seven in League One.
The Gers beat Ayr 2-0 the last time the two sides met – in the League Cup in 2015 – and won four out of four when they shared a division the previous season.
Celta Vigo to beat Espanyol (17:30) –
Celta Vigo lost 2-1 at Alaves last weekend, but had won their previous three in La Liga.
They are unbeaten in three at home, having held both Barcelona and Real Madrid and beaten Real Betis last month.
Espanyol have won just one of their 10 away games this season, taking just seven points.
Lyon to beat Stade Rennes (20:00) –
A 2-1 victory over Montpellier in midweek ended a run of two straight defeats for Lyon, who have now won seven out of 10 in all competitions.
Bruno Genesio’s side beat Paris Saint-Germain in their last home game and have lost just once in their 14 matches at the Groupama Stadium this season.
Rennes were beaten 1-0 at Guingamp last Sunday and have now lost three on the spin in all competitions.
*Odds subject to change.