Saturday Night Fiver: 5 tips for Europe's evening games
This continental acca - with picks from Serie A, La Liga and Ligue 1 - should help fund your big Saturday night out.
Juventus to beat AC Milan –
After a wobble in October, Juventus have got their act together and are rightly favourites to win at Milan.
Max Allegri’s side thrashed Udinese 6-2 last week – despite going down to 10 men with the score at 2-1 – before putting four past Spal on Wednesday.
The hosts, who would need to be in top form to trouble the Italian champions, have neither won nor scored in their last three home matches.
Atletico Madrid to beat Villarreal –
Atletico Madrid have drawn four of their last five in all competitions, but have only had one home game in that period.
Diego Simeone’s side held Barcelona in their last match at the Wanda Metropolitano and have won their other two league games.
Villarreal lost to third-tier Ponferridina in midweek and have managed just one victory in their last four on the road.
Montpellier to beat Stade Rennes –
Montpellier beat Guingamp 2-0 in the Coupe de la Ligue on Tuesday to record their third consecutive victory.
That was also the sixth match without defeat for La Palliade, who have earned credible draws with both Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain in that run.
Rennes also won in midweek, but have struggled on the road in Ligue 1 with just one victory from five.
Barcelona to beat Athletic Bilbao –
Only a draw at Atletico Madrid prevents Barcelona from boasting a 100 per cent record in La Liga this season.
Ernesto Valverde’s side have scored 15 goals and conceded twice in their last five league matches, and have won their last seven games against Bilbao.
Saturday’s hosts have only won one of their last 10 matches in all competitions, so hardly represent the stiffest test for the league leaders.
PEC Zwolle to beat Den Haag –
PEC Zwolle have a perfect home record this season, and should have no problems extending it against Den Haag.
The hosts have scored 11 goals in winning all of their four matches at the MAC³PARK Stadion, with winger Youness Mokhtar scoring in the last three.
Den Haag’s away form – three wins and two defeats in five – is not good enough to end such a sequence.