Mythbusters: 4 favourites to back against on Saturday
These underdogs represent good value to defy the odds this weekend. If you fancy them all, back the 22/1 double chance accumulator.
Bayer Leverkusen not to beat Eintracht Frankfurt –
Bayer Leverkusen have been inconsistent at home this season, winning just three of their last 10 matches at the BayArena.
Heiko Herrlich’s side have also failed to score in three of their last four matches on home soil, so could struggle to break down the Bundesliga’s second-best defence.
Eintracht Frankfurt have only lost four of their last 16 games, and could move into the top four with a victory on Saturday.
Middlesbrough not to beat Bristol City –
That Adama Traore appears to have burnt out just as the play-off race heats up is bad news for a Middlesbrough side that have relied upon him so much this season.
The ex-Barcelona winger was subbed at half-time in Tuesday’s defeat at Sheffield United after a quiet run of four games from which Boro have taken just four points.
Bristol City bounced back from consecutive defeats with a 3-1 win over Birmingham last time out, and have lost just four of their last 12 matches.
Coventry not to beat Crawley –
Coventry are without a win in three games, and will find reversing their fortunes difficult at Crawley.
Neither of the Sky Blues’ star strikers Marc McNulty and Jonson Clarke-Harris have scored during that run, which is a worrying for a side clinging on to their play-off spot.
The hosts have avoided defeat in seven of their last nine home games, while they secured a draw in November’s reverse fixture.
Barcelona not to beat Valencia –
Barcelona’s pedestrian performance at Roma on Tuesday was the nadir of a trend that has been clear for some time.
The La Liga leaders were 2-0 down against Sevilla a fortnight ago before Lionel Messi’s rescue act off the bench, and Valencia are capable of exposing a similar flaw on Saturday.
The visitors secured a point in the reverse fixture in November, and have won eight and drawn one of their last nine.
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