Accumulator: Fighting Spirit Key in These Five Important Matches

Accumulator: Fighting Spirit Key in These Five Important Matches

borussia dortmund v hoffenheim - dortmund to win and both teams to score

is the pressure starting to tell on borussia dortmund? the bundesliga leaders dropped two points last weekend but were handed a reprieve as bayern munich lost 3-1 to bayer leverkusen. bayern were devastated but borussia moenchengladbach have stepped in to lead the hunt so there is no chance that dortmund can take their foot off the gas.

hoffenheim head into their match with dortmund as the underdogs but will believe that there is an opportunity for them if they can scare their hosts. they’ve never been sacred to take an attacking approach to matches so we are expecting goals for both teams. however, dortmund’s quality should tell in the end so take the best betting odds of 6/4 available on dortmund to win and both teams to score.

southampton v cardiff - the draw

southampton have improved a lot since mark hughes was sacked. ralph hasenhuttl has introduce a new way of playing to the saints and the fans are back on board but it is still not clear that they are going to avoid relegation. southampton have drawn their last two matches which isn’t terrible but things could have been better in both matches had they taken more chances.

a lack of goals remains the main problem for southampton and they may need to score more than one to beat cardiff who are fighting for their lives in the relegation battle. the bluebirds will not give an inch in this relegation six pointer and have enough to secure the draw at football odds of 13/5.

atletico madrid v real madrid - under 2.5 goals

the madrid derby between atletico and real is always a huge match for the fans and players of both teams. saturday afternoon’s encounter is especially important as the two local rivals are each doing all they can to chase down barcelona at the top of la liga. it’s hardly been a good season for either side but they’ve both made some improvements of late so will each be feeling confident about their chances at the wanda metropolitano.

atletico madrid have come on leaps and bounds under the management of diego simeone. he has instilled an incredible fighting spirit and defensive organisation at the club which has served them well in these massive matches before. our odds comparison shows that the home side are the narrow favourites but the best approach from a betting perspective is backing under 2.5 goals at 4/5. atletico will keep things very tight whilst real will be wary of the threat their opponents pose on the counter attack so expect a nervy match with little in the way of goalmouth action.

fiorentina v napoli - napoli to win

carlo ancelotti knows that a successful first season at napoli will be getting as close to juventus as possible. there is no chance that his team can overtake the runaway serie a leaders but that won’t stop the former real madrid, chelsea and bayern munich manager from imploring his players to keep as much pressure as possible on juventus.

napoli did exactly that last weekend with an impressive 3-0 win over sampdoria. the quality of football display in that match will surely be too much for fiorentina to handle on saturday which is why our odds comparison shows that napoli are the clear favourites. still, the 10/11 that you can get on the away side winning represents good value about a highly likely outcome.

man city v chelsea - under 3.5 goals

after some shocking results chelsea finally roared back to form last weekend with a much needed win over huddersfield. that will give the blues confidence going into sunday’s match against man city who have faltered in their attempts to defend their premier league title since december.

pep guardiola is a huge fan of his opposite number, maurizio sarri, and having struggled a little (at least by the standards expected of him) in his first season in english football, guardiola will understand the problems sarri has had since taking over at chelsea. this will be a match full of good looking passing football but it may be one for purists rather than neutrals as the two styles cancel each other out. that makes the football odds of 13/10 on under 2.5 goals appear good value.

important games to bring rewards to punters

the weather is still freezing cold across europe but already fans, players and managers of teams in the major leagues are thinking about the spring and the run in for home. whether it’s winning titles or picking up points to move away from the relegation zone there is a huge amount still to play for and there are some vitally important matches in england, spain, italy and germany this weekend.

we’ve picked out the five best bets from that action and combined them into one accumulator which pays out at a massive 70/1 which would be a great boost this weekend!