Most of Europe’s top leagues are now in their summer break but there is still enough action for punters to sink their teeth into this weekend. We’re looking to capitalise with this 7/2 BTTS treble.
Our selections come from a mixture of league action from some of Europe’s lesser domestic scenes, as well as one major cup final in Berlin.
Haugesund V Start. 2:30PM
Norway’s Tippeligaen is in full swing and rivals Haugesund and Start will both be desperate for a crucial three points as they collide at the Haugesund Stadion.
Both teams sit in the bottom six at this stage and the chief reason in each case is poor defensive mistakes. The hosts have shipped 16 in 10 matches whilst the visitors boast an even worse record of 18, including 10 from five matches on the road.
Mons Mjelde’s men have struggled for goals away from home in recent weeks, registering blanks in each of their last two trips. However, they came against much stronger opposition in Molde and Viking and we think they can get back to scoring ways here.
However, Jostein Gindhaug’s men will fancy their chances of following last week’s 4-0 home win over Stromsgodset with another strong attacking display. Both teams should find the target.
BTTS Yes @ 4/5
Mlada Boleslav V Jihlava. 4:15PM
It’s the final weekend of action in the Czech Republic and high-flying Mlada Boleslav will confirm their place in next year’s Europa League if they can beat Jihlava at home. However, the hosts must be careful against an away side that has scored 17 from its 14 away games this term
Equally worrying for the home side is the fact they enter this clash on the back of a four-game winless streak that has allowed 5th-placed Pribram to claw themselves back into contention. On a brighter note, at least for us, the last three of those matches have seen Karel Jarolim’s men register score draws.
The visitors might boast 17 away goals but they’ve also shipped 23 on the road and are unlikely to keep a superior Mlada, who boast 28 goals at the Mestsky stadium, out for 90 minutes. However, Boleslav’s poor form and tendency to concede at home will give Ludk Klusacek’s men hope.
Mlada will be expected to turn up against a team they beat away from home earlier this year and they should clinch that important final day win. Still, the visitors can at least give their travelling fans something to cheer.
BTTS Yes @ 8/11
Borussia Dortmund V Wolfsburg. 7PM
Saturday’s German Cup final signals the end of an era as Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp takes charge of proceedings for the last time. Despite a difficult campaign in the Bundesliga, winning silverware would provide a fitting end to his glorious spell at Signal Iduna Park.
However, BVB should be prepared for a tough test against the Bundesliga runners-up. Wolfsburg notched an incredible 72 league goals this term and won’t have any fear heading into this final at the Olympic Stadium.
Wolfsburg might boast the talents of Bas Dost and Kevin de Bruyne but Dortmund do have the likes of Shinji Kagawa, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mikhitaryan amongst their ranks and will be ready to fight fire with fire. It should be an explosive affair.
These sides last met just a fortnight ago, with Wolfsburg edging it out 2-1. In fact, eight of the last nine meetings have ended in BTTS winners. There’s nothing to suggest anything other than more drama here.
BTTS Yes @ 8/15