From a sporting perspective, all eyes will be on the Champions League final in Cardiff. On the betting front, though, our attentions will be split across the globe in a tempting 4/1 treble.
We’re backing six teams from Norway, Turkey and Brazil to all find the target. If they do, it will certainly make our weekend a bit sweeter. Here are our selections.
Tromso v Valerenga. 2:30PM
After five games at the Alfheim, Norwegian side Tromso have both scored and conceded six times en route to one win, three draws, and one defeat. We see no reason to thin the goals won’t keep flowing as they take on Valerenga.
The visitors haven’t been in good form on the road, losing four of their five matches and conceding 12 times in the process. Ronny Deila’s men have scored five times during that time, and can be quietly confident thanks to the attacking qualities of Bard Finne, Ghayas Zahid, and Herman Stengel.
Having said that, Valerenga’s poor defensive record should leave the door open for Tromso to score despite the fact they sit three places below their opponents. The hosts have an exciting talent in Michael Ingebrigsten and he, along with the strikers, will be fancied to find the target.
Tromso’s last two home games have ended in score draws. Regardless of the outcome, we’re expecting both teams to score again here.
Rizespor v Alanyaspor. 3PM
The final day of action in Turkey’s Super Lig sees Rizespor take to the field knowing that only a win will give them any chance of survival. Whatever happens as they take on Alanyasport, we’re anticipating chances at both ends. Let’s hope there will be goals, goals, goals.
A total of 46 goals have been split perfectly down the middle in 16 games at Yeni Rize Sehir Stadi this term. With so much at stake, the hosts will be eager to complete the great escape with a third win on the bounce. If star striker Leonard Kweuke is provided with the chances, a home goal will be likely.
Alanyaspor haven’t got the same level of incentive, but they’ll still be eager to notch a 20th away goal of the campaign. Nonetheless, the fact that they’ve shipped 32 on the road cannot be overlooked in spite of the fact they are five places above their opponents in the table.
The reverse clash ended in a 3-2 win for Rizespor. Don’t be surprised if we see a similar outcome in Rize.
Coritiba v Atletico PR. 8PM
After just three games of the season, it’s a little premature to judge the form in Brazilian’s Serie A league. Nonetheless, the early signs suggest that Saturday’s match at the Estadio Couto Pereira could be a fascinating contest for the neutral.
Coritiba’s one home game this season ended in a 4-1 victory for Pachequinho’s men, and they will fancy their chances of picking up a third win of the campaign here against a side that sits second from bottom at this early stage.
The visitors were hammered in their only away game of the campaign so far, conceding six against Bahia. They did manage to score two goals in that game, though, and have the likes of Eduardo Silva to provide an attacking threat here.
We’d definitely fancy the home win but, while the head-to-head results would suggest otherwise, the visitors are capable of scoring. At odds of Evens, this selection well worth its inclusion.