There is still a ton to play for in Europe as we head into the final few matches and this weekend could have a big say on title races and European races. In England, Tottenham host West Ham and a win would all but guarantee Spurs a spot in the Champions League next season. In Germany, Frankfurt host Hertha Berlin and are looking to hang on to the final Champions League spot for the Bundesliga. Hot on Frankfurt’s tail is Monchengladbach and they will travel to Stuttgart who are currently in the relegation zone. Over in Italy AS Roma, who currently sit in 6th place just one point out of a Champions League spot, welcome 10th place Cagliari. Finally, in Spain Athletic Bilbao, who currently occupy the last Europa League spot, welcome Alaves who are three points behind them entering Saturday.
Here are my two best bets for the action in Europe on Saturday.
Borussia Dortmund (-333) vs Schalke (+900): Draw – (+450)
With just four games left in the Bundesliga season both these teams have plenty to play for, albeit two drastically different motivations. Dortmund enter this game just one point back of first place Bayern Munich, but with Bayern playing last place Nurnberg, Dortmund must beat Schalke to keep pace. Schalke, on the other hand, sit one spot above the relegation playoff and are just six points clear of that relegation zone. Schalke most likely will stay up in the top flight, but a win Saturday would make them feel much more comfortable. Dortmund is the best team at home this season having compiled 41 points in 15 games and not losing once all season. On the road Schalke has 14 points in 15 games and sit in 12th on the table from that standpoint. Borussia Dortmund wins the Revierderby.
Inter Milan (+140) vs Juventus (+200): Draw – (+200)
Inter Milan sit in 3rd place in Serie A and head into this clash with title winners Juventus looking to secure a Champions League berth. Inter have not win a game in their last four home games and sit in 5th place in Serie A with 31 points in 16 home games. Juventus, who clinched the league title last year, have lost just twice on the road all season and lead the league with 40 points in their 16 road games. I think motivation could be a factor here and I like Inter Milan to get the win.
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