European Weekend Treble: Manchester United, Lyon and FC Utrecht to record wins

Jonthan Day has picked out three results from across Europe that he believes will land punters a treble at better than 6/1 this weekend

Aston Villa
Manchester United
Kick off: Saturday, November 10 at 17:30 GMT
Tip: Manchester United to win at 8/15 (1.53) with bet365

Manchester United extended their winning run to four games with a comfortable 2-1 victory over Arsenal last weekend.  

The win at Old Trafford gave Sir Alex Ferguson's side their eighth victory in their last nine games, but the United boss was left unhappy by his team’s wasteful play in front of goal.

His side have, however, scored at least two goals in their last ten matches and the return to more natural width through the recovery of Antonio Valencia has been encouraging, with the Ecuador international combining well with Rafael down the right.

Hosts Aston Villa secured a vital victory at the Stadium of Light last weekend after Gabriel Agbonlahor ended his run of 28 league games without a goal.

The Villans have only once managed to score more than one goal this season, but Belgium international striker Christian Benteke remains a threat in attack.

Manchester United have enjoyed a traditionally strong record at Villa Park and Paul Lambert’s side appear powerless to avoid defeat on Saturday.

RKC Waalwijk
FC Utrecht
Kick off: Saturday, November 10 at 17:45 GMT
Tip: FC Utrecht to win at 11/8 (2.38) with bet365

Utrecht’s away win at Willem II left Jan Wouters' side fourth in the league, three points ahead of early leaders Ajax.

The 5-1 victory at Koning Willem II Stadion said more about the standard of their opponents than Utrecht’s attacking potential, but the win last Saturday was their fourth on the road.

Nana Asare and experienced midfielder Cedric van der Gun remain class acts in midfield, but Jan Wuytenshas marshalled a solid defensive line, which has seen just nine goals conceded.

Hosts RKC Waalwijk suffered their fourth-straight defeat against NAC Breda last weekend, leaving Erwin Koeman’s side just two points above the relegation zone.

Waalwijk have not won in the league since August and the loss of last season’s loanees has severely weakened the quality in Koeman’s side.

Utrecht have won the last four meetings against Waalwijk in the Eredivisie and another away victory looks likely for Wouters.

Kick off: Sunday, November 11 at 16:00 GMT
Tip: Lyon to win at 9/10 (1.90) with bet365

Lyon’s 5-2 win over Bastia last weekend brought Les Gones to within one point of leaders PSG.

Remi Garde’s side have been dominant at the Stade de Gerland, but it is Lyon’s away form which has stuttered with just one win on the road.

Former Fulham midfielder Steed Malbranque is enjoying a renaissance under Garde, but Clement Grenier and Maxime Gonalons have also excelled in midfield.

Olympique Lyonnais can still boast experienced internationals such as Lisandro Lopez, Michel Bastos and Yoann Gourcuff in their ranks and Garde’s side appear to be PSG’s strongest challenge this season.

Hosts Sochaux have began the season in poor form and the loss of top scorer Modibo Maiga to West Ham over the summer has only increased the challenge facing manager Eric Hely.

Les Lionceaux have kept just one clean sheet all season and that was largely due to a fine performance by Simon Pouplin between the sticks.

Lyon have won four out of the last five meetings against Sochaux in Ligue 1 and that run should continue at the Stade Auguste Bonal on Sunday.

Jonathan's Weekend Treble
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Jonathan Day is a football betting expert and a regular contributor to For more from Jonathan you can visit his website Sportingly Better or you can follow Sportingly Better on Twitter for in-play betting tweets