European Weekend Treble: More joy for Hoffenheim, Arsenal and Marseille
Jonathan Day is looking to continue his multiple success with another European treble worth over 4/1. His selection include the Gunners to secure another Premier League victory
|Kick off: Friday 19th October at 19:30 BST|
|Tip: Hoffenheim to win at 4/5 (1.80) with Sportingbet
Greuther Furth’s 1-0 defeat to Hamburg was the sixth time that the 2.Bundesliga champions have failed to score since their ascension to the top flight.
Netting remains an issue for Michael Buskens’ side whose two goals have come from a deflection and a comedic own goal. Greuther Furth have lost their last three games on the bounce and remain rooted at the foot of the table with four points from eight games.
Hosts Hoffenheim picked up superb wins over Hannover and Stuttgart last month, but that good run was ended by a defeat to Bayern Munich last time out.
Markus Babbel is still under pressure, but Hoffenheim’s defensive unit has tightened since shipping 11 goals in the first three games of the season.
Japanese international Takashi Usami looks a class act in midfield alongside Germany Under-21 internationals Sebastian Rudy and Kevin Volland.
Babbel will be targeting all three points on Friday to help lift Hoffenheim further up the Bundesliga table and they look capable of heaping more misery upon the visitors.
|Kick off: Saturday 20th October at 17:30 BST|
|Tip: Arsenal to win at 11/20 (1.55) with Sportingbet
Arsenal bounced back from their first defeat of the season against Chelsea with a 3-1 victory away at West Ham before the International break.
Much-maligned forward Olivier Giroud netted his first goal for the club and followed that up with a late equaliser for France against Spain on Tuesday night.
Fellow summer signing Santi Cazorla gave another virtuoso performance in midfield to underline his instrumental contribution to the Gunners this season.
Only Chelsea have a better defensive record than Arsenal, who remain unbeaten on the road and look a solid pick to claim another three points on Saturday evening.
Opponents Norwich lost their third game on the bounce after succumbing to a 4-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge. The loss against Chelsea was the third time that the Canaries have conceded four or more goals this season and only Southampton have a worse defensive record in the Premier League than Chris Hughton’s side.
Arsenal secured a 2-1 victory in this fixture last season and the Gunners should be too strong on Saturday against winless Norwich.
|Kick off: Sunday 21st October at 20:00 BST|
|Tip: Marseille to win at 5/6 (1.83) with Sportingbet
Marseille held Paris Saint-Germain to a 2-2 draw at the Velodrome a fortnight ago to stay ahead of their rivals at the top of Le Championnat.
The international break came at the perfect time for the Sunday's hosts, whose side appeared to be running out of steam after their fast start to the season.
Manager Elie Baup has had to contend with a fire sale of some of Marseille’s star assets over the summer and the small squad has been stretched further due to the Europa League.
Opponents Troyes lost their third game on the bounce against Bastia last time out and Jean-Marc Furlan’s promoted side already look consigned to relegation back to the second tier.
Winless Troyes sit bottom of Ligue 1 after losing six of their opening eight games and have conceded two or more goals in their last three games.
Troyes are more than capable going forward, but the defensive frailties should provide revitalised Marseille with plenty of opportunities to remain ahead of the chasing pack.
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