European Weekend Treble: Wins for Paris Saint-Germain, Napoli and Levante
Jonathan Day is hoping to get back to winning ways with three tips from across Europe. His picks come from Ligue 1, Serie A and La Liga
|Kick off: Saturday, October 27 at 19:00 BST|
|Tip: Paris Saint-Germain to win at 1/2 (1.50) with Sportingbet
Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain maintained their unbeaten run following a 1-0 win over Reims last weekend.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s nine goals have been instrumental for Carlo Ancelotti's side this season, but Kevin Gameiro’s winner in the second half highlights the squad depth that is available for the Italian tactician.
Despite the star arrivals in Paris, it has been French international Blaise Matiudi who has caught the eye in midfield ahead of Ligue 1’s meanest defence, who have conceded just five goals so far this term.
Hosts Nancy look increasingly vulnerable and the Thistles have not won since a 1-0 victory over Brest on the opening game of the season. Defender Sebastien Puygrenier’s opener last weekend was the first goal Nancy had scored in over six games.
The visitors will have their eyes on securing another three points on Sunday to maintain their lead over rivals Marseille.
|Kick off: Sunday, October 28 at 14:00 BST|
|Tip: Napoli to win at 2/5 (1.40) with Sportingbet
Napoli will be looking to bounce back in the league following a late 2-0 defeat against champions Juventus last time out.
Coach Walter Mazzarri will not want to lose any further ground on leaders Juventus, so the return to Naples will be a welcome boost for Napoli who have won their last seven games at home in Serie A.
Edinson Cavani and Marek Hamsik continue to be the main protagonists for the Blues, who must be hoping to secure one of Italy’s three Champions League places this season.
Chievo have the joint worst defensive record in Serie A and have lost all three games outside of Verona this season.
The visitors have managed just one clean sheet all season and look susceptible from set pieces and balls in the air - something that Cavani will relish.
Napoli should be too much of a force at the Stadio San Paolo for Chievo this weekend and are a solid addition to the treble.
|Kick off: Sunday, October 28 at 16:00 BST|
|Tip: Levante tp win at Evens (2.00) with Sportingbet
Levante’s away win at Getafe pushed the Frogs up to seventh in La Liga; only a point away from Real Madrid in fourth place.
Michel’s late goal last weekend helped Sunday's hosts to their fourth win of the season, but it’s their form at the Ciutat de Valencia that has again been strong, with a derby victory over Valencia being particularly pleasing for coach Juan Ignacio Martinez.
Levante’s firepower has been significantly reduced following the departure of Arouna Kone over the summer, so all four victories this season have been by a one-goal margin.
Visitors Granada have the joint worst attack in the division and their run of two successive victories was ended last weekend following a 2-1 loss at home to Real Zaragoza. Granada have not kept a clean sheet in eight games and coach Juan Antonio Anquela will have his work cut out this season.
Levante won this fixture 3-1 last season and the Frogs look on course to pick up another narrow win under Martinez.
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