European Weekend Treble: Home wins for Fulham, Frankfurt and Valencia
Jonathan Day has spent the international break researching this weekend's treble and has identified three home wins he believes will prove very profitable
|Kick off: Saturday, November 17 at 14:30 GMT
|Tip: Eintracht Frankfurt to win at 8/11 (1.73) with bet365
Fast starters Eintracht Frankfurt continued their recent shaky run and the 2-0 defeat to runaway leaders Bayern Munich left die Adler with just one win in the last five games.
Eintracht Frankfurt’s most recent three defeats have all been away from home though, so the return to the Commerzbank Arena will be a welcome fixture for Armin Veh’s side.
Alexander Meier has been potent up front with seven goals, but it’s the wide play that have been key for Eintracht Frankfurt with Bastian Oczipka picking up five assists from left-back.
Visitors Augsburg lost for the seventh time in this Bundesliga campaign last weekend and Sascha Molders’ late consolation goal against Borussia Dortmund was only the sixth time that Markus Weinzierl’s side have found the back of the net this season.
Augsburg are in all kinds of trouble in the Bundesliga and the Fuggerstadter have now failed to score in their last four away games.
Eintracht Frankfurt have been strong at home and die Adler should return to winning ways on Saturday against a side that look destined to battle relegation and are already five points from safety.
|Kick off: Saturday, November 17 at 17:00 GMT
|Tip: Valencia to win at 1/2 (1.50) with bet365
Valencia’s away point at Real Valladolid was a step in the right direction for Mauricio Pellegrino’s side, although los Che are still yet to win away from home.
The host's dominance at the Mestalla however, has been in full force this season with Atletico Madrid the latest casualty. Spain international Roberto Soldado continues to find the net, but it is the support play of Tino Costa that has been particularly destructive from midfield this season.
Visitors Espanyol eradicated all of their recent hard work after slipping to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of bottom club Osasuna last weekend.
Mauricio Pochettino has tried to keep games tight and play on the break, but the lack of clean sheets is concerning despite the presence of combative midfielder Wakaso. The Periquitos’ firepower is also questionable, although Spanish midfielder Joan Verdu has picked up four goals from midfield, the front players are still not firing well enough to offset the defensive issues.
Valencia have won eight of their last nine games at the Mestalla and los Che should be too strong for a demoralised Espanyol side.
|Kick off: Sunday, November 18 at 16:00 GMT|
|Tip: Fulham to win at 8/11 (1.73) with bet365
Fulham’s 3-3 draw with Arsenal last weekend extended The Cottagers unbeaten run to five games, but it was the firepower of Martin Jol’s side that again caught the eye.
Only Manchester United have scored more goals than Fulham this season and Jol remains spoilt for choice in attack with Mladen Petric, Bryan Ruiz, Hugo Rodallega and the impressive Dimitar Berbatov all fighting for places in the team.
Fulham’s home record at Craven Cottage remains strong and only champions Manchester City have taken maximum points this season.
Visitors Sunderland’s woes continued last weekend with defeat against Everton despite taking the lead. As a result Martin O’Neill’s untouchable position at the club is fast becoming diminished.
The Black Cats remain the lowest scorers in the Premier League and the 16 shots on target so far is also a division low, but at least now Sunderland can name someone other than Steven Fletcher on the score sheet thanks to Adam Johnson's goal.
Fulham have been an attacking delight under Jol and The Cottagers should have enough firepower to blow Sunderland out of the water on Sunday.
|Jonathan's Weekend Treble
| Backing all three selections returns 7/2 (4.50) with bet365
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Jonathan Day is a football betting expert and a regular contributor to Goal.com. For more from Jonathan you can visit his website Sportingly Better or you can follow Sportingly Better on Twitter for in-play betting tweets
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