Thursday trouble: bet on the biggest European national football league games!

02.07.2020

This Thursday, Italy’s Serie A, the Premier League in England and Spains La Liga see action of the highest level in must-see games. All leagues have plenty of matchdays left, so everyone has something to fight for. Can you make the clever predictions that can deliver the greatest wins? Read our preview article for some insights into Atalanta – SSC Napoli, Manchester City – Liverpool and Real Madrid – Getafe!

Atalanta – SSC Napoli (7.30 p.m.)

Atalanta’s football has been a joy to watch this season. Even after the forced hiatus in the Serie A, the Bergamo outfit went back to its goalscoring ways, recently coming back from a 0-2 deficit against fierce rival and second-placed SS Lazio, finishing a tremendous effort with a well-deserved 3-2 final score. Atalanta’s 57 points will remain unthreatened after this matchday, so it will keep its fourth place too.

Like Atalanta, SSC Napoli, with Belgian hotshot Dries Mertens as all-time goalscorer, is also on a 5-match winning streak. Mertens and mates are currently sixth in Serie A, which would entitle them to European football next season if they manage to hold on to it. They have AC Milan breathing down its neck, so a slip-up could be fatal… Can Napoli keep Atalanta at bay and itself in the race for the prize spots?

Statistics

Head to head:

  • 9 wins for Atalanta
  • 9 draws
  • 12 wins for SSC Napoli

Recent encounters:

  • SSC Napoli – Atalanta: 2 – 2
  • SSC Napoli – Atalanta: 1 – 2
  • Atalanta – SSC Napoli: 1 – 2
  • Atalanta – SSC Napoli: 0 – 1
  • SSC Napoli – Atalanta: 1 – 2

Form guide:

Average goals:

  • Atalanta: 3.02
  • SSC Napoli: 1.64

This game will break either or both teams winning streak: a draw seems likely @3.70.

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Manchester City – Liverpool (9.15 p.m.)

Manchester City lost all chances at the title when it lost to Chelsea on the previous matchday, much to the joy of leader Liverpool, who’s certain of the championship title without even having to play the remaining games, technically. Manchester City fought commendably, but the second place is all that the Citizens have left to play for…

Liverpool, meanwhile, was an unstoppable force this Premier League season. Its incredible form with Jürgen Klopp at the helm was enough to be certain of winning the title last matchday, when nearest competitor Manchester City lost to Chelsea. The Reds will want to plough through the remainder of the season with the same dominance as they did up until now.

Statistics

Head to head:

  • 8 wins for Manchester City
  • 16 draws
  • 23 wins for Liverpool

Recent encounters:

  • Liverpool – Manchester City: 3 – 1
  • Liverpool – Manchester City: 1 – 1
  • Manchester City – Liverpool: 2 – 1
  • Liverpool – Manchester City: 0 – 0
  • Manchester City – Liverpool: 1 – 2

Form guide:

Average goals:

  • Manchester City: 2.56
  • Liverpool: 2.11

Go for a fair draw in this clash of the titans with great value @3.90!

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Real Madrid – Getafe (10 p.m.)

Real Madrid is on a mission, now that it toppled La Liga archnemesis off of the first spot. The difference is now just 2 points (71-69), so anything could happen. Los Blancos have won all of their 5 most recent games in La Liga, and surely, they don’t plan to stop winning just yet, with Barça so close by. Nothing but a victory will do to lay claim on the La Liga title this season!

Up against Real Madrid, we find its regional rival Getafe. The modest outfit could be perceived as having been punching above its weight this season, even momentarily holding the first spot early on. Currently, Getafe sits in fifth place, from where it can already start dreaming out loud of European football next season. Against the current La Liga leader, Getafe will have to bring its best football, though…

Statistics

Head to head:

  • 21 win for Real Madrid
  • 5 draws
  • 3 wins for Getafe

Recent encounters:

  • Getafe – Real Madrid: 0 – 3
  • Getafe – Real Madrid: 0 – 0
  • Real Madrid – Getafe: 2 – 0
  • Real Madrid – Getafe: 3 – 1
  • Getafe – Real Madrid: 1 – 2

Form guide:

Average goals:

  • Real Madrid: 2.02
  • Getafe: 1.32

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