Udinese – Torino
. Udinese aren’t enjoying one of their best spells and have won only one point in their last four fixtures. If they don’t pick up the tempo, they could get involved in the relegation battle. The good news for them before the start of this match is that only Maurizio Domizzi is out injured. Their opponents haven’t lost in their last twelve games in Serie A, which is an amazing achievement. Torino’s performances in the Europa League also have been excellent and they have an upcoming match against Zenit. The visitors will have to cope without the injured Alvaro Gonzales and Salvatore Masiello. We saw both teams scoring in four out of Torino’s last five league games and, even though, their form is good, the same can’t be said about their defense.
Tip: Both teams to score @ 1.90
Napoli – Inter
Big game for Rafa Benitez and his players, considering their recent defeat against Torino. They are four points away from Roma but need to be aware of Lazio, who are just three points behind them. Inter lost the crucial game against Fiorentina at home which didn’t improve their chances of achieving a spot in Europe. Nothing new in the injury department for both sides – Napoli will be without Zuniga, Insigne, Michu and Britos for this game while Inter will have to cope without Jonathan and Nagatomo. The hosts won their last five home matches against Inter in all competitions and this makes the Partenopei very confident of achieving another victory on Sunday.
Tip: 1 @ 1.91
FC Cologne – Eintracht Frankfurt
Cologne’s recent run has been unimpressive and they quickly fell down the table. Now they are dangerously close to the relegation zone and a win here seems crucial if they want to keep a safe distance from it. Their defense looks very stable but in attack they lack the penetration to cause trouble to their opponents. Eintracht won their last match against Hamburger and seem safe for now, they even have a chance of achieving a spot in Europe. Cologne haven’t lost in their last eight home games against Frankfurt and considering the visitor’s poor form away from home which consists of not winning any of their last five Bundesliga away matches, I think The Billy Goats can snatch a win here.
Tip: 1 @ 2.40
Atletico Madrid – Valencia
Only one point separates these two teams, who are third and fourth respectively. Valencia’s recent run has been immense, with Los Che winning six out of their seven fixtures in the Spanish league. But their opponents have been impressive at home and haven’t lost in 32 of their last 33 matches at Vicente Calderon. They also haven’t lost in 10 of their last 11 clashes with Valencia, the only loss being the first fixture between them this season. The hosts will miss the suspended Miranda and Antoine Griezmann who will be replaced by Jose Maria Gimenez and Fernando Torres in the starting line-up. Paco Alcácer is the only absent player for Valencia. We saw more than 2.5 goals in Atleti’s last three home league games and considering both teams’ attacking strengths, a similar outcome here seems likely.
Tip: Over 2.5 goals @ 2.05