In Bundesliga, Eintracht travel to play relegation-threatened Augsburg, in Italy, Lazio have all the weapons to win their fourth away match of the season against Salernitana while bottom-placed St. Etienne hosts Lens in the French top-flight league. Our sportsbookis offering you all the angles you want to bet on in the European top leagues.
Augsburg vs. Eintracht Frankfurt (Bundesliga Round 19)
Eintracht finished 2021 with three domestic wins in a row closing the gap on the European spots. Last weekend they played against second-placed Dortmund, exposing BVB’s defensive frailties with Filip Kostic being in great shape, with a constant thorn in the side of Dortmund, with over half of Eintracht’s first-half attacks coming down his preferred left-hand side. They went two goals up but failed to maintain their lead allowing three late goals and dropping all three points.
They now travel to play Augsburg being favorites to win this clash, being priced at +110 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds. They will definitely use the same starting lineup with Kamada and Borre leading the attacking line while Kostic and Lindstrom helping from the back and wings. On the other side, Augsburg kicked off their second half of the season exactly how they ended 2021. Back in December in the last round of the year they were kept to a goalless draw by the worst team in the Bundesliga, Greuther Furth. Last weekend they scored the first goal on the road against Hoffenheim, but they allowed three, being dominated for the entire match.
They are desperate for points as they are sitting in the danger zone, 16th in the standings, and they will surely enter this match all guns blazing but this comes with a minus. Let’s not forget that Eintracht are deadly on the break having a great pace on the wings and if they smell blood they will score as many goals as possible. The two teams shared the points in the reverse fixture, but Eintracht won three head-to-heads in a row before that.
Pick: Eintracht Frankfurt ML at +110
Salernitana vs. Lazio (Serie A Round 22)
Don’t get distracted by Salernitana’s win against Verona. It was a lucky win considering the stats and how the match was played. Verona managed to score once from 24 goal-attempts and seven shots on target. The hosts remain the worst team in the Italian league with just 11 points earned in 19 games. They also have the worst defense and attack with 43 goals conceded and just 13 scored.
Salernitana did not reveal the identity of their new owner who saved them from expulsion, but Daniele Iervolino, the 43-year-old founder of Italy’s Pegasus Online University, said in Italian media soon after the deadline had passed that he was the buyer. In a statement published in newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport two weeks ago, he said he would do everything to keep Salernitana in Serie A. There’s no way they will stay up given the circumstances and their squad. They are a team to fade all season long and oppose them in our soccer picks and parlays.
On the other side, Lazio saw their three-game unbeaten run last weekend when they lost 2-1 on the road to leaders Inter. This is the perfect opportunity for them to bounce back and climb the ladder. They are sitting eighth with 32 points, but they are one of the best attacking teams in Italy with 43 goals netted this season. We tipped Ciro Immobile to win the Serie A Golden Boot a few weeks ago when he was priced at +275. Lazio have all the necessary weapons to cover the spread set at -1
Pick: Lazio -1 at -135
St. Etienne vs. Lens (Ligue 1 Round 21)
If you’re betting online, you should know that the French top-flight league is unpredictable and the big names are inconsistent, but we have a good feeling about this bet. We’re talking about another bad team, St. Etienne who are sitting dead last with just 12 points picked up in 19 games having the worst attack in the league with 17 goals scored this season.
They enter this clash on the back of five Ligue 1 defeats in a row, failing to find the back of the net on four occasions. On top of that, St. Etienne have five starters on international duty playing for their countries in the Africa Cup of Nations. On the other side, Lens are the revelation of the season in Ligue 1. They are sitting sixth in the standings just one point behind the top four.
They are not one of the best teams on the road, but they should have enough to beat St. Etienne and take advantage of their squad issues and poor run of form.