An intriguing clash awaits in the upcoming final round of La Liga fixtures as Villarreal vs. Atletico Madrid clash on Sunday. Both teams have achieved their goals for the season, with Villarreal securing a guaranteed fifth-place finish and Atletico Madrid sitting in third position. However, Atletico still has a motivating factor in finishing above their city rivals, Real Madrid, who are just one point and one place ahead in the standings.
Juventus finds themselves in a position where they likely need a victory in the final round of Serie A games to secure qualification for next season’s Europa League. However, they face a daunting challenge as they travel to face Udinese amidst a period of woeful form.
We will review these games and provide our expert tips on best bet options for these games. Also, Not just on these two games, TopbetsSA picks the top five betting fixtures you can place your money on, plus extra tips for our readers.
Villareal vs. Atletico Madrid
Although Villarreal may not have much at stake in this match, playing at their home ground of El Madrigal could provide them with a significant advantage. The team has been displaying strong performances in recent times, particularly in their last four home matches, all of which ended in victories. Furthermore, out of their last seven games overall, Villarreal has emerged triumphant in five.
On the other hand, Atletico Madrid has encountered difficulties in achieving positive results away from home. They have managed just one win and suffered two defeats in their last four away fixtures. As a result, the scales tip in favor of a home win as the primary betting option.
A key player to watch in this encounter is Villarreal’s Nicolas Jackson. The 21-year-old forward has been in exceptional form, netting eight goals in his last seven games. Impressively, he has scored in each of his last four appearances at home, making him the standout choice for a goal at any time during the match.
Overall, the Villarreal versus Atletico Madrid matchup promises an intriguing battle, despite both teams having already accomplished their season objectives. With Villarreal’s home advantage, recent strong performances, and Nicolas Jackson’s scoring prowess, they have a strong chance of securing a home win with a 2-1 scoreline.
Villarreal’s successful previous encounter against Atletico Madrid, coupled with their winning streak at home, positions them favorably for a victory and a rare league double over their opponents. Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid’s struggles away from home suggest they may face an uphill battle in this fixture.
Tip: Villareal to Win/Both Teams to Score
Villareal to Win ❌
Both Teams to Score ✅
Udinese vs. Juventus
With a one-point deficit to overcome to surpass sixth-placed Roma, Juventus holds the advantage of a superior goal difference. Their hopes of climbing up the table are also hampered by Atalanta, who sit two points ahead in fifth position.
Despite Juventus’ recent three-match winless streak, a reasonable betting option for the main bet could be both teams to score. Defensive concerns have plagued the Bianconeri, conceding goals in four out of their last five games, resulting in seven goals against them. Similarly, Udinese has struggled defensively, keeping just one clean sheet in their previous six matches.
When playing at home, Udinese has typically shown their ability to find the back of the net. In fact, their recent 1-0 defeat at the Stadio Friuli against Lazio halted a run of 17 successive home games in which they scored. Moreover, Udinese tends to perform strongly in front of their home fans, having lost only three out of their 18 Serie A home games. Conversely, Juventus finds themselves out of sorts after a points deduction effectively eliminated their chances of Champions League football, potentially hindering their motivation for this clash.
Considering these factors, a 2-2 draw appears to be a plausible outcome for this match. Udinese has a history of drawing matches at home, with five out of their 11 home games since the World Cup ending in stalemates. Notably, three of those draws resulted in a 2-2 scoreline. Meanwhile, Juventus has recorded three draws in their last six away fixtures.
Udinese has displayed an impressive scoring record at home, having only failed to score in one out of their last 18 home games in all competitions. Considering this, they should be able to break through against Juventus, who have conceded a total of seven goals in their last five matches. Juventus, on the other hand, needs a positive result to enhance their chances of qualifying for the Europa League. With both teams being motivated to score, we anticipate goals being scored at both ends of the pitch.
Tip: Draw/Both Teams to Score
Both Teams to Score ❌
Below are our top five betting fixtures for Sunday;
5️⃣ Top five selections – Over 2.5
- Napoli v Sampdoria ❌>>> Yesplay, SportingBet
- Real Madrid v Athletic Bilbao ❌>>> Betway, GBets, SportingBet
- Espanyol v Almeria ✅>>> Betway, Hollywoodbets.
- Brisbane City v Brisbane Roar B ❌>>> Yesplay, SportingBet
- Lake Macquarie v Adamstown R. ✅>>> Betway, GBets
Five Picks – BTTS
- Admira Wacker v Vorwarts Steyr ❌
- Dornbirn v Grazer AK ✅
- Liefering v Austria Wien B ❌
- Slutsk v BATE Borisov ❌
- Bumprom v Molodechno-DYuS ❌
Five – Wins (Winning team in Bold)
- BW Linz v Sturm Graz B ✅
- The Strongest v Wilstermann ✅
- Fluminense v Bragantino ✅
- Palmeiras v Coritiba ✅
- Vitebsk v MKK-Dnepr ✅
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