The Saturday afternoon action might be over for another season in England, but there’s still plenty of matches taking place across the continent. With a little luck, we’ll be landing a fantastic 6/1 winner with our three selections.
We’ve picked two teams from Bundesliga along with one from La Liga. Let’s hope they can land us some extra beer money for Saturday night by ending their respective seasons on a high.
Bayer Leverkusen v Ingolstadt. 2:30PM
In Germany, Bayer Leverkusen have already secured their place in next year’s Champions League, but Roger Schmidt’s men will be eager to end the campaign with a big win at the BayArena. In truth, they shouldn’t have too many problems against a poorly travelled Ingolstadt.
The hosts have won nine and drawn three of their 16 home games, scoring an impressive 28 goals in the process. With the firepower of Javier Hernandez, Hakan Calhanoglu and Stefan Kiessling amongst their arsenal, Bayer will be expected to score.
Even one goal might be enough to seal three points for the home side, particularly as the visitors boast just nine away goals all season. Victory would give them a fifth in a row here in the league; if they bring their A game, those three points should be pretty straight forward.
Despite the unpredictable nature of the final day, we fully expect a home win.
Wolfsburg v Stuttgart. 2:30PM
At the other end of the table, struggling Stuutgart will need a win to have any chance of staying up. Unfortunately, there’s a very good chance that it’ll all end is tears as they make the trip to Wolfsburg.
Jurgen Kramny’s men do score a lot of goals, including 27 on the road, but their leaky defence has let them down badly. As well as shipping 40 away goals, they enter Saturday’s final fixture on the back of five straight defeats. If they’re to stand any chance in this one, they’ll need to tighten up at the back, especially after conceding 12 in their past three alone.
Wolfsburg haven’t exactly sparkled in recent weeks, but they did end their poor run with a 1-0 win last weekend and will look to finish the campaign in style. Nicklas Bendtner has departed, but the hosts will be looking to Bas Dost and Max Kruse for inspiration in this one.
We think those attacking stars are more than capable of sending the fans home with a smile.
Atletico Madrid v Celta de Vigo. 4PM
Having seen their title hopes crash and burn last weekend, Diego Simeone’s men will be excused if they rest a couple of stars ahead of their Champions League final later this month. Nonetheless, the Rojiblancos should have enough to overcome Celta Vigo at the Calderon.
The hosts have won 14 of 18 home games this term, scoring 31 and conceding just seven in the process. Regardless of whether some players are rested, the squad can be confident of three points against an away side that’s leaked 32 on the road.
Celta have had a brilliant season and sit fifth heading into the final round of matches. However, they were humiliated in away games at both Real Madrid and Barcelona. Even with Simeone banned from the touchline, the Rojiblancos can end their league campaign with a win.
It’s not a foregone conclusion, but at 19/20, we cannot exclude this selection.