You know danger is in the air when Mr. Buckets is doing a footy world tour. How can I not on a weekend like this? This is the home stretch. Pretty much every league has a race besides England as Man City has ran away with it barring a disaster return from the international break. This weekend is the best weekend is the best we’ll have until May Madness in the last week. Title and future Champions League stakes on the line all over Europe. Wet the beak before the Final Four.
Starting in England with league leading Man City against 3rd place Leicester City, who are getting back James Maddison from injury. I still think City are going to blow the doors off of Leicester even if Maddison comes back fully healthy. Taking City -1 at -105. The other EPL game I’m locked in on is Arsenal v. Liverpool. This game had a preseason feel of a Champions League battle, but now it has a stench of Europa League or bust, which is sad. These teams have a history of stabbing me in the back, so I’ll just take the over of 2.5 goals at -115.
Barney Bundesliga has saved his awaited return for the most important Saturday of the entire Bundesliga season. top dog Bayern have a chance to put the dagger getting another title if they can get a result against 2nd place Leipzig. Lewandowski is out, but this Bayern team is still a wagon. Catching them at + value is a steal every single time. Bayern ML +130 is the play. Game 2 of the Bundesliga to watch is Dortmund v. Frankfurt. All the talk about Dortmund is revolved around the potential Haaland move this summer despite Dortmund being in the midst of trying to secure a Champions League spot next season. Frankfurt is 4 points clear of Dortmund for the last Champions League spot. I think the off-field drama is going to be an issue for them, so I’ll ride the underdog and take on the money line at +310
Honorary France Ligue 1 pick: PSG ML -160
Enjoy your Saturday gang. As always, kick it easy.