The following days are filled with thrilling continental championships in Asia and Africa, presenting excellent opportunities for betting. The odds provided were accurate at the time the ticket was compiled.
Athletic Bilbao – Alaves – Athletic Bilbao to Win @ 1.53 at betBonanza
In the round of 16 of the Spanish Copa del Rey, two Basque clubs will face each other. Athletic Bilbao is hosting Alaves after a series of 13 consecutive matches without a loss, both in the cup and in La Liga. Last weekend, Bilbao played another Basque derby, but in the league. They hosted Real Sociedad and celebrated a 2:1 victory. Now, they are tied for third place in the league table with Barcelona, and it’s clear that their primary goal is to remain among the top four teams to secure a place in the Champions League. In recent years, Bilbao has performed excellently in the Copa del Rey, reaching the final twice, so we are convinced that they will not easily give up on this competition, especially since they have reached the last 16. Alaves is also in good form; the team from Vitoria managed to defeat Sevilla away with a 3:2 victory on Friday, and just six days earlier, they beat another team from Seville, Betis, in the Copa del Rey, which led them to this visit to San Mames.
In La Liga, Bilbao won in Vitoria with a 2:0 score in September, and we predict another victory for Athletic. The betting odds for Bilbao to win at betBonanza are 1.53.
Atromitos Athinon – Larissa – Atromitos Athinon will win and Total OVER 1.5 @ 2.15 at betBonanza
Sasha Ilić’s team unexpectedly surprised bettors with a draw against the OFI Crete team in the Greek Super League last weekend. However, with a goal in injury time, Atromitos continued their unbeaten streak, which has now extended to 12 matches, including 10 in the league and two in the cup. Since the former Partizan captain took over the bench of the team from the Athens suburb of Peristeri, he has yet to taste defeat. It was close to happening on Saturday, but a goal by Chilean Valencia in the 98th minute secured a valuable point for Atromitos. In the second leg of the Greek Cup round of 16, they will face the second division team AEL from Larissa. The first match ended 1:1, and Atromitos also avoided defeat deep into injury time in that game. Apart from the desire to be among the top six in the league and play in the playoffs, Atromitos players also aim to reach the final stages of the most popular competition. AEL is a strong team, currently in second place behind Levadiakos, but there is still a lot to play and win to enter the elite. Although it was not apparent in the first match, Atromitos is the favorite, and we expect a victory with at least two goals scored.
The odds for Atromitos Athinon will win and Total OVER 1.5 goals are 2.15 at betBonanza.
Saudi Arabia – Oman – Saudi Arabia to Win @ 1.90 at betBonanza
According to the bookmakers, the Saudis are the clear favorites in the Asian Cup of Nations. We remember this team for their victory over the world champions Argentina at the World Cup in Qatar, although that did not help them to advance to the knockout stage. Now they are back in Qatar, this time for the continental championship, where they have high ambitions. Their group includes Thailand, Kyrgyzstan, and their first opponent, the Oman national team. In Saudi Arabia, top-level club football is played, which could also help the Green Falcons’ national team progress. The new coach, replacing Hervé Renard, is Roberto Mancini, and there are familiar faces like Al Dawsari, Al Muwallad, and Al Buraykan. As for Oman, they are more of an unknown quantity, with only their coach being well-known. He is the Croatian Branko Ivanković, who led the Iran national team very successfully at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
In this matchup, Saudi Arabia is the favorite, and we suggest betting on a Saudi Arabia win with odds of 1.90 at betBonanza.
Barnsley – Carlisle United – Barnsley will win and Total OVER 1.5 @ 1.67 at betBonanza
In a rescheduled match of the 18th round of England’s League 1, the excellent Barnsley team hosts the very weak Carlisle. The home team is on a streak of good results, remaining undefeated in their last 9 league matches and have climbed to 6th place in the table. A victory over Carlisle, which everyone expects, would put Barnsley in a tie for fourth place with Derby and Oxford in the next round, but there’s still a lot of hard work ahead to secure promotion to the Championship. After two consecutive draws, Barnsley defeated Bristol Rovers 2:1 on Saturday, while their current opponent Carlisle lost at home to Oxford 3:1. Carlisle has fallen to the second-to-last place, sitting at 23rd, and their only goal is to stay in this division, if possible. In their last 12 matches, they have only won once, beating Port Vale at home. Here, a win for Barnsley is the fixed pick of the day, and we will also adjust the odds with two goals for the home team.
The odds for the combination Barnsley will win and Total OVER 1.5 goals at betBonanza are 1.67.