European Weekend Treble: Looking for another winner by backing Schalke, Tottenham and Torino


Schalke

VS

Wolfsburg

Kick off: Saturday October 6th at 14:30 BST
Tip: Schalke to win at 4/9 (1.44) with Bet365


The 2-0 loss to Bayern Munich two weeks ago is Schalke’s only blemish in what is otherwise an encouraging start for the Royal Blues.

Schalke play expansive football under manager Huub Stevens and have scored two or more goals in both games in the Champions League as well as five out of their six games in the Bundesliga.

Young Germany international Lewis Holtby is beginning to come of age for the hosts, who have a strong record at the Veltins Arena.

Conceding late goals is a concern for Stevens though, his side have dropped four points from winning positions late on and Schalke will need to improve their concentration if they are going to make an impact this season.

Opponents Wolfsburg have not won in the league since a 1-0 victory over Stuttgart on the opening game of the season and the Wolves have lost their last two games on the bounce conceding five goals without reply.

With Klass-Jan Huntelaar in attack, Schalke have all the necessary firepower to secure three points against a struggling side.

Tottenham

VS

Aston Villa

Kick off: Sunday, October 7th at 15:00 BST
Tip: Tottenham to win at 4/9 (1.44) with Bet365


Three wins on the bounce have propelled Tottenham into fifth place after a lacklustre start in the Premier League.

Last weekend’s victory over Manchester United was a historic day for Spurs and manager Andre Villas-Boas, who have now extended their unbeaten run to seven games and maintained their record of scoring in every game this season.

The defensive cover for Tottenham is slightly concerning and they have sorely missed Scott Parker’s tenacity in the centre of the park, whilst Younes Kaboul and Benoit Assou-Ekotto remain sidelined.

Opponents Aston Villa conceded four goals in their last away game at Southampton and have yet to keep a clean sheet under Paul Lambert on the road.

Darren Bent appears to be unsettled at the club so Belgium international Christian Benteke may lead the line, although Bent did score in his last appearance from the substitutes' bench.

Tottenham came away with a 2-0 victory in this fixture last year and the in-form side should secure a further three points on Sunday.

Torino

VS

Cagliari

Kick off: Sunday October 7th at 14:00 BST
Tip: Torino to win at 17/20 (1.85) with Bet365


Torino climbed up to sixth place in Serie A after a comprehensive 5-1 victory away at Atalanta last weekend.

Giampiero Ventura’s side put their relegation rivals to the sword with an impressive second half performance that saw four goals scored including one from Rolando Bianchi who now has four goals for the Clarets.

Only Juventus and Napoli can boast better a defensive record than Torino this season, who have lost just once in six games.

Opponents Cagliari are winless in Serie A and coach Ivo Pulga will have his work cut out to steer the Sardinian club away from relegation this season, especially considering they have not won away from home since December 2011.

Torino go into Sunday’s game full of confidence and the Clarets should have enough to secure victory against their lowly opposition.

Jonathan's Weekend Treble

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Jonathan Day is a football betting expert and a regular contributor to Goal.com. For more from Jonathan you can visit his website Sportingly Better or you can follow Sportingly Better on Twitter for in-play betting tweets.

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