SATURDAY IN EUROPE: The Ultra previews Saturday’s games between STUTTGART v KOLN and ROMA v VENEZIA both including a recommended BETDAQ bet.
STUTTGART V KOLN
2.30pm We’re really getting down to the business end of the domestic calendar now and we have another fascinating weekend ahead on BETDAQ Betting Exchange. A couple of leagues have two matchday’s left, but for the Bundesliga today is the final day! We have a dramatic day ahead, and I’m happy to focus on the Stuttgart v Koln game which looks the pick of the games today, for drama anyway. Stuttgart start the day sitting in the relegation playoff spot, three points behind Hertha Berlin but with a better goal difference, and three points ahead of Arminia Bielefeld in the relegation zone. Their draw last weekend against Bayern Munich was an absolutely massive result as it gives them a big cushion on the bottom two. Their goal difference means Arminia Bielefeld can’t catch them unless we see two crazy games – Arminia Bielefeld have to play RB Leipzig today too. That draw for Stuttgart and a loss for Hertha Berlin means now Hertha Berlin are looking over their shoulder and we could see a dramatic swing today. Hertha Berlin have to play away to Dortmund, and Dortmund will want to put on a show for their fans in their final home game with Haaland leaving too. All this really points to a fantastic chance for Stuttgart to escape on the final day, but they must win here.
Stuttgart have been bang average this season, as their place in the table suggests, and just because “they have to win” doesn’t mean they are good enough to deliver! They have been grinding out results in recent weeks to be fair to them, but they haven’t won many games. It’s been six games without a win for Stuttgart, and that becomes a big factor when you are considering backing them at 2.26. Koln have been finishing the season very strongly with four wins from their last five games, and they were unlucky to lose last weekend against Wolfsburg too. Koln don’t mind playing an open game which could suit Stuttgart, but I just can’t have the home side trading as short as 2.26 here. Koln can still get a European spot as they are two points behind Union Berlin so they have every reason to be bang up for this game and when you look at the stats I just can’t see why Stuttgart are this short. I know it’s a good story, and everything lines up for them to escape, I just can’t see them having the talent to deliver. I feel we’re getting so much value laying Stuttgart at these prices it’s worth a Max Bet.
The Ultra Says:
Five points lay (liability) Stuttgart to beat Koln at 2.26 with BETDAQ BETTING EXCHANGE.
You can view all markets here -> https://betdaq.biz/StuKol
ROMA V VENEZIA
7.45pm We move to Serie A next as Roma host Venezia. There’s huge a huge amount of drama in Serie A this season, and we should have more to come too! All eyes will be on the two Milan sides in action tomorrow in the title race, but we have an interesting game here to enjoy. Jose Mourinho has been all over Sky Sports this week after he gave them an interview and in true Jose Mourinho fashion, gave them plenty of talking points! Whatever your opinion about Mourinho, he is box office and he has done a fantastic job with Roma. I think this job really suits him – there’s no real pressure to win Serie A and he can create that “us against them” mentality he loves. He definitely has the dressing room working hard for him this season, and he could bring them a Europa Conference League win too which would be Roma’s first major European title. I know a lot of sides might look down at that competition, but it would be huge for a club like Roma. The winner of that gets a spot in the Europa League, but Roma can’t afford to leave that to chance – they are still within range of Lazio and have to aim for that fifth spot. They have an excellent chance of three points here given Venezia are sitting bottom of Serie A, but while things look very bleak for Venezia, they still can stay up if they win their final two games and other results go their way.
The market is very confident on a Roma win here with Mourinho’s side trading 1.3 at the time of writing. It’s hard to see past the home win here, but just note that Venezia are still fighting to stay up – they won’t roll over. They won their last game too, a 3-2 win over Bologna last weekend, to give themselves a chance. When you look at the stats, there aren’t many positives for Venezia. Indeed, they simply don’t look good enough for Serie A. Anything bar a Roma win here would be a shock – and the Venezia away form is poor too. I feel this is a case of how many goals can Roma score rather than will they win. Venezia are conceding close to two goals per game this season, and the 1.72 makes a lot of appeal on Roma to cover the 1.5 goal handicap. Roma haven’t been banging in the goals lately or creating a host of chances so I’m going to keep stakes limited here, however they should have no problem beating this very average Venezia side.
The Ultra Says:
One point win Roma -1.5 goals to beat Venezia at 1.72 with BETDAQ BETTING EXCHANGE.
You can view all markets here -> https://betdaq.biz/RomVen