Weekly Recap (4/26 – 4/29)Premier League – England
|Premier League - Betting Results - Matchday 36|
The weekend started off with fireworks as Liverpool (-1429) blasted Huddersfield Town 5-0 as a heavy favorite from Anfield.
We saw three draws produce on Saturday and all of them had a different outcome.
Bournemouth and Southampton played to a wild 3-3 tie (+282) and that was also the highest-scoring game of Matchday 36.
In other action on Saturday, West Ham United (+775) pulled off a huge road upset at Tottenham.
Wolverhampton (+183) also cashed as a road 'dog in its 2-1 win at Watford.
Fulham (-120) put a serious kink into Cardiff City's hopes of not being relegated with a 1-0 win as a home favorite. Brighton & Hove sits in 17th place with 35 points while Cardiff is four points behind with two games remaining.
Sunday's action started early and Leicester City (+165) handed a struggling Arsenal squad its third straight setback. The Foxes closed as mild underdogs.
In the middle game, Manchester City (-750) captured a 1-0 win at Burnley as a road favorite and the 'under' (3.5) was never in doubt. The Citizens remain one point clear of Liverpool in second place with two games to play in the season.
Chelsea and Manchester United closed the week with a 1-1 draw (+235) from Old Trafford. The Blues sit in the coveted fourth position with 68 points, two ahead of Arsenal in fifth place and three points above United in sixth.
Bundesliga – Germany
|Bundesliga - Betting Results - Matchday 31|
Matchday 31 began with a cracker as Bayer Leverkusen (-140) scored three second-half goals and defeated Augsburg 4-1 as a road favorite.
Saturday's six-game slate watched home teams go 4-1 with one draw and three of the hosts closed as underdogs.
They included Fortuna Dusseldorf (+191), Hannover 96 (+201) and Stuttgart (+268).
The lone favorite to connect on Saturday was RB Leipzig (-347), who captured a 2-1 win over SC Freiburg at home.
The shocker of the day took place at Signal-Iduna Park as Schalke 04 (+587) doubled-up a nine-man Borussia Dortmund squad 4-2. It was the first home loss of the season for Dortmund and the setback put a serious dent in the title hopes for the club.
Sunday's action started and ended with surprising results. Wolfsburg (+522) hammered TSG Hoffenheim 4-1 as a heavy road underdog.
Later in the day, the Matchday 31 finale watched Nurnberg hold league leaders Bayern Munich to a 1-1 draw (+884) at home and it probably should've won the game as a 20/1 long shot but a missed penalty kick prevented the upset.
The 17th place club that's likely headed to relegation added another twist to the German title race with this result as Bayern Munich could've went four points clear of second-place Borussia Dortmund. Instead, Bayern holds a two-point lead (71-69) over Dortmund with three rounds remaining in the Bundesliga season.
La Liga – Spain
|La Liga - Betting Results - Matchday 35|
Barcelona (-549) clinched the La Liga title on Saturday with a 1-0 win over Levante as a home favorite.
Right behind the league leaders is Atletico Madrid (-310) and it also posted a 1-0 win at home.
Of the four games on Saturday, none of the eight teams in action scored more than one goal and that helped the 'under' go 4-0.
The low-scoring trend continued in Sunday's five-game slate as a total of eight goals were scored on the day.
The other trend that was glaring was focused on underdogs as we saw four upsets to go with one draw.
Eibar (+543) started the surprises early with a 1-0 road win at Valencia and then Girona (+293) posted the same score at home versus Sevilla. The win for Girona pushed the club out of the drop zone and into a three-way tie for 17th place with Celta de Vigo and Levante.
The largest upset of Matchday 35 came in Sunday's finale as Rayo Vallecano (+550) shutout Real Madrid 1-0 as a home underdog.
Monday's match between Espanyol and Real Betis ended in a 1-1 draw (+268).