Saturday Football Tips: All the best bets in the Premier League and Europe

Zinedine Zidane and Ronald Koeman
Zidane and Koeman meet in the El Clasico on Saturday evening

Plan your Saturday punting with our guide to all the best bets across the Premier League, La Liga - where Real Madrid host Barcelona in El Clasico - and more...

"Real are unbeaten in 12 matches across all competitions (W10 D2) and their price to win is big enough that you can back them cautiously."

Back Real Madrid double chance against Barcelona at 1.715/7

Fourth hosts third in key Bundesliga clash

Eintracht Frankfurt v Wolfsburg
Saturday 10 April, 14:30
Live on Betfair Live Video

Unless something goes drastically wrong both teams are destined to be in next season's Champions League. Third-placed Wolfsburg have won their last three in the Bundesliga and conceded just one goal in the process. Their hosts, who sit fourth, will need to find a way to break them down if they're to close the four point gap on them.

Key Stat: Frankfurt have drawn 11 times in the Bundesliga this season while nine of Wolfsburg's matches have ended all square.

Kevin Hatchard says: "I think backing the draw here is certainly worth considering at 3.613/5, and I'll also back Frankfurt's Filip Kostic to score at 4.216/5."

Back the draw in Eintracht Frankfurt v Wolfsburg at 3.613/5

Reds eye vital points and revenge against Villains

Liverpool v Aston Villa
Saturday, 15:00,
Live on Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Premier League

Liverpool are 2.1211/10 for a top four finish in the Premier League. They can't afford to slip up there and they would love to gain revenge for *that* 7-2 hammering at Villa Park earlier this season.

Key Stat: Liverpool have lost their last six Premier League matches at Anfield and haven't won a league game there in 2021.

Kevin Hatchard says: "Villa will have plenty of confidence after thrashing Liverpool 7-2 in what was an extraordinary reverse fixture, and they will take great solace from the Reds' appalling recent home record.

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"We can give Villa a goal start here on the Asian Handicap, which means we win if Villa win or draw, and the only way we lose is if the visitors lose by two goals or more."

Back Aston Villa + 1 (Asian Handicap) @ 1.9620/21

Bolton to press promotion bid in League Two

Bolton v Harrogate
Saturday, 15:00

The battle for automatic promotion from League Two is extremely close and fourth-place Bolton Wanderers are 1.774/5 to grab one of the three spots following an impressive run of form. They can afford no slip-up when the host Harrogate on Saturday.

Key Stat: Bolton (joint with Tranmere) top the League Two charts for home points (21) since the turn of the year. They are unbeaten in nine on home soil (W6D3).

Ian Lamont says: "Bolton are fourth in a six-game form table and clear top over 10 games, with 23 points and only one defeat. Harrogate are winless in five and have not scored in four, despite a long list of attacking talents from Jack Muldoon to Josh McPake. Comfortably in mid-table, it seems to be a case of "job done" for the Sulphurites whose prime aim was to stay up, having reached the EFL for the first time."

Back Bolton to beat Harrogate @ 2.1211/10

PSG can't afford to lose more ground in Ligue 1 title race

Strasbourg v PSG
Saturday, 16:00
Live on BT Sport 3

PSG stunned holders Bayern in the Champions League in midweek winning 3-2 in Munich. But Mauricio Pochettino's men cannot afford to be thinking about the second leg when they play Strasbourg on Saturday. The reason is that PSG are three points behind Ligue 1 leaders Lille at the time of writing and could be six adrift after the table-toppers have played on Friday night.

Key Stat: PSG have lost two of their last three fixtures in Ligue 1 but the same is also true of Strasbourg.

James Eastham says: "Pochettino will be tempted to rotate this weekend - and the focus of the players that do start may be elsewhere. PSG have team news problems in any case: Neymar is suspended, Alessandro Florenzi and Marco Verratti are absent following positive covid tests, while Marquinhos and Abdou Diallo surely won't be risked after picking up knocks in Munich.

"A depleted and distracted Paris line-up will take to the field and that plays into Strasbourg's hands."

Lay PSG at Strasbourg @ 1.84/5

Milan to dent Parma's survival hopes

Parma v AC Milan
Saturday, 17:00
Watch on Betfair Live Video

Milan may have given up on the Serie A title with Inter 11 points clear and short odds on. But Zlatan Ibrahimovic and co. are keen to hold off Juventus in the race for second. Parma are in deep trouble in the relegation battle but Milan will show them no mercy.

Key Stat: Milan are the team with Serie A's best away record while Parma have the lowest points total at home."

Tom Victor says: "Parma earned an 11th draw of the season last weekend, and a failure to turn draws into wins could doom Roberto D'Aversa's men. Milan are this week's visitors, and the team with Serie A's best away record is expected to overcome the side with the lowest points total at home, sustaining or improving on a 1.91 xGF away average in the process."

Back the 1-2 in Parma v Milan @ 8.6015/2

Real Madrid value to avoid defeat against Barcelona

Real Madrid v Barcelona
Saturday, 20:00
Live on LaLigaTV and Betfair Live Video

Saving the best till last with a monster of an El Clasico as third-placed Real take on second-placed Barca. Atletico's lead has been whittled down to one point and an away win will take Barca clear at the top. Ronald Koeman's men are 1.738/11 favourites to win the Spanish title and could end their bitter rivals' hopes here.

Key Stat: Though unbeaten in 19 La Liga games (W16 D3), Barcelona have got played either Real or Atletico during that run

Dan Fitch says: "Lionel Messi is not scoring at the incredible rate that he once did, but by normal standards, he is still performing very well. The Argentine has 29 goals in 38 matches this season, with five of them coming in his last four games. It's only in games like this that you can back Messi at a decent price and he's 2.26/5 to add to his tally.

"Another 33-year old who continues to perform at a very high level is Real Madrid's Karim Benzema. He's scored 24 goals in 34 appearances, with seven coming from his last six games. At 2.47/5 to add to his tally, Benzema is another player to consider backing."

Back Real Madrid double chance against Barcelona at 1.715/7

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