Barcelona increased their lead at the top of La Liga over the weekend as they cruised to a 4-1 win over Real Betis. Neymar gave Barca the lead, before Pedro made it 2-0 a minute later. Cesc Fabregas scored twice to complete Barcelona’s scoring.
That win increased their lead over Atletico Madrid to three points, as Diego Simeone’s side could only draw 1-1 away at Villarreal. Real Madrid are now three points behind their city rivals, as they crushed Real Sociedad 5-1, in a game that saw yet another Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick.
Juventus are just a point behind league leaders Roma, as results went the way of the Old Lady this weekend.
Antonio Conte’s side beat third-placed Napoli 3-0, with Fernando Llorente, Andrea Pirlo and Paul Pogba finding the net. Roma remain unbeaten, but dropped two points as they surprisingly drew 1-1 at home with lowly Sassuolo. The one man who wasn’t shocked by that result was our Serie A expert Paolo Bandini, who tipped under 2.5 goals at 2.20.
Bayern Munich are now four points clear at the top of the table as Borussia Dortmund’s week went from bad to worse.
Days after losing 1-0 to Arsenal, Jurgen Klopp’s side lost 2-1 to Wolfsburg. This allowed Bayern Munich to increase their lead with a routine 3-0 win over Augsburg and for Bayer Leverkusen to draw level on points with Dortmund, as they won 5-3 against Hamburg.
Paris St-Germain are another side to have increased their lead at the top this weekend. They beat Nice 3-1, as Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a hat-trick. The scoreline was predicted by our Ligue 1 pundit Julien Laurens at odds of 12.50 and he also correctly tipped Ibrahimovic to score first at 4.25 and for PSG to win both halves at 2.70.
Laurent Blanc’s side are now four points clear of Lille and five ahead of Monaco. Both sides could only draw this weekend.