As we come to the end of the dreaded international break, the return of league football should have punters eager to get stuck into a fantastic weekend of betting with some prime fixtures being streamed right here at bet365.
Bayern Munich take on Hoffenheim on Saturday and their one horse race to the title is predicted to continue. Even with injuries to captain Philipp Lahm and forward Thomas Müller, the Bavarians are trading as short as 1/7 to level TSG who lie in 5th place having won only 3 of their last 10 games. Elsewhere in Germany, a 15th placed Borussia Dortmund side in woeful form take on recently promoted neighbours Paderborn who sit in 9th place currently. Nobody would have anticipated the Westphalian minnows to give a side of Dortmund’s quality any trouble but they have regularly outperformed BVB against all odds. Their league form is even more puzzling given their 100% start in this season’s Champions League, and pressure will be on underperforming stars Marco Reus and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to secure 3 points for a team that was in the Champions League final just 2 short years ago.
Elsewhere in Europe, Barcelona will be looking to catch up to Real Madrid when they face last year’s Europa League winners, Sevilla. Having poached arguably their best player of last season, midfield maestro Ivan Rakitic, Luis Enrique may well look to deploy the lethal Croatian against them. Los Blancos take on Eibar and Carlo Ancelotti will be looking to his lethal front trio of Ronaldo, James Rodríguez and Gareth Bale to continue the blistering form that has granted them a 2 point lead over their Catalan rivals. Cristiano Ronaldo will be looking to continue his sensational goal scoring form as his charge to retain the Ballon d’Or continues and he may well clinch his 23rd La Liga hat trick, beating the current record held by Telmo Zarra and Real Madrid legend Alfredo di Stefano.
Across the pond the NBA season continues as the Boston Celtics look to recover from their loss against the Phoenix Suns and many will be looking to young forward Tyler Zeller to continue his boringly effective form and deliver a sorely needed win after a weak start to the season that has seen them take only 3 wins from their last 9 games. Surprise leaders the Toronto Raptors will take on the Memphis Grizzlies at the Air Canada Centre and will be looking to continue a run which has seen them dominate the Atlantic Division this year. Terrence Ross will be looking to score another outrageous dunk this week after his magnificent two-handed mid-air catch and one-handed dunk against the Jazz in their last game.
Please see below some key highlights for bet365's Live Streaming schedule this week.