Lays of the Weekend: Nancy to catch cup dreamers out

10May 2013

Betfair

 

With every domestic league besides the Premier at the play-off stage, Christian Crowther goes for a full continental spread for his lays this weekend...

 

Lay Bordeaux to beat Nancy @ 2.4

After showing significant promise early in their Ligue 1 campaign, Bordeaux are now shackled in mid-table due in no small part to their propensity for a draw. France's ninth-placed side have drawn an incredible 16 times in 35 league games this season, twice more than any other team and eight times more than Paris St-Germain at the summit. Here they face a Nancy side fighting for their top-flight status. However, the visitors have displayed brilliant character to pull away from the bottom of the division after spending the majority of their campaign propping up the rest. A run of six games unbeaten which included four wins may have been ended by third-placed Lyon at the weekend but, given that this game comes three days before Bordeaux's French Cup semi-final, the hosts will surely rest players and could lose focus.

 

Lay Osasuna to beat Getafe @ 1.95

A cursory glance at the form book is enough to alert the potential layer to this shades of odds-on price for struggling Osasuna. Hovering precariously just a point above the danger zone, the hosts' 4-0 drilling away to Valencia last Saturday represented their sixth loss in nine La Liga games, a dire run which has witnessed a solitary win six games ago. Eighth-placed Getafe make the trip still harbouring faint dreams of a Europa League spot after pulling off one of the results of the weekend by ending Real Sociedad's 15-game La Liga unbeaten run with a 2-1 victory on Monday. This should give the visitors every confidence that they can improve on the 1-1 draw with Osasuna earlier in the season.

 

Lay Werder Bremen to beat Eintracht Frankfurt @ 2.24

Since clinching a third-place finish back in 2009/10, Werder have really struggled to make an impression in the higher reaches of the Bundesliga. Now they find themselves embroiled in a relegation battle after a truly dismal second half of their campaign which has witnessed only two wins that both arrived way back at the beginning of February. Their next 11 games have seen their fans endure six losses and five draws leaving them teetering just three points above safety heading into this game against Frankfurt. Meanwhile, newly promoted Frankfurt - who've picked up seven points from their last nine available - are hot on the heels of Schalke in fifth as they chase Champions League football for the first time.

 

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