Are you tired of fatiguing week? Just breathe deeply and remember: The weekend has started. Now it’s time to relax and to have some betting fun on OneHash! Read “Your weekend with OneHash”, our column with the most interesting sport events previews of upcoming three days of April.
- Can Juve go down in history against Milan?
- How many more free-kick-rabbits Leo Messil will put out of his hat?
- Will Borussia’s kids become men in Munich?
One team needs points to avoid relegation, the other to fight for the Premier League title. It means that we can expect serious battle at St Mary’s Stadium. Southampton is in decent shape; Saints won three of their last four games, including unexpected 2:1 triumph over Tottenham. Liverpool on the other hand can be tired of playing both sides. Four days after Southampton’s trip The Reds will host FC Porto in the Champions League’s quarter-finals. Isn’t it too much for Juergen Klopp’s boys? No, at least not for now. Club that thinks both of Premier League and Champions League shouldn’t be afraid of 16th team in the table.
OneHash prediction: Liverpool 2 goals difference.
Fight for home court advantage in Eastern Conference first round continues. In previous “Your weekend with OneHash” we mentioned that Indiana and Boston will probably meet in play-offs. Our predictions have been practically confirmed. Pacers & Celtics will finish on fourth and fifth place with high probability. So the only remaining question is: who will end up higher at the end of the regular season? Last weekend Indiana was fourth but the game took place in TD Garden. Now the situation has reversed, C’s will defend fourth place at direct rival’s home ground. The latest Boston’s 114:112 triumph came after Kyrie Irving’s winning layup with 0,5 seconds remaining. The atmosphere then was real and dense, like in postseason. This time it won’t be different.
OneHash prediction: Boston
Another fierce rivalry in the NBA should take place in Denver. Nuggets are still behind only Golden State Warriors in Western Conference’s standings but they’ve lost rhythm at the end of regular season, losing three from last five matches. Blazers by contrast nowadays play maybe the best basketball of their whole season. They’ve won 11 of their last 13 despite losing star center Jusur Nurkic to a major injury. Denver (52-26) is conferencence’s number two, Portland (50-28) is number four but if Damian Lillard and his teammates win in Pepsi Center, then they will reduce the gap to upcoming rivals to only one game. So it's definitely worth the risk.
OneHash prediction: Portland
Once a duel that the whole Europe was waiting for, now the kind of forgotten hit. Both teams have something to fight for this weekend other than prestige. Especially The Old Lady who’s facing a historical opportunity. If Juventus beats Milan and nearest challengers Napoli loses at home to Genoa, then after only 31 rounds eight straight Scudetto will go to Turin. Nobody in the history of Serie A has won the championship with seven games to spare. Il Diavolo at a glance doesn’t seem like the team that could stop reigning champions. They’ve gathered only one point in their last three league matches. The style of Milan’s football was even worse than the results. Maybe their only hope lies in the biggest weapon’s comeback. Deadly polish forward Krzysztof Piątek scored on Tuesday against Chievo and finished three games series without a goal. Will “Il Bomber” fire hist trademark shotguns on Saturday? Possible, even against as classy defence as Juve’s.
OneHash prediction: Juventus one goal difference
This weekend the most important match of Europe's top five leagues will take place in Bavaria where second spot Bayern will host table leaders from Dortmund. With only seven rounds remaining this could be the key of Meisterschale’s pursuit. It may be defining challenge for BVB. Young boys from Dortmund have looked great nearly the whole season but now they face a job for real men. Their win at Allianz Arena could practically mean anointing of the new Bundesliga king although Saturday’s Der Klassiker also can bring nothing new to the kingdom. If The Bavarians win, they will return to league’s summit. Most likely to the end of the season.
OneHash prediction: draw
The Game between two best domestic teams will be held as well in Spain but starting position of those teams will be completely different. Hosts from Catalonia have eight more points than runner Atletico so their Saturday’s win will probably cause that LaLiga’s chase become a formality. For Atleti it’s last championship call but it couldn’t be made in a harder spot. Capital team hasn’t won at Camp Nou since 2006. What’s more important is that Barcelona has controlled the series with Atletico last couple years, winning six and drawing four of their ten last matches. And last but not least - Leo Messi’s form. If you ever wondered was there something that Argentinian magician can surprise us with, he magically resolved your doubts. Lately Messi bewitched free kicks, scoring one in each of the last three matches. Madness, just madness.
OneHash prediction: FC Barcelona two goals difference
Premier League’s game plan on upcoming days doesn’t look as spectacular as usually so for the biggest hit of this round we’ve picked game at Goodison Park. The Gunners fight for the podium and are in really solid shape. Their last league defeat came from 3rd February against Manchester City. Since then they’ve played six PL matches and won five of them. Nevertheless don’t forget that Everton likes to play capital-based teams. The Toffees won both of their last two league matches. Both 2:0. Both against rivals from London. In March they’ve punished by two goals Chelsea and Tottenham. Could it be a case of third time lucky?
OneHash prediction: Arsenal two goals difference
As far as it goes Saturday’s clash between Manchester City and Brighton in FA Cup semi-final doesn’t promise as a close fight. Things seem completely different in other duel of this round. On Sunday England will see two really comparable teams in action, eight in Premier League Watford against one position ahead Wolverhampton. Both clubs are solid and well-balanced (only one point separates them in PL table) but which of them can be treated as a favourite of Wembley’s clash? Let Manchester United players answer this question. Red Devils played against both teams last week and in both matches the score was 2:1. However, Wolves were able to beat United while Watford came back from Old Trafford with nothing.
OneHash prediction: Wolverhampton one goal difference.