This weekend we’re playing the 1X2 Pick 15, which includes selections in the Premier League, Serie A, and in La Liga where Atletico Madrid host Real
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The first GOAL Syndicate is LIVE
There is now a Goal.com Syndicate in the latest Pick 15 (on the 1X2 market) featuring matches from around Europe this weekend.
This enables our readers to join the action by contributing to our ticket of pre-selected picks.
Below you can find all our selections for this weekend’s massive £800,000 prize pool and our thinking on some of the selections.
Burnley v Swansea – Home win
Burnley have been exceptional at home since their return to the Premier League at the start of last season. Having picked up 33 of their 40 points in the 2016/17 campaign in front of their own fans, this is by no means an easy trip for the struggling Swans.
Paul Clement’s men have managed just seven league goals so far this term whereas the Clarets have conceded just twice on home soil in five matches. Given that the visitors have lost four of their last five top flight games, this looks like a solid home win selection.
West Brom v Chelsea – Away win
Tony Pulis is starting to come under fire for his pragmatic style at West Brom and the Baggies will do well to take anything from their clash with a Chelsea side who have won four of their last five league matches on the road.
Having won just one of their last nine Premier League games at the Hawthorns, this could easily be a repeat of the back-to-back wins Chelsea recorded over West Brom last season, both of which came by a 1-0 scoreline.
Fulham v Derby – Away win
Fulham are failing to fulfil the potential of last season’s surge into the Championship play-offs under Slavisa Jokanovic. Consecutive defeats to Wolves and Bristol City before the international break mean it’s now five games without a win for the home side.
Derby however, have won four of their last five league matches, scoring twice in each of those encounters. Overall, Fulham have won just one of their eight Championship home games this season so opting for a Rams victory seems the best option for this second-tier clash.
Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid – Draw
Both these city rivals have picked up 23 points from 11 La Liga matches so far but neither will be happy with their performances and this could end up being a cagey encounter between two sides that are tough to trust on current form. Atleti have moved into the Wanda Metropolitano for the new campaign and are struggling to replicate the impressive displays that they managed under Diego Simeone in the Vicente Calderon in recent years.
The home side have already drawn five La Liga games this season, more than anyone else in the Spanish top flight. Another stalemate could be on the cards here with Los Blancos still missing several key men and Ronaldo struggling to find any domestic form in front of goal.
Inter Milan v Atalanta – Home win
Inter have won five of their six home league matches in Serie A this season and should be able to secure three more points when they host travel sick Atalanta.
The visitors are yet to win on the road in seven matches across all competitions and have already lost three league games away from home. What’s more, Gian Piero Gasperini’s men have yet to keep a clean sheet and have leaked 10 times in that spell. The San Siro crowd will certainly be confident of picking up maximum points once more.
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