Bayern Munich vs Wolfsburg (Friday 7:30pm)
Bayern were big favourites as expected in this game. After winning 6-0 and 5-0 last season this was anticipated to be another comfortable game with a -2.25 handicap set for the home side. At half time when they were 2-0 up it looked like a case of when not if they would beat the handicap but a lacklustre performance in the 2nd half, combined with some good finishing by Wolfsburg, saw the away side get a well deserved draw. This was a big surprise, especially once Bayern had moved into such a commanding position.
Actual Outcome: 2-2 (-2.25)
Fair Outcome: 1-1 (-2.25)
Italy Serie A
SPAL vs Napoli (Saturday 5:00pm)
Napoli topped the league ahead of this game with a perfect record of 5 wins from 5 games, scoring 19 goals in the process. Newly promoted SPAL have looked a little out of their depth but aren’t in the relegation zone yet, but still a comfortable win was expected for Napoli with a -1.75 handicap. They never pulled away from the visitors, going behind on 13 minutes but levelling almost straight away but once they went ahead on 71 minutes, they were then pegged back just 7 minutes later. It took an 83rd minute goal to seal the win, but it wasn’t enough to beat the handicap.
Actual Outcome: 2-3 (+1.75)
Fair Outcome: 1-3 (+1.75)
Spain Primera Division
Malaga vs Athletic Club (Saturday 5:30pm)
An even contest was expected in this one, with a line of Draw No Bet, but Bilbao were soon in control taking the lead from a 4th minute penalty. Malaga equalised before the break but after Kuzmanovic was sent off for the hosts and Inaki Williams scored twice to put Bilbao 3-1 ahead with 10 minutes left the game looked safe. A disastrous last 10 minutes however allowed Malaga to score twice and deny Athletic Club all 3 points and a win on the DNB line – an unexpected turnaround from the home side.
Actual Outcome: 3-3 (0.00)
Fair Outcome: 2-2 (0.00)