There are three games apiece to look forward to from Serie A and La Liga on Tuesday evening, with matters at both ends of the respective tables to discuss.
The earliest of the six matches comes from Italy, with Bologna set to host Genoa in the 17:30 game (Match Betting – Bologna Evens, Draw 12/5, Genoa 11/4).
Bologna saw their three-game unbeaten run ended on Saturday as they crashed to a 6-1 defeat at Inter Milan, while Genoa’s sole win this season came on the road against the division’s other team who wear blue and red (3-2 at Cagliari).
The hosts will be confident having won both of their home outings this term but have history against them, failing to win any of the pair’s last six meetings.
There are then two games at 19:45, and both whet the appetite. Atalanta and Sassuolo each have European aspirations and will be hoping for a boost in Bergamo after mixed starts to the season (Match Betting – Atalanta 8/15, Draw 7/2, Sassuolo 9/2).
However, the real star of the show in Italy is likely to be Inter’s trip to Fiorentina (Match Betting – Fiorentina 11/4, Draw 13/5, Inter 19/20).
Vincenzo Italiano has impressed since taking over in Tuscany, his side winning three of their four matches so far.
Inter, meanwhile, are a point better off and seem to be adapting well to Simone Inzaghi’s tactics.
Lautaro Martinez and Edin Dzeko have both netted three times each this season for the Nerazzurri and could prove the difference at the Stadio Artemio Franchi (Anytime Goalscorer – Dzeko 29/20, Martinez 29/20).
On to La Liga, and the early game at 18:30 sees champions Atletico take the E-5 to the Madrid suburbs to face Getafe (Match Betting – Getafe 5/1, Draw 12/5, Atletico 4/6).
This fixture has been kind to Atleti in the past, with them keeping clean sheets in the pair’s last 20 meetings and with the Azulones still to pick up a single point in the 2021-22 campaign, Diego Simeone will be confident his side can come away with a positve result.
There’s then a double-header at 21:00 and a familiar face returns to San Mames as Andoni Iraola, the man who captain Athletic Bilbao to the 2012 Europa League final, returns to the Basque Country with Rayo Vallecano (Match Betting – Athletic 17/20, Draw 12/5, Rayo 18/5).
Iraola guided Rayo to promotion at the first time of asking and Los Franjirrojos have made a decent start to life back in the big time, collecting seven points from five games.
Bilbao sit fifth after an unbeaten start to the campaign and have won four of the pair’s last five meetings, the other being a draw.
Finally, the other game at nine o’clock sees Levante host Celta Vigo (Match Betting – Levante 8/5, Draw 23/10, Celta 17/10).
Levante have so far seen four draws and a defeat, while it is the opposite for Celta, who have drawn once and been hit by four losses.
They did, though, win the pair’s most recent meeting 2-0 back in April at the Balaidos but may lack confidence as they make the long trip east from Galacia to the Mediterranean coast.