After a long, hard season, a holiday is in store.
Whether it be Dubai, Las Vegas or a banged up caravan in Bognor Regis, you can’t beat a bit of well-earned down time and, after landing a couple of winners for regular backers this term, the Sunday Treble will be making a final appearance of the 2013/14 campaign ahead of a pre-World Cup vacation.
Determined to jet off in style, we’ve sounded three picks from the Spanish and Italian top tiers set to reward to the tune of 23/1.
The first match of the trio comes direct from the kingdom of calcio, where Chievo will sign off for the season with a surprise win over elite travellers Inter Milan.
Chievo to beat Inter @ 29/10
Walter Mazzari’s Nerazzurri may have lost just one of seven road games, but they are guaranteed to be sixth come the close of play on the final day in Serie A.
Fans of the Verona-dwelling outfit will be in high spirits after a win at Cagliari ensured top-flight survival last time out and they can expect to get something from a game against a team that’s failed to beat 12 of 19 bottom half-based outfits.
Athletic Bilbao to beat Almeria @ 21/10
A surprisingly beefy price has been attributed to the Basque Champions League qualifiers who travel to the home of one of five sides who could be relegated as the curtain falls on La Liga.
Ernesto Valverde’s men tend to pulverise Almeria and obviously have immensely superior quality in their ranks.
The pair’s previous five meetings have produced an aggregate score of 18-4 in Los Leones’ favour.
Real Valladolid to beat Granada @ 21/20
A fraction over even-money favourites in the most crucial fixture taking place in Spain today, Valladolid are our final selection.
Only a victory will keep Pucela’s bacon free of peril, as it will ensure they leapfrog their Granadan adversaries and plunge them into the bottom three.
They’ll be thankful of a home game on the final day having lost just three times all season at base camp, whereas Granada are ten without a win on the frog and toad, losing eight of their trips.