2BET2 covers your weekends football

Updated: April 21, 2012

In a weekend that features some massive games throughout Europe, here is a timely reminder that 2BET2 is with you for the weekend.

In the first of the weekends big games, Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, who scored the only goal in Wednesday’s Champions League semifinal first leg victory over Barcelona, will miss his side’s trip to Arsenal on Saturday with a knee injury. Sixth-placed Chelsea will also be without centre-back David Luiz, who injured his hamstring in Sunday’s FA Cup semifinal win over Tottenham Hotspur, and the suspended Branislav Ivanovic.

Newcastle United have more players in the treatment room than any other Premier League team with up to 11 of their squad nursing knocks ahead of Saturday’s home match against Stoke City.

Tottenham, whose form has nosedived in recent weeks and whose place in the top four is now under serious threat from Newcastle and Chelsea, will be without central defender Younes Kaboul for Saturday’s match at Queens Park Rangers.

Third-placed Arsenal, five points clear of Spurs and Newcastle, will be without Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta for the rest of the season, manager Arsene Wenger confirmed on Friday.

Arteta damaged ligaments in his ankle and foot during the 2-1 defeat to Wigan Athletic on Monday.

Fourth from bottom Queens Park Rangers will have striker Djibril Cisse back for the visit of Tottenham after he missed four games following a red card against Sunderland.

In Serie A,

Juventus are closing in on two prizes currently held by AC Milan as the Serie A race heads into a crucial and demanding period of the season.

Following the postponement of last weekend’s games due to the death of Livorno’s Piermario Morosini, top flight teams now face a run of five games in two weeks.

Not only are Juve defending a one-point lead at the top of the table over champions Milan but the Old Lady of Turin are also closing in on the rossoneri’s record unbeaten run.

Back in the days of Fabio Capello, Milan went 42 games unbeaten over 11 months from April 1992 to March 1993.

Juve’s current run stands at 37 games in league and cup, starting with the final match of last season.

With only a point separating, Juventus and AC this weekend could prove crucial to who will win the title. Both side have the relative comfort of playing at home this Sunday with table toppers Juve having the more difficult game against Roma. This fixtures features 2 legends of the Italian league Del Piero and Totti. Roma are currently sitting in 5th, a win will see them move into 4th, while AC are up against 12th placed Bologna. 2BET2 gives you the offer.

La Liga showcases the greatest rivalry in club football on Saturday as Real travel to the Nou Camp to face off against bitter rivals Barca in what will decide the title aspirations of both sides. Barely 2 months ago Mourinho and his team enjoyed a 10 point advantage which has been reduced to 4. Both Messi and Ronaldo are sitting on a staggering 41 goals in the league this season and without question a goal by either of these 2 players should decide the result.

Barca’s Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez is expected to recover from a knock to his thigh and be available, while defender Gerard Pique could return to the defence after sitting out the Champions League semifinal first leg defeat to Chelsea.

Third-placed Valencia host Real Betis on Sunday looking to recover after conceding four goals in consecutive matches.

Athletic Bilbao, seventh with 45 points, lost their Europa League semifinal first leg 2-1 at Portugal’s Sporting on Thursday, and continue their push for a return to Europe next season at basement side Racing Santander.

Champions League-chasing Levante, fifth with 48 points, host ninth-placed Sevilla on Saturday at an unusual kickoff time of 2030 to avoid clashing with the ‘clasico’.



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