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Best football bets and expert advice for Monday 29 April

Leicester’s Championship visit to Preston is the big game in the UK on Monday but there’s also action in a number of leagues across Europe.

The Foxes’ match features in our best football bets for Monday along with selections for games in Spain and Portugal.

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Bet of the day

Leicester 3/5

Leicester have already secured promotion back to the Premier League which they won as 5,000/1 shots just eight years ago, but they still have two further targets to achieve this season.

The Foxes are not yet confirmed as champions as Ipswich, who play Coventry on Tuesday, would still be able to overhaul them if they falter, and they will also be eyeing up reaching 100 points, which they can achieve by winning their last two games.

The first of those is at Preston on Monday night and, provided the squad have not overdone their promotion celebrations, they have a great chance of wrapping up the title at Deepdale.

North End’s form has tailed off since their quest to make the play-offs ended and while they are still in the top 10, they have lost their last three games against Norwich, Southampton and QPR without even scoring a goal.

In fact a 4-1 win over struggling Huddersfield was the only time in their last six fixtures that Preston have managed to score.

Their only other recent wins were also against bottom-six sides in Rotherham and Plymouth and they don’t look to be in the kind of shape required to halt Leicester’s title charge.

Special of the day

BetBuilder – Barcelona to win 1-0 v Valencia & Raphinha first goalscorer27/1

Barcelona have lost all realistic chance of denying Real Madrid the Spanish title this season and they are now in a battle for the runners-up spot with Girona. 

This year’s surprise package in Spain went back into second place with a 2-0 win at Las Palmas on Saturday and Barcelona need to win against Valencia on Monday to get back ahead of them.

Valencia could provide some stiff opposition, though, and Barca may have to grind out a result.

Fifteen of Barcelona’s 21 league wins this season have come by a one-goal margin and three of their last five home victories have come by a 1-0 scoreline in games against Osasuna, Mallorca and Las Palmas.

Valencia’s last three away matches have all finished 1-0 too, with a loss at Villarreal and wins over Granada and Osasuna, and a Barca win by the only goal of the game looks worthy of consideration.

That correct score is 6/1 and maybe tempting enough, but selecting Raphinha to be the Barcelona player who scores their goal boosts the odds to 27/1. 

The Brazilian scored first in both legs of their Champions League tie with PSG and also netted the winner in the 1-0 league win over Las Palmas.

Long shot of the day 

Amadora to beat Farense and both teams to score – 18/5

Estrela da Amadora face a huge game in the relegation battle in Portugal when Sporting Farense visit but the home team look capable of picking up a vital victory.

A win would take Amadora above the visitors and they have been grinding out some valuable points of late, with their only defeat in their last six games coming at home to leaders Sporting Lisbon.

They have drawn four of their last five games but are much stronger in front of their own fans with five of their six wins this season coming at home.

Farense have only won one of their last 12 matches and have lost four of their last five away games. They scored in all of those losses though, and may find the net in defeat again.

Both teams have scored in 11 of Farense’s last 13 games and the same has occurred in each of Amadora’s last four matches.

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