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Saturday's European Preview: Red-hot Napoli face closest pursuers in Serie A

The group stages of Europe's club competitions are over and focus switches to Saturday's domestic action including a fascinating clash at the top of Serie A.

Napoli, flying in both the Champions League and the Italian top flight, are aiming to extend their lead with a victory at second-placed Atalanta while in Spain's Primera Liga, Barcelona legend Gerard Pique will retire after his side's home game against Almeria.

Serie A: Napoli's forwards give them the edge over hosts

WhatAtalanta v Napoli
WhereGewiss Stadium, Bergamo, Italy
When17:00, Saturday 5th November
How to watchBT Sport 1 & European Soccer Live Streaming Highlights
OddsAtalanta 23/10, Draw 13/5, Napoli 23/20

One of the games of the weekend in Europe sees Serie A leaders Napoli travel to second-placed Atalanta and the visitors are strong favourites to take three points.

Napoli are 23/20 to claim an 11th win in 13 league matches this season by beating 23/10 Atalanta with the draw priced up at 13/5.

Luciano Spalletti's league leaders have made a blistering start to the 2022/23 campaign so they won't have been too disheartened by Tuesday's 2-0 defeat at Liverpool on matchday six of the Champions League.

Napoli still topped Group A after winning their first five games, scoring 20 goals in the process, and their attacking quality should be too much for Atalanta.

Spalletti's men have scored 30 goals in 12 Serie A matches while Atalanta have notched only 18 times despite a soft set of early fixtures. Six of the Bergamo boys' eight wins came against teams in the bottom half and Napoli have already won away to champions AC Milan and highflying Roma and Lazio.

They beat both Milan and Lazio by a 2-1 scoreline and that looks a decent bet at 8/1 in Saturday's showdown.

Bundesliga: Leipzig blooming under new boss Rose

WhatTSG Hoffenheim v RB Leipzig
WhereRhein-Neckar-Arena, Sinsheim, Germany
When14:30, Saturday 5th November
How to watchEuropean Soccer Live Streaming Highlights
OddsHoffenheim 19/10, Draw 11/4, RB Leipzig 5/4

RB Leipzig are 5/4 to continue their impressive form under new manager Marco Rose with a Bundesliga victory away to 19/10 shots Hoffenheim.

Leipzig have swaggered into the Champions League last 16 after winning their last four group games, including a 3-2 home victory over European champions Real Madrid and this week's 4-0 win at Shakhtar Donetsk.

Germany forward Timo Werner suffered an injury early on against Shakhtar and will miss the World Cup but Leipzig have plenty of in-form attacking players who can help them extend their hot streak.

They have won eight of their last 10 matches in all competitions, averaging 2.9 goals per game during that run, so Leipzig to win a match featuring over 2.5 goals is an appealing bet at 11/5.

Christopher Nkunku, the Bundesliga's player of the year in 2021/22, has scored in each of his last four appearances for Leipzig and, having notched in the 10th, 32nd and 18th minutes of his last three games, he looks a tempting first-goalscorer bet at 11/2.

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La Liga: Barca stalwart Pique hopes to bow out in style

WhatBarcelona v Almeria
WhereCamp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
When20:00, Saturday 5th November
How to watchLaLigaTV & European Soccer Live Streaming Highlights
OddsBarcelona 1/8, Draw 9/1, Almeria 14/1

It may only be Barcelona's 13th fixture of the Primera Liga campaign but it will be the end of an era at Camp Nou on Saturday as centre-back Gerard Pique is set to retire after the clash with Almeria.

Pique should enjoy a winning send-off as Barca are 1/8 to beat their 14/1 visitors, who have drawn two and lost 13 of their 15 meetings with the Catalan giants.

Despite the sentiment surrounding Pique's retirement, Barca must remain focused as they are one point behind rivals Real Madrid in the title race with both sides winning 10 of their first 12 games.

Barca are yet to concede a goal at home in the Spanish top flight this term and they are 4/5 to rack up a 10th league win to nil of the season.

Pique, a World Cup and European Championship winner with Spain, has made almost 400 league appearances for Barca during a stellar career. He is 4/1 to score at any time on his final outing at Camp Nou and 14/1 to be the last goalscorer.

Ligue 1: Lens defence has little to fear on trip to Angers

WhatAngers v Lens
WhereRaymond Kopa Stadium, Angers, France
When20:00, Saturday 5th November
How to watchBT Sport 5 & European Soccer Live Streaming Highlights
OddsAngers 17/4, Lens 4/6, Draw 3/1

Ligue 1's bottom club Angers are 17/4 to snap a five-match losing streak on Saturday but they face a tough test against 4/6 visitors Lens.

Angers conceded two second-half goals to lose 2-0 at Monaco last weekend but they had been trailing at half-time in their previous four league defeats and Lens are 5/4 to be ahead at the break.

Lens goalkeeper Brice Samba helped Nottingham Forest win promotion to the Premier League last season and he has enjoyed his move to Ligue 1 as part of a defensive unit who have conceded only one goal, a penalty from Lille's Jonathan David, in their last seven matches.

Lens are 2/1 to win to nil at Angers and that bet is well worth considering.

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