Sunday treble: Don’t bet against the big guns as Juventus, Celtic and Barcelona return to action

The trio of soccer powerhouses may have had a shakey start to the new season, but Sunday's fixtures look like prime opportunities for Juventus, Barcelona and Celtic to all kick back into gear.

As another soccer-packed weekend rolls around, Planet Sport Bet have boosted a big-guns treble from 6/5 to 6/4 this Sunday, and it's well worth a look.

Barcelona, Celtic and Juventus are all at home this weekend but the PSB players are clearly expecting at least one of them to slip up following some unconvincing form at the start of the season.

However, misjudging Europe's elite can come back to bite you, and betting against them may be a risky strategy - here's why:

Juventus v Sampdoria

The post-Cristiano Ronaldo era has not started particularly well for the Old Lady but a home fixture against Sampdoria looks to be just what the doctor ordered.

The visitors were crushed 4-0 at home by Napoli in midweek and won't be relishing their trip to Turin, even if Juventus are struggling themselves.

They've lost their last four meetings with Juventus, scoring only one goal in the process.

For all their recent faults, Juve still have some high-quality players to call upon and they'll be desperate to get back to winning ways.

Celtic v Dundee United

There's plenty to like about Celtic here, regardless of how you feel about their rollercoaster start to the 2021/22 season.

In domestic games at Parkhead, the Bhoys have won five out of five, scoring 21 and conceding just two.

In terms of the head-to-head record, Dundee United have lost on 11 of their last 12 visits to the east end of Glasgow, while they arrive this time fresh from the disappointment of a humbling League Cup exit at home to Hibernian on Thursday night.

The Tangerines will also be without fans in the stadium so it's difficult to make too much of a case for them, even if Celtic's early-season form isn't of the vintage variety.

Barcelona v Levante

This will be Levante's 17th visit to the Nou Camp - the previous 16 have all ended in defeat.

While much has been made of Barcelona's sticky start to La Liga, they still remain unbeaten.

In comparison, Levante are winless in 2021/22 and have scored just two goals in their last four games.

Filling a Sir Alex Ferguson-esque void left by Lionel Messi's departure was always going to prove problematic but Ronald Koeman has been particularly unlucky with a host of injury problems.

However, that situation may begin to ease here with Ansu Fati, the man - or teenager - that many are pinning their hopes upon of being Barca's next star, expected to return from long-term injury.

Fati's return will provide a massive morale boost to a team desperate to kick start their season, and there's no denying a gulf in quality between them and their opponents.

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