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Milan will be itching to get back on track after their defeat to Internazionale last week, and the visit of Livorno will provide the perfect opportunity to restore pride. Ronaldinho (21.52) will be most eager to put things right after he squandered a penalty in that match, and the Brazilian is well priced to add to his nine goals and eight assists this season.

Livorno have scored a league low 16 goals this season, so you would be wise to employ the services of any Milan defenders, with Marek Jankulovski the best priced at 7.14. Luca Antonini's value has taken a slight dip following the Inter clash, and at 8.32 the defender represents a bargain.

Giampaolo Pazzini (19.04) racked up a hefty 24 points last week, and the Sampdoria forward should fill his boots against struggling Atalanta at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris. Equally, Franco Semioli (10.96) comes into the clash off the back of a 15.50 point goal-scoring display against Udinese, and Daniele Mannini's value has dropped to 9.47 to make him an attractive option for the more adventurous fantasist.

Roma host bottom-placed Serie A side Siena on Sunday, and you should look no further than John Arne Riise (13.08) who comes into the match having notched up 14.50 points last week. David Pizarro remains well priced at 13.24, while Francesco Totti (27.40) is flying after he scored 19.50 points against Juventus.

SPAIN

There is one man you want in your side this week, and that is Mallorca's Gonzalo Castro. The midfielder has plundered 117 points already this season and is still priced at a relatively paltry 11.91. Fourth-placed Mallorca travel to bottom of the table Xerez, who have a goal difference of -26 going into the match. Relentlessly consistent goalkeeper Dudu Aouate (12.22) would also represent a pretty risk-free acquisition.

Barcelona playmaker Andres Iniesta is still scandalously undervalued at 9.96. The cheap midfielder's purchase would also help free-up cash to throw in the direction of prolific defender Daniel Alves (25.56), who racked up a staggering 28 points last week.

Espanyol are the second most impotent side in La Liga, and Athletic Bilbao defender Andoni Iraola (8.74) will be expected to turn out a solid display, while consistent full-back Koikili is bewilderingly underpriced at just 4.23.

As for Real Madrid, after Cristiano Ronaldo's latest acrimonious exploits, Kaka (17.95) is a safe pair of creative hands at a very reasonable price having got back in the points last week.

FRANCE

It's very hard to look past Bordeaux this week, with Les Girondins hosting second-bottom Boulogne-sur-Mer, who possess a sieve for a defence having conceded 37 goals already this campaign. Get your hard-earned wonga on free-scoring Fernando Cavenaghi (10.25) and Marouane Chamakh (10.41) to reap your rewards.

On the defensive front, Benoit Tremoulinas (12.19) of Bordeaux is almost impossible to ignore at that price, and compiled a pleasing 15 points last week.

Grenoble and Saint-Etienne must have forgotten how to celebrate with 12 and 13 goals this season and face Rennes and Auxerre, respectively. Feisty Rennes wing-back Carlos Bocanegra (7.58) is very well priced, as is the gloriously-named Kevin Theophile-Catherine (5.96).

Lille have a superb goal difference of 19, and the Ligue 1's third-placed side have midfielder Eden Hazard (11.95) in cracking form having mustered 14.50 points last week. Les Dogues take on Lens, and forward Robert Vittek (8.41) will be confident of continuing his hot streak and is very modestly priced.

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