2022 Concludes with Derbies in Flagship European Football LeaguesPublished January 1, 2023 by Florin P
The best French, English, Portuguese, and Spanish teams play the final derbies of 2022 this weekend in their quest for the championship.
The final days of 2022 are delightful for football fans as the top European football leagues return to the spotlight. You can bet on all these games and enjoy competitive odds at 1xBet and bet365 sports this weekend, including an excellent selection of live events.
Barcelona and Villarreal Play at Home
Barcelona is the favorite against its city arrival regardless of venue, but having a home-pitch advantage means a great deal to the multiple champions. Espanyol will play defensive football and try to secure a point, but the odds of 3/10 on the home side reflect the difference in quality. In the other match of the day, Valencia travels to Villarreal, hoping to improve its dreadful performance on the road. If they win and convert the odds of 3/1 offered by 1xBet, the visitors will leapfrog the hosts and climb three places in the La Liga tables.
Braga and Benfica Play the Portuguese Derby
The most anticipated match of the week in the Portuguese first division is scheduled for Friday evening. Benfica plays on the road, but in light of recent stellar results, they are credited with the first chance and as of 7/10. Braga is not a team to take lightly, especially at home, but they are clear underdogs, as reflected by the odds of 7/2. Vizela and Guimaraes play an equally intense match, although in their case, the objective is to avoid relegation and, ideally, finish in the top half of the standings.
Londoners are favorites in Premier League Matches.
Chelsea and Tottenham scored two goals each in the games played this week, but only the former walked away with a win. They are expected to prevail on the road against Nottingham, a newly promoted team that struggles on both ends. Punters get odds of 1/2 on Chelsea and a much better value of 3/4 on Tottenham to beat Aston Villa at home. Both are expected to be high-scoring matches, and will like the odds on an accumulator backing both teams from London to prevail.
PSG and Monaco Try to Keep Streak Alive
PSG required every moment of overtime to defeat Strasbourg, despite having one footballer less on the pitch. They will try to take an early lead and win against Lens, as this is the team sitting in second place. 1xBet offers exciting odds of 6/5 on the reigning champions while pricing an unlikely home win at 21/10. Monaco recovered an early deficit to win midweek, and they are expected to be more clinical against Brest. Punters can only expect odds of 1/2 on the home side to prevail against a reeling team.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively, on Thursday, December 29 at 4 P.M. UK time.