There are plenty of exciting matches scheduled for this Saturday in the top European football leagues, but the German derby stands out from the crowd. Bayern Munich and Dortmund are once again the frontrunners in the race for the trophy and this time they are evenly matched. Manchester United and Everton try to return to their winning ways, while Spanish and French champions continue their climb.
Dortmund Seek Rare Victory over Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich won back-to-back matches against their rivals and hope for another victory on the road. The team is firing on all cylinders and in spite of lacking home pitch advantage, it is credited with the first chance at odds of 3/4 by 888 Sport. Dortmund have won four consecutive matches without conceding a goal and hope to extend the streak against their rivals. Playing at home without the support of the fans explains the high odds of 3/1 offered by the same bookmaker on the hosts to prevail.
Rennes and PSG Fight for the First Place in Ligue 1
Rennes and PSG used to be tied for the lead in the French first division, but the reigning champions have pulled ahead. Rennes have the opportunity to close the gap if they are able to pick up all three points on the road. This is a difficult quest in spite of the fact that the hosts lack many key players, as reflected by the odds of 15/2 offered by 888 Sport. PSG lost their second Champions League match on Wednesday after taking an early lead and will hope to convert the odds of 3/10 into a victory.
Manchester United and Everton Hope to Avoid 3rd Straight Defeat
Consecutive defeats in key matches have frustrated Manchester United fans last week and their patience is quickly running out. A game against Everton will provide them with the perfect opportunity to return to their winning ways, as their opponents are also struggling. After starting the Premier League season on a high note, the team from Liverpool has lost steam and tries to avoid the third consecutive defeat. Everton is priced at 19/10 by bet365 Sports, while the hosts are priced at 19/stand by the same bookmaker.
Barcelona and Betis Chase Back-To-Back La Liga Victories
Barcelona walked away with all three points from their Champions League midweek fixture and hope to win back-to-back games for the first time in more than a month. A match played at home against Betis should provide them with this opportunity, as the Catalans have a crushing head to head record. The last direct matches were all high-scoring affairs and this one is likely to have a similar outcome. Punters get odds of 7/20 on Barcelona and 7/1 on Betis Sevilla if they place their bets with bet365 Sports.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, November 5 at 7 am UK time.