Big Football Weekend Before the Champions League ResumesPublished February 9, 2018 by Florin P
Major European leagues schedule derbies on Saturday, as reigning champions try to fend off challengers and runners up before the Champions League resumes.
The most anticipated moment for punters and football fans in general is the resumption of the Champions League. Just a couple of days before the most important European competition resumes, the top teams defend their position in domestic championships. There are important matches to bet on throughout the weekend, but the most exciting ones are scheduled for Saturday. On Friday and Sunday top teams are expected to pick up easier points, but mid-weekend punters can bet on derbies at 10bet Sportsbook.
Action-Packed Serie A This Weekend
The Italian championship is the most exciting this week, as the first derby is scheduled for Friday evening. Juventus takes on Fiorentina in a match that they’re expected to win despite playing on the road. Punters can take advantage of odds of 9/10 if they back the visitors at 888 Sport and even odds if they trust the home side not to lose.
On Saturday, Napoli welcomes Lazio in a match that the hosts can’t afford to lose. That’s because they have just one point ahead of Juventus and if the reigning champions win on Friday, they will be under tremendous pressure. Luckily for them the team from the nation’s capital is struggling recently, after losing a home match against Genoa. The home side is priced at 7/10 to pick up all three points.
Smooth Ride for Spanish Teams this Weekend
Atletico Madrid was the only team in the top six to win last weekend and now they have the toughest mission. Despite the fact that they face the last place team, they will have to claim all three points on the road, which is always difficult. 888 Sport offers odds of 3/5 on the visitors to prevail, roughly the same as the ones offered on Athletic Bilbao to win on Friday. They play against second to last placed Las Palmas.
Real Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia all players home and they are overwhelming favorites to win these matches. Punters who fancy accumulators can bet on all three teams at 10bet Sportsbook and enjoy combined odds that exceed even value. Out of them Real Madrid and the most difficult mission, not only because of its poor form, but also the fact that they take on Real Sociedad.
French Teams Returned from Cup Duty
Marseille and PSG played midweek in the domestic cup and both of them secured comfortable victories on the road. Once again, they will travel hoping to secure all three points, but the reigning champions have an easier mission. They’re expected to crush Toulouse on the road, whereas Marseille has a more difficult match away from home at St. Etienne. The odds on their victory consist of 9/10 at 888 Sport.
Monaco travels to Angers and will take on a team that is famous for defending with all lines for 90 minutes. One point will not suffice even though they don’t have home pitch advantage, as the competition is intense at the top of Ligue 1. Lyon has squandered vital points last round of Monaco, despite playing with one man up for more than 50 minutes. They now have to recuperate the points at home with Rennes.
Bayern Munich Wraps up Bundesliga
Even though we have barely passed the first half of the Bundesliga schedule this season, the reigning champions are virtually winners. They welcome Schalke 04 at home and even though a point would be enough, they will go for victory. That’s why 10bet Sportsbook offers tiny odds of 3/10 on them to prevail, even lower than those offered on Dortmund to beat Hamburg at home.
Leipzig is in dire need of points after failing both at home and on the road and they hope to pick them up against Augsburg. Punters who bet on their victory at 888 Sport will receive odds of ½, identical to those offered on Leverkusen to beat Hertha on Saturday.