Classic Derbies Foretell High-Scoring Games this Football WeekendPublished March 4, 2022 by Florin P
Manchester United face their city rivals, while Napoli and AC Milan play for first place in Serie A, in an action-packed weekend for football fans
Football fans didn’t lack action midweek, but the most exciting matches are reserved for the weekend. This is the time to bet on anticipated derbies that are expected to lead to a high number of goals and guaranteed entertainment. Manchester United takes on their city rivals, while AC Milan, Napoli, Atalanta, and AS Roma play for the first spots in the Italian top division.
May the Best Bayern Win this Saturday
Bayern Munich takes on Leverkusen in front of the fans, determined to win the third match in a row. After a pair of disappointing results, they have returned to their winning ways and are favorites to pick up all three points. Past performance is encouraging, with Munich dominating the series, but they have the goalkeeper unavailable and also a few of their strikers. That’s why bet365 Sports offers odds of 2/5 on a home win, which are higher than what we would normally get on this match.
AS Roma and Atalanta aim for Three Points
Atalanta had a busy schedule recently, with domestic championship matches, Cup fixtures, and Champions League games. Now they can focus on Serie A, where they take on AS Roma in what promises to be a very balanced match. If we look strictly at the odds, 8/5 on each team to win and just a little more for the draw confirms the coin-flip nature of this encounter. We expect more than 2.5 goals to be scored and also a high number of corner kicks, for punters who prefer special markets.
Napoli and AC Milan Play for the Podium
AC Milan finished the last three games undecided, with fewer goals scored every game. They will employ a similar strategy on the road against Napoli, as they wouldn’t be against splitting points. The two teams are tied for the lead and if this match results in a draw, they will share this position a little longer. The most recent matches between them were all low-scoring affairs and we don’t expect many goals to be scored. 1XBet regards Napoli as narrow favorites, with odds of 11/10, while the visitors are priced at 5/2.
Marseille and Monaco Play the Southern Derby
Football fans are getting excited in southern France, as the local derby approaches. Marseille has no players injured or suspended ahead of this fixture and they are optimistic about their chances. bet365 Sports offers odds of 13/10 on them to win, while Monaco is credited with the second chance and odds of 23/10. The visitors are in terrible form, unable to win in the last four fixtures, and have conceded a lot of goals recently, especially in the last minutes of the games.
Manchester Turns into a Raging Volcano on Sunday
The most exciting match of the weekend pits Manchester United against Manchester City. This is a timeless rivalry that has recently favored the Citizens. They also have a home pitch advantage and a flawless track record in front of the fans, so they are optimistic about their chances. Manchester United has alternate in positive and disappointing results, but they tend to play their best against their city rivals. If you bet on a home win you will get odds of 2/5 at bet365 Sports and 13/2 on the Red Devils.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Friday, March 04 at 6 A.M. UK time.