Classic Derbies Rock European Football this WeekendPublished April 6, 2018 by Florin P
Old rivalries are reignited as some of the best football clubs square off in heated derbies across Europe.
Action is heating up in flagship European football leagues, as the end of the season is fast approaching. While players prepare for the upcoming World Cup 2018, their clubs are trying to improve their position in the standings. Across the continent, some of the best teams are actively engaged in the race for trophies while others strive to fend off the specter of relegation. High-profile derbies are scheduled in the Premier League, Serie A, Ligue 1 and La Liga.
Manchester United takes on City Rivals on Saturday
Manchester City has virtually won the Premier League and has a commanding 16 point lead over the runners-up. Having said this, Manchester United is just as determined ahead of this match they play on the road and will throw everything they’ve got at their city rivals. 10bet Sportsbook offers odds of 7/10 on Manchester City to win, while the visitors are priced at 4/1. A draw is given juicy odds of 3/1.
Elsewhere, Everton and Liverpool prepare for the most anticipated match of the year. The city of Liverpool will come to life on Saturday, with Everton playing hosts, but being credited with the second chance. Punters can seize odds of 4/1 on their victory at 888 Sport, while those who bet on Liverpool are given 7/10. The only concern is that the visitors are also playing tough matches in the Champions League.
AS Roma Clings to Its Champions League Place
Juventus and Napoli have the best claim at winning the Italian Serie A as they are separated by just four points at the top of the tables. Both play easy fixtures this weekend and are expected to pick up all three points against Benevento and Chievo. AC Milan is heavily favored to win at home against Sassuolo and only given odds of ½ despite the good form showed recently by the visitors.
Arguably the most exciting match of this weekend is the confrontation between AS Roma and Fiorentina. The home side desperately needs a win to consolidate its position as a contender for the Champions League. 10bet Sportsbooks expect them to win this match and gives the home side odds of 7/10, as opposed to 4/1 on Fiorentina. There’s a lot of value in betting the draw at 3/1.
The Spanish Capital of Madrid Comes to Life on Sunday
With the trophy almost secured, Barcelona has little to play for in the remaining rounds of the domestic championship. While it focuses on its Champions League quest, Valencia and Real Madrid compete for the third place on the podium. Valencia is expected to pick up all three points at home against Espanyol and those who bet on their victory at 888 Sport will be rewarded with odds of ½.
A more interesting match is the one between Real Madrid and their city rivals, who currently trail the leaders by six points. Both have been playing in the Champions League midweek and now Atletico Madrid tries to secure victory on the road. Past performance suggest that the winners will win and this is something 10bet Sportsbook considers as a more likely outcome. That’s why the odds on the home side are 4/5, while players can capitalize on bigger odds of 22/5 on a home win.
Decisive Relegation Games in the German Bundesliga
There’s very little excitement in the German Bundesliga regarding the winners and Bayern can already be crowned champions. At the bottom of the standings however, there are plenty of questions to answer and four teams trying to avoid relegation. Hamburg and Cologne have little chance to save themselves, but they play at home and will make a last-ditch attempt. The most balanced game is the one between Freiburg and Hamburg, with both teams being given odds of 8/5 by 10bet Sportsbook.