Classic Derbies Shake up the Premier League, Ligue 1 and Serie A on SundayPublished February 3, 2019 by Florin P
The Premier League resumes with two high profile matches on Sunday afternoon, while former champions from Italy and France wrap up the day.
Once again, the football weekend has saved the best for last, with the flagship matches being scheduled for Sunday afternoon and evening. English, Italian and French football will provide punters with exceptional betting opportunities and tempting odds.
Busy Sunday for the Football Teams of Manchester
Manchester City have suffered a shocking defeat at the hands of Newcastle and are desperate to recuperate them at home against Arsenal. There is a lot of pressure on the home side, but given the experience of the players and manager, the Citizens are clear favorites. 888 Sport offers odds of 3/10 on the home side to prevail, while tempting punters with massive odds of 8/1 on Arsenal to win on the road.
Manchester United’s winning streak has ended abruptly in front of their fans, when they were held to a 2-2 draw by Burnley. Now they try to pick up the points on the road at Leicester, a team at the opposite end of form with four defeats in the last five matches. Odds of 9/10 offered by bet365 Sports on this outcome are tempting, but it is also worth considering a bet on the hosts at 3/1.
Lyon Test Their Steel against PSG
Lyon are surging in the standings with a single defeat in the last 11 rounds and a lot of points secured in December and January. The real test is at hand because they take on PSG and home pitch advantage is unlikely to help them too much. Winner Sports clearly favors the visitors to prevail, offering odds of 9/10 on their victory, while those who bet on the hosts are paid at 3/1. PSG have crushed Lyon in recent matches, but overall the underdogs still have a better head to head record in home games.
AC Milan and AS Roma Fight for the Fourth Place
AC Milan and AS Roma are separated by a single point, so the winner of this match will claim solitary fourth place. This is of particular importance, because the top four teams in the Italian first division automatically qualify for the Champions League groups. Both were defeated midweek in the domestic cup games, but AS Roma have home pitch advantage on Sunday at 7:45 PM UK time. Intertops gives them slightly better odds of 6/52 win, while a draw and an away win get identical odds of 5/2.