Derbies Bring La Liga, Serie A and the Premier League in the SpotlightPublished March 31, 2019 by Florin P
The best European teams resume their quest for continental glory, in highly-anticipated derbies that could shape the configuration of the podiums.
European football resumes after a long break caused by international matches and this Sunday promises to be special. That’s because there are derbies scheduled in all important competitions, with the most exciting games being played in the La Liga, Serie A and the Premier League.
Liverpool and Tottenham Try to Consolidate their Positions
Liverpool are still leading the English Premier League, but Manchester City are just two points behind them and they have one game in hand. Under these circumstances, Liverpool need all three points in the match played at home against Tottenham at 4:30 PM UK time. 888 Sport offers odds of 13/20 on the hosts to prevail, while pricing the other Champions League team at 9/2. A draw wouldn’t help either of them too much and that’s why punters who are willing to bet on an inconclusive match will be paid at 3/1.
Sevilla and Valencia Chase Elusive Champions League Place
Sevilla continues its plunge in the Spanish first division, but the team can still salvage a disappointing season. If they defeat Valencia at home, they could overtake two teams and temporarily occupy a Champions League spot. Even if their rivals manage to pick up all three points over the weekend, a home win would keep them in the race for the elusive objective. With odds of 11/10 offered by 888 Sport, punters are rightfully enthusiastic about the prospect of backing them. Valencia is, however, the team in better form and the same bookmaker offers odds of 5/2 on the visitors to walk away with all three points.
Double the Excitement in the Italian Serie A
The top two places are beyond reach, but the next four teams compete for two spots that guarantee a Champions League berth. All of them play on Sunday afternoon and evening, in two key derbies in the Italian Serie A. AS Roma will try to improve their solid home record and claim a surprise victory over Napoli. The hosts have lost a single match in the nation’s capital and are priced at 2/1 at Intertops.
In the second derby of the day, scheduled at 7:30 PM UK time, Inter Milan welcome Napoli, two weeks after defeating their city rivals on the road. This time, they are favorites with odds of 13/10 at Winner Sports, but punters get an excellent value of 21/10 on the visitors. Inter Milan has the best defensive in home games, so it will be difficult for Lazio to score on the road.