Derbies Galore Rock European Premier Leagues on SundayPublished October 4, 2020 by Florin P
Action heats up across the continent on Sunday, when the best performing teams of the season and the en-titre champions square off in massive derbies.
Football fans will discover that it was worth waiting for the weekend, as some truly exceptional games are scheduled for Sunday afternoon. Derbies reignite old and new rivalries in the most important football leagues, with former champions trying to regain their place in the spotlight. Playing on empty stadiums means that the home team advantage is blurred and the visitors are encouraged to play aggressively.
Manchester United have Slight Edge over Tottenham
Manchester United can consider themselves lucky to emerge victorious after a thrilling match on the road against Brighton. They were awarded a late penalty kick after squandering two advantages and will need to play much better against Tottenham. The Londoners held on to their guns in the EFL match with Chelsea and won in overtime, which acts as a morale booster. Manchester United is credited with even odds and the first chance to win by bet365 Sports, but Tottenham can’t be underestimated at odds of 3/1.
Club Brugges and Anderlecht Play a Classic Belgian Derby
Club Brugges and Anderlecht are the teams that have dominated the Belgian first division over the last decades. They meet once again in a match that is more lopsided than it used to be, largely because of Anderlecht’s recent struggles. The fact that they play on the road and have a couple of players missing doesn’t help their chances to win, as reflected by the odds of 4/1. Betting on Club Brugges to prevail will only produce odds of 3/5 at bet365 Sports in what promises to be high-scoring match.
Lyon Welcomes Marseille for a Late Sunday Match
Marseille took full advantage of the fact that PSG played without some of their key players and won the first match of the season. They will try to do the same against Lyon, a team that was unable to win more than a game this season in spite of playing against weaker opponents. Now they have home pitch advantage and the support of some fans, so 888 Sport gives them odds of 4/5. Marseille are capable of causing an upset and betting on their victory will produce odds of 16/5 at the same bookmaker.
Juventus Takes on Current Serie A Leaders Napoli
Juventus had to fight an uphill battle against AS Roma after their opponents took the early lead, while they had a player eliminated. At the end of a 90 minutes siege, they got away with one point and will aspire for more when Napoli come visiting. Juventus have dominated the head to head matches and are once again favorites to win, with odds of 4/5 at 888 Sport. The visitors are the current leaders of the Serie A with eight goals scored and none allowed so the odds of 33/10 on them to win are tempting.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Wednesday, September 30 at 8 am UK time.