Derbies Ignite Major European Football Leagues on SaturdayPublished December 22, 2018 by Florin P
AS Roma and Juventus lock horns in the Serie A derby at 7:30 pm UK time, wrapping up a Saturday full of exciting football matches.
The final weekend full of football matches before the winter break is upon us and the best European teams try to make the most of it. Exciting matches are scheduled across the continent, but the most anticipated ones are played in the Italian Serie A. AS Roma and Juventus lock horns in the highlight of the weekend, while elsewhere leaders and reigning champions try to strengthen their place in the tables.
Two Derbies Scheduled on Saturday in the Serie A
At 2 PM UK time, AC Milan welcome Fiorentina in a match they can’t afford to lose. In fact, the hosts need all three points to remain in the fourth place, one that makes them eligible for a Champions League berth. 888 Sport regards them as narrow favorites, so punters can expect to get excellent odds of 7/5 if they bet on AC Milan to win. By comparison, the odds on Fiorentina to win the first match on the road this season currently stand at 23/10, the same value we get for a draw.
Later on Saturday, at 7:30 PM UK time, Juventus play at home against AS Roma in a match they are expected to win easily. bet365 Sports only offers odds of 1/2 on the reigning champions and current leaders to win and strengthen their grip on the Serie A. The visitors have finally ended the winless streak of five games to secure a narrow margin victory at home against Genoa. They have staged an incredible comeback, but are still big underdogs, as reflected by the odds of 6/1 offered by Winner Sports.
Premier League Giants Gear Up for Easy Weekend
Saturday looks like an excellent opportunity for the best English teams to accumulate valuable points in the race for their ambitious objectives. Manchester City play at home against Crystal Palace and welcome key players from injury so they’re expected to steamroll past opponents. Arsenal are also big favorites in the match against Burnley, while Chelsea should be able to defeat Leicester at home. All these matches are scheduled at 3 PM UK time and a bet on all the favorites to win enjoys odds of 9/10 at Intertops.