Derbies Ignite the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A on SundayPublished July 12, 2020 by Florin P
Madrid and Sociedad are the Real favorites on Friday evening, when they host struggling Granada and Alaves.
The final day of the weekend brings a handful of strong teams in the spotlight, including squads that have disappointed this season. Tottenham and Arsenal are trying to salvage a catastrophic year in the Premier League, while Napoli and AC Milan attempt the same in the Serie A. Sevilla and Mallorca are locked in an exciting match in the Spanish first division, as they chase different objectives on Sunday.
Tottenham and Arsenal Play the Derby of London
Tottenham are 10 points away from Europa League, while the Champions League is completely out of their reach. Unless they defeat Arsenal at home in the Derby of London, everything is lost and this will end up being a terrible season. Odds of 13/10 offered by bet365 Sports indicate the fact that the home side isn’t expected to cruise to an easy victory. Arsenal are in much better shape, so it makes more sense to consider odds of 19/10 offered on them to triumph.
Napoli and AC Milan aim for a Europa League Berth
Napoli and AC Milan can still salvage the season by claiming the final Europa League spot currently occupied by AS Roma. Home pitch advantage meant a great deal when these two teams met in the past, but it is less meaningful on Sunday afternoon. The hosts get even odds, while the visitors are priced at 27/10 and this game could still well end undecided. Both have won the last match and are in good shape since the Italian first division resume, so a high scoring match should be considered.
Sevilla and Mallorca Chase Different Goals
Sevilla and Mallorca will take this match very seriously, even though they have entirely different objectives. The hosts are desperately trying to secure a Champions League spot, by finishing in the top four, while the visitors try to avoid relegation. Sevilla are the team in better form and have a strong home pitch performance in spite of playing without fans. 888 Sport only offers odds of 3/10 on their victory, while going as high as 9/10 on the visiting team to prevail.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Tuesday, July 6 at 6 pm UK time.