Derbies Rock Italian and English Top Football Division on SaturdayPublished November 23, 2019 by Florin P
Manchester City welcomes Chelsea in a critical Premier League derby, while Napoli, Juventus and Inter Milan play tough road matches.
This Saturday afternoon shows a lot of promise for European football fans, especially those that pay close attention to the Italian Serie A and the English Premier League. Manchester City and Chelsea play a highly anticipated match, while Napoli, Juventus and Inter Milan are pit against tough opponents. The outcomes of these matches can determine the race for the trophy in two of the strongest European leagues.
Manchester City are Heavy Favorites against Chelsea
The reigning champions are in danger of reaching an insurmountable deficit, as they trail Liverpool by nine points. Granted they’ve been in a similar position last season, this time they have lost the head to head match by three goals to nil. This means that there is no more room for error and Manchester City should pick up all three points against Chelsea. 888 Sport offers odds of 9/20 on the Champions League semi-finalists while pricing an away victory at 6/1. Chelsea is, in fact, the most in-form team in the English Premier League, having won the last six games, including five victories on the road.
Struggling Atalanta Welcomes the Champions
Atalanta is winless in the last three weeks and scored few goals in the last four matches, joined three and losing at home to Cagliari. They welcome the most difficult opponent possible, as Juventus comes to town seeking all three points. Punters can expect surprisingly high odds of 7/5 on the visitors to prevail, who are only narrow favorites, compared to Atalanta’s 2/1. A draw is not an undesirable result and with odds of 5/2 offered by bet365 Sports, punters should consider this potential outcome.
Napoli are Favorites on the Road against AC Milan
The season started in a disappointing fashion for Napoli who are sitting in the seventh place, outside the spots eligible for a European competition berth. They can make amends by defeating AC Milan on the road, a team that is also struggling after 12 rounds. The hosts are trying to return to the top half of the standings, but as the odds of 11/5 suggest, they are unlikely to pick up a victory. Punters who bet on Napoli will be paid at 13/10 by Winner Sports if the visitors return to their winning ways.
Inter Milan Tries to extend Flawless Away Record
Inter Milan is the only team to have won all the games played on the road so far, with six victories in just as many matches. They will have a difficult task extending this run against Torino, as the hosts are a difficult team to beat at home. Having said this, the visitors are in better form, have no injury concerns and have dominated the head to head series. This explains the odds of 9/10 at Intertops Sportsbook on Inter to win and the significantly higher ones of 7/2 on a home victory.