Derbies Rock Italian Serie A on Saturday EveningPublished July 4, 2020 by Florin P
Juventus and Lazio play key games in the race for the trophy when they face archrivals Torino and Lazio on Saturday afternoon.
Saturday is once again the most anticipated day of the week for football fans and that’s largely because of the games scheduled in the Italian first division. The best Serie A teams will play on this day and we have three interesting games were the draw is not an option. Lazio and Juventus chase the elusive trophy, while Sassuolo and Lecce are fighting for the rights to play in the first division the next season.
Juventus Faces Local Rival in the Derby of Torino
Juventus crushed Genoa on Tuesday and continues to lead the Serie A with an advantage over Lazio. On Saturday at 4:15 PM UK time they welcome their city rivals in the anticipated Derby of Torino. Even though the match is played without fans, the enthusiasm surrounding this match is significant. The visitors failed to defeat Lazio midweek and complicate matters for their neighbors, but have another opportunity on Saturday. The odds are stacked against them and currently stand at 8/1 with bet365 Sports, whereas the hosts are clear favorites and benefit from odds of 7/20.
Sassuolo and Lecce Play the Derby of Despair
Sassuolo and Lecce are trailing the leading pack, but it is the visitors who find themselves in dire straits. Sassuolo only need a draw to be almost sure of avoiding relegation, whereas the visitors can’t settle for anything short of victory. They will play with a squad at full strength but they’ve been nothing short of abysmal since the Serie A has returned. They allowed four goals in the last two games after conceding nine in the previous two and their defenses are in shambles. This explains why bet365 Sports offer odds of 5/1 on them to prevail, while only offering 1/2 on Sassuolo to claim victory.
AC Milan Travels to Rome to Face Lazio
In the final match of the day scheduled for 8:45 UK time, AC Milan travel to Lazio hoping to crush their dreams. The hosts are still within striking distance of Juventus but they need victory over a tough opponent to remain there. In spite of their solid home record, they get high odds of 3/2 to claim all three points, whereas the visitors are priced at 2/1 by 888 Sport. Both teams will have their entire starting formation fit to play, so this game could easily turn into a goal-scoring festival with over 2.5 on the board.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Tuesday, June 30 at 11 pm UK time.