Derbies Rock Major European Championships on SaturdayPublished September 29, 2018 by Florin P
The most exciting matches of this weekend are scheduled for Saturday, with derbies in all important European leagues.
The most exciting games scheduled for this weekend take place on Saturday and there’s a derby in every important European league. Action starts just after noon and continues late in the evening, with high profile matches involving past and current champions. Punters can bet on the outright winners or explore one of the dozens of markets available at bet365 Sports and 888 Sport.
Atletico and Real Play in the Derby of Madrid
Excellent games are scheduled for Saturday in the Spanish La Liga, starting at noon and culminating with the late evening derby between Atletico and Real Madrid. The Champions League title holders have suffered a humiliating defeat midweek at the hands of Sevilla and are hungry for points. bet365 Sports offers odds of 11/10 on their victory, while a victory for the visitors is priced at 5/2. Atletico is the team in better form, but they still have to make amends after the poor season start and this is the best chance.
Action in the Spanish championship starts much sooner, with the match between Valencia and Real Sociedad. This is scheduled at noon and the Basques are narrow favorites with odds of 11/10. Barcelona is expected to return to form quickly after suffering a shocking defeat on the road at Leganes. The odds on their victory are insignificant, but 888 Sport makes a tempting proposition to those ready to bet on the Eibar vs Sevilla match. The bookie offers odds of 2/1 on the hosts and 12/5 on the red-hot visitors.
Chelsea and Liverpool Meet Twice this Week
The two teams met in the FA cup and Liverpool dominated most of the match, but were eventually defeated by 1-2. They will try to avenge that loss, but this time they don’t have home pitch advantage and travel to Stamford Bridge. The match begins at 5:30 PM UK time and it is without a doubt the most anticipated game of the day. Chelsea are undefeated at home and have prevailed in the most recent match, yet they still get odds of 2/1 to prevail. A victory for Liverpool is priced at 3/2 by Intertops Sports.
In the other matches played in the Premier League, Manchester United travel to West Ham, while their city rivals welcome Brighton. Betting on both teams from Manchester to prevail will only produce even odds, with the reigning champions being overwhelming favorites to win. Tottenham play on the road and get odds of 1/2, identical to the value offered on Arsenal to win at home against Watford.
The Best Italian Teams Lock Horns on Saturday
Just three games are scheduled for today in the Serie A, but they involve some of the best Italian teams. Inter Milan has the easiest mission at home against Cagliari, while Juventus welcome Napoli in a match for the first place. The reigning champions have picked up the necessary points last season to win the trophy. They’re expected to win once again and we get odds of 4/5 on their victory at Winner Sports.
AS Roma and Lazio play in the derby of Rome and Stadio Olimpico will once again turn into a raging volcano. The hosts are mild favorites to win at odds of 3/2, but Lazio is actually the team in better form and currently sitting in the third-place. Those who bet on them to win can expect odds of 2/1, but there’s also tremendous value in the odds of 5/2 offered on a draw.
Bundesliga Teams Chase Champions League Places
Bayern Munich is the overwhelming favorite to win the trophy once again, so the race is on for a place on the podium. Hoffenheim and Leipzig are two of the contenders and they meet at 2:30 PM in the most interesting match scheduled at this hour. Both play in European competitions and have had a busy week, but the hosts are narrow favorites. If they win players cash in on odds of 1/1, while the visitors get 2/1.
Later on Saturday, Dortmund travels to Leverkusen, in a match between two teams in excellent form. It is the visitors who are actually credited with the better chance to win, as the odds currently stand at 3/2 at 888 Sport. There’s similar value in the odds offered on the hosts to prevail, 27/10 and they are slowly rising. This is also a match with a high likelihood for a draw and we get 5/2 if we bet on this outcome.