Derbies Rock Major European Football Leagues this SundayPublished October 7, 2018 by Florin P
The best European football matches this weekend are scheduled for Sunday when reigning champions take on current leaders.
The most exciting football matches of the week are scheduled for Sunday across all important leagues in Europe. Derbies begin at noon and conclude late in the evening, so punters have multiple betting opportunities at leading bookmakers. Top odds and a broad spectrum of popular markets await those who wager at bet365 Sports and 888 Sport on both favorites and underdogs.
Premier League Leaders Square Off on Sunday
Liverpool and Manchester City are tied for the lead in the Premier League with 19 points each, so the winner of this match can claim solitary lead. Liverpool have home pitch advantage and are yet to lose a match at Anfield Road, yet they get the same odds of 17/10 as the reigning champions. bet365 Sports offers odds of 5/2 on the match scheduled at 4:30 PM UK time to finish undecided and for the hierarchy to be preserved. Elsewhere, Chelsea and Arsenal both play on the road and in spite of not having home pitch advantage, are favorites to prevail. Punters get odds of 13/20 on their victory, while Fulham and Southampton receive odds of 4/1 to cause an upset. Arsenal play at noon and Chelsea at 2 PM UK time.
Barcelona and Valencia Try to Shake Off Slow Starts
Barcelona are tied for the lead with Real Madrid, but in spite of holding the first place, the Catalans are not satisfied with the season start. They have already dropped seven points in seven matches and several other teams are behind them, within striking distance. This makes it vital for the reigning champions to prevail on the road and make matters worse for Valencia. Their opponents have split points in five out of seven matches and are winless at home after three rounds. This is the last match of the day, scheduled at 7:45 PM UK time, with the visitors getting odds of 7/10 at 888 Sport, while the hosts are priced at 37/10.
German Teams Seek Redemption on Sunday
Hoffenheim, Leverkusen and Leipzig are all playing in European cups and are some of the top German teams. This season however, they have struggled on the domestic front and need to turn the ship around quickly to secure a European berth next season. Leverkusen play on the road at Freiburg and enjoy odds of 11/10 with Winner Sports, while Hoffenheim only get 4/5 at home against Frankfurt. Leipzig are the biggest favorites of the day and punters who bet on their victory at home can only expect odds of 1/2.
PSG and Lyon Meet in a Ligue 1 Classic
The reigning champions and arguably the best team in France will welcome Lyon on Sunday night at 8 PM UK time. Home pitch advantage and the sheer quality of the starting formation explains why PSG are the huge favorites to win this derby. Intertops Sports will only offer odds of 2/5 on the hosts to prevail, identical to what they give to Marseilles to defeat Caen, also at home, at 4 PM UK time. Earlier in the day, Bordeaux and Monaco play two difficult matches in front of their fans against Nantes and Rennes. A home win is priced in both cases at 11/10, while the visitors are given identical odds of 23/10.
Lazio and Fiorentina Clash in a Midday Classic
Six matches are scheduled on Sunday and four of them will take place at 2 PM UK time, including the Derby between Lazio and Fiorentina. Both have four victories and both depend heavily on home pitch advantage, which explains the odds of 4/5 on the hosts to prevail. Later in the day, Napoli play at home against Sassuolo and Inter Milan travel to newly promoted Spal in the last match at 7:45 PM UK time. Both teams have played in the Champions League midweek and punters who bet on both of them to win can expect combined odds of 13/10.