Derbies Rock the Return of Top European Football Leagues on SaturdayPublished April 3, 2021 by Florin P
Bayern Munich and Manchester City play on the road against runners-up in games that could hand them the national trophy on a silver platter.
English, French and German football fans and punters will have a field day on Saturday afternoon and evening. This is when the best teams across the continent are scheduled to play and they are involved in some high profile derbies. Some of these games can determine the names of the teams that win the championship, while others will simply state who qualifies to the Champions League in 2021.
Arsenal and Liverpool Play for the Champion League
Liverpool are the reigning champions but this season, they can consider themselves lucky if they secure a Champions League berth. They are currently trailing West Ham by three points, so the gap can be closed if they defeat Arsenal on the road. The team has shown clear signs of improvement in recent weeks, but it is far from its peak form. The last time Liverpool prevailed at Emirates Stadium happened in 2016, so the odds of 6/5 are justified. Arsenal are in good form and they are priced at 21/10 to win by bet365 Sports.
Leicester Try to Stop the Manchester City Juggernaut
Leicester have a fantastic record in games played on the road, but they’re also a force to be reckoned with at home. The real test of quality comes on Sunday afternoon, when they are scheduled to play against Manchester City at 5:30 PM UK time. Home pitch advantage will be less important without the fans, but punters enjoy exceptional odds of 5/1 if they win. Since Manchester City play in the Champions League next week, they might rest some players, still we can’t expect odds of more than 1/2 at bet365 Sports.
PSG and Lille Fight for the First Place in Ligue 1
PSG had to overcome a lot of adversity the season, which proved to be far more difficult than anticipated. So far, they are on track with fulfilling all their objectives, as they sit in the first place tied for the lead with Lille. They also have a Champions League match coming, but they won’t hold back on Saturday afternoon. The Parisians will throw everything they’ve got to claim all three points and create a gap. If they win, punters who bet on their victory will be paid at 7/10, while 888 Sport prices Lille at 4/1.
Bayern to Settle Bundesliga Trophy Race against Leipzig
Bayern Munich will try to defend their Champions League trophy this season, as well as the domestic title. They are well-positioned to achieve both, as they have advanced to the quarterfinals of the most important European football competition. In the Bundesliga, they have four points more than Leipzig and can extend the lead to seven if they win on Saturday. 888 Sport expect a close contest, but still gives the visitors an edge with odds of 13/10, as opposed to 17/10 to the runners-up.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Wednesday, March 31 at 6 A.M. UK time.