Early Season Derbies Electrify the Premier League and Serie APublished September 27, 2020 by Florin P
Sunday derbies set the stage for an epic season in the English Premier League and the Serie A, with high profile games involving current leaders.
The most exciting games of the weekend are once again scheduled on Sunday, when reigning champions play against in-form opponents. The English Premier League and the Italian Serie A steal the show, but hot matches are also scheduled in the German and French first divisions.
Manchester City and Leicester Play for the First Place
Manchester City defeated Wolverhampton with relative ease at the beginning of the week and will hope for another victory on Sunday. The match starts at 4:30 PM UK time and the 2018 champions will play against Leicester. At the time of writing, the two teams are tied for the lead, so the outcome of this game will decide the temporary leaders. Manchester City are justly favorite with odds of 3/5 at bet365 Sports, but values of 8/1 on Leicester to cause an upset can’t be underestimated.
PSG Returns to Strength ahead of Reims Match
PSG are finally at full strength after their key players have returned to the starting formation. With such a strong roster they were able to defeat Nice and should be able to overpower Reims on Sunday evening at 8 PM UK time. The fact that they play on the road shouldn’t mean much, since the stadium will only accommodate some of the home fans. In any case, betting on the reigning champions to prevail will produce odds of 2/5, compared to 7/1 on Reims to cause an unlikely upset.
Hoffenheim Braces for Bayern Munich Fixture
Bayern Munich utterly destroyed Schalke in the opening match, one in which they scored eight unanswered goals. The reigning champions are entitled to be optimistic ahead of this fixture, in spite of playing on the road. Hoffenheim is traditionally a difficult team to beat at home, but they shouldn’t be able to cause many problems to the reigning champions. Bayern only get odds of 1/5 of 888 Sport to win, while the hosts are huge underdogs and are priced at 9/1 by the same bookmaker.
AS Roma and Juventus Play the First Serie A Derby
AS Roma and Juventus are already separated by two points after the team from the nation’s capital was unable to defeat Verona on the road. Juventus were more clinical in the home match and defeated Sampdoria without conceding a goal. They will be happy with any victory on the road against AS Roma and the even odds offered by 888 Sport suggest that they are capable of claiming the three points. The Romans are not to be underestimated, so there is definitely valuing the odds of 5/2 on their victory.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Tuesday, September 22 at 1 pm UK time.