Easy Fixtures for Top European Teams on Saturday AfternoonPublished October 19, 2019 by Florin P
The reigning champions of major European leagues face defensive-minded teams on Saturday in matches they should easily win.
This weekend looks particularly promising to the best European football clubs, as they play against weaker opponents on Saturday. In the English, Spanish and Italian first divisions, the leaders and the reigning champions are expected to pick up valuable points on the road. The race at the top of the standings is as intense as ever and any mistakes in these games will weigh heavily in the balance.
Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham Big Favourites on Saturday
Manchester City are 8 points behind Liverpool and they can’t afford any mistakes in 2019. The reigning champions shouldn’t have any problems in the match played on the road against Crystal Palace, as reflected by the odds of 3/10. bet365 Sports offers the same odds on Chelsea to win at home against Newcastle, in spite of the fact that the visitors have recently defeated Manchester United. Tottenham will also play in London on Saturday at 3 PM UK time against Watford who sits in the last place. The Londoners are clear favorites and the odds of 9/20 hold just enough value to justify a bet on the hosts.
Real Madrid and Barcelona Start With the First Chance on the Road
Things have returned to normal in the Spanish first division, as Real Madrid and Barcelona sit in the first two places. Dropping points this Saturday would be unacceptable for either team although both play on the road. Barcelona play at noon against Eibar, while Real Madrid travel to Mallorca for the last match of the day, scheduled at 8 PM UK time. 888 Sport offers identical odds of 1/2 on the best Spanish teams in history and we expect them to prevail by a comfortable margin. Both have struggled during the first few rounds but have regained their composure and are scoring plenty of goals recently, regardless of venue.
Napoli, Juventus and Lazio Enjoy Home Pitch Advantage
The Serie A is no longer dominated by Juventus, even though the reigning champions are still in the first place. Several other teams compete for the trophy and some of the favorites play this Saturday at home. Juventus should be able to extend their lead, as they play at 7:45 PM UK time against Bologna. Napoli should also prevail against Verona, but the most anticipated and unpredictable match of the day is the one between Lazio and Atalanta. The two teams are separated by few points and the Romans have home pitch advantage, hence the better odds of 13/10. If the visitors prevail, punters who back them will be paid at 2/1 by Winner Sports, while Atalanta will temporarily tie Juventus for the lead with 19 points.