Easy Schedule for Reigning Champions and Current Leaders on Saturday AfternoonPublished November 28, 2020 by Florin P
Juventus, Inter Milan and Liverpool are expected to overcome tough opponents on the road, while Manchester City, Marseille and PSG take on mediocre teams at home.
The weekend starts promising on Saturday, when the en-titre champions play in the top European football leagues. Some of them will perform on the road against defensive minded teams, while others have home pitch advantage but won’t benefit from the support of the fans.
Liverpool and Manchester City Resume Premier League Race
Liverpool play against Brighton on the road, in a match they must win to close the gap separating them from leading Tottenham. The two teams are separated by the goal average and Liverpool has a crushing head to head record against Brighton, winning all 8 games, hence the odds of 3/5 at bet365 Sports.
The same bookie expects Manchester City to steamroll past Burnley after failing to defeat Tottenham on the road. The visitors have picked their first win this season at home against Crystal Palace, but will travel to Manchester to defend. A home win is only priced at 1/5, while the visitors get odds of 11/1.
Home Pitch Advantage for PSG and Marseille
Marseille play at home against Nantes after failing to win back-to-back games in more than two months. Home pitch advantage is less important where they don’t have the support of the fans, but are still credited with the first chance and even odds by 888 Sport.
The recent defeat to Monaco didn’t bode well for PSG, but the reigning champions are still in pole position and overwhelming favorites to win the trophy. They can make another step into the right direction by defeating Bordeaux at 8 PM UK time, in a match where they start with odds of 3/20.
Juventus and Inter Milan are Favorites on the Road
Ronaldo scored back-to-back goals against Cagliari to deliver another victory for Juventus and keep them within striking distance of leading AC Milan. They will need to keep up this tempo against the newly promoted Benevento, in a match played on the road in which the visitors receive odds of 7/20.
Inter Milan will play away from home after back-to-back home games and face a team that is yet to win a match this season. Sassuolo have been nothing short of amazing in the second half of 2020 and are given amazing odds of 7/2 at 888 Sport, while Inter Milan are favorites with 3/4.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Tuesday, November 24 at 5 pm UK time.