El Clasico and Other European Derbies Rock European Football on SaturdayPublished March 2, 2019 by Florin P
Real Madrid and Barcelona play another El Clasico this week, while Tottenham and Arsenal square off for supremacy in the Premier League.
This Saturday promises to be special continent-wide, as some of the most important derbies are scheduled for March 2. Arguably the most anticipated game is the one between Real Madrid and Barcelona, which happens to be the second El Clasico this week. Elsewhere, Tottenham and Arsenal play for the third place, while Bayern Munich and M’gladbach do the same in the German Bundesliga.
Barcelona Seeks Second Win over Real Madrid this Week
The Catalans have scored three unanswered goals midweek against Real Madrid, to advance to the Copa del Rey final. 888 Sport credits them with the first chance to prevail once again on Saturday and offers odds of 3/2 on a victory on the road. Real Madrid is a force to be reckoned with when having home pitch advantage. In this context, odds of 2/1 can’t be ignored in the match starting at 7:45 PM UK time.
Tottenham is Favorite in the Derby of London
The first match of the day, scheduled at 12:30 PM UK time is expected to turn London into a raging volcano. Tottenham is hosting Arsenal in a match that the home side is expected to win, as reflected by the even odds offered by bet365 Sports. Arsenal have actually won the last match played against Tottenham in the Premier League, so it’s worth considering backing them at odds of 3/1.
Bayern Munich Resumes its Catch-up Race with Dortmund
Bayern Munich won’t have home pitch advantage in the match scheduled to start at 5:30 PM UK time on Sunday. They are nevertheless favorites against M’gladbach, the team sitting in the third-place. The hosts are in free fall and have lost consecutive games at home after winning the previous 9. Things are unlikely to take a turn for the better this week, as reflected by the odds of 9/2 offered by Intertops on them to win.
Rome is in Turmoil as AS Roma Visits Lazio
No other match generates as much passion in the Italian first division at the Derby of the Eternal City. Lazio has home pitch advantage in the match against AS Roma, but they are only narrow favorites at odds of 3/2. Winner Sports offers odds of 17/10 to punters willing to bet on the visitors, which are actually the team in better form and undefeated in the last six matches.