European Football Fans Prepare for Derbies and Title Deciders This WeekendPublished April 13, 2018 by Florin P
Leaders of major European championships seek decisive victories against runners up to officially secure their trophies with many rounds left to play.
Only a handful of teams are still playing in European competitions, but many top squads are actively involved in the race to secure a Champions League and Europa League berth. In major European competitions, the leaders are just one victory away from officially winning the trophies, with many rounds left to be played. There are some exciting games scheduled at the bottom of the standings, where relegation threatened squads fight for their survival.
Manchester City Seeks First Derby Victory in a Month
Manchester City suffered a disappointing defeat last weekend against their city rivals, in front of the fans. Manchester United was able to offset a two-goal deficit and win three valuable points to secure second place. They can postpone the celebration of their archrivals by defeating West Bromwich at home, while Manchester City travels to Tottenham. 888 Sport offers tiny odds of only 1/6 on Manchester United to win at home, even smaller than Liverpool’s 1.5 for a home win.
They’ve had a difficult schedule recently, with two Champions League matches against Liverpool and fatigue is a major concern. Tottenham can take advantage of these favorable circumstances and extend this winning streak. They need this victory to stay on par with Liverpool, which is expected to pick up all three points at home against Bournemouth. Tottenham is credited with the first chance by 10bet Sportsbook and odds of 5/2, while Manchester City is given odds of 2/1.
PSG Takes on Monaco in Title Settling Match
PSG is 14 points clear of Monaco and the two teams meet on Saturday in a match that the hosts are expected to win with ease. 10bet Sportsbook only offers odds of 3/10 on their victory, whereas Monaco is given 8/1 for a triumph on the road. PSG had to settle for one point away at St. Etienne last round and they are still not the mathematical winners of Ligue 1. A victory over the runners up will issue with the necessary points to begin the fiesta immediately after this match.
Lyon and Marseille continue their solitary race for the third place, the last one to send the team to the Champions League. Both are well-positioned to pick up all three points this weekend, with Lyon playing at home against Amiens and given odds of 3/10 by 888 Sport. The same bookmaker is pricing Marseille at 7/10 to defeat Troyes and the only concern is fatigue caused by midweek’s Europa League.
The Derby of Rome Turns the Capital into a Volcano
Juventus and Napoli were on the verge of losing precious points last weekend against the lowly teams of Benevento and Chievo. The leaders now play at home against Sampdoria and are expected to win comfortably, while Napoli travels to AC Milan. That’s going to be tight match, in which both teams are given odds of 5/2 by 10bet Sportsbook and a draw is correctly priced at 2/1.
Another fascinating encounter is the one between Lazio and AS Roma, which are currently tied for the third place with 60 points each. Both have played European league matches midweek, so fatigue is a problem for both of them. Lazio is in slightly better form and home pitch advantage favors them, but only slightly and this is likely to turn into a high scoring match. Punters can also consider special markets and bet on a high number of yellow cards, and even take more chances and wager on penalties and red cards.
La Liga Matches to Decide Podium Placements and Relegation
Real Madrid failed to defeat their city rivals and is now in danger of losing the third-place to Valencia. Luckily for them, the latter play against Barcelona on the road and they are not expected to walk away with points. 10bet Sportsbook gives the home side odds of 3/10, while the visitors are given huge value of 9/10. Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid should be able to defeat Malaga, respectively Levante to maintain their placement in La Liga.