European Football League Resume with Derbies on Saturday and SundayPublished March 31, 2022 by Florin P
Celtic and Rangers play a timeless derby, while the top Italian, German and English teams step into the spotlight to challenge rivals in critical matches.
Football fans were deprived of the excitement of top European leagues for nearly two weeks. The major competitions return this weekend and 1xBet and bet365 sports have great odds for punters betting on Saturday and Sunday. Six derbies stand out from the crowd and provide unique betting opportunities.
Manchester United takes on Leicester
Manchester United has the home pitch advantage against Leicester and will try to convert it into a win. Odds of 1/2 offered by bet365 sports reflect their strength at Old Trafford and the fact that they don’t have any players injured or suspended. Leicester travels with some key players missing, so the odds of 5/1 are fully justified. This game can easily turn into a goal-scoring festival, so the over 2.5 markets must be considered.
Dortmund and Leipzig Play the German Derby
Dortmund has theoretical chances of catching the leader and winning the championship. Leipzig is simply fighting for a Champions League berth and trying to take advantage of the hosts’ many absentees. Dortmund is credited with the first chance and odds of 14/10 by bet365 sports, while an away victory is priced at 18/10. Both teams are undefeated in the last 6 matches, with Leipzig invincible in the last 10.
Celtic and Rangers Lock Horns in the Old Firm
The best Scottish teams meet on Sunday at noon for what is arguably the most important match in the national championship. Celtic has a three-point lead over Rangers and the advantage in head-to-head matches, so this game is essential. They will play on the road, so they start with a second chance and odds of 14/10 at bet365 sports. The bookmaker prices and away victory at 2/1.
Juventus and Inter Play for the Serie A Trophy
Inter Milan and Juventus have closed the gap separating them from the leader AC Milan, but this game is decisive. The team that loses will be out of the title race, with Juventus being under tremendous pressure. Inter have a game in hand, but they are also hard-pressed to pick up all three points in this match. 1xBet offers identical odds of 17/10 on each team to win, while the draw is priced at 23/10.
Napoli Chases First Place in the Serie A
Atalanta lost contact with the leading pack and the best-case scenario is to secure a Champions League berth. Napoli is better positioned to challenge AC Milan, but it desperately needs this victory on the road. They have a squad at full strength and if they win, punters who bet on their victory will be paid at odds of 2/1 by 1xBet. Conversely, a home win will only produce odds of 14/1 and Atalanta is the favorite.
Barcelona and Sevilla Threaten Real Madrid’s Lead
Barcelona’s resurgence took everyone by surprise, including its arch-rival Real Madrid. The Catalans do have the opportunity to close the gap separating them from the leader by defeating Sevilla at home. They will play against a defensive-minded team, but given their exceptional form they are favorites, and odds of 9/20 are justified. The visitors aim for a draw that has odds of 7/2 and an overall low-scoring game.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, March 31 at 8 A.M. UK time.