European Football Scheduled Sunday Derbies and Lopsided Saturday FixturesPublished February 2, 2018 by Florin P
Ten days before the Champions League and Europa League resume, the best teams in continental football lock horns in Sunday derbies.
The beginning of a new month renews the hopes of top European football teams trying to defend their trophies and secure new ones. Warm up games are scheduled for Friday, while the bulk of the games take place on Saturday. Across all major European championships, this is the day when punters can find top odds at 10bet Sportsbook and 888 Sport when betting on favorites. On Sunday, the derbies are scheduled and they pit the best teams against each other in highly unpredictable matches.
Liverpool and Tottenham Chase Champions League Spot
Manchester City has virtually won the Premiership this season, despite the fact that there are plenty of games still scheduled. They play on the road at Burnley in a match they are expected to win with minimal effort, while Manchester United takes on Huddersfield. Chelsea and Arsenal are also credited with the first chance at 10bet Sportsbook, even though one plays at home and the other travels to Watford.
This leaves Liverpool and Tottenham fighting for the fourth place, the last one that sends an English team to the Champions League. 888 Sport credits Liverpool with the first chance to prevail, although the odds revolve around even value. Punters who expect an upset at Anfield Road can bet on better odds of 2/1. Tottenham has won just half of the games played on the road, while Liverpool is undefeated at home.
Valencia Take on Another Top Team from Madrid
Valencia is trying to consolidate its position on the podium after losing at home against Real Madrid last weekend. Now they travel to the nation’s capital for a match against Atletico Madrid and once again they are major underdogs. Punters can expect odds above 1/2 from 10bet Sportsbook if they bet on the favorites, but there’s plenty of value in backing the underdogs. If Valencia prevails on the road, those who bet on their success will enjoy odds of 7/1.
Real Madrid and Barcelona play on the road, but both take on familiar foes and are expected to win without breaking a sweat. Sevilla and Athletic Bilbao are hard-pressed to prevail away from home, after dropping precious points in front of their fans. Both of them are given odds of 9/5, the same as the home teams, while a draw is priced at 2/1. The final match of this round is scheduled for Monday night, when the bottom placed Las Palmas and Malaga play for survival in La Liga.
Great opportunity for Marseille in Ligue 1
Marseille failed to win at home against Monaco, but the draw enabled them to remain on the podium. They will have an excellent opportunity to put some distance between them and the two teams chasing, as they take on Metz on Friday. This is a match they are credited with the first chance to win at puny odds of 3/10 at 888 Sport. Only PSG is a heavier favorite, even though the leaders play on the road at Lille.
Monaco will hope for at least another point when Lyon come visiting, now that it has home pitch advantage. They have lost a single match at home this season, while the visitors can also brag about a great record on the road. The head to head record is perfectly balanced, but the home side has five players missing due to injury or suspension. That’s why 10bet Sportsbook gives them odds of 5/2 to win.