Favorites Play on the Road on Sunday in Major European LeaguesPublished January 31, 2021 by Florin P
Liverpool and Tottenham chase victories on the road against teams in great form, while Atalanta and Lazio meet again in the Serie A.
Sunday treats football fans to some exceptional games, as the better teams have to play on the road against tough opponents. Liverpool and Tottenham try to pick up all three points against West Ham and Brighton, while Atletico Madrid appears to have an easier task against Cadiz. The derby of the day will be played in Italy, where Lazio and Atalanta meet for the second time this week.
Brighton Prepare for a Series against Tottenham
Brighton are known for playing defensive football regardless of stadium and they are a team that concedes few goals regardless of venue. This should help their cause against Tottenham, which play aggressive football and have a propensity for conceding goals. Midweek, Brighton split points at home and they will be chasing another draw, rather than a win priced at 12/5 by bet365 Sports. If Tottenham wins, those who bet on their victory will be paid at 6/5 by the same bookmaker.
Liverpool and West Ham are at the Opposite End of Form
West Ham ride a six-game winning streak, while Liverpool were able to win a single fixture in the last seven matches. It is a surprising state of affairs ahead of this fixture in which the reigning champions should be favorites by a greater margin. Instead, they will have to settle for odds of 4/5 to prevail, while bet365 Sports offers odds of 3/1 on the home side to achieve victory. Liverpool does have a clear advantage in the head to head matches and this is of course important for fans willing to back them.
Atletico Madrid Seek 8th Consecutive Win
Atletico Madrid are the uncontested leaders of the Spanish first division, with seven points ahead of the runners-up and one game in hand. They are also the best defensive team in Europe and under these circumstances, they are justly favorites on the road against Cadiz. Punters shouldn’t expect odds higher than 9/20 if they bet on the visitors to prevail at 888 Sport. The hosts are winless in the last three matches but at least they don’t have any injury concerns or suspensions, so the odds of 6/1 look good.
Atalanta go for a Repeat Victory over Lazio
The two teams have met midweek in the Italian cup and it was Atalanta that emerged victorious in spite of having a man eliminated. They will chase a similar outcome on Sunday afternoon in what shapes up to be the most exciting match of the weekend for Italian fans. Lazio will play on the road, but at least they won’t have to worry about the raucous crowd that usually supports Atalanta. Even so, they start with the second chance and odds of 4/1 at 888 Sport, as opposed to 4/5 for the home team.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, January 28 at 8 A.M. UK time.