Football Derbies and League of Legends Worlds Quarterfinals Rock This WeekendPublished October 21, 2022 by Florin P
The LoL World Championship quarterfinals are scheduled for this weekend, with 7/8 slots being taken by South Korean and Chinese teams.
Diversity is the name of the game for punters betting at 1xBet and bet365 sports this weekend. Everything from football and tennis to basketball and esports enjoys ample coverage and these top bookies. The most exciting betting options are presented by European football derbies and the LoL Worlds quarterfinals.
FC Porto and Benfica Play the Portuguese Derby
Porto is trailing leading Benfica by three points but has the chance to tie them for the lead on Saturday. Home-field advantage and a squad at full strength are the arguments in favor of betting on the runners-up at odds of 13/10. Benfica is priced at 21/10 by 1xBet to extend its advantage at the top of the tables
Manchester United Braces for Stanford Bridge Clash
Manchester United is finally finding its footing, but the number of games won is still low. There are likely to emerge victorious from their visit to Stanford Bridge, where they take on red-hot Chelsea. The Blues are priced at 11/10 by 1xBet, while the ones who bet on the Red Devils to win will get odds of 3/2.
Real Madrid Welcome Struggling Sevilla at Bernabeu
Real Madrid seems unstoppable in the domestic league, as well as international competitions. They are expected to extend their advantage at the top of La Liga by defeating Sevilla. The visitors have a hard time winning back-to-back games, hence the odds of 8/1 at bet365 sports as opposed to 2/5 for the hosts.
Invincible Napoli Travels to Resurgent AS Roma
Napoli hasn’t lost in more than 20 games and won the last 10 in all competitions. Not surprisingly, there are slight favorites on the road against AS Roma and get odds of 13/10 to pick up all three points. bet365 sports offers odds of 17/10 on the home side, which is a decent value given their surge in Serie A.
Korean and Chinese Teams Flood LoL Worlds Quarterfinals
All four South Korean and three Chinese teams have qualified for the League of Legends quarterfinals. Rogue is the only European team to have advanced from the group stage, but they are set for an early elimination on Friday night. Punters get odds of 1/10 on JD Gaming to win while Rogue is priced at 6/1.
The most balanced games of the quarterfinals are the South Korean versus Chinese duels on Saturday and Sunday. T1 is a slight favorite over RNG with odds of 1/2 compared to 8/5, while EDG gets odds of 3/5 against DRX’s 13/10. Damwon and Gen.G played the all-Korean derby, with the latter as favorites.
Under normal circumstances, we should have two semifinals featuring Chinese versus South Korean teams next weekend. T1 and EDG are the most likely candidates to win the League of Legends Worlds, but we like Gen.G for an early bet to win the championship, as they get odds of 2/1 at the time of writing.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively, on Thursday, October 20 at 11 A.M. UK time.