Football Fans Brace for Continent-Wide Derbies on SaturdayPublished May 8, 2021 by Florin P
Barcelona and Atletico Madrid lock horns in a match that could well decide the winner of this season’s La Liga with four rounds left.
Domestic football leagues still have plenty to offer and some of the best games are scheduled for this weekend. There is action across Europe in all the important championships and the outcome of these matches can determine the names of the winning teams.
Manchester City and Chelsea Rehearse the Champions League Final
Manchester City have won the Premier League, as they only need one point from the remaining five matches. Under normal circumstances, this match against Chelsea would’ve been essential to win, but the current leaders have little to fight for. They are still highly motivated to hand the Blues a defeat, to put extra pressure on them ahead of the Champions League Final. The hosts are favorites with odds of 17/20 at bet365 Sports, while Chelsea who are in a must-win position are priced as underdogs at 33/10.
Lorient Pose a Real Threat to Lyon’s Ambitious Goals
Lyon squandered valuable points against Lille, but recuperated them last weekend against Monaco. They can’t afford another roller coaster this Saturday when they welcome Lorient in the afternoon. Home pitch advantage and squad quality favor the hosts, priced at 2/5 who are desperate for a win. A win would keep them in the race for the championship, while improving the odds of playing in the Champions League. Lorient are in excellent form, but still in danger of relegating and will be chasing a win priced at 7/1.
Dortmund and Leipzig Play Last Bundesliga Derby
Leipzig lost easy games against weaker teams in recent months and their chances to win the Bundesliga have vanished. They only hold theoretical chances and they will disappear as well unless they defeat Dortmund on the road. 888 Sport credits them with the second chance and odds of 23/10, as the hosts are in stellar form. Dortmund won four consecutive games and can’t settle for anything short of victory. If the home side wins, those who bet on that will enjoy even odds at the same bookmaker.
Barcelona and Atletico Madrid Play for the La Liga Trophy
The most exciting match of the day will be played in the Spanish first division and it will involve Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. The Catalans have home pitch advantage and unless they prevail, their chances of winning the trophy will sink into near irrelevance. Atletico can solve this question once and for all if they can convert the odds of 33/10 offered by 888 Sport. They are solid on the road, but Barcelona is an amazing home team and the just favorites with odds of 17/20
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, May 6 at 6 A.M. UK time.