Football Fans Prepare for the Biggest Local Derbies this SaturdayPublished December 12, 2020 by Florin P
Manchester and Madrid become the football capitals of the world this Saturday when United takes on City and Real welcomes Atletico in grudge matches.
Saturday is once again the most anticipated day for football fans, especially those who love English and Spanish competitions. The city of Manchester becomes the hotspot of entertainment in the United Kingdom, as United and City lock horns in a classic derby. Equally exciting is the match between Real Madrid and Atletico, one that can ultimately determine the winner of the championship this season.
Manchester Turns into a Volcano when United and City Meet
Manchester United is playing much better in recent weeks, but against it city rival, the team starts with the second chance. The match will be played at Old Trafford, where the home side gets odds of 7/2 at bet365 Sports, while the visitors are priced at 7/10. There are no injury concerns ahead of this match and both teams will use the best starting formation, given the importance of the derby. Manchester United won the last two matches and the odds are surprisingly high, therefore tempting for the fans of the Red Devils.
Real Madrid and Atletico Meet in the Nation’s Capital
Real Madrid and Atletico are separated by six points, with the reigning champions trailing their city rivals. That’s why the outcome of this match is so important and the two teams will throw everything they’ve got at their opponents. Real Madrid will have home pitch advantage and are slight favorites with odds of 7/5, but the visitors are not to be underestimated. Atletico have the best defense in the Spanish first division and odds of 19/10 are exciting for a team that is yet to lose a match this season.
Marseille and Monaco Play a Coin Flip Derby on Saturday
Marseille and Monaco play the Derby of the South and one that can propel one team to the podium. Currently they are separated by only a point, with Marseille having the slight advantage, in addition to playing in front of the fans. This should give them a clear advantage in this fixture, but 888 Sport offers identical odds on the two teams to prevail. The draw is not unlikely, but if one of the teams is to win, those who bet on its victory will be paid at 17/10 by the bookmaker.
Dortmund Try to End the Slump against Stuttgart
Dortmund are on a three-game winless round, which is surprising for a team that has performed so well throughout the season. They fell off the podium in the German Bundesliga and are in dire need of victory, one that might not be as easy to achieve against Stuttgart. The newly promoted team is performing well beyond expectations and will give the stronger opponents a run for their money. Betting on Dortmund to prevail will only produce odds of 1/2 at 888 Sport, while a bet on Stuttgart will lead to odds of 11/2.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Tuesday, December 8 at 11 am UK time.