Gear Up for the Saturday Derbies in Spain, Italy and GermanyPublished March 7, 2020 by Florin P
M’gladbach and Dortmund continue their title chase in the Bundesliga, while Atletico Madrid and Sevilla chase a Champions League berth.
Domestic cups have kept the best European teams active midweek, but the truly important matches are scheduled for the weekend. There are exciting games set to be played in the German, Spanish and Italian first divisions, with the potential to decide the configuration of the podium at the end of the season. Some teams are still chasing the trophies, while others would gladly settle for a Champions League berth.
M’gladbach and Dortmund Fight for Podium Placement
M’gladbach and Dortmund are still in the race for the trophy in the German Bundesliga, although Leipzig and Bayern are currently ahead. The winner of this match will remain within striking distance of the leader, while the loser will likely exit the race. Home pitch advantage should give M’gladbach the first chance, but bet365 Sports regards the visitors as favorite to prevail. They are priced at 11/10, as opposed to the odds of 11/5 offered by the bookie on M’gladbach to defeat their namesake at 5:30 PM UK time.
Atletico Madrid take on Travelling Stars Sevilla
Atletico Madrid are on the verge of causing one of the biggest upsets in the Champions League by eliminating Liverpool. Their chances to win the domestic league are slim, but as long as they are still in the race, the team from the nation’s capital won’t give up. Victory over Sevilla won’t be easy to achieve, even though the hosts have lost a single match this season. A high number of matches have ended undecided, so the odds of 9/10 offered by 888 Sport on them to win are justified. Sevilla has had one of the best seasons on the road and will push for a victory, which is at the time of writing priced at 7/2.
Lazio Strive to Defend First Place against Atalanta
Lazio find themselves at the top of the Serie A standings after an excellent streak in the first two months of 2020. Juventus have a game in hand, so any false step can produce a new leader, something that Lazio try to prevent. They will have a difficult mission on the road against Atalanta, who are also in superb form and have scored seven goals last match. Home pitch advantage and the overall performance in front of the fans has Atalanta starting the match as the favorite team, with odds of 11/10. Punters willing to take a leap of faith with the in-form visitors will be paid at 23/10 if Lazio prevail away from home.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, March 5 at 8 am UK time.