Heated Derbies Scheduled for Saturday Afternoon across EuropePublished February 6, 2021 by Florin P
Manchester United and Sevilla try to extend winning streaks, while Leipzig and Juventus cling on to their chances to win the championship.
There is abundance of sports betting opportunities for football fans this Saturday, when derbies mushroom across the continent. Some of the most exciting matches will be played in England, Italy and Germany, but the most explosive match is probably the Turkish derby. Fenerbahce and Galatasaray will play for the first place after a string of disappointing seasons, so everything is on the line.
Manchester United Welcome Everton at Old Trafford
Manchester United has home pitch advantage against Everton in the last match of the day in the Premier League. After the 9-0 victory over Southampton, they are justly credited with the first chance and odds of 1/2. Everton returned to their winning ways with a narrow margin victory over Leeds but they start as underdogs at bet365 Sports, where punters get odds of 11/2 on them to prevail.
Leipzig Play Must-Win Game Away at Schalke 04
Leipzig are almost out of the race for the trophy, but if they want to defend their theoretical chances they must defeat Schalke. Playing on the road won’t make things terribly complicated, because their opponents sit in the last place with just eight points. The match will be played without supporters, so there will be nobody to cheer from the stands for an unlikely home win priced at 8/1 by bet365 Sports.
Juventus Takes on AS Roma in Heated Serie A Derby
Juventus find themselves in the awkward position of chasing leading AC Milan and they are also behind Inter Milan. AS Roma are even further behind, so this match is of extraordinary importance for both teams. It is scheduled to begin at 5 PM UK time and Juventus have home pitch advantage and lower odds of 3/4, as opposed to 33/10 on AS Roma.
Red-Hot Sevilla Tries to Extend Winning Streak against Getafe
Sevilla are the hottest team in Spain in 2021 and they are well-positioned to extend the winning run. They should be able to get an edge over Getafe, a team that is traditionally playing better at home and struggles on the road regardless of opponent. 888 Sport values the quality and form of the home side, hence the odds of 7/10, whereas the visitors are priced at 9/2.
Fenerbahce and Galatasaray turn Istanbul into a Volcano
Istanbul will be a cauldron this Saturday, because Fenerbahce and Galatasaray will play for the first place and 4 PM. These are the biggest rivals in Turkish football and this should be self evident the moment they step on the field. They are evenly matched, with Fenerbahce having a slight edge and benefiting from odds of 13/10, while those who bet on Galatasaray will be paid off 19/10 by888 Sport.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, February 4 at 11 A.M. UK time.