High Stakes Serie A Derbies Steal the Show on Sunday NightPublished January 26, 2020 by Florin P
The most anticipated Serie A derbies can shake up the provisional standings, as the best Italian teams step into the spotlight.
This is the kind of weekend that saved the best for last and Italian football fans will wholeheartedly agree with this statement. That’s because they get the chance to watch for the best Serie A teams play against each other in games that have the potential to determine the final standings at the end of the season.
AS Roma and Lazio Light Up the Eternal City
AS Roma and Lazio sit in places that make them eligible for the Champions League and are hard-pressed to consolidate their position. They have not yet forsaken their ambitions of challenging Juventus and Inter Milan for the first place, but their main objectives are more reasonable. This is the most intense match of the championship and it will turn Rome into a raging volcano as the two teams meet. bet365 Sports doesn’t have a clear favorite for this fixture and instead, offers identical odds of 13/5 on each team.
Napoli Welcome Juventus for Breathtaking Derby
Last season, Napoli was the only serious competitor for Juventus but in the end, they failed miserably to challenge them for the trophy. When their match begins at 7:45 PM UK time, the visitors will have twice as many points, which explains the even odds on Juventus to prevail. Napoli are no longer in the race for the title and even a Champions League berth is most unlikely. They are simply trying to salvage a terrible season and those willing to back them to defeat Juventus will be paid at 5/2 at 888 Sport.
PSG Tests Lille’s Home Invincibility on Sunday Evening
Halfway through Ligue 1, PSG are only eight points ahead of Olympic Marseille, but they are so much better that the trophy is virtually secured. There are only a few hurdles left and one of the main challenges for the reigning champions is the away match against Lille. What makes this game exciting is the fact that Lille is the only undefeated home team in the French first division, while PSG is the best traveling squad. They’re expected to confirm their quality, as reflected by the odds of 2/5, while the hosts are priced at 6/1.
Real Madrid Faces Tough Home Team in Valladolid Clash
Superior goal average is the only thing that keeps Barcelona ahead of Real Madrid in the La Liga. In order to stay within striking distance, the multiple Champions League winners need to pick up all three points on the road against Valladolid. This is a more difficult task than it looks, as the hosts have lost just once in 10 home games and play defensive football against top opponents. Winner Sports odds indicate that their valiant efforts will be in vain, as Real Madrid is priced at 9/20, while the hosts get odds of 6/1.