Italian Serie A Steals the Show on Sunday with Three DerbiesPublished December 20, 2020 by Florin P
The most exciting Sunday football matches take place in the Italian Serie A, where AC Milan, AS Roma and Napoli take on Sassuolo, Atalanta and Lazio.
The race for the Serie A trophy is more intense than ever, with Juventus struggling to return to the top of the standings. This provides AC Milan, Atalanta, Napoli and Lazio with unique opportunities and they can take advantage of such chances on Sunday. Elsewhere, Lille and PSG face each other in a game that could determine the winner of the Ligue 1 and will unveil the temporary leader before Christmas.
Sassuolo and AC Milan Put their Amazing Runs on the Line
Sassuolo and AC Milan were the best defensive teams this season, with the former losing a single match and the latter being invincible so far. Something’s got to give on Sunday at 2 PM UK time when the two teams meet with AC Milan playing on the road. Because the game is played with no spectators, home pitch advantage is less important and bet365 Sports offers odds of 9/10 on the visitors. The home side starts with the second chance and odds of 3/2 at the same bookie, but Sassuolo will be happy with a draw.
AS Roma Chases Rare Victory over Atalanta on Sunday
Atalanta got the better of AS Roma in recent years and is also the team in better form, so it should be able to pick up at least a point here. The absence of the fans will decrease their chances, but even so, bet365 Sports prices them at 11/10. On the road, AS Roma claimed half of the points earned so far and the visitors will not settle for a draw against their offensive minded opponents. This could be a game with plenty of goals scored and an away victory is currently priced at 21/10 by bet365 Sports.
Napoli Poised to Capitalize on Lazio’s Recent Struggles
Lazio is a team in disarray, as fatigue took its toll and the team struggles with injuries after their European campaign. Unless they find a way to start games in a strong fashion and hold on to narrow advantages, they are likely to finish outside the podium this season. On Sunday at 7:45 PM UK time, they play at home against Napoli, a team that is yet to draw a match this season. 888 Sport regards this as a close match, with the hosts as underdogs at odds of 17/10, while the visitors are priced at 3/2.
Lille and PSG Face Each Other in a Bid for the First Place
Lille and PSG are separated by a single point in the French first division and surprisingly enough, the Parisians are in second place. This means that they are compelled to come out firing on all cylinders and try to pick up all three points against Lille. This will be difficult given the fact that their opponents are yet to lose a match at home, while PSG were already defeated twice on the road. 888 Sport sides with the visitors who get odds of 4/5, whereas Lille get terrific odds of 3/1 to win again at Villenueve D’Ascq.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, December 17 at 11 am UK time.