Ligue 1 and Serie A Derbies Steal the Show on Sunday EveningPublished January 12, 2020 by Florin P
Juventus travel to the nation’s capital trying to end AS Roma’s invincible run and stay at the top of the Serie A in the heated race with Inter Milan.
The Spanish Copa del Rey has a dozen matches scheduled for Sunday, but the Ligue 1 and Serie A derbies are the most anticipated games of the day. The action starts early in Spain and concludes in the late hours of the evening in Italy and France, where archrivals lock horns for points and pride.
Juventus Clings on to First Ahead of Clash with AS Roma
Juventus were unable to score in the first half of the match against Cagliari, but came out firing on all cylinders in the second half. They will need to play much better in the first 45 minutes if they are to win the match played on the road against AS Roma. The reigning champions have dominated the series, so even though they don’t have home pitch advantage, bet365 Sports offers odds of 13/10 on their victory.
AS Roma had a catastrophic season start but the team is back on track and proudly sits in the fourth place. The gap separating them from the leaders is likely too wide to close, but they are well-positioned for a Champions League berth. The Romans would be happy with a draw against Juventus, an outcome priced at 5/2; bold punters who trust them to extend the winning streak get odds of 3/1 on AS Roma to prevail.
Monaco and PSG Play for Pride in Lopsided Ligue 1 Derby
PSG are so far ahead in the French Ligue 1 that they could well be awarded the trophy already. It is very little for the reigning champions to fight for in the remaining grounds, except for pride. A match against Monaco is the perfect opportunity to showcase dominance, especially when they play at home. At 8 PM UK time, the Parisians welcome the Monegasques in a match they are widely expected to win.
PSG lost a single home match this season and punters who believe that Monaco can hand them the second defeat will be paid at 9/1. A home win is a more likely result and risk-averse punters can cash in on odds of 1/4 if they place the bet early. The odds are expected to drop as kickoff draws near, with PSG anxious to kickstart 2020 with a victory over an archrival.
The Best Spanish Teams Play on the Road in Copa del Rey
Copa del Rey matches will provide a welcome distraction for Spanish football fans, now that the La Liga is in recess. Most of the top division teams will play on Sunday starting at 11 AM and all of them are scheduled to perform on the road. They are all expected to pick up easy victories against teams from the lower divisions, but the odds reflect the discrepancy of skill and experience. The most balanced match of the day is the one between Barakaldo and Rayo Vallecano, which starts at 4 PM UK time.