Local Derbies turn Saturday into the Highlight of the Week for Football FansPublished September 1, 2022 by Florin P
The best Italian, English, Scottish, and Spanish teams square off against local rivals this weekend in high-profile football derbies.
There were no Champions League or Europa League matches this week to entice football fans, but the weekend looks promising. The most exciting matches take place on Saturday when local derbies are scheduled and you can bet on all of them live and pregame at 1xBet and bet365 sports.
Liverpool and London are the Hotspots of English Football on Saturday
Liverpool was on the verge of squandering an excellent opportunity to close the gap separating them from the leaders. They were lucky to score a late game against Newcastle and will need to keep up the temple against their city rivals. On Saturday at noon, they play against Everton and 1xBet credits them with the first chance and as of 2/5, while the hosts are priced at 13/2.
Quality football is also scheduled in London, where West Ham and Chelsea play an unlikely city derby. Both teams have failed in the last round, but the start of the season was absolutely terrible for West Ham and they try to turn the ship around. Defeating Chelsea on the road is difficult, as reflected by the odds of 5/1, while punters enjoy a quality value of 3/5 on the home site.
AC Milan and Inter turn Milano into a Volcano
The Italian football league has some amazing games scheduled on Saturday, but the highlight of the day is the Derby of Milan. Inter and AC Milan lock horns in a game that appears to be close to calling, with both teams getting identical as of 8/5 at 1xBet. Punters should also consider betting on the draw at odds of 2/1.
Lazio and Napoli are deeply unhappy with the way the season started and need to do better if they are to have a shot at winning the trophy. Both are undefeated in the last 10 games, but many matches resulted in low-scoring drawers. Lazio gets odds of 19/10, while Napoli enjoys a lower value of 13/10 at the same bookie.
Celtic and Rangers Play a Timeless Classic
There is only one match that matters in the Scottish Premier League and that’s the derby between Celtic and Rangers. Celtic has a home pitch advantage and has dominated the series in recent years while being favorites once again. Punters can expect odds of 9/10 on the home side, but the visitors can’t be underestimated and 29/10 looks like exceptional value at bet365 sports.
Way South, in Spain, Sevilla welcomes Barcelona for a match that promises to feature many goals. Sevilla is in poor form, having won just one match in the last five attempts, so the odds of 5/2 are justified. Barcelona blew hot and cold in recent weeks and they’re not traditionally the best traveling team, yet they are still regarded as favorites and get odds of 9/10.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively, on Thursday, September 1 at 1 P.M. UK time.