Major Derbies Rock the Premier League and Bundesliga on SaturdayPublished January 30, 2021 by Florin P
Manchester United and their City rivals play key matches on Sunday afternoon in their quest for another Premier League trophy.
Saturday bring some of the most exciting games of the week in the German and English first divisions. Manchester United takes on Arsenal, while Leverkusen travel to Leipzig in matches that will decide their hopes for the trophy. Meanwhile, Dortmund and Manchester City try to take advantage of their easier schedule and return to their winning ways after a string of disappointing results.
Arsenal Welcome Manchester United at Emirates Stadium
Manchester United were recently defeated by Sheffield, in one of the biggest surprises of this football week. They need to return to form quickly unless all their hopes of winning the championship will vanish forever. They won’t have any players missing ahead of the match in London, but Arsenal are the team in slightly better form after winning back-to-back victories. A bet on the home side to prevail will lead to odds of 9/5 at bet365 Sports, as opposed to 3/2 on the visitors.
Sheffield United Goes for Second Upset in Manchester
Sheffield United achieved the impossible by defeating Manchester United on the road on Wednesday evening. They were able to take the lead early and then score again after the Red Devils equalized in the second half of the match. Now they face an even more difficult task of claiming points at the expense of Manchester city, which is a pragmatic team. The odds of them winning appear to be slim to none, as reflected by the odds of 17/1 offered by bet365 Sports. A bet on the host will only produce odds of 3/20.
Leipzig and Leverkusen Fight for Second Place
Leipzig were defeated by Mainz on the road at the end of a match that the hosts dominated, so it was no fluke that they dropped points. This could prove to be a devastating blow for their chances to win the trophy, as the reigning champions are pulling away. Defeating Leverkusen at home isn’t easy either, as this is the second best traveling team in the Bundesliga. Punters who bet on the hosts to prevail will be paid at 9/20 by 888 Sport if they are correct, while those who trust the visitors will enjoy odds of 6/1.
Last Chance for Dortmund to Keep Trophy Dreams Alive
Back-to-back defeats after a low scoring draw against Mainz sent Dortmund well outside the podium and their hopes of winning the Bundesliga have almost vanish. To keep them alive even if for only a bit longer, they need to defeat Augsburg on Saturday and odds of 3/4 suggest they are capable of doing that. The visitors didn’t finish a match undecided in the last nine fixtures, so at least the odds of a draw are reduced. So are the chances of Augsburg to win on the road, with 888 Sport offering odds of 10/1
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, January 28 at 8 A.M. UK time.