Some of the teams playing key matches this Saturday have also competed in action-packed Champions League and Europa League fixtures. Fatigue can be a problem, but motivation is at its highest and many take on opponents they’ve crushed in the past. Lopsided victories are to be expected, although the hosts will defend with everything they’ve got and seek to split points.
Manchester City Makes Decisive Step to Championship
Manchester City returned to their winning ways after the derby against their city rivals. An emphatic victory over Southampton brought them back on track and they can now double down on that triumph. Defeating Fulham on the road shouldn’t be terribly difficult, given the sheer strength of their starting formation. The Londoners stunned Liverpool last weekend and will hope for a similar outcome, but their chances are slim, as reflected by odds of 9/1. Meanwhile, Manchester are priced at 7/20 by bet365 Sports.
Tondela Banks on Home Pitch Strength to Stop Sporting
Sporting Lisbon were not distracted by European league fixtures and focus exclusively on the domestic league. Results speak for themselves, as the Portuguese team is undefeated this season and has a commanding lead. Victory over Tondela will pretty much hand the trophy on a silver platter, as rivals Porto and Benfica are far behind. The hosts are a force to be reckoned with in home games, so the odds of 7/1 offered by bet365 Sports are quite tempting. A bet on the visitors will only produce odds of 2/5.
Bayern Munich Face Their Favorite Opponent on the Road
Bayern Munich are well-positioned to win all the important trophies the season, once again. What they need is to maintain their incredible tempo and this should be terribly difficult given the strength of their starting formation. Victory over Bremen on the road is definitely within their grasp, especially if we look at their track record. They fell short of winning 20 consecutive games over Werder after splitting points in late 2020. Odds of 10/1 on the hosts and 1/4 on Bayern offered by 888 Sport confirm their chances to win
Atletico Madrid To Extend Dominance over Getafe
Atletico Madrid lost the Champions League fixture against Chelsea and will need to prevail on the road next week. The Spanish leaders fight a war on two fronts, hence the incredibly high odds of 1/1 on their victory this Saturday. They play against city rivals Getafe, a team they defeated in every single of the last 13 La Liga matches. With no major absentees due to injury or suspension, they should be able to extend the winning streak, while denying the hosts a win priced by 888 Sport at 7/2.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, March 11 at 6 A.M. UK time.