New and Old Rivalries are reignited in Three Sunday DerbiesPublished February 2, 2020 by Florin P
Tottenham and Manchester City square off in Premier League derby, while Nice and Fiorentina try to stop better-placed opponents in their tracks on Sunday.
There’s no better way to wrap up a weekend rich in football action, than with three derbies in three of the top divisions. Tottenham and Manchester City play a highly anticipated match in London, while Lyon travel to Nice in search of valuable points. Juventus plays a must-win home game against Fiorentina, a team that used to give them plenty of headaches in the past but are now struggling with poor form.
Tottenham Welcome Manchester City without Harry Kane
The biggest concern for Tottenham ahead of this fixture is the fact that their top scorer is still nursing a serious injury. Harry Kane won’t be playing and in his absence, the Londoners are struggling to win back-to-back matches. Manchester City had to face their city rivals midweek, in an EFL cup game where they struggled heavily. Picking up three points on the road in the Premier League is far more important and they’ll throw everything they’ve got at Tottenham. The hosts are priced at 9/2 by bet365 Sports, while a bet on the visitors won’t produce odds in excess of 11/20.
Lyon Travel to Nice for the Ligue 1 Southern Derby
Lyon are nowhere near their goal of challenging PSG for the lead and are in real danger of missing the Champions League group stage next season. In their quest for the podium, they need to improve their performance on the road and this is their first good opportunity to do so. Nice have struggled away from home, but in front of their fans, they are a force to be reckoned with. Their goal is to finish inside the first half, but they are not credited with a great chance to rake important points on Saturday. Odds of 5/2 reflect their precarious position, while 888 Sport regards the visitors as favorites with odds of 11/10.
Fiorentina Tries to Hurt Juventus’ Title Bid in Turin
Back in the day, a match between Fiorentina and Juventus would draw large crowds to the stadium, but today the interest is significantly lower. The reigning champions are clearly unimpressed by the prospect of hosting Fiorentina and bookmakers reflect this state of affairs. 10bet Sportsbook foresees a comfortable home win, as reflected by the odds of 7/20 offered on Juventus. Fiorentina have caused a few surprises this season, but overall, their performance on the road has been abysmal. The odds of 8/1 offered on their victory suggest that the visitors are unlikely to set Juventus back in their quest for another trophy.