No Major European League without a Derby on SaturdayPublished January 19, 2019 by Florin P
All the most important European championships resume on Saturday afternoon with derbies scheduled throughout the day.
Saturday’s once again the most exciting day for football fans, with all important European leagues in full swing. There is no shortage of lopsided matches in all these leading championships, but punters can expect at least a derby in each of them. Past champions and title holders try to improve their positions at the top of the standings, while fending off ambitious challengers.
Arsenal and Chelsea Play the Derby of London
Chelsea sit in the fourth place with 47 points, six ahead of Arsenal and they will try to maintain this difference. The fact that the Blues play on the road doesn’t change the fact that bet365 Sports credits them with the first chance and odds of 7/5. Many games between these two teams have ended undecided and those who bet on another draw can do so at odds of 5/2. The Gunners have home pitch advantage, but start as underdogs in the Derby of London, where they bestow odds of 2/1 upon punters backing them.
The Podium Race Pits Real Madrid against Sevilla
Real Madrid and Sevilla are currently tied for the third-place with 33 points each and 10 behind leading Barcelona. Even though the odds of catching the Catalans are slim, both teams are highly motivated not to lose their Champions League spot. The match is played in the nation’s capital and that’s why Real Madrid is only given odds of 7/10 by 888 Sport to win. If the visitors prevail, punters can expect their profits to be increased by a factor of 33/10, the same odds offered by the bookmaker on the match to end in a draw.
Perfect Balance in the Match between Leipzig and Dortmund
In a very interesting turn of events, Dortmund lead the German Bundesliga and have a significant advantage over their archrivals. If they can defeat Leipzig on the road, they will extend their lead, but they will take on a highly motivated team. The balance between these two squads is so obvious, that we’re not surprised to see that both get odds of 3/2 to prevail at Winner Sports. In this context, the chances for the match to end with the two teams splitting points are decent and so are the odds of 5/2.