No Room for Error on Sunday for Runners Up in Top Football LeaguesPublished February 14, 2021 by Florin P
Manchester United and Lille are favorites to pick up easy points in their battle for the trophy, while Inter and Lazio play the Serie A derby on Sunday.
As the end of the season draws near, the best teams in top European football leagues have less room for error. Manchester United are desperate for a victory on Sunday to stay within striking distance of their city rivals. Lille are hard-pressed to keep up the winning streak to resist the onslaught of PSG, the main favorites in the French first division. Inter Milan and Lazio play key matches in a Serie A led by AC Milan, while Villarreal desperately need a victory to keep their faith hopes alive in the La Liga.
Manchester United Hunt Accessible Points at West Bromwich
Two draws and a defeat in the last four rounds have crippled Manchester United and greatly reduced their chances to win the title. This also rendered the fantastic 9-0 victory over Southampton virtually irrelevant and now the Red Devils operate with extremely small margins. They are desperate to win on the road against West Bromwich, the last placed team in the Premier League. Odds of 3/10 offered by bet365 Sports suggest that they are well capable of picking up the points, while the hosts are priced at 8/1.
Lille to Build on Fantastic Home Record against Brest
Lille have emerged once again as the best home team in the French first division and need to capitalize on this advantage. They should be able to defeat Brest on Sunday at 4 PM UK time, as this is a poor traveling team. The visitors have a propensity for scoring goals early, but they also tend to concede a lot in the first half. Lille play a more pragmatic style of football and that’s why the odds of 1/2 offered by 888 Sport make perfect sense. Value is definitely with the visitors which are priced at 11/2 by the bookie.
Inter Milan and Lazio Keep their Scudetto Dreams Alive
Inter Milan are within striking distance of their city rivals but they can’t take the foot off the gas, with Juventus closely behind. They will play offensive football at home against Lazio, as they simply can’t afford to split points against this opponent. The visitors are even more desperate to pick up all three points, otherwise any chances of winning the trophy will be gone. 888 Sport prices a home win at 7/10, while offering tempting odds of 33/10 on Lazio to stun the hosts and win on the road.
Villarreal and Betis Meet after Late-Game Meltdowns
February was brutal for Villarreal and Betis who were eliminated from the domestic cup and suffered late game meltdowns in the last round. Villareal had a two-goal edge over newly promoted and relegation threatened Elche but ended up splitting points. Betis had it even worse, as they lost at home against Barcelona, after allowing a late game and scoring in their own net. Villarreal are undefeated at home this season, so the odds of 9/10 offered by bet365 Sports are justified, while Betis are priced at 3/1.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, February 9 at 8 A.M. UK time.