Old and New Rivalries are Reignited by Saturday Afternoon DerbiesPublished November 6, 2021 by Florin P
Champions League fatigue is a serious threat ahead of highly anticipated derbies in the strongest European football leagues.
Saturday is the day of derbies in the strongest European football leagues. Manchester City and United play the most exciting match of the day, while Barcelona, Juventus, Dortmund and PSG face tough opponents. These teams also played demanding Champions League matches midweek, so their opponents hope that fatigue can be a problem they can exploit.
Manchester City and United Turn the City into a Volcano
Manchester United salvaged a point against Atalanta, while Manchester City crushed Brugges after an uninspiring first half. The two teams meet on Saturday at noon for a place on the third spot of the podium. Manchester United have home pitch advantage, but are credited with the second chance and odds of 37/10 by bet365 Sports. Punters betting on an away victory will enjoy odds of 3/4 if Manchester City prevails.
Celta Vigo Try to Take Advantage of Barcelona’s Recent Struggles
Barcelona scrapped another victory on the road in the Champions League but fails to inspire against Dynamo Kyiv. They will hope for a similar outcome in the match played on the road against Celta Vigo. The former champions are the only team in the Spanish first division yet to score first on the road. 888 Sport offers even odds on an away victory and 5/2 on the home side to cause an upset in La Liga.
Juventus Set to Resume Dominance Over Fiorentina
Juventus have absolutely crushed Fiorentina over the last three decades, winning more than 90% of the 50 games played over the span. They are nothing short of amazing in the Champions League, but home pitch performance is truly disappointing. Juventus kept very few clean sheets the season, hence the odds of 7/10 on them to win. 888 Sport prices an away victory at 4/1, with Fiorentina winning 3/6 away games
Dortmund and Leipzig meet after Exhausting Champions League Match
Dortmund were unable to defend their early lead over Leipzig after having a player sent off early in the match. Leipzig suffered a similar fate, but they managed to salvage one point, while their fellow Germans ended up losing the game. They will have home pitch advantage and slightly better chances to win, as reflected by the odds of 11/10 at bet365 Sports. Dortmund have a clear advantage in head to head matches, with six victories and two draws in the last games, so the odds of 23/10 look appealing.
PSG Travel to Bordeaux after another Lucky Rebound
PSG have made a habit of conceding early goals and recovering from deficits. They defeated Lille and salvaged a point against Leipzig after struggling in the first part of the game. On Saturday afternoon, they will hope for a more convincing display, as they face a team that didn’t defeat them in the last 12 matches. PSG only get odds of 7/2 to win on the road, while a home upset is priced at 8/1 by 888 Sport.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, November 4 at 8 A.M. UK time.