Pivotal Matches Scheduled this Weekend in All the Major European Football Leagues

Published May 5, 2022 by Florin P

Pivotal Matches Scheduled this Weekend in All the Major European Football Leagues

The last qualifying places for the Champions League and Europa League are up for grabs in the high profile derbies scheduled for this weekend.

There are key games scheduled this week in all the important European football leagues. Some teams fight for a place in one of the European tournaments, while others simply try to avoid relegation. All of them are fully committed to defending their chances and this provides unique opportunities for punters. 1xBet and bet365 sports provide competitive odds to punters betting on all these events.

Invincible Monaco Travel to Struggling Lille

Monaco is invincible in the last 8 matches are won the last 5 in a row, ahead of the visit to Lille. The Southerners are favorites to prevail, as reflected by the odds of 1/1 offered by 1xBet. Lille is having a hard time picking up points regardless of venue, but this is a difficult team to beat at home. Punters who trust them to cause an upset will be paid at odds of 5/2, while a draw is priced at 27/10.

Juventus and Genoa Need all Three Points 

The stakes are high for Genoa ahead of this match, as the team is under the relegation line in Serie A. They can’t settle for a point, although a draw against Juventus would normally be regarded as a success. 1xBet will reward punters willing to bet on the hosts with odds of 7/2, which is excellent value, given the fact that Juventus has 8 players missing. The odds for the visitors currently stand at 9/10.

Liverpool and Tottenham Chase Big Objectives

Liverpool has secured passage to the Champions League final and can now focus back on winning the Premier League. The team is well-positioned to secure this objective, as it is within striking distance of Manchester City. Winning the home match against Tottenham is a must and attainable goal, as reflected by the 1/2 odds at bet365 sports. Meanwhile, the visitors get odds of 6/1 at the same bookie to win on the road.

Leverkusen and Hoffenheim Chase European Berth

Leverkusen and Hoffenheim have high expectations for reaching a European cup next season. The hosts would have to settle for a Europa Conference berth, after dropping plenty of points in recent weeks. Anything short of victory over Leverkusen would compromise their chances, but they start as underdogs with odds of 11/20. bet365 sports credits the visitors with the first chance and even odds to pick up points.

Real Madrid and Atletico Play the Derby of the Capital

Real Madrid achieved an incredible thing by scoring two goals in the last minutes of overtime against Manchester City. They secured a place in the final with an overtime goal, but fatigue is likely to be a problem against Atletico. The local rivals will meet on Sunday evening, with Atletico having the home pitch advantage and superior motivation to secure a place in the Champions League. Punters enjoy excellent odds of 5/2 on the visitors, but we like Atletico Madrid to win at odds of 11/10.


The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, May 5 at 6 A.M. UK time.

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