Premier League and La Liga Leaders Square Off in Saturday MatchesPublished December 8, 2018 by Florin P
The first places in the strongest European championships are contested on Saturday, with La Liga and the Premier League into the spotlight.
Saturday matches are the most anticipated of this week, one where no Champions League games were scheduled. Punters can bet on the most exciting derbies of the weekend at bet365 Sports and 888 Sport, with the emphasis on English and Spanish football. The leaders don’t have a comfortable advantage and any mistake could allow the runners-up to overtake them for the first place.
Chelsea could Ruin the Manchester City Party
Manchester City barely won against Watford midweek and they have maintained their advantage ahead of Liverpool. With the runners-up playing an easy match on the road, they are compelled to win again, also away from home. The problem is that the reigning champions play against Chelsea at 5:30 PM UK time, which is exceptional at home and has no injury concerns. Under these circumstances, the fact that we only get are the 9/10 at bet365 Sports on the visitors to prevail, is rather disappointing. Punters should consider the possibility of backing Chelsea, as a home win is priced at 3/1 and they get the same value on a draw.
Barcelona and Sevilla Fight for the Lead
Barcelona has just one point ahead of Sevilla in spite of defeating their opponents in the direct match one month ago. They play on the road at 7:45 PM UK time against city rivals Espanyol, a team that has caused them mild headaches in the past. Now that the visitors are at full strength, with Messi back in the game and in form, they are expected to recover all three points. Intertops offers odds of 11/20 on Barcelona to win, while a bet on the hosts to win the sixth match in seven home games is priced at 9/2.
Sevilla has an even more difficult mission on the road against Valencia, a team that has few victories this season, but plenty of draws. Eight of their 14 matches overall have ended undecided and punters who bet on an inconclusive match still get odds of 5/2. Valencia are narrow favorites to prevail at Winner Sports with odds of 13/10, while a victory for Sevilla is priced at 21/10.