Premier League and Ligue 1 Winners Could be decided on SaturdayPublished May 1, 2021 by Florin P
The French and English football leaders chase valuable points that could bring them one step closer to lifting another prestigious trophy.
The Premier League looks like a done deal and it has been like this for a few months now. Manchester City are yet to be mathematically crowns champions of what is the strongest European football league. In the French top-flight things are far more difficult to predict, with Lille and PSG still very much in the race
Manchester City can Make a Decisive Title Leap
Manchester City has a perfect opportunity to strike a decisive blow to their city rivals and win the trophy on Saturday afternoon. They play on the road against Crystal Palace, a team that sits comfortably at the middle of the standings. Manchester is clearly the better team and they will be competing on an empty arena, so there will be little pressure from the home squad. Punters can only expect odds of 3/10 on the visitors and 10/1 on the hosts if they choose to bet on this match at bet365 Sports.
Chelsea and Fulham Play an Unlikely Derby of London
Chelsea squandered some great opportunities midweek to defeat Real Madrid in the Champions League. They return to domestic duty with a clear objective for the match against Fulham. Home pitch advantage and superior quality, gives them a certain edge over the visitors. Chelsea needs all three points to extend its advantage over West Ham and if they win, punters will be paid at 2/5. Those who bet on Fulham to prevail and fend off the specter of relegation will enjoy odds of 7/1 at bet365 Sports.
PSG must End Lens’ 14 Game Winning Streak on Saturday
PSG have been playing with fire for quite a while but so far they avoid getting burned. There is no room for error when they welcome Lens on Sunday afternoon. Home pitch advantage, a far better squad and the edge in head to head matches grants them favorite status and odds of 3/10 at 888 Sport. The visitors are not to be underestimated though, in spite of the odds of 8/1 offered by the same bookie. They haven’t lost a Ligue 1 match in 14 rounds and are still in the race for a Europa League place, so they are motivated.
Lille Count on Nice’s Lack of Motivation in Key Home Game
Lille survived a big scare after conceding two early goals against Lyon to win a fantastic match on the road. Now they return home for a game against Nice, a team that lacks the motivation to throw everything it’s got in the remaining rounds. They sit at the middle of the standings and victory won’t help them at all, hence the odds of 7/1 offered by 888 Sport. Betting on the home team to win will only produce odds of 2/5, which is not that much, but accurately reflects the difference between the two contenders.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Tuesday, April 27 at 10 P.M. UK time.