Promising Weekend Ahead for Top European Football ClubsPublished April 27, 2018 by Florin P
Reigning and future football champions take on teams threatened by relegation in a desperate battle for points this weekend.
The Premier League, Ligue 1, La Liga and Bundesliga have already crowned their winners, several rounds before the end of the season. Things are yet to be decided in Serie A, but important matches are scheduled in all important European football championships. Whether they try to secure a European league berth or avoid relegation, English, French, Spanish, German and Italian teams prepare for a busy weekend. 10bet Sportsbook and 888 Sport offers great odds on the most exciting matches.
Three French Teams For Two Champions League Spots
Monaco lost against PSG and again last weekend with Guingamp, while Marseille and Lyon won both games. Now they welcome Amiens at home, while Lyon also has home pitch advantage against Nantes. If the two teams win on Saturday as reflected by the combined odds of 3/5 at 888 Sport, Marseille will be under tremendous pressure. They play on Sunday on the road against Angers, a team that will defend for 90 minutes, as they only need one point. Troyes and Caen play a potentially decisive match in the race to avoid relegation. The hosts can’t settle for one draw and they need all three points to stay afloat.
The Premier League Derby Takes Place on Sunday
Manchester United and Arsenal meet on Sunday afternoon in a match that can decide their final placement this season. 10bet Sportsbook only offers odds of ½ on the Red Devils to win, while offering 6/1 on an Arsenal victory. If the Gunners win, they remain within striking distance of Chelsea and a possible Europa League berth. On the other hand, if the home side prevails, Manchester United will have virtually secured the second place in the English Premier League.
Manchester City and Chelsea play on the road against West Ham and Swansea. Both are credited with the first chance by 888 Sport and the combined odds revolve around 6/5. Tottenham plays at home against Watford on Monday and needs all three points to wrap up the fourth place. Stoke has a difficult mission on the road at Liverpool, which could benefit Southampton who plays at home against Bournemouth.
The Race Heats Up in the German Bundesliga
Bayern marched towards another trophy, but six other teams try to keep their Champions League dreams alive. Schalke 04 are still in the best position as runners-up, but they dropped important points against Koln. They will try to recuperate them against M’Gladbach and 10bet Sportsbook prices this outcome of 9/10. Similar odds are given to Leipzig and Dortmund to win on the road the very next day, as they play against relegation threatened Mainz and surging Bremen. Leverkusen and Hoffenheim have home pitch advantage against Stuttgart and Hannover, while Frankfurt prepares for a 90 minute siege in Munich.
Any Mistake is Critical in Serie A
Juventus lost a couple of easy points against relegation threatened teams and suffered a shocking 90 minute defeat to Napoli on Sunday. They are just one point clear of the runners-up and will play in the Serie A derby against Inter Milan. Even though they don’t have home pitch advantage, Juventus are credited with the first chance and odds of 12/5 by 10bet Sportsbook. Conversely, the hosts are priced at 2/1 and above, while a draw would also produce a return on investment three times the stakes.
Napoli travels to Fiorentina for another difficult match, yet the odds of 3/5 offered by 888 Sport reflect their favorite status. The hosts are struggling recently and haven’t won in three consecutive games. AS Roma and their city rivals Lazio hope to take advantage of Inter Milan’s difficult task against Juventus. The former play at home against Chievo, while Lazio travels to Torino to meet the local team. At the bottom of the standings SPAL and Verona can’t afford to split points if they want to avoid relegation.