Punters Prepare for a Saturday Loaded with European Football DerbiesPublished August 24, 2019 by Florin P
Liverpool and Arsenal square off in the Premier League derby, while Bayern and Napoli play on the road against former rivals.
The first two rounds of the major European championships brought a few upsets, but top teams were pit against weaker opponents. On Saturday, football fans are in for a treat, as reigning champions and teams with a strong chance at lifting the trophy play against each other. Derbies are scheduled across Europe, with three exciting matches to take place in the Premier League, the Bundesliga and the Serie A.
Liverpool and Arsenal Play for the First Place
Liverpool won the opening match without breaking a sweat against Norwich and doubled down on that result with a victory on the road. Now they return home, but play against the other team with back-to-back victories, as Arsenal come visiting. Liverpool are the Champions League reigning champions and the runners-up in last season’s Premier League. They are justly credited with the first chance by bet365 Sports and odds of 1/2, as opposed to 5/1 on Arsenal. The Gunners have scored fewer goals, but the narrow margin victories were good enough to keep them at the top of the standings. On Saturday at 5:30 PM UK time, they will need to step up their offensive efforts to stand a chance in Liverpool.
Napoli Travel to Firenze for a Hard Test
Napoli resume their quest for the elusive Serie A trophy after being outclassed by Juventus in the previous seasons. They play the first match this year on the road against Fiorentina and they always had problems defeating them away from home. No key players were transferred out during the season break, so the starting formation is just as strong as it was a few months ago. Under these circumstances, punters shouldn’t be surprised by the odds of 4/5 offered by 888 Sport on Napoli and 7/2 on Fiorentina. This match is likely to result in a low scoring draw, and the odds on an undecided match currently stand at 3/1.
Bayern Seek Redemption on the Road
Bayern Munich have staged an incredible comeback last season to win the trophy after trailing Dortmund. They don’t need another thrilling season, but so far they are once again chasing the leader. The high-scoring draw recorded in the home against Hertha Berlin didn’t sit well with the fans, who expect their favorites to make amends. They need to defeat Schalke on the road at 5:30 PM UK time and according to the odds of 2/5 offered by Winner Sports, they are likely to succeed. The reigning champions have a crushing head to head record and given the pressure on their shoulders, they will go for a clear victory.