Reigning and Past Champions Seek Redemption in Early 2021 GamesPublished January 3, 2021 by Florin P
Manchester City and Chelsea play the most anticipated match of the day, while Dortmund, Juventus and Barcelona are favorites against stringy opponents.
The weekend ends on a positive note, with some of the most exciting matches being scheduled for Sunday afternoon and evening. Manchester City and Chelsea play the most anticipated game of the day, while Barcelona, Juventus and Dortmund are expected to pick up fairly easy points.
Invincible Manchester City Visit Slumping Chelsea
Chelsea’s winning streak ended abruptly and now the Londoners are searching for their second victory in five rounds. They are unlikely to pick it up on Sunday afternoon, as they welcome Manchester City who are undefeated in the last 10 matches. Things will only get more difficult without fans cheering from the stands, which explains the odds of 21/10 offered by bet365 Sports on the home side. The visitors are in far better shape and won the last three games, so the odds of 6/5 on them to prevail are fully justified.
Dortmund Chase First Back-to-Back Victories in Two Months
Dortmund have suddenly found themselves in dire straits after failing to win consecutive games since late October. They will have an excellent opportunity to claim all three points against Wolfsburg, a team they have comprehensively dominated in the past. Dortmund won 8 of the last 9 matches and the other game ended undecided, so the odds of 1/2 make perfect sense. Wolfsburg is the team in better form, so odds of 5/1 offered by bet365 Sports are tempting to say the least.
Juventus Play Must-Win Game against Udinese
Juventus were crushed in the last home game by Fiorentina and now they trail the leaders by 10 points. In order to prevent this disadvantage from transforming into an insurmountable gap, the hosts need to return to their winning ways. A match against Udinese is the perfect opportunity, as the team from Turin has dominated this rival in the past. Punters can expect surprisingly high odds of 2/5 on a home win and 13/2 at 888 Sport with a bet on more than 2.5 goals to be scored being also tempting.
Barcelona Desperate to Improve Away Record against Huesca
Barcelona are playing well below expectations recently and they are 10 points behind Atletico Madrid. Their performance on the road was disappointing on many levels, but they are entitled to be optimistic ahead of this fixture. Huesca sit in the last place and won a single match this season, and never defeated Barcelona. The Catalans won three times in eight matches, twice scoring eight goals, so the lopsided odds offered on the hosts at 5/1 and 1/2 for the visitors are not surprising.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, December 31 at 11 am UK time.