Reigning Champions and Current Leaders Lock Horns on SundayPublished February 7, 2021 by Florin P
Manchester City goes for solitary lead in the Premier League after highly anticipated derby against Liverpool this Sunday.
The most exciting matches of the week are once again scheduled for Sunday, when action burst across the top European football leagues. The highlight of the day is the match between Manchester City and Liverpool, which is also the first to start. PSG and Marseille will play what looks like a lopsided affair in the Ligue 1, while Barcelona will try to put an end to the invincible run that Betis currently enjoys.
Manchester City and Liverpool Play the Match of the Week
Manchester City won’t have home pitch advantage in the match played against Liverpool, but they look like the much better team at the moment. The reigning champions are in disarray, with some key players still missing and the results continue to frustrate fans and pundits alike. Liverpool was defeated midweek by Brighton and if they are to prevail at home, punters will be paid at 5/2. By comparison, far more likely victory for Manchester city is priced at even odds by bet365 Sports.
PSG Overwhelming Favorites in Derby with Marseille
A match between Marseille and PSG used to be a delight for football fans and also a highly difficult game to predict. Things have changed a lot recently and today the reigning champions are expected to steamroll past their adversaries. The match is scheduled to start at 8 PM, with PSG playing on the road and punters betting on their victory will be paid at 7/20. It’s a bit surprising to see Marseille priced at 7/1 by bet365 Sports, especially in a home game, yet there will be no fans cheering from the stands.
Barcelona and Betis Try to Keep Invincible Runs Alive
Barcelona and Betis haven’t lost in more than two months and Barcelona has greatly improved the winning ratio. They were able to avoid victory in the Copa del Rey match against Granada and are expected to keep up the tempo when they travel to Sevilla. Betis is also in good form and hasn’t lost in a long while, but winning today with be difficult as reflected by odds of 5/1. If Barcelona prevail as expected, punters can only hope to cash in on odds of 1/2 offered by 888 Sport.
Genk and Anderlecht Play for the Champions League
Genk and Anderlecht used to play for the trophy in the Belgian first division, yet now they are far behind the leading Brugges. Their best chance is to finish on the podium and play in the Champions League next season, which is their objective for 2021. Home pitch advantage means a lot for both teams, but since the match is played without fans, this is a difficult match to predict. Tottenham is priced at 13/10, while the odds on Chelsea to claim all three points currently stand at 2/1 with 888 Sport.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, February 4 at 11 A.M. UK time.