Reigning Champions and Favorites Expect Easy Wins on SaturdayPublished September 22, 2018 by Florin P
Lopsided matches present the best European teams with unique opportunities to grab valuable points in their quest for new trophies.
Bookmakers and punters alike prepare for an action-packed weekend, with plenty of lopsided matches across the continent. In all important European football leagues, the best teams are pit against relegation threatened squads and clubs with lower expectations. Those who bet at bet365 Sports and 888 Sport, these matches provide excellent opportunities to lock in on top odds. Whether they back the favorites or trust the underdogs to cause an upset, punters have plenty to look forward to this Saturday.
Eight Premier League Matches Scheduled on Saturday
English football kickstarts the weekend, with a less prominent Derby of London between Fulham and Watford. This is one of the few games likely to finish with few goals scored, and even a scoreless draw would come as no surprise. The odds on this outcome are amazing at Winner Sports, who offer 13/1, while a regular draw is priced at 2/1.
Manchester City and Manchester United are big favorites against Wolverhampton and Cardiff. Liverpool is also expected to defeat Southampton at home and those who add all three victories on the same betting slip can only expect combined odds of 13/10. Tottenham play on the road in the last match of the day, starting at 5:30 PM and 888 Sport currently offers odds of 4/5 on their victory.
Bundesliga Returns after Busy European Week
Many German teams have played in the Champions League and Europa League this week. Now they return to Bundesliga action and all but one game start at 2:30 PM. Dortmund and Hoffenheim are given identical odds of 3/2 to prevail, as BVB play on the road against an excellent offensive team. Bet365 Sports offers odds of 4/10 on the reigning champions to defeat Schalke 04, even though Bayern play on the road. There’s not much value in these odds, although the team from Munich haven’t lost against this opponent since 2011.
Uneventful Saturday in the Serie A
The lack of derbies in the Italian first division doesn’t concern punters too much, as they can instead bet on the favorites. Inter Milan have finally returned to form and even though they play on the road, are credited with the first chance. 888 Sport offers even odds on them to win against Sampdoria at 7:30 PM UK time, while a home win or draw are both priced at 27/10. Fiorentina has home pitch advantage against SPAL in the match starting at 5 PM and is expected to capitalize on it, as the odds of 3/5 suggest.
Real and Atletico Madrid Wrap Up La Liga Matches
In the opening matches of La Liga relegation threatened teams play against each other, in matches likely to result in low-scoring affairs. The Spanish first division has saved the best for last, as Atletico Madrid play at 5:30 PM UK time against city rivals. This time, they take on Getafe on the road and are hard-pressed to end the winless streak and improve their placement in La Liga. In spite of their poor start, Intertops Sports offers even odds on their victory, but these are expected to shrink as kickoff draws near.
Real Madrid has home pitch advantage against a team from Barcelona, but this time their opponents are Espanyol. The reigning Champions League winners are overwhelming favorites to win the fourth match this season and stay within striking distance of their archrivals. We only get odds of 1/5 on their victory, while an upset caused by the visitors is priced at 13/1.