Reigning Champions go for a Sunday Stroll against Poor Defensive TeamsPublished December 13, 2020 by Florin P
PSG takes on rival Lyon in Paris, while the other reigning champions from Spain, Italy and England face weaker opposition.
Sunday provides reigning champions of major European clubs with the perfect opportunity to earn some valuable points. That’s because they play against weaker opponents with poor defensive and unreliable attacking units. PSG has the most difficult matches it takes on Lyon, while Liverpool, Juventus and Barcelona are expected to steamroll past opponents.
PSG Ready to End Lyon’s Invincible Run
Lyon has always caused PSG a lot of trouble regardless of venue and competition, but in recent years, the balance has tilted in the favor of the reigning champions. PSG has home pitch advantage and all its key players fit to play, which should prove to be more than a match for the visitors. This explains why bet365 Sports only offers odds of 1/2 against a team that is undefeated in the last 10 matches. Punters who trust them to extend its winning streak will be paid at 4/1 if they manage to cause an upset in Paris.
Liverpool Eye’s 7th Straight Win Over Fulham
Liverpool has alternated solid and disappointing results, but the team finally looks in good shape. The fact that it takes an opponent it has defeated in the last six matches is also reassuring, with Fulham being one of their preferred rivals. Playing in London isn’t a major concern for the current champions, especially now that they have their best offensive footballers in good shape. There is a huge discrepancy in odds, with bet365 Sports valuing an upset at 7/1 while only offering odds of 7/20 for Liverpool to win.
Relegation-Threatened Genoa Brace for Juventus Visit
Genoa missed out on a great opportunity to defeat Fiorentina on the road after conceding the equalizer in the last minute of overtime. Now they have home pitch advantage but take on Juventus, one of the two teams yet to lose a match in the Italian first division. The reigning champions have finished many matches undecided, so they trail the leaders by six points. They simply can’t afford any more false steps and should be able to capitalize on the odds of 7/2 offered by 888 Sport which prices a home win at 7/1.
Levante’s Invincibility will come to an End in Barcelona
Levante finally won a match after finishing the previous five undecided and they are currently on a six game invincible run. This is likely to come to an untimely conclusion when the team from Valencia travels up north Barcelona. The hosts have a hard time keeping clean sheets regardless of opponent and will be hard-pressed to prevent the Catalans from scoring. This explains the odds of 1/4 on Barcelona to prevail on the road, while the hosts are given odds of 9/1 to shock the visitors.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Tuesday, December 8 at 3 pm UK time.