Reigning European Champions Play on Saturday in Action Packed Football DayPublished November 24, 2018 by Florin P
Barcelona and Atletico Madrid meet in Saturday’s football highlight at 7:45 PM UK time, after Chelsea and Tottenham play in a Derby of London.
The most exciting matches of this week are scheduled for Saturday afternoon and evening, after a week dominated by UEFA Nations League matches. Most of the top football clubs continent-wide will play today, but two matches stand out from the crowd. One is the London Derby between Chelsea and Tottenham and the other is the match between recent La Liga winners, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.
Tottenham and Chelsea play for the Second Spot
Manchester City leads the Premier League with points ahead of Liverpool and both teams play on the road at 3 PM UK time. In spite of not having home pitch advantage, they are favorites to prevail and those who bet on both of them to win on the same betting slip will enjoy even odds at bet365 Sports. At the same hour, Manchester United play at home against Crystal Palace and are given odds of 1/2 to prevail.
The most anticipated match of the day in English football pits Tottenham against Chelsea at 5:30 PM UK time. These two teams are evenly matched, so it comes as no surprise that they get identical odds of 17/10 on either to win at 888 Sport. The hosts have many players injured, while the visitors are at full strength and the head to head balance is perfectly balanced. Each team has won 26 matches and 19 ended undecided when the Spurs had hoped advantage so it’s worth considering the draw at odds of 5/2.
Barcelona are Favorite to Win in Madrid
The Catalans are playing on the road at 7:45 PM UK time against former champions, but Winner Sports credits them with the first chance to emerge victorious. Currently we get odds of 6/5 on them to triumph, as opposed to 21/10 on Atletico Madrid to prevail. The team winning this match will claim solitary first place, but a draw will help them consolidate their position and it is priced at 23/10.
Earlier in the day, Real Madrid play on the road at Eibar and Valencia has home pitch advantage against Rayo Vallecano. Punters can consider the possibility of betting on both teams to win at combined odds that exceed even value. Elsewhere, Huesca take on Levante in a match that appears to be too close to call, as suggested by the identical odds of 3/2 offered on both of them to win.
Easy Matches for top German, French and Italian Teams
The Italian Serie A resumes on Sunday afternoon, with Inter Milan, Juventus and AS Roma playing against weaker opponents. These are such lopsided matches, that punters who bet on all three favorites to prevail will barely get combined odds of 3/2 Intertops. AS Roma appear to have the most difficult task and that simply because they play on the road at Udinese, where they are priced at 4/5 to win.
Bayern Munich are also expected to pick up easy points at home against Düsseldorf, but punters shouldn’t expect odds higher than 1/10. There is better value in backing Dortmund to win on the road at Mainz, a team in disarray and struggling to return to its winning ways. Leipzig also has a difficult mission on the road at Wolfsburg, especially as the visitors struggle with a high number of injured players.
PSG play in the first match of Ligue 1 on Saturday, the only one starting at 4 PM UK time. The fans expect another dazzling display of skill and plenty of goals against Toulouse, a team that will travel to Paris willing to defend for 90 minutes. bet365 Sports offers odds of 1/10 on the reigning champions to prevail and exceptional value of 8/1 on them to finish the first match of the season undecided.