Rival Football Clubs Lock Horns in Local Derbies on Sunday

Published October 21, 2018 by Florin P

Rival Football Clubs Lock Horns in Local Derbies on Sunday

Old rivalries are reignited across Europe, with high-pressure matches scheduled in all major football leagues.

Reigning European football champions have played on Saturday, but there are plenty of exciting games scheduled on the last day of the weekend. Starting on Sunday afternoon and concluding late in the evening, former champions return into the spotlight to play against their archrivals. These games matter just as much for prestige as for the current standings and the fans are expected in high numbers at the stadiums. All these games enjoy the coverage they deserve at bet365 Sports and 888 Sport.

Nice and Marseille Play in the Southern Derby

The proximity between the two cities and the long football rivaly are some of the reasons for why a match between Nice and Marseille is never dull. The visitors have won more games this season and have a slight advantage in the head to head games, which explains why bet365 Sports favors them to win. We get odds of 11/20 on Marseille to prevail on the road, while Nice are credited with 23/10. This is the last match of the day in the French Ligue 1, starting at 8 PM UK time, but two other games are scheduled on Sunday. St Etienne and Montpellier are both narrow favorites against the Rennes and Bordeaux in home games.

Inter Milano and AC Milan Bring the City to Life

This is the most anticipated match for the citizens of Milan, as two Italian champions play in a classic Derby. Inter will have home pitch advantage in the match scheduled for 7:30 PM UK time and are also slight favorites. 888 Sport offers odds of 3/2 on them to win, while their city rivals gets odds of 2/1 to prevail on the road. Many matches between them have ended undecided and a draw is priced at 23/10. AC Milan will play on the road, but they have lost a single game this entire season, so they are hard to beat.

Lazio and Atalanta play on the road and both of them get odds of 3/4 to prevail against teams threatened by relegation. Fiorentina welcome Cagliari to Florence and they hope to extend the good run and confirm the odds of 6/10 on their victory. The most difficult match to predict on Sunday is the one between Frosinone and Empoli, two teams trying to avoid relegation and who could settle for a draw. With odds of 23/10 on the game starting at 11/13 a.m. UK time, this is an interesting bet to start the day.

Lesser Spanish Teams Play for Pride on Sunday

All the best teams have played one day before, but for some Spanish football fans, Sunday is the most anticipated day this week. In the first match of the day scheduled that 11 AM UK time, Rayo Vallecano and Getafe play in a match that with electrify the fans from the Madrid neighborhoods. This is a game that could go either way, hence the odds of 2/1, respectively 3/2 on a home and an away win at Winner Sports. A draw isn’t a far-fetched result either and the odds for this outcome currently stand at 11/5.

The Basques go to war on Sunday, but this time against each other, in the most difficult to predict match of the day. Intertops Sports offers identical odds of 11/4 on Eibar to defeat of Athletic Bilbao and the same value on the visitors to triumph. The odds on a draw barely exceed 21/10, not surprisingly, given the high number of draws recorded by these two teams recently. Betis play in the last match of the day in Sevilla, trying to turn the ship around and win three valuable points against Valladolid.

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