Rivalries are reignited on Saturday in the Race for the Champions League

Published April 13, 2019 by Florin P

Rivalries are reignited on Saturday in the Race for the Champions League

Serie A and La Liga derbies resume on Saturday with five teams chasing an elusive 4th place that would grant access to the Champions League groups.

The first legs of the Champions League have concluded and action will resume next week. In the Serie A and La Liga, some of the top teams are already concerned about what the next season will bring, and they try to secure a Champions League berth. Sevilla and Betis play in a local derby of great magnitude, while AS Roma, AC Milan and Lazio try to secure the fourth place.

The Derby of Sevilla Rocks the City

Few games have the same intensity as a match between Sevilla and Betis regardless of their placement in La Liga. This season, the match is even more interesting because the two teams are still confident in their chances of grabbing a European League spot. Sevilla have returned to form and they are priced at 4/5 by bet365 to defeat their city rivals and overtake Getafe. Betis are more likely to play in Europa League, but in order to make it this far, they will need all three points on the road, which is priced at 3/1.

AS Roma have an Easy Mission against Udinese

AS Roma have lost back-to-back games and were unable to pick up easy points in front of their fans. As a result, they have plummeted through Serie A standings and unless they defeat Udinese at 5 PM UK time, their Champions League dreams will be shattered. 888 Sport regard this outcome as the most likely for this match, as reflected by the odds of 11/20. The visitors will defend with all lines and hope to pick up one point, which would help them in the race to avoid relegation.

AC Milan and Lazio Play The Match of the Week in Serie A

AC Milan and Lazio are separated by just three points and a victory for the Romans would level the playing field. AC Milan have home pitch advantage in the match scheduled for 7:30 PM UK time, but the odds are the same on each team to win. Those who bet on either team to prevail can expect odds of 17/10 at Winner Sports, only slightly lower than the draw, which is priced at 23/10.

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