The top placed teams in the Serie A and Premier League are scheduled to play on Saturday in matches that could well decide the winners of the trophy. Manchester City are back in pole position and try to defend their place, while Liverpool make a desperate comeback. Juventus and Napoli try to stay within striking distance of AC Milan, which is expected to pick up fairly easy points at home against Spezia.
Manchester City come one Step Closer to the Trophy
Manchester City will try to double down on the stunning victory secured last Sunday against Liverpool. This time, they are playing against Tottenham and in spite of this being one of the better English teams, the Citizens are heavily favorites. bet365 Sports offers odds of 7/20 on the 2019 champions to win the match scheduled for 5:30 PM UK time. Tottenham have Harry Kane back in the starting formation, but even so they are huge underdogs and get odds of 15/2.
Liverpool Try to Salvage the Season at Leicester
Liverpool’s back-to-back victories on the road against Tottenham and West Ham keep them in the race for the trophy, but their chances are slim. Losing to Manchester City could well be the straw that broke the camel’s back, but the reigning champions are still trying. They are desperate to win the match played on the road against Leicester, a game in which they are narrow favorites. bet365 Sports will price on away victory at even odds, while giving 13/5 on Leicester to win all three points at home.
Napoli Play Last Change Match against Juventus
Back-to-back defeats on the road against Verona and Genoa have shattered Napoli’s chances to win the trophy. Nothing short of victory over Juventus will keep them relevant, but they play against the reigning champions and a team in excellent form. This explains why 888 Sport regards the hosts as underdogs and offers odds of 12/5, while the visitors are priced at 11/10. Juventus are back in form and with Ronaldo firing on all cylinders, they won five consecutive games without conceding a goal.
AC Milan Must Win at Spezia to Defend First Place
AC Milan brilliantly recovered after losing at home to Atalanta and could win the third consecutive game against Spezia. They play on the road but have the advantage of facing a decisive team that rarely finishes games undecided. An unlikely home win is priced at 5/1 by 888 Sport while a more predictable away victory will produce odds of 1/2. This game has the potential of turning into a goalscoring festival, as both teams have a propensity for scoring and conceding a lot.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, February 9 at 8 A.M. UK time.