The most anticipated day for Spanish football fans has arrived, as Real Madrid and Barcelona will face each other on Saturday afternoon. In the English Premier League, Manchester United and Chelsea play a highly contested match, as they try to salvage a mediocre season start.
Manchester United Welcomes Chelsea at Old Trafford
The humiliating defeat suffered at Old Trafford at the hands of Tottenham is still very much alive in the memory of Manchester United fans. Their team defeated Newcastle on the road, but in order to appease these supporters, they need to win back-to-back matches. Victory over Chelsea would bring back hope, but the two teams are evenly matched and bet365 Sports offers odds of 3/2 on the hosts and 17/10 on the visitors. Chelsea has struggled defensively and finished two games 3-3 against weaker opponents.
West Ham’s Good Form to be Tested by Manchester City
West Ham rebounded miraculously against Tottenham after conceding three early goals to split points out White Hart Lane. They will need to perform much better if they are to stand a chance against Manchester City, even though they have home pitch advantage on this occasion. It is the visitors who start with the first chance and odds of 2/5 at bet365 Sports after defeating Arsenal last weekend. Punters who trust the hosts to cause another upset will be paid at 13/2 if West Ham defeats the 2018 champions.
Barcelona and Real Madrid Play El Clasico
No other match generates as much excitement in Spain and probably in Europe as the El Clasico. Barcelona and Real Madrid have met in this highly anticipated game many times over and they will lock horns again at 3 PM UK time. Both were defeated by weaker opponents last weekend and were unable to score a goal, so they are under tremendous pressure. 888 Sport offers odds of 11/10 on Barcelona and 11/5 on Real Madrid so the Catalans start with the first chance, although they are only narrow favorites.
Atletico Madrid Try to Extend Invincible Streak
Atletico Madrid is once again the best defensive team in the Spanish first division, just like they were in the last seasons. This time they take on Betis, a team that has scored and conceded plenty of goals this season. Playing on the road doesn’t seem to bother them too much, with many points being picked up away from home. This time, it is the team from the nation’s capital that starts with the first chance and odds of 11/20, while a victory for Betis Sevilla is priced at 11/2 by 888 Sport.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Tuesday, October 20 at 7 pm UK time.