Saturday Brings the Scottish and English Premier League DerbiesPublished December 29, 2018 by Florin P
Timeless rivalries are reignited on Saturday afternoon as the best English and Scottish teams chase new trophies.
Only three championships still have matches scheduled on Saturday, but there’s no shortage of derbies for avid punters. Exciting matches are scheduled in the Scottish and English Premier League as well as in the Italian Serie A, some of them with potential long-term repercussions. The leaders in these championships as well as the runners-up play today and punters can bet on all of them at bet365 Sports and 888 Sport.
Liverpool Welcomes Arsenal at Anfield
Liverpool took advantage of Manchester City’s meltdown against Crystal Palace and have claimed solitary first place in the English Premier League. Now they have home pitch advantage in the match played against Arsenal at 5:30 PM UK time on Saturday. Because of their flawless record at home, bet365 Sports offers odds of 3/5 on the Champions League finalists to prevail.
Arsenal have alternated positive and negative results after a lengthy winning streak and hope to return to their winning ways. The Gunners have a long list of injured and doubtful players ahead of this fixture, which is only going to make matters worse. 888 Sport offers exceptional odds of 5/1 on Arsenal to win on the road and cause the first defeat this season for Liverpool.
Celtic and Rangers meet in the Scottish Derby
For a brief period of time Rangers have sat on the first place in the Scottish Premier League, but Celtic overtook them for the lead. The rivalry is reignited on Saturday at 12:30 PM UK time, when Rangers have home field advantage and an excellent home record this season. They have won seven out of nine matches, but even so, they are credited with the second chance and odds of 11/5 by Winner Sports.
Celtic has won just three matches on the road this entire season, while losing and enjoy just as many games. They struggle with a long list of injuries in recent matches, but many key players have returned to form and are fit to play. Punters who are ready to bet on the reigning champions and the current leaders can expect odds of 6/5 at Intertops. The last match to and undecided and Ibrox Stadium took place back in 2014 and the bookmaker offers odds of 5/2 on yet another draw.