Second-Tier Derbies Flare-Up the Sunday Football SchedulePublished January 13, 2019 by Florin P
Tottenham and Manchester United lock horns in the Premier League, while Marseille and Monaco reignite an old rivalry in Ligue 1.
The most exciting matches scheduled on Sunday are the ones played in the English and French first divisions. Manchester United and Tottenham resume their race for a Champions League berth, after forsaking their title hopes. In the French first division, Marseille and Monaco play in a derby of pride, while chasing different objectives after a tumultuous first half of the season.
Tottenham Welcome Manchester United at Wembley
Tottenham’s new stadium isn’t ready, so Manchester United will play against the Londoners at Wembley. bet365 Sports still regards the hosts as clear favorites to pick up all points, as reflected by the odds of 11/10. If the Red Devils prevail, those who bet on their victory on the road will be paid at 12/5, identical to the odds offered on a draw. In the only other match played in the Premier League on Sunday and scheduled at 2:15 PM UK time, Everton welcome Bournemouth. The visitors are yet to draw a match on the road and have lost 7 out of 10, so the odds of 4/5 on the hosts are pretty tempting.
Marseille and Monaco Wrap up a Busy Sunday
Football starts at 2 PM in the French first division, with Nantes playing against Rennes, followed two hours later by the match between Toulouse and Strasbourg. These are perfectly balanced games, in which the hosts get odds of 3/2 at 888 Sport, while punters can expect odds as high as 19/10 at the same bookie. Arguably the most exciting match of the day is the one played at 9 PM UK time between Marseille and Monaco. The latter are in danger of relegating and are clearly underdogs in the match played at the Velodrome, with odds of 9/2. If Marseille win, those who bet on their victory will be paid at 3/5.
Atletico Madrid and Barcelona Aim for Easy Points
Atletico Madrid were able to salvage a point last weekend against Sevilla and will settle for nothing less than victory at home against Levante. The same goes for Barcelona who play at 6:30 PM UK time in front of their fans against Eibar. Intertops only offers odds of 1/10 on the reigning champions to prevail and an almost incredible 16/1 on the visitors. Sevilla is expected to have a difficult mission on the road against Athletic Bilbao in a perfectly balanced match in which the hosts and the visitors receive odds of 17/10.