Spanish and Italian Teams Prepare for a Busy Sunday AfternoonPublished November 3, 2019 by Florin P
The European football weekend concludes with hard fought battles, as red-hot teams challenge the reigning champions and the perennial favorites.
One day after the best football clubs have played important games in the prominent European leagues, the action continues with exciting Sunday matches. There are games scheduled across the continent, but the Spanish and Italian championships are the busiest, with more than a dozen games combined.
AC Milan and Lazio Wrap Up a Frantic Serie A Day
AC Milan and Lazio have alternated disappointing results with stellar performances, but their lack of consistency has plagued them this season. They are counting on the late Sunday derby, scheduled at 7:45 PM UK time to return to their winning ways. AC Milan play at home, but they have only won a match at San Siro, hence the slight underdog status at bet365 Sports. They are given odds of 19/10 to prevail, while the streaky Lazio are priced at 3/2 to win back-to-back matches on the road.
Villarreal and Real Sociedad Cling on to a Podium Spot
At the top of the Spanish first division, Barcelona and Real Madrid have competition from unlikely adversaries. Villarreal and Real Sociedad are among them and both are counting on Sunday victories to remain within striking distance. Villarreal play first at 1 PM UK time against Athletic Bilbao, who are yet to win a match on the road. 888 Sport only offers odds of 9/10 on the hosts but is more generous when pricing a victory for Real Sociedad at Granada. The home side sits in second place due to its stellar performance at home, where Granada has won four out of five games, in spite of scoring just five times.
Leicester City and Tottenham Travel to Difficult Stadiums
The hottest team in the English Premier League is Leicester City, the football club that has caused the biggest upset in the history of the competition. They are once again flying high and their recent victory by nine goals to nil over Southampton got everyone talking. They need to build on that triumph by defeating Crystal Palace in London in a match where they are only narrow favorites. Tottenham are even less likely to secure victory on the road, as they travel to Liverpool to face an Everton team hungry for points.
St Etienne and Monaco Put Winning Streaks on the Line
Monaco was the French division’s greatest train wreck last season and it looked like they would sink even further in 2019. Some inspired transfers and a recent winning streak has the Monegasques back into the spotlight for all the good reasons. They are in such a good form that Winner Sports regards them as narrow favorites against St. Etienne. In spite of playing on the road, the visitors get odds of 3/2, while the traditionally strong home team of St. Etienne is priced at 19/10 to pick up all three points.