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Sunday Brings European Derbies Back in the Bookies MenuPublished September 23, 2018 by Florin P
High profile matches between title contenders turn the heat up a notch in the French, English and Dutch first divisions.
Punters prepare for non-stop action in all important European football leagues, with matches scheduled from noon to late evening. The Spanish, Italian and German divisions take the back seat today, as the most exciting matches are scheduled in Holland, England and France. In these leagues, former champions lock horns in games that could weigh heavily in the final rankings this season.
Pressure is Mounting on Sevilla Teams
Off to one of their worst starts in recent history, Sevilla will try to turn the ship around on Sunday. In the first match of the day scheduled at 11 AM UK time, they play on the road against Levante. They have won the only match this season away from home, so there’s value in the odds of 11/10 offered by Intertops Sports on them to win. A low scoring draw is not impossible and the odds stand at 5/2.
Betis are also struggling and even though they have home pitch advantage, we get excellent odds of 13/10. That’s because they play against Athletic Bilbao, a team that has caused them plenty of headaches in the past. Villarreal and Valencia play in the most exciting match of the schedule at 3:15 PM UK time, with the hosts being narrow favorites. The likely draw is valued at 12/5 at the aforesaid bookmaker.
Lyon and Marseille Play in the Southern Derby
Ligue 1 fans will have to wait until 8 PM UK time to watch the most exciting match of the day. That’s because Marseille travels to Lyon on Sunday evening, trying to pick up three valuable points against a counter candidate for Champions League places. This rivalry was reignited last season, when the two teams have played for the third spot until the very last round. This time, Lyon has home pitch advantage and Winner Sports offers odds of 13/10 on them to prevail while offering 22/10 on a Marseille win.
Ajax and PSV Highlight Sunday Eredivisie Matches
These two teams are the main favorites to win the trophy at the end of the season and the outcome of the direct match is of critical importance. PSV have won all five matches so far, while Ajax have split points ones, but they have the best defensive in the league. Both have played in the Champions League this week, yet they will throw everything they’ve got in this match. Even though PSV are the reigning champions and have home pitch advantage, 888 Sport offers excellent odds of 3/2 of them to win. The visitors are only narrow underdogs, as reflected by the odds of 17/10, while a draw is priced at 5/2.
Londoners Prepare for an Exciting Sunday
Only two games are scheduled in the Premier League this Sunday, but three teams from London are involved. In the first match of the day, West Ham welcome Chelsea after winning their first match this season. Even so, they are only credited with the second chance and odds as high as 5/1 at bet365 Sports. The visitors are in superb form, but can’t take their foot off gas, as Liverpool are within striking distance. A bet on Chelsea to win the sixth consecutive match this season doesn’t get odds higher than 3/5.
Everton are the only team from outside London that plays on Sunday and they have a hard mission at Emirates Stadium. They play against Arsenal who have increased their goal production in recent matches and ride a three game winning streak. Not surprisingly, the odds don’t go beyond 1/2 and even a bet on the Gunners to lead at halftime and win won’t exceed even value.