Sunday Brings the Most Anticipated Football Derbies to European FansPublished December 15, 2019 by Florin P
Derbies rock the best European championships once again this Sunday, with Manchester City, Real Madrid and Inter Milan playing tough games on the road.
Friday and Saturday warm-up punters for what promises to be a memorable Sunday afternoon and evening. The most exciting matches of the weekend are scheduled this day and they involve the leaders of the three strongest championships continent-wide. Manchester City, Inter Milan and Real Madrid play on the road, but in spite of lacking home pitch advantage, they are all expected to win.
Arsenal Try to Take Advantage of Manchester City’s Woes
Manchester City have virtually lost any chance of defending their Premier League trophy after a catastrophic season start. The gap separating them from Liverpool is so wide that only a miracle can help them close it before the end of the season. They had their fair share of difficult matches recently and Arsenal will try to take advantage of their poor form on Sunday afternoon at 4:30 PM UK time.
The two teams are still separated by 10 points, with Manchester City in third place and Arsenal in the eighth. The Gunners, however, lost a single home match this season and they have the luxury of being able to settle for a draw. Pressure will be on Manchester City to win on the road and the odds of 9/20 offered by bet365 Sports don’t justify the risks. Punters would be better off backing Arsenal to win or draw at 2/1.
Fiorentina Take on the Surprising Serie A Leader
Inter Milan took full advantage of Juventus’ recent failures to claim solitary top spot in the Italian first division. Defending this position won’t be easy, as they have to defeat Fiorentina on the road in the final match of Serie A’s round. So far, they have won all the games played away from home, so they are optimistic to extend the winning streak and the odds of 11/10 offered by 888 Sport seem justified.
Fiorentina is a streaky team, famous for dropping valuable points against weaker opponents while playing their best against top teams. A match against the leader should fully motivate them and if they throw everything they’ve got, they could be able to end Inter Milan’s winning streak. Risk-averse punters should consider the odds of 3/4 on the hosts to win or draw, while outright victory is priced at 5/2.
Real Madrid Face Stiff Opposition on Sunday
Real Madrid are currently topping the La Liga standings, but their advantage over Barcelona is narrow. They can consolidate the lead by defeating Valencia on the road, in the last match of the day, starting at 8 PM UK time. Real Madrid get even odds at Winner Sports to win the match, but Valencia are undefeated in eight home matches this season. Under these circumstances, they would gladly settle for a draw.