Sunday is the Day of Derbies in the Flagship European LeaguesPublished March 15, 2020 by Florin P
Pride, points and concrete objectives are at stake when some of the most enthusiastic European football teams square off on Sunday afternoon.
Some European football leagues are in recess, but there’s no shortage of exciting matches scheduled for the Sunday continent-wide. Rangers and Celtic play one of the most anticipated games of the week, in a derby as old as the Scottish Premier League itself. Sevilla and Betis are also scheduled to play later today, while Manchester United and M’gladbach travel for their own key matches in the afternoon.
Rangers and Celtic Play the Glasgow Derby
Celtic have a commanding lead in the Scottish Premier League but they will treat the match against Rangers just as seriously. When the old rivals meet again in Glasgow, it is the visitors who start with the first chance and odds of 7/5 at bet365 Sports. The match is scheduled at noon and punters who trust Rangers to expand their strong home streak will capitalize on odds of 19/10.
Manchester Try to Extent Tottenham’s Misery
Manchester United are a resurgent team and if they manage to extend the winning streak, the Champions League could be within their grasp. Victory over Tottenham would normally be difficult to claim in London, but the Spurs are in awful form and struggling on all fronts. Home pitch advantage doesn’t seem to mean much, as they get odds of 12/5 to win, whereas the Red Devils are favorites with 6/5.
Sevilla and Betis Turn the City into a Volcano
Sevilla and Betis are separated by 14 points, with the former in the cards for a Champions League berth, whereas the latter have no real objective. They do have one for this particular game scheduled at 8 PM UK time, as they would like to ruin their city rivals’ dreams. Home pitch advantage and overall solid performance in front of the fans make Sevilla favorite with 888 Sport at odds of 9/10. The visitors will throw everything they’ve got to win the match, an outcome priced at 3/1.
M’gladbach Continue the Title Chase at Frankfurt
M’gladbach still have theoretical chances to win the Bundesliga, but the real objective is to play in the Champions League next season. In either case, they need to defeat Frankfurt on the road in the match starting at 2:30 PM UK time. This game is almost a coin flip, with M’gladbach slight favorites at odds of 6/5, while Frankfurt are priced at 2/1. The hosts struggle with fatigue and a few missing players, after participating in the Europa League playoffs midweek.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, March 12 at 9 am UK time.