Sunday is the Day of the Derbies in Major European Leagues

Florin P. - February 24, 2019

The Premier League and the EFL Cup steal the show on Sunday, while Dortmund, Leverkusen, Fiorentina and Inter turn the heat up in Germany and Italy.

The most exciting matches of Sunday are played in the English Premier League and the EFL Cup where reigning champions are pit against current leaders. There’s no shortage of interesting matches in other major European football leagues, with some of the best betting opportunities being provided by Serie A. and Bundesliga. All these games enjoy ample coverage at bet365 Sports and 888 Sport.

Decisive Matches for Manchester Teams

Manchester United play at home in the English Premier League on Sunday at 2 PM UK time. Unless they defeat Liverpool, their chances of finishing in the fourth place will greatly diminish. Chelsea and Arsenal are just one point behind and the lack of play at the same hour against Southampton. Arsenal are expected to win all three points in that match, as reflected by the odds of 1/2 offered by bet365 Sports. Manchester United, on the other hand, are slight underdogs at odds of 2/1, although they have home pitch advantage.

In the other derby of the day, Chelsea welcome Manchester City in London for the final of the EFL Cup. The Blues are clear underdogs, with odds as high as 9/2 at 888 Sport while the visitors are priced at 3/5 to win in regulation time. The odds are low, but they are the consequence of Manchester City crushing Chelsea last weekend after scoring six unanswered goals.

High Profile Matches in Germany and Italy

Far away from the British Islands, Dortmund and Leverkusen play a Derby that has lost much of its shine in recent years. Dortmund sit in the first place and desperately need the points if they are to consolidate their position ahead of Bayern. Intertops offers odds of 9/10 on the home side to prevail, which is actually great value, given the lack of constancy and overall poor results on the road for Leverkusen.

Fiorentina and Inter meet in the final match of the day, scheduled at 7:30 PM UK time, in the Italian Serie A. The odds have shifted greatly over the last couple of days and at the time of writing, the two teams are tied at 9/5 at Winner Sports. There is also a high likelihood for a draw in this match and those who bet on the game to end undecided will be paid at odds of 23/10.

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