The Best English and Italian Football Clubs Play on SaturdayPublished August 31, 2019 by Florin P
Manchester United and their city rivals hope for three points in the Premier League, while Juventus and Napoli play the most anticipated match of the Serie A.
There’s plenty of football action across Europe on Saturday, but the most anticipated matches are played in England and Italy. That’s because the English Premier League and the Italian Serie A reigning champions play this afternoon and evening. There are more high profile matches in England, but the derby between Juventus and Napoli is likely to have more repercussions in the long run.
Manchester City and Chelsea Expect Easy Home Wins
Manchester City play the most lopsided match of the day against Brighton and they will have the support of their fans. This has been a rocky season start for the champions and it came as a shock that they were unable to defeat Tottenham. Conceding two goals at home, while having an extra-time goal denied was immensely frustrating, but the team needs to rebound quickly. This is the perfect opportunity, but punters won’t get more than odds of 1/10 at bet365 Sports on the host and spectacular values of 23/1 on Brighton.
Manchester United and Liverpool Play on the Road
Manchester United play the first match of the day on the road against Southampton and they are in dire need of victory. The Red Devils have spent a lot of money on bringing in new players and so far, the results recorded are disappointing. Claiming all three points away from home won’t be easy, but they have a team of full stakes, so the odds of 11/10 at 888 Sport are worth considering. Southampton have caused them plenty of problems in the past, so punters should consider the odds of 27/10 on them.
Juventus and Napoli Play an Early Serie A Derby
Juventus have won the Serie A with relative ease last season, but Napoli were their most serious contender. This year, it looks like Inter Milan is the more likely team to challenge the reigning champions for the trophy. For Napoli, the early derby scheduled for Sunday afternoon is particularly important and they can’t afford any false steps. Not having home pitch advantage and the poor head to head record explains the odds of 7/10 on the visitors. Risk-averse punters should be more than happy with even value odds offered by Intertops Sportsbook on Juventus to outshine their opponents.
AC Milan Seek Their First Serie A Victory on Saturday
AC Milan are making yet another attempt to challenging the most successful Italian players, but their season has started poorly. A narrow margin defeat on the road can’t be followed by anything less than a comfortable home win over Brescia. The visitors are a newly promoted team, so Winner Sports is generous enough as to price their victory at 7/1. A bet on AC Milan to return to their winning ways currently enjoys odds of 1/2, but these are expected to drop as kickoff draws near.