The Best European Football Clubs Play on the Road this SaturdayPublished September 28, 2019 by Florin P
Home pitch advantage is unlikely to matter this Saturday when the reigning champions and current leaders come visiting in major European leagues.
Saturday brings the most anticipated matches of the weekend across Europe, as the reigning champions and current leaders play away from home. In spite of being the better teams, they will have the difficult task at defeating defensive-minded opponents willing to settle for one point. The outcome of these games can weigh heavily in the race for the trophy, as well as the quest for the Champions League spots.
Easy Task for Manchester City and Liverpool on the Road
Liverpool and Manchester City play the first and last matches the Saturday in the Premier League. The reigning Champions League winners take on Sheffield United right after noon, while Manchester City travel to Liverpool to play against Everton. Both of them are overwhelming favorites to pick all three points and bet365 Sports offers identical odds of 7/20 on them to prevail. They are separated by five points already, so any misstep can significantly impact the race for the title. In London, Chelsea and Tottenham take on Southampton and Brighton and punters enjoy odds of 1/2 on their victories.
Real Madrid Faces City Rival at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano
Real Madrid were able to end Sevilla’s positive run by defeating the leaders on the road and overtaking them in the standings. They are now tied with Granada and Athletic Bilbao for the lead with 11 points but could lose their position if they fail to defeat Atletico. The highly anticipated match between the city rivals is scheduled at 8 PM UK time and punters get odds of 2/1 on the visitors and 7/5 on Atletico Madrid. Many of the head to head matches have ended undecided and a draw is tempting at odds of 5/2.
Bayern Munich and Leverkusen Expected to Stomp Hosts
Bayern Munich are still trailing Leipzig, but the leaders have a difficult match against Schalke, so the reigning champions could take advantage. They are expected to crush the newly promoted Paderborn on the road, as reflected by the tiny odds of 3/10. Leverkusen won’t have it as easy against Augsburg, but they are still likely to pick up all three points. Punters who bet on their victory and make the right choice will be paid at 7/10 by Winner Sports, whereas a double chance bet on the hosts is priced at 6/5.
PSG to Extend the Winning Streak over Bordeaux
PSG are back in control of their fortunes after losing the first match, as they ride five-game winning streak. Traveling to Bordeaux wouldn’t normally be a reason of concern, after winning five of the last six matches against this team, regardless of venue. The problem for the reigning champions is that they are without 8 of their key players, including strikers Cavani, Mbappe and Icardi. On the bright side, Neymar has returned to fitness and form and his fellow forward Choupo-Moting has scored 3 goals in 4 matches.