No Champions League matches were played this week, which meant that the best European clubs would rest key players. A few played in domestic cup matches, which didn’t require a great deal of effort, so they can rely on their best players. On Saturday, they focus on the domestic championships, trying to secure valuable points in the race for trophies, in matches covered by bet365 Sports and 888 Sport.
Arsenal and Liverpool Steal the Show
There are plenty of matches involving teams in the second half of the standings they Saturday in the Premier League. Arguably the most exciting match of the day in the English first division is the one between Arsenal and Liverpool. The Gunners have finally ended their winning streak, but are still a force to be reckoned with and have home pitch advantage. Even so, we get odds of 11/5 on them to prevail, while Liverpool is priced at 6/5 by Intertops. Newcastle and Watford meet in the most balanced match of the weekend, with both teams getting odds of 17/10. Wolverhampton and Bournemouth try to hold their ground when Tottenham and Manchester United come visiting and both get odds of 23/10 to prevail.
All the Best Spanish Teams Play on Saturday
Barcelona have won the El Clasico and have claimed solitary league in the La Liga and they are likely to expand on Saturday. That’s because they play on the road at 7:45 PM UK time against Rayo Vallecano and are given odds of 3/10 to prevail. Winner Sports also regards Atletico Madrid as favorites to prevail on the road against Leganes, although the odds in this case revolve around 7/10. Valencia have finished a record 8 out of 10 games undecided and they won’t settle for one point at home against Girona. A victory on this struggling team is priced at 6/10 while punters get odds of 3/1 on yet another draw. After sacking their manager, Real Madrid get odds of 1/5 to defeat Valladolid who are yet to lose on the road.
Easy Matches for Serie A Leaders
Juventus were held to a low scoring draw two weeks ago against Genoa, but they are still at the top of the Italian Serie A. On Saturday, they play again in front of their fans against Cagliari and they are widely expected to win with relative ease. Intertops offers odds of 1/5 on them to prevail, while presenting punters with spectacular value of 15/1 on an away win. Inter Milan are also expected to pick up all three points on Saturday at 2 PM UK time when they welcome Genoa. The same bookmaker offers odds of 2/5 on the hosts and 7/1 on the visitors to cause a major upset. The most exciting match of the day is the one between Fiorentina and AS Roma, where both teams get odds of 13/5 and the draw is priced at 5/2.
Everything on the Line for Monaco
Monaco find themselves between a rock and a hard place, after winning a single match in 11 rounds so far. They sit in the last place, with only six points and unless they turn the ship around quickly, they are likely to relegate. At 7 PM UK time they play on the road against Reims and bet365 Sports offer identical odds of 17/10 on both teams. That’s surprising, given the fact that the former champions play against the newly promoted team, but recent form can’t be ignored. Elsewhere, Lyon are expected to win against Bordeaux, while Strasbourg and Nice are narrow favorites in the matches with Toulouse and Amiens.