Champions League matches have kept the reigning champions as well as the current leaders of major European leagues busy this week. Many of them play on Saturday as action returns to the domestic front and nothing short of victory will appease them. Punters can bet on their victory away from home at bet365 Sports and 888 Sport or take advantage of the high odds offered on the hosts to cause upsets.
Real Madrid tried to Make Amends in La Liga
Recent results have been absolutely terrible for the reigning Champions League winners in both the domestic and international tournaments. Defeated by Sevilla last week, they will play on the road this Saturday at 5:30 PM UK time against Alaves. In spite of not having home pitch advantage, they are credited with the first chance to prevail and odds of 1/2 at bet365 Sports. The hosts are a stringy team and will defend frantically so those who trust them to salvage a point will receive odds of 4/1. Elsewhere, Girona and Leganes play against Eibar at Rayo Vallecano at home and are given odds of 11/10 to prevail.
Road Matches for Juventus and AS Roma
The top two Italian teams have won their games in the Champions League this midweek, without conceding a goal. On Saturday, they play away from home and both are expected to win at the expense of Udinese and Empoli. 888 Sport offer odds of 2/5 on the reigning champions and 7/10 on the team from the nation’s capital while a draw in each game revolves around the odds of 3/1. Juventus have no injury concerns ahead of this fixture, while AS Roma have an excellent track record against Empoli. They are also in good form, so there’s an excellent chance for the visitors to prevail in both matches.
Bayern and Dortmund Play in Front of the Fans
The German leaders and the reigning champions have home pitch advantage and both are expected to win on Saturday afternoon. Dortmund play first at 2:30 PM UK time and they welcome Augsburg, which is traditionally a bad traveling team. Although the hosts have also played on Wednesday against Monaco, they are in good form and have no fitness concerns, so the odds of 1/2 offered by Intertops Sports on them to win are justified. Punters who bet on Bayern can expect even lower value, no more than 1/5 at the same bookmaker. M’Gladbach are still winless on the road and will travel to Munich determined to defend.
Mere Formalities for Tottenham and Manchester United
The Champions League matches didn’t bring any satisfaction for the fans of two of the best English teams. Tottenham were defeated by Inter Milan and will try to make amends on Saturday at 3 PM UK time when they welcome Cardiff. Manchester United also have home pitch advantage and play against Newcastle, a team that has caused them plenty of headaches in the past. Winner Sports offers odds of 1/2 on the Red Devils to win, while punters only get odds of 3/10 on Tottenham. An accumulator bet on both teams to prevail will result in even odds which are nothing to frown upon.
Lille Continue Their Surgein Ligue 1
After the emphatic 3-0 victory over Marseille on Saturday, Lille try to consolidate their position on the podium on Saturday afternoon. They play at 4 PM UK time against St. Etienne and home pitch advantage has so far proven to be essential for them. 888 Sport is ready to offer odds of 11/10 on the hosts to win the fifth consecutive match in just as many games played at home. A bet on the visitors to spoil their perfect record is priced at 13/5, the same value being given for the match to end undecided.