The Best Football Teams Resume their Race for Trophies in Major European LeaguesPublished January 19, 2018 by Florin P
Bet on the most exciting football matches this weekend as the leaders or major European championships take on challengers and runners up.
This weekend marks the return of the Italian Serie A, with all the games being scheduled for Sunday and enjoying ample coverage at 10bet Sportsbook and 888 Sport. On Friday and Saturday punters can bet on the English, French, German and Spanish divisions as well as other top European competitions.
Inter Milan takes on AS Roma for the 3rd Place
For a brief period of time, Inter Milan and AS Roma contemplated the possibility of fighting for the Italian trophy. Now the best case scenario is to finish on the third place and avoid any doubts about a Champions League berth. They meet on Sunday and they are credited with virtually the same chances by major bookmakers such as 10bet Sportsbook.
Inter Milan is given odds of 7/5 to prevail, while the visitors get slightly bigger ones of 2/1. AS Roma lost a single match on the road, but they take on a team that has an impressive home record. That’s why punters should also consider the possibility of a draw, which is also priced at 2/1 by 10bet Sportsbook. AC Milan plays on the road at Cagliari, while Juventus and Napoli have easy matches this weekend.
Action-Packed Saturday in the Premier League
With 12 points ahead of their city rivals, Manchester City is almost certain to have won the trophy in the English first flight. They’re expected to pick up even more points against Newcastle at home, but so are Manchester United on the road at Burnley. Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool are also playing this weekend away from home and are favorites against Brighton, Southampton and Swansea.
There’s plenty of tension among teams playing for their survival in the Premier League, with difficult fixtures ahead for West Ham and Stoke. Both are given even odds by 888 Sport despite having home pitch advantage and playing against average opponents such as Bournemouth and Huddersfield.
A Weekend to Pick up Points for Spanish Teams
There are no derbies scheduled this weekend in the Spanish La Liga, as all the top teams play against opponents from the bottom half. Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are not expected to falter at home against Deportivo and Girona. Barcelona is also trusted with odds of only 3/10 to prevail on the road against Betis and Valencia has an easy mission in the Canary Islands against Las Palmas.
Far more interesting for punters are the fixtures between teams struggling in the bottom half of the standings and fighting for survival. 10bet Sportsbook offers even odds on Sociedad to defeat Celta Vigo and 13/10 on Alaves to pick up all three points against Leganes. Given their performance in the last home games and the fact that they have no injury concerns, these teams are likely to meet expectations.
Lopsided Derby in the French Ligue 1
This week was particularly busy for French teams, as they had to play on Tuesday and Wednesday. Over the weekend, the top placed squads are trying to pick up vital points and some take on tough opponents. Lyon has home pitch advantage against PSG, but is the obvious underdog with odds of 6/1 at 888 Sport. By comparison, the visitors are given odds of ½, which accurately reflect the difference between them.
Monaco has salvaged two points against Nice on Tuesday and will try to build on that result when they welcome Metz at home. Punters should expect odds of more than 3/10 for their victory but there’s much better value on Marseille to win on Friday. Currently the odds stand at 9/10, but they’re expected to draw as kickoff draws near so punters should head on to 10bet Sportsbook and take advantage of them.