The Derbies Return for what Promises to be a Memorable SaturdayPublished February 27, 2021 by Florin P
Manchester United and Chelsea fight to keep their slim trophy chances alive in the Premier League, while AS Roma and AC Milan chase the same objective.
Some of the best teams in the Premier League, Serie A and La Liga are scheduled to play on Saturday afternoon. They will be chasing a Champions League berth, while ruining the plans of their arch-rivals. In the Dutch first division, Ajax and PSV play a game that could well prove decisive in the race for the trophy.
Chelsea and Manchester United Chase Champions League Berth
Chelsea played a tough match in the Champions League and walked away with a narrow victory over Atletico Madrid. They will be hoping for a similar outcome in the match played at home against Manchester United in the domestic league. Undefeated in the last 9 matches and sporting an impressive home record, the Blues are entitled to be optimistic. 888 Sport credits them with the first chance and odds of 6/5, while a bet on Manchester United will produce odds of 23/10.
Marseille Try to Ruin Lyon’s Plans in Ligue 1
Marseille are out of the Champions League picture and even the odds of playing in the Europa League are slim. This won’t make the match played on Saturday at 8 PM any less exciting as they take on Lyon. Since this is one of their biggest rivals, the Southerners will throw everything they’ve got at them. Playing at home doesn’t seem to matter all that much, at least if we consider the odds of 37/10 offered by 888 Sport. Lyon won six of the last seven games and the odds of prevailing again stand at 17/10.
AS Roma Likely to Add to AC Milan’s Misery
AC Milan were comprehensively beaten by their city rivals. This ended their lead in the Italian first division and they are in danger of losing second place. Victory over AS Roma is mandatory to keep their chances to win the trophy alive. Playing on the road and with several players doubtful, they don’t look particularly well and start as underdogs. Punters who trust them to prevail will be paid at 2/1 by bet365 Sports, while those who bet on the Romans to pick up all three points will enjoy odds of 7/5.
PSV and Ajax Meet in Championship Deciding Match
Ajax defeated PSV in the domestic cup after recovering from a two-goal deficit in the first half of the season. They won the last 10 consecutive games and were undefeated in the last 15 rounds. It comes as no surprise that they sit in the first place with a six-point advantage over PSV and a game in hand. If they manage to defeat their rivals on the road, punters will be paid at even odds and Ajax will win the trophy. The hosts can’t settle for draw and will throw everything they’ve got to win, an outcome priced at 33/10.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Wednesday, February 24 at 11 P.M. UK time.