The Dutch and Italian First Divisions Unload Exciting Derbies on SundayPublished January 10, 2021 by Florin P
Ajax and PSV meet in the Eredivisie derby that will decide the half-season leader, while Inter Milan and AS Roma lock horns in the Serie A.
Sunday promises to be a fantastic day for football fans, as the best teams in Italy and the Netherlands play some nailbiting matches. There’s a lot of pressure to win against opponents that chase the same ambitious objectives and the margins for error are virtually nonexistent. Juventus and Napoli appear to have easier tasks, while Inter Milan and AS Roma playing the Italian Derby of the day just before noon.
Inter Milan and AS Roma Set to End Streak of Draws
Inter Milan were stripped of their temporary lead after the city rivals narrowly won the match against Lazio. Even so, they are on a nine-game winning streak, which makes them the hottest team in the Serie A ahead of the AS Roma derby. Matches between these two teams have always been time and the last five games all ended undecided, with an average of exactly two goals per match. The two teams are evenly priced by bet365 Sports which offers odds of 9/5 on AS Roma and 7/5 on Inter Milan to win.
Juventus Resumes the Serie A Climb with Sassuolo Fixture
Juventus trail the leaders by 10 points and even though they have a game in hand, the situation isn’t acceptable. Defeating Sassuolo at home is a must under these circumstances and the hosts appear to have what it takes to return to their winning ways. They lost just once to these opponents in 16 games and never at home, so punters are likely to appreciate the odds of 2/5 offered by bet365 Sports. Sassuolo have the best season so far and perform great on the road, so the odds of 11/2 on their victory look terrific.
Udinese Face Their Nemesis on Sunday Afternoon
Udinese will have home pitch advantage against Napoli in the match scheduled for Sunday afternoon at 2 PM. This is unlikely to matter too much given the fact that they won just twice at home and are winless against these opponents in nine matches. Napoli crushed them regardless of venue and have an excellent performance against this team, so they will be aiming for all three points. 888 Sport makes a tempting proposition to punters willing to back the visitors, by offering odds of 17/20, while giving 3/1 to the hosts.
Ajax and PSV Meet in the Timeless Dutch Eredivisie Derby
No other match in Dutch football is as exciting as a game between Ajax and PSV. The fact that the two teams are separated by a single point and the winner will finish at the top of the standings before the half of the season only increases the stakes. Ajax have scored an avalanche of goals this season and are impressive in home games, so 888 Sport gives them favorite status and odds of 3/5. PSV are actually the team in better form with five consecutive wins and no defeats in two months, yet they are priced at 4/1.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Tuesday, January 5 at 8 am UK time.