The First Sunday of 2019 Brings La Liga and Coupe de France ActionPublished January 6, 2019 by Florin P
The decisive stage of Coupe de France starts on Sunday, while Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla chase glory in La Liga.
Football fans are in for a treat in the last day of the first week of January, with matches scheduled in both the Spanish La Liga and Coupe de France. The best teams from both championships will be playing on this day, after a rather slow football weekend with average matches on Friday and Saturday.
Barcelona and Real Madrid Expect Easy Wins
Real Madrid will play at home against Real Sociedad and given their opponents poor placement in the standings, they are overwhelming favorites. With odds of only 3/10 offered by bet365 Sports on the hosts to win, players might consider a bet on the -1.5 Asian handicap. The odds on the visitors to produce a massive upset currently stand at 8/1, while the draw is priced at 9/2. Barcelona play on the road, but since their opponents are Getafe, odds of 2/5 on the reigning champions look fully justified. Punters enjoy odds of 4/1 on the match to end undecided and 7/1 on the hosts to claim all three points.
Atletico Madrid and Sevilla Fight in the Sunday Derby
The most exciting match of the day in European football is scheduled at 3:15 PM UK time and pits Atletico Madrid against Sevilla. 888 Sport offers identical odds of 17/10 on both teams to win, while a draw is priced at 21/10. Sevilla lost a single match at home, while the visitors were defeated a single time the entire season and are flawless in Madrid. Both teams are in good form, with three victories and three draws in the last six matches and even the head to head record is perfectly even. Each team has won 17 matches and 15 games resulted in the points being split.
PSG, Marseille and Monaco Play in the French Cup
Marseille and Monaco are the first to play on Sunday, as the Coupe de France matches begin and 11:15 PM UK time. Both have struggled recently, but since their opponents are teams from the lower divisions, they’re expected to advance with relative ease. Later in the day, PSG are scheduled to play in the final match of Sunday at 9:45 PM UK time. Punters who bet on all three teams to win and advance to the next stage will only get combined odds of 9/10, even though all of them play on the road.