The Race for a Champions League Berth Continues across Europe on SundayPublished March 21, 2021 by Florin P
The race for the Champions League group stage heats up this Sunday, when the best English, French, Italian and Portuguese teams play.
Exciting matches are scheduled in the top European football leagues this Sunday. The teams involved have ambitious goals and try to ensure their presence in the Champions League next season. In French, German, Spanish and Portuguese first divisions, these matches will keep punters at the edge of their seats.
West Ham and Arsenal play a Small Derby of London
West Ham and Arsenal don’t have the greatest rivalry between teams from the nation’s capital. This season, they are highly motivated to win this fixture because the prize is exceptionally high. West Ham si in the fifth place, so they are better positioned to accomplish this objective. In theory, they wouldn’t have to push for the victory price by bet365 Sports at 19/10 and could settle for draw. Meanwhile, Arsenal will have to throw everything they’ve got on the road and push for a win priced at 14/10.
PSG and Lyon Fight for the Ligue 1 Trophy
PSG and Lyon have won the championship many times but this year they trail Lille. The two teams are tied for the second place with 60 points each, so they can’t afford to split points on Sunday evening. In the match scheduled for 8 PM UK time, PSG play on the road and their win is priced at 6/5 by bet365 Sports. They already lost a key match against Monaco and were recently defeated by Nantes, so they can’t afford any more mistakes. Lyon have the quality to convert the odds of 2/1 into a win against their bitter rivals.
Coin Flip Match when AS Roma take on Napoli
The most exciting match of the Italian Serie A will pit AS Roma vs Napoli. The two teams are tied for the fifth place with 50 points each and will push for victory on Sunday afternoon. 888 Sport offers identical odds of 16/10 on each of them to prevail, so this is truly a coin flip confrontation. Napoli play on the road but this is less important because the match will be played without supporters. On the other hand, they didn’t have to play on Thursday in the Europa League, so they are well rested for this key match.
Braga and Benfica Must Settle for the Podium
Braga and Benfica were hoping to challenge Porto for the trophy this season, but instead they ended up playing for a Champions League berth. Porto are also unlikely to win the championship, which is very likely to be claimed by Sporting Lisbon in 2021. Braga are two points ahead in the standings, appear to be the team in better form and have home pitch advantage. In spite of all these arguments, they are credited with a second chance and odds of 2/1 by 888 Sport while the visitors get odds of 11/10 at the bookie.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, March 16 at 3 P.M. UK time.