The Race for European Cups Heats up on Sunday across the Continent

Published September 30, 2018 by Florin P

The Race for European Cups Heats up on Sunday across the Continent

Past European champions seek to recapture their former glory and consolidate their position at the top of their leagues.

One day after the most contested matches of the weekend have determined their winners, action continues with Sunday games. Teams that are currently within striking distance of the leaders try to take advantage of the results recorded 24 hours ago. The most matches are scheduled in the Italian and Spanish divisions, but there’s no shortage of games worth betting on in the Bundesliga and La Liga.

Atalanta and AC Milan Struggle in Serie A

The two teams from the Milano area are still struggling in the second half of the tables, far from the podium. AC Milan play on the road against Sassuolo in the last match of the day, scheduled at 8:30 PM UK time. After a string of ambivalent results, the former Italian and European champions try to win back-to-back games on the road. bet365 Sports trusts them to do it and offers odds of 11/10 on their victory, significantly less than the 11/5 offered on a home win.

Atalanta have a far more difficult job to return to their winning ways because they play on the road. On top of that, they take on Fiorentina, which is in good form and just a few points behind the teams on the podium. It is actually the hosts that are given the first chance to prevail, as reflected by the odds of 13/10 available at 888 Sport. They reflect the balance between the two teams, and the visitors don’t get more than 2/1, similar to the odds for a draw.

Surging Lille Takes on Marseille

More than a decade ago, Lille was among the teams chasing the trophy, but in recent years they have sank into near irrelevance. Threatened by the specter of relegation in recent seasons, this team has returned to its winning ways and sits in the fourth place. They are tied for Marseille for the third place and the team winning the direct game could even overtake Lyon. The stakes are as high as they get and those who bet at Intertops Sports can expect excellent odds on this match.

In spite of being undefeated at home, Lille are given odds of 2/1 to prevail, while Marseille are only credited with 13/10. The visitors had a player eliminated in the previous match played midweek and got away with a narrow margin victory. Fatigue is a problem, as the team also plays in the European Leagues, so they will have a hard time winning against a well defensive team, such as Lille.

Key Matches for Relegation Threatened German Teams

Punters shouldn’t expect the glamour of Saturday matches when betting on the Bundesliga games scheduled this Sunday. However, there are great opportunities for punters who seek value, as relegation threatened teams lock horns. Frankfurt welcomes Hannover, while Freiberg travel to Augsburg and all four teams are hungry for points. Home pitch advantage has been very important so far for all of them.

888 Sport offers identical odds on the hosts to prevail in these matches, currently standing at 11/10. Not surprisingly, we also get the same odds of 27/10 on a not so big surprise, assuming the visitors prevail. Both matches are susceptible for a draw and at this bookmaker we get excellent value of 5/2 on the games to end undecided. There is a high likelihood for low-scoring matches, so consider the under 2.5 goals bet.

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