The Race for the Champions League Heats up in Europe on SaturdayPublished February 23, 2019 by Florin P
Champions League contenders play on the road this weekend, or welcome the reigning champions in difficult home matches.
In anticipation of the Sunday derbies, top-tier European football clubs resume the search for valuable points. They can take advantage of the leaders’ busy schedule and consolidate their position on the podium, for a chance to play in the Champions League next season. The most interesting games of the day and the ones providing the best betting opportunities are played in Italy, England and Spain.
Tottenham makes a Last-Ditch Effort for the Trophy
Five points behind leaving Manchester City and Liverpool, Tottenham have only theoretical chances of winning the trophy. If they are to stay in the race, they need to claim all three points on the road against Burnley, an outcome priced at 7/10 by 888 Sport. The hosts have had a hard time winning even at home, but they will try to take advantage of the visitors’ busy schedule, with games in the Champions League. A double-chance wager on Burnley to win or claim at least one point gets odds of at 11/10.
Sevilla Braces for Barcelona Visit
Sevilla continue their quest for another Europa League trophy, while hoping to finish on a Champions League eligible place in the domestic league. They currently sit in the fourth place, but in order to maintain this position, they need at least one point against Barcelona. Since their rivals prepare for yet another match in the most important European competition, the hosts have a decent chance. bet365 Sports offers odds of 4/5 on Sevilla not to lose at home, while tempting punters with 11/10 on Barcelona.
AS Roma Try to End the Slide on the Road
AS Roma are not the best traveling team in the Italian first division, but this weekend they are entitled to be optimistic. That’s because they play on the road against Frosinone, a football club that is in real danger of being relegated at the end of the season. Winner Sports only offers odds of 1/2 on AS Roma to prevail, but the odds are fully justified by the difference between the two teams. The visitors have no players injured or suspended ahead of this fixture starting at 7:30 PM UK time.