The Relegation Battle Heats Up in Serie A and La Liga on Sunday

Florin P. - April 7, 2019

French teams resume their chase for European glory while the Spanish and Italian teams struggling above the relegation area play key matches.

Few of the top teams will play on Sunday, but the last day of the weekend promises to be just as intense. That’s because many games scheduled on this day inform teams trying to avoid relegation and play one more season in the first flight. Such games will take place all across Europe, but the most interesting ones are played in Italy, Spain and France.

Serie A Teams Fight for Survival on Sunday Afternoon

Udinese and Empoli are separated by only four points, but the former sit above the relegation line, while the latter have sunk below it. 888 Sport regards this match as unbalanced one, offering odds of 13/10 on the hosts and 21/10 on the visiting team. Cagliari and SPAL also play today at 2 PM UK time, but these two teams are both above the relegation line. This explains why the odds on a draw don’t exceed 21/10, since a point would help both squads. The most balanced match of the day is between local rivals Inter Milan and Atalanta who are chasing the fourth and final place and a Champions League berth.

The Bottom-Half La Liga Teams Play Key Games this Weekend

Villarreal have squandered an exceptional opportunity of staging the most incredible comeback in this season of La Liga. They have scored four unanswered goals after conceding to against Barcelona, only to finish the match undecided in the last minutes of overtime. Now they will need to pick up three points on the road against Betis, an outcome priced at 21/10 by bet365 Sports. In a match of equal importance, Celta Vigo welcomes Real Sociedad in a match that looks like a coin flip with both teams priced at 13/10.

The Race for European Leagues is on in the French Ligue 1

Sunday afternoon is going to be intense for the French teams, with six of them playing for a very specific objective. Nantes and Toulouse will be tempted to split points, because a draw will help both of them consolidate their position above the relegation line. Nice and Reims, on the other hand, will settle for nothing short of straight victory against Montpellier and Lille. Intertops offers odds of 17/10 on each of them to claim three points in front of their fans in their quest for a Europa League berth.

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