The Weekend Starts Furiously with Italian and French DerbiesPublished December 7, 2018 by Florin P
Juventus take on Inter Milan while Monaco and Nice lock horns in the Derby of the South in a surprisingly heated Friday evening.
Friday’s are usually the slowest days of the weekend, with low profile matches scheduled in anticipation of Saturday and Sunday derbies. This is not the case today, when two exceptional matches are scheduled in the Italian and French football. Juventus try to consolidate their position at the top, in a match against Inter Milan, while Monaco and Nice play in a local derby.
Juventus are the Big Favorites against Inter Milan
The reigning champions and current leaders are overwhelming favorites to defeat Inter Milan in the match scheduled at 7:30 PM. We only get odds of 3/5 on Juventus to pick up all three points at home if we place our bets at bet365 Sports. This is a very likely outcome, so tempting as the odds of 5/1 might be on an away win, risk-averse punters will probably steer clear of that bet. A draw on the other hand, makes far more sense and those who bet on points to be split can still enjoy odds of 3/1 at 888 Sport.
Monaco Chase Back-to-Back Victories
Monaco are clearly the biggest disappointment in the French first division and a major train wreck, threatened by the specter of relegation. They were able to leave the relegation zone for the first time in months on Tuesday, when they won the first match on the road. They are still tied with four other teams who have 13 points in 16 matches, a terrible performance by any standards.
In the match played against Nice, Monaco has home pitch advantage, but bookmakers are still reluctant to give odds lower than 12/5 on their win. Winner Sports punters can expect odds of 2/1 if they trust Nice to win the match scheduled at 7:45 PM UK time. These are two teams who score few goals regardless of venue and that is why punters should consider the possibility of a draw. Betting on an inconclusive game will produce odds of 23/10, which are tempting given the many draws recorded between them.