Three Derbies Highlight the European Football Schedule this SundayPublished December 22, 2019 by Florin P
Real Madrid take on a stingy opponent on Sunday evening, while London turns into a volcano as Tottenham and Chelsea lock horns in the afternoon.
Sunday is once again the most anticipated day of the week for those who appreciate the drama and intensity of the top European football leagues. There are derbies scheduled in all the important divisions and also a highly emotional match in the Italian Super Cup. The teams involved are chasing trophies and a Champions League berth, so the outcome of the head-to-head fixtures can prove decisive.
Tottenham and Chelsea Reignite Old Rivalry
The highlight of the day is the London derby between Chelsea and Tottenham, who are separated by only three points. The Blues are ahead, but they will play on the road and they are yet to win a match at the Spurs’ new arena. 888 Sport prices their win at 19/10, which is slightly above the odds offered on a Tottenham win, which are currently standing at 7/5. The match is scheduled to start at 4:30 P.M UK time and with both teams scoring a lot recently, it has the potential to result in a goal-scoring festival.
Juventus Seek Vengeance over Lazio in Super Cup
The recent defeat to Lazio cost Juventus the first place in Serie A and they will try to return the favor when the two teams meet again on Sunday. Juventus has since returned to the lead in the Italian top division and needs a victory to remain there. Home pitch advantage and an excellent record against Lazio make the odds of 11/10 offered by bet365 Sports on them to win, quite tempting. The visitors have lost some of the steam recently and that’s why those who bet on them to win in Turin will be paid at 3/1.
Athletic Bilbao Braces for 90-Minute Siege
Athletic Bilbao won a single match on the road this season, which is the worst performance among all the top 10 teams in La Liga. They did, however, allow just one goal and scored six times, so they are clearly traveling to Madrid determined to defend for the entire duration of the match. The visitors have 4 players missing, but they are all strikers, so their defensive strategy won’t be affected by these absentees. Real Madrid returns after the first scoreless El Clasico in 12 years and will be hungry for points. Winner Sports offer odds of 2/5 on the home team to prevail and 7/1 on the visitors while the draw is priced at 4/1.