Top European Clubs Play Decisive Games on Saturday and SundayPublished May 12, 2022 by Florin P
German, English, and Italian teams play season-deciding games this weekend against highly-motivated teams trying to avoid relegation of secure passage to European competitions.
The second to last rounds in some of the top European football leagues are scheduled for this weekend. The winners will go on to play in the Champions League and Europa League, while the losers will see their season-long dreams crushed. For some of the contenders, the outcome will decide if they win the trophy or have to settle for second best.
Manchester City is on Track for the Trophy
Manchester City consolidated its lead with a midweek victory, but they can’t afford any false steps if they are to win the Premier League. Victory over West Ham is within reach, as reflected by the odds of 2/5 offered by bet365 sports. The Londoners are also motivated to perform well, as they can snatch a Europa League spot if they win, an outcome priced at 7/1.
AS Roma Defends Slight Edge for Europa League
Losing to Fiorentina was a major setback for the Romans who are now tied with two other teams for the 6th place. They can’t afford any more mistakes and will aim for a straight victory over Venezia. Bet365 sports prices them at 1/4 while victory for the visitors benefits from excellent odds of 10/1. Venezia is 99% relegated but will fight until the last minute and is known for playing aggressive football on the road.
AC Milan and Atalanta Play in the Serie A Derby
AC Milan is still ahead of its city rival, but this could well change after this match against Atalanta. The hosts are counting on the home pitch advantage, which served them well throughout the season. If they manage to win again, punters betting on AC Milan will get odds of 4/5, while those backing Atalanta could be paid at 3/1. This is a must-win game for the visitors in their quest for a Europa League berth.
Everything on the Line for Cagliari and Inter Milan
The two teams playing on Sunday at 7:45 P.M UK time have everything to lose and nothing to win if they split points. Victory is a must for Inter in their quest for the Serie A trophy, while Cagliari needs all three points to avoid relegation. Cagliari plays at home, but they are still underdogs with odds of 6/1 at 1xBet, while the visitors are favorites at 7/20. We expect them to win by at least two goals and lead at halftime.
Leipzig and Bielefeld Try to Salvage Failed Seasons
Leipzig was unable to advance to the Europa League final but is still in the race for a Champions League berth next season. To be successful in this quest, they will need to win on the road against Bielefeld, which is on the verge of relegation. 1xBet prices an away victory at 1/4, while a season-saving win for the home side is given odds of 10/1 by the same bookmaker.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively, on Thursday, May 12 at 11 A.M. UK time.