Top European Football Clubs Chase Priceless Points on the RoadPublished February 2, 2019 by Florin P
Bayern Munich and Dortmund resume the race for the Bundesliga title, while Valencia play a derby of pride against Barcelona on Saturday.
There are few derbies scheduled for Saturday, but old rivalries are reignited as some prestigious German and Italian teams go head to head. Barcelona play at home against Valencia in a match they must win to consolidate their position at the top. Meanwhile, Bayern Munich and Dortmund have a difficult mission on the road against highly motivated opponents that play their best against former champions.
Bayern Munich and Dortmund Tested on the Road
Both matches are scheduled at 2:30 PM UK time and Bayern Munich have a better chance of picking up all three points. That’s because the odds offered by bet365 Sports on them to defeat Leverkusen stand at 6/10, as opposed to 9/2 on a home win and 7/2 on a draw. On the other hand, Dortmund will have to fight hard to defeat Frankfurt on the road, as suggested by the odds of 6/5. A lot of goals are expected to be scored in both matches, as the visiting teams will exercise pressure from the first minute.
Valencia is a Huge Underdog at Nou Camp
Valencia have staged an incredible comeback in the domestic cup, but they are in for a real challenge on Saturday. The match starts at 5:30 PM UK time and the visitors are huge underdogs, with odds of 8/1 on them to win. 888 Sport only offers odds of 3/10 on Barcelona to pick up three essential points in their quest for yet another trophy in the Spanish La Liga. In the afternoon, Real Sociedad and Athletic Bilbao play the derby of the Basques, with Sociedad being slight favorites.
Easy Saturday for Top English and Italian Teams
Punters who prefer to bet on the favorites can only expect combined odds of 13/20 at Winner Sports on Chelsea and Tottenham to prevail. Both have home pitch advantage and play against defensive-minded opponents struggling to avoid relegation. Not surprisingly, a combo bet won’t generate a shockingly high yield and players get the same odds of 13/20 on an Italian combo bet. Juventus and Napoli play at home against the likes of Sampdoria and Parma and neither of them can settle for anything less than victory.