Top European Leagues Return on Saturday with Much Anticipated DerbiesPublished November 21, 2020 by Florin P
The most anticipated matches of the weekend are scheduled for Saturday afternoon and evening in the Premier League and La Liga.
The English and Spanish top divisions have scheduled some exciting games for Saturday afternoon. Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City and Tottenham play difficult games against motivated opponents and they can’t settle for draws. Competition is intense in the strongest football leagues in the world and splitting points is simply not enough for these ambitious football clubs.
Tottenham try to End Manchester City’s Undefeated Streak
Manchester City are undefeated in the last nine games, but they will play against a team that is better placed in the standings. Tottenham sit in the second place and they lost a single game this season, so they are optimistic ahead of this clash. Home pitch advantage doesn’t mean that much when you play without fans in the stands, hence the odds of 3/1. Manchester City are undefeated on the road and supremely confident, so the odds of 4/5 offered by bet365 Sports on their victory make perfect sense.
Chelsea Aims for First Place Ahead of Newcastle Match
Newcastle enjoyed little success on the road, but in front of the fans the team was pretty difficult to defeat. This time they will need to prove their quality against an opponent that is in superb form and hasn’t lost a match in regulation time in more than two months. Chelsea hopes to win the trophy this season, but in order to reach the top they must become all three points in this match. They are credited with odds of 1/2 by bet365 Sports, significantly lower than the 6/1 offered on Tottenham to win.
Villarreal’s 10-game Invincible Run in Danger
Villarreal played many games recently, with a busy schedule in the domestic championship and Europa League. Somehow they managed to avoid injuries or suspensions and can field a competitive starting formation on Saturday evening. There are undefeated in 10 games in all competitions and will need to play at the highest level to keep the streak alive against Real Madrid. 888 Sport prices them at 11/5 to win, slightly favoring the current leaders with odds of 11/10, because of their better head to head record.
Barcelona and Atletico Madrid Play the La Liga Derby
The most exciting match of the day is scheduled for 8 PM when Barcelona and Atletico Madrid lock horns in Catalunya. Both teams are in good form and lost just once in the last six matches, but Atletico will have home pitch advantage. Given Barcelona’s performance on the road this season, odds of 13/10 offered by 888 Sport on their victory aren’t unjustifiably high. It is still more tempting to back the home side at odds of 2/1, as they are the only team in the Spanish first division yet to lose a match.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Tuesday, November 17 at 3 pm UK time.