Top European Teams Enjoy Home Pitch Advantage on SundayPublished February 23, 2020 by Florin P
Manchester and Arsenal are back in the fray for the Champions League and go for straight wins on Sunday afternoon.
There’s plenty of football action scheduled for Sunday afternoon, with highly anticipated matches in all the important championships. Manchester United Arsenal play key games in the English Premier League, while Atletico Madrid, AS Roma and Inter hope to make the most of home pitch advantage.
Manchester United and Arsenal Chase Home Wins
Manchester United welcome Watford at Old Trafford and nothing short of victory will suffice. The Red Devils are finally in good form after defeating Chelsea on the road and will try to take advantage of the easy fixture. bet365 Sports offers odds of 3/5 on the home side to prevail, which is decent value given the circumstances. Even better odds are available to those who bet on Arsenal to prevail over Everton, as the game is far more competitive. Both teams have a propensity for conceding goals, so this match has the potential of turning into a goalscoring festival.
Villarreal Visits Atletico Madrid in the Nation’s Capital
Villarreal takes on Atletico Madrid on the road, trying to take advantage of their opponents’ difficult match against Liverpool. The Spanish outfit has prevailed but the players are struggling with injuries and fatigue, which can hurt their chances on Sunday. The match starts at 8 PM UK time, so there is plenty of time to rest and the odds of 13/20 are quite tempting. The visitors would gladly settle for a draw, which is priced at 9/2, as this match is unlikely to feature too many goals.
Inter and AS Roma Expect Easy Wins on Sunday
Inter Milan are trailing both Juventus and Lazio after a string of bad results. They should be able to return to their winning ways with a match against Sampdoria, but victories far from being certain. Punters only get odds of 3/10 at 888 Sport on the favorites to prevail, identical to what is offered on AS Roma to win. The latter play against Lecce, the newly promoted team who simply tries to avoid relegation. Both matches should result in comfortable victories for the hosts, with a high number of goals scored.
Red-Hot Leverkusen Take on Augsburg at Home
Leverkusen are one of the hottest teams in German football and they are lucky to take on an opponent that is completely out of form. Victory over Augsburg looks very likely, but that’s why punters don’t get more than 19/20 they back the home side. The visitors used to cause a lot of headaches to top German teams, but they are allowing a high number of goals recently, while scoring very few of their own.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour and date the article was written, respectively 2 pm UK time, Thursday February 20th.