Top European Teams to Be Crowned Champions This WeekendPublished April 20, 2018 by Florin P
The best European championships are rocked by derbies and relegation-deciding matches on Saturday and Sunday.
The Champions League resumes on April 24, followed by Europa League matches on the same week. Of the teams involved in the most prestigious European tournaments, only Bayern Munich and Salzburg are going to win their domestic championships. Some of the best clubs will wrap up successful seasons this weekend and be formally crowned winners in their national leagues. At the bottom of the tables, desperate teams try to avoid relegation and their matches are amply covered by10bet Sportsbook and 888 Sport.
Barcelona to Celebrate Two Titles in One Day
Barcelona bowed out ungracefully from the Champions League, but can still win two important trophies. On Saturday, they will be officially crowned winner of the La Liga even though they don’t play. Instead, the Catalans are face Sevilla in the Copa del Rey final which will be played in Madrid. 10bet Sportsbook offers odds of ½ on the new Spanish champions to win, while pricing Sevilla at 6/1. Barcelona won seven games in a row, before they were held to a 2-2 draw in the last day of March this year.
Real Madrid doesn’t play this weekend, but their city rivals do and welcome in-form Betis Sevilla. The odds on their victory are low as they are clear favorites, but players can expect better value by betting on Valencia. 888 Sport has the third-placed team as narrow favorite against Celta Vigo despite the average head to head record. The hosts take on Valencia after playing a difficult match against Barcelona.
Monaco, Lyon and Marseille Chase a Champions League Berth
PSG needs a single point to be crowned winner of the French Ligue 1 when they travel to Bordeaux. Meanwhile, Monaco travels to Guingamp where it also needs at least a draw to consolidate its second place. Lyon and Marseille are far more motivated in their games, as they are virtually tied for the third place. 10bet Sportsbook regards them as clear favorite against Dijon and Lille and punters who place an accumulator on their matches can expect odds above even value. Troyes and Toulouse will have to put all precautions aside and go for straight victory in their matches with St. Etienne and Angers.
The Teams from Manchester Inch Closer to Trophy
Manchester City needs a single point in front of its fans to officially win the Premier League with five rounds left. They will surely go for victory against the relegation threatened Swansea to wrap up a season in which they only won a trophy. Far more exciting is the FA Cup semifinal between Manchester United and Tottenham played at Wembley. 888 Sport gives the same odds of 33/10 on the Red Devils to win in regulation time and for the match to end undecided. Tottenham is priced at 6/5 which is decent value.
Decisive Round for European Cups in the Bundesliga
Bayern Munich has won the Bundesliga some rounds ago and is unmotivated in the match played on the road at Hannover. While the reigning and future champions prepare for their match against Real Madrid, Dortmund, Schalke 04 and Leverkusen try to consolidate their positions. Schalke 04 could take advantage of the derby involving the other two teams and secure vital points on the road against relegated Koln. 10bet Sportsbook offers odds of 11/10 on Dortmund to beat Leverkusen and 21/10 on the visitors to win.
Juventus and Napoli Play Title Deciding Match
The most important match of the entire Serie A is scheduled for Sunday evening and it pits Juventus against Napoli. The home side is justly credited with the first chance by 888 Sport after also winning the direct match in late 2017. Victory for Juventus would ensure the winning of the league, but even a draw might be enough given the four points gap between the two teams. Elsewhere, AS Roma and Lazio play against SPAL and Sampdoria in matches they are expected to win with relative ease. Unfortunately for punters, the combined odds of these two matches barely exceed even value with 10bet Sportsbook.