Trophy-Deciding Derbies Rock European Football on SaturdayPublished April 6, 2019 by Florin P
Bayern and Dortmund play the most exciting match of the weekend, while Barcelona and Juventus welcome old rivals in hollow derbies.
This Saturday is a treat for football fans, as the leaders and runners-up in major European competitions play against each other. Some derbies only matter for statistics, but others have the potential of deciding the winners in their respective championships. With the Champions League resuming on Tuesday, teams like Barcelona and Bayern Munich are fighting a war on two fronts.
Atletico Madrid Chases an Elusive Trophy in Barcelona
Atletico Madrid sit in the second place with a comfortable lead ahead of city rivals Real Madrid. They are however trailing Barcelona by eight points and the only way of closing the gap is if they win on Saturday at Nou Camp. Their performance on the road leaves a lot to be desired and that’s why punters can expect odds as high as 17/5 at bet365 Sports. Barcelona suffered a stunning defeat on Tuesday against Villarreal and will try to gain momentum back before of the clash with Manchester United.
AC Milan Travels to Juventus with an Ambitious Goal
AC Milan will try to accomplish what no other Italian team has achieved this season. They play on the road against Juventus, the current leader and a team undefeated in front of its fans. For the hosts, this match has little value as they are certain of winning the trophy and they have bigger fish to fry. They play next week in the Champions League, so the outcome of this match is less important. 888 Sport offers odds of 3/4 on the hosts to win, while punters who bet on AC Milan get odds of 4/1.
Bayern Munich and Dortmund Derby can Decide the Bundesliga Winner
Certainly, the most exciting match of the week is the one between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. The latter sit in the first place with two points ahead of the reigning champions and only need the points in this game. For the host, this is a do-or-die scenario, as nothing short of victory will bring them back in the driver’s seat after a series of disappointing matches. Winner Sports offers odds of only 3/5 on Bayern Munich to win and 9/2 on Dortmund to pick up all three points on the road.