Visitors Have a Slight Edge in Sunday Afternoon Local DerbiesPublished April 4, 2021 by Florin P
Betis and Sevilla gear up for tough games on Sunday afternoon, while Manchester United hope to extend the dominant run over Brighton.
There are only a few games scheduled on Easter afternoon and evening, but they involve some of the strongest teams in Europe. Strong contenders that currently try to secure a Champions League berth are also scheduled to play on Sunday. Some particularly heated matches will take place in the Spanish, German and English first division, where the visitors have a slight advantage over the hosts.
Manchester United Eyes 4th Consecutive Win over Brighton
Manchester United play at home and they are one of the few teams performing on their own stadium that are clear favorites to prevail. That’s because they play against Brighton, a team they dominated in the past. Add to this the fact that the visitors have only one victory on the road and usually settle for draws regardless of venue and the odds of 47/10 on them to win are justified. Manchester United will play aggressively in spite of having an upcoming Europa League match and get odds of 3/5 at bet365 Sports.
Union and Hertha Play the Derby of Berlin
Berlin comes to life on Sunday afternoon, when Union and Hertha will meet in the local derby. The match is only interesting for local football fans and punters, but it means a lot for the two teams. Union Berlin will try to secure a Europa League berth as they are currently just two points behind Leverkusen. If they win and convert the odds of 7/5 offered by bet365 Sports they will also come within striking distance of Dortmund. Hertha simply tries to avoid relegation and is given odds of 19/10 to pick up all three points
Sevilla and Atletico Return to La Liga Duty after European Exit
Sevilla and Atletico Madrid suffered an untimely elimination from the Champions League. Now they have all the time and resources to focus on their La Liga performance, where they shine the brightest. Sevilla are a force to be reckoned with in home games, where they score plenty of goals and concede few. Atletico Madrid are dangerous regardless of venue and they can field a healthy starting formation. Under these circumstances, it comes as no surprise that 888 Sport offers odds of 9/5 on each team to win.
No Room for Error in Elche vs Betis Sevilla Match
Betis Sevilla has a narrow advantage over Villarreal and currently sits in a place eligible for the Europa League playoffs. Victory over Elche will help them overtake Real Sociedad and insure direct qualification to the group stage. Winning on the road shouldn’t be that difficult, since they have no injured players and the hosts won’t have any fans in the stands. Even so, 888 Sport only offers odds of 4/5 on the visitors, while a victory for Elche, who try to avoid relegation is priced at 7/2 by the same bookmaker.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Wednesday, March 31 at 6 A.M. UK time.