Football Betting on the high profile derbies in Premier League and La Liga
This Sunday will prove to be compelling to football fans in both England and Spain as some of the league’s biggest rivalries will be played out - all eyes will be on Everton versus Liverpool, Arsenal versus Chelsea and Barcelona versus Real Madrid. While the clichés dictate that all form goes out the window on derby day, punters will still be hoping to cash on the rivalry and detect some method in the madness.
The undisputed match of the weekend takes place at the Camp Nou as Barcelona take on their arch rivals from Madrid in a battle at the top of La Liga. This is possibly the fiercest rivalry in the world due to the socio-political background, the grandiose of the two giants and the fact that they are currently battling it out for this year’s title. Barcelona come into the match after a great performance in the Champion’s League against Internazionale and are 10/11 for the win. Real have a slight lead in the table and with Cristiano Ronaldo returning to the first XI will be quietly confident of procuring a result against their enemies. They are a cool 7/2 to pull of a famous victory and 14/5 for the draw. Real are putting all their hopes on the mercurial Ronaldo and despite only playing 25 minutes recently, he is 13/2 to be first goal scorer, with other favourites Ibrahimovic and Messi coming in at 11/2 and 6/1 respectively.
Meanwhile in England there are some massive games this round with the Merseyside derby and the key clash in North London between Arsenal and Chelsea. Both Everton and Liverpool are enduring a torrid time of late with both teams reflecting on only one win in the last seven and it is a fixture that neither can remotely afford to lose. With this information it a draw seems the most likely outcome with a 1-1 score a tempting 6/1 and a bore draw comes in at 10/1. As with most local derbies it will probably be tight and odds of 1-0 for Everton (9/1) and 1-0 Liverpool (7/1) both compelling. Lastly it could be worth a punt on Steven Gerrard on scooping the man of the match award. The talismanic Liverpool captain always raises his game for the big fixtures and you could cash in on this at 7/1.
Chelsea have the ability to pull away from the pack with a win or reignite the title race with a loss when the travel to the Emirates on Sunday. Carlo Ancelotti’s side have been in lethal form recently scoring at will and keeping it tight at the back. Arsenal have averaged 4 goals a game at home this season so there is likely to be goals in this one. Check out both teams to score at 4/5 or maybe even Nicolas Anelka to pile the misery on his former club by backing him to be first or last scorer at 7/1.