Top 5 European Football League’s Betting Action for the weekend 23/24 October Including Manchester United vs Liverpool
Some of the biggest football rivalries come to a head this weekend in Europe’s top football leagues. Barcelona face bitter rivals Real Madrid, Liverpool travel to Manchester United and Marseille will welcome PSG to the Velodrome.
In Italy, 1st placed Napoli meet 4th place Roma and in the Bundesliga, Wolfsburg will entertain Freiburg. Here we preview the top games and take a look at the betting action.
Premier League: Manchester United vs Liverpool
A little more than 30 miles separates Liverpool and Manchester, two northwestern teams that have dominated top-flight English football for long periods of the last 40 years. This is the biggest grudge match in English football fueled by the animosity of the two sets of supporters.
United have endured a poor run of form lately, with only 2 wins and a draw in their last 3 matches. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems undecided on his best team selection and knows that an up change in results needs to happen soon, a loss at home to bitter rivals Liverpool would certainly see the Old Trafford faithful turn on the under-pressure manager. Fernandes and Greenwood both have five goals to their name so far this season and both look comfortable to start this weekend. Having conceded four goals to Leicester last weekend, United will be looking to tighten things up the back, Maguire and Varane will both play.
Liverpool sit in 2nd place going into this match, one point behind leaders Chelsea. Unbeaten in five games they are playing excellent football and have possibly the worlds most in form footballer in Mo Salah who is producing some formidable performances so far this season with 7 goals already. Liverpool demolished Watford last weekend with Roberto Firmino bagging a hat trick, Klopp knows a win at Old Trafford could see them leapfrog Chelsea into first place.
The bookies fancy Liverpool to pick up the points this weekend, with United down as slight outsiders. The clever money goes on the bore draw with 6 low scoring draws in the two teams last ten meetings.
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La Liga: Barcelona vs Real Madrid
Matchday 10 in La Liga will see the highly anticipated 2021 El Clasico when the high flying Los Blancos face Barcelona at the Camp Nou.
Carlo Ancelotti’s team are second placed in the league, 3 points behind leaders Real Sociedad. Real travel to Barcelona on the back of a Champions League visit to Ukraine on Tuesday. Top scorer Karim Benzema with 9 goals so far this season will be looking to continue his hot goalscoring streak for Real having scored against the Catalans in their last meeting.
Barcelona meanwhile, continues their inconsistent start to the season winning only half of their 8 games. A convincing win over Valencia last week was Barca’s best performance of the season and an El Clasico win would see them climb above Real and reignite their campaign. Memphis Depay, Ansu Fati and Sergio Aguero all look fit to play.
As for the betting action, the leading bookmakers are swaying towards a Real victory with the most competitive odds coming from Vbet at 11/7.
Serie A: Inter Milan vs Juventus
The Derby d’Italia sees Italy’s northern powerhouses take to the San Siro this weekend. Juve has dominated Italian football for the last decade winning 9 titles in a row before Inter took the mantle and became champions last year.
Juventus had a slow start to the season but have finally found some consistency, winning their last four matches which leaves them 3 points off Inter in 7th place. Manager Allegri knows Juve need a win over Inter to stand any chance of catching Napoli at the top.
Edin Dzeko and Lautaro Martinez have formed a fine partnership in attack for Inter scoring 11 goals between them. The champions were well beaten 3 – 1 last week seeing them slip further behind the leaders, victory over Juve would keep them in touch with city rivals AC.
The bookies have Juve as outsiders for this match, the money is certainly going on Inter in the run-up to the weekend.
Bundesliga: VfL Wolfsburg vs SC Freiburg
Wolfsburg take on Freiburg at the Volkswagen Arena this weekend looking to end a disappointing run of no wins in four games. The Wolves were well beaten in their previous match by a strong Union Berlin side and Mark van Bommel will looking to get more out of his team and keep them within distance of the Champions League places.
Freiburg are on a fantastic run, unbeaten in their previous five matches although they could only manage a draw with Leipzig last weekend. Placed in 4th position in the Bundesliga only three points behind leaders Bayern, Freiburg will be looking to continue their rich vein of form with an away win over Wolfsburg. The bookmakers are offering good odds for a Freiburg victory, Wolfsburg are looking like the bookmakers favourite.
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Ligue 1: Marseille vs PSG
Another massive European match takes place this weekend as Marseille face PSG in Le Classique at the Stade Velodrome. Marseille will be looking to stop fierce rivals PSG from running away with the title, PSG are in first place with 27 points, Marseille sit in 3rd, 10 points behind.
With an attacking lineup including Messi and Neymar, it’s Kylian Mbappe that is producing some outstanding performances with 5 goals and 4 assists. PSG will travel to Marseille on the back of a 3-2 win over Leipzig in the Champions League, Messi scoring two.
For Marseille and their supporters, this is more than just a match. A home win over PSG would mean everything to the fans in what promises to be a well-contested match. With Dimitri Payet and Matteo Guenouzi pulling the strings in midfield, manager Jorge Sampaoli will be expecting a high tempo performance from his team.
A home win is certainly on the cards for Marseille. Some of the top betting sites are offering odds as high as 5/1 on Marseille, not bad value for money.