Derbies do not get much bigger than these. United host City at Old Trafford, Fergies men were shocked by Wolves last week and Mancinis troops took full advantage and now sit just 5 points off their rivals. Elsewhere Roma host Napoli and Juventus play Inter. Jonathan Deeley and Richard Sheridan preview the weekend action.
Posts Tagged ‘derby’
Which European league has the highest attendance rate?
Which league has for years been the league with the most goals?
That’s right, it’s the German Bundesliga! Many football fans out there haven’t really discovered this exciting league but in order to provide you with some interesting facts and previews on the upcoming games we are going to publish a post about the league every Friday here on the blog! This Friday we are kicking off with a very big clash between the local rivals Schalke 04 and Dortmund.
Revierderby is the historical name of the match played between the clubs of the Ruhr Area (Revier). Both clubs enjoy good support not only in their local area but throughout the whole of Germany. Dortmund are constantly represented among the top 3 clubs with the highest attendance rate in Europe. Their bitter rivals – Schalke 04 – have got over 90,000 members which makes them the second largest sports club in Germany.
There have been some real memorable clashes between these two clubs throughout the years. In the recent years the second derby in the season 2006-2007 stands out. Schalke had been league leaders for almost three months and were on their way of winning their first Bundesliga title in many years. On the penultimate match day they travelled to Dortmund and the chances of a win looked good. Dortmund went on to beat Schalke with 2-0 and the fans could celebrate not only a derby win but also the fact that they destroyed Schalkes hopes and dreams of winning the title. This was massively celebrated among the BVB-fans and special t-shirts were designed as a reminder of the glorious win. This time the roles are opposite; Dortmund are at the top of the table and Schalke´s fans are out for revenge.
Fancy a bet on the game? Have a look at our odds and kickstart the weekend with a winning bet!
It will be a massive derby day this Sunday in the Premier League as Newcastle take on rivals Sunderland and Aston Villa is challenged by their city rivals Birmingham City.
Jonathan Deeley likes the draw odds in the Tyne-Wear derby considering Sunderland’s stern defence and Darren Bent up-front, while Niklas (normally behind the camera) makes his view clear on Villa vs Birmingham:
Villa is banker this weekend at 1.80 in odds, but keep in mind that our producer is a Villa fan since long!