Action Resumes in European League on Friday EveningPublished October 19, 2018 by Florin P
The weekend starts fast and furious with high-stakes matches across the continent, as the most important football leagues return.
National teams have spent a lot of time into the spotlight over the last 10 days, but it is time for them to give way to football clubs. Across Europe, domestic football leagues have returned and their teams will resume their quest for trophies. Punters can bet on all these matches at bet365 Sports and 888 Sport and take advantage of the top odds on a broad spectrum of markets. On Friday evening, French, German, Spanish and English divisions have all scheduled one game, in anticipation of an action-packed Saturday.
Lyon Try to Return to the Ligue 1 Podium
The new season started on a positive note for Lyon, who won back-to-back games to stay within striking distance of leading PSG. In recent weeks, they sunk into near irrelevance and are now desperate for points against Nimes. Home pitch advantage and the fact that they play against a team trying to avoid relegation, explain their favorite status. bet365 Sports only offers odds of 2/5 on their victory, but there’s more value in the hosts to lead at half time and win the match. Nimes have had their fair share of good games, but have the nasty tendency of conceding plenty, so the over 2.5 goals is worth considering.
Frankfurt Takes on Relegation Threatened Düsseldorf
On Friday evening at 7:30 PM UK time, Frankfurt welcomes Düsseldorf in a match the hosts expect to win. They play against a team that sits in the second to last place and is desperate to put an end to the losing streak. They have lost three consecutive games and allowed a combined 10 goals, so a draw would be more than welcomed by the visitors. 888 Sport offers odds of ¾ on the hosts to prevail, while a double chance wager on the visitors will be rewarded with even odds. Düsseldorf have scored just once in the last four Bundesliga matches, so Frankfurt also have a decent chance of winning to nil.
Celta Vigo can’t Settle for a Point against Alaves
Celta Vigo are undefeated at home this season, but three of their matches have ended undecided and they were only able to win once. This time, a point won’t be enough against Alaves, since the hosts try to return to the elite of Spanish football. Home pitch advantage and the fact that they don’t have any players injured or suspended explain why they are credited with the first chance by Winner Sports. Betting on the hosts to win will result in odds of 9/10, while the visitors get 4/5 on a double chance wager. They have defeated Real Madrid in the last match, while Celta hasn’t won any of the last five matches.
Middlesbrough Aim for the Third Place in the Championship
Sheffield United are the current leaders of the Championship, but their city rivals are the ones who play on Friday evening at 7:45 PM UK time. They have home pitch advantage and are undefeated at home, but they take on a tough opponent. Middlesbrough sit two places above them and if they win on the road, they will leapfrog two teams and tie Sheffield United for the lead. The stakes are as high as they get and both teams are likely to go for victory, as few draws have been historically recorded between them. The odds on a home win are spectacular at Intertops, who offers 5/2, while the visitors only get 6/5.