Ambitious European Teams go against Unmotivated Opponents on FridayPublished April 26, 2019 by Florin P
Liverpool, Lyon and Leverkusen continue chasing their dreams on Friday against teams that have lost all hope for the season.
April ends on a positive note for football fans, as the most important European football leagues schedule key matches. On Friday, only three such games will take place, but their outcome will have an important impact on the race for flagship continental competitions. In the German, English and French first leagues, Liverpool, Lyon and Leverkusen try to take advantage of weaker and unmotivated opponents.
Liverpool and Huddersfield Play a Lopsided Game
This match looks like a classic battle between David and Goliath, with Liverpool being overwhelming favorites against the relegated team. Huddersfield have lost any chance to survive another season in the English Premier League, more than two months ago. Under these circumstances, the tiny odds of 1/10 offered by bet365 Sports on Liverpool to prevail are fully justified. The visitors will risk anything trying to cause the greatest upset of this season, but the odds of them prevailing at Anfield exceed 20/1.
Lyon face Former Rival in Bordeaux
Lyon play another match on the road and this time they take on a team that used to cause them plenty of headaches. This time around, Bordeaux are comfortably sitting 10 points above the relegation line with only a few rounds left. They lack the motivation to play at 100%, knowing that whatever happens, they can’t win or lose anything. Several players are battling long-term injuries, which will only reduce the odds of the hosts winning. A victory for Lyon is priced at 9/10 by 888 Sport, while the draw gets 13/10.
Last chance for Leverkusen at the Champions League
Leverkusen can still salvage what looks like a mediocre season if they win the remaining Bundesliga games in May. For the time being, they should throw everything they’ve got at Augsburg, since nothing short of three points on the road can help them. They trail the leading pack and the most realistic scenario is to secure in extremis a Europa League berth. Even this looks like a bridge too far, but the first step can be made with a victory on Friday at 7:30 PM UK time. Leverkusen get odds of 4/5 at Winner Sports, and those who are willing to side with the hosts will be paid at 16/5 if Augsburg claim victory.