Only a few matches are scheduled for Friday evening across some of the biggest European competitions, but they bring the best teams into the spotlight. In the Premier League, Liverpool try to consolidate their position at the top of the tables by defeating Wolverhampton. Meanwhile, the top teams in the German Bundesliga meet in a match that can determine the configuration of the podium before the winter break.
Borussia Dortmund and M’gladbach Play a German Classic
The most anticipated match in the German first division doesn’t involve Bayern Munich for the first time in many years. That’s because Dortmund and M’gladbach are the two teams that currently occupy the first two steps on the podium. Dortmund have home pitch advantage and a nearly flawless track record, which explains their favorite status with bet365 Sports. Punters get odds of 3/5 at Intertops if they back the home side to prevail, in spite of Dortmund suffering a stunning defeat midweek against Düsseldorf.
By comparison, those who are willing to take a leap of faith with the visitors can expect odds as high as 9/2. That’s mostly because Borussia M’gladbach are perfect at home but they struggle to win games on the road. They were able to strengthen their position on Tuesday, when they picked up three more points against Nuremberg and have no injury concerns ahead of the match scheduled at 7:30 PM UK time.
Liverpool Play on the Road against Wolverhampton
Liverpool has a single point advantage over Manchester City and can’t afford any false steps on Friday evening. They travel to Wolverhampton to play against the local teams at 8 PM UK time and 888 Sport credits them with the first chance. In spite of not having home pitch advantage, the Champions League finalists only get odds of 3/5 to prevail and extend their lead at the top of the English Premier League.
Wolverhampton are a newly promoted team but they don’t play like a squad threatened by the specter of relegation. Their home record is nothing short of impressive as they have won four out of nine matches and were defeated just three times. Under these circumstances, the excellent odds of 5/1 offered by Winner Sports on the hosts to cause the first upset of the weekend are worth considering.