Borussia M’Gladbach and Freiburg Usher in the Bundesliga Weekend on FridayPublished June 5, 2020 by Florin P
M’Gladbach tries to win back-to-back games for the first time since the Bundesliga resumes in May and retake its place on the podium.
This weekend is rich in Bundesliga action, but a single match is scheduled for Friday in the German first division. Borussia M’Gladbach and Freiburg face each other once again, trying to close the gap separating them from the leading pack. In the second division, the battle heats up to avoid relegation, with mid-table teams locking horns in the evening. After a long break, Portuguese football returns with three games where the visitors are credited with the first chance.
M’Gladbach Start as Favorites Away at Freiburg
Borussia M’Gladbach are still on a place that makes them eligible for the Champions League, tied with Leverkusen for the fourth place. On Friday at 7:30 PM UK time, they play on the road against Freiburg and bet365 Sports offers odds of 3/4 on their victory. The visitors have plenty of injured or suspended players, whereas the hosts are at full strength and can field the best starting formation. Freiburg are in poor form, but the head to head record is dominated by the team having home pitch advantage. In spite of this crushing home record, the hosts get odds of 33/10 at the same bookmaker.
Mid-Table Teams Play for Survival in the 2 Bundesliga
The German second division is highly competitive the season, with strong teams trying to return to the first flight. At the middle of the standings, Bochum and St Pauli are more concerned about avoiding relegation, as they are barely above the danger zone. Bochum play at home on Friday evening and are narrow favorites with odds of 13/10, whereas the visitors are priced at 2/1. The match between Furth and Sandhausen is even more difficult to call as the hosts are priced at 3/2 and the visitors get odds of 17/10. Both games will be played without spectators and there is a high likelihood for a draw.
Portuguese Football Resumes on Friday Evening
Portuguese football returns with two matches, both played on Friday evening on stadiums empty of supporters. Braga take on Santa Clara at 8 PM UK time in a match they must win to retain any chance of playing in the Champions League next season. In the second match of the day, Belenenses travels to Aves, the last placed team in the Portuguese Primeira Liga. They are not the best traveling team, but given the weakness of their opponents, odds of 3/2 on the road are fully justified.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, June 4 at 10 am UK time.