Champions League Dreams are Reignited in the Few Sunday GamesPublished May 2, 2021 by Florin P
Sevilla chase another Champions League presence next season with a win over Athletic Bilbao, while West Ham has the same objective in the Premier League.
This Sunday is a surprisingly slow day for football fans, with only a handful of games scheduled continent wide. These are still meaningful games for the teams involved, as they can determine the winners, as well as the relegated teams.
Sevilla takes on Athletic Bilbao in its Champions League Quest
Sevilla is in superb form and well-positioned to secure another Champions League berth at the end of the season. What they need is victory over Athletic Bilbao, a team struggling to win back-to-back games. Home pitch advantage and the fact that they don’t have any players injured or suspended should help Sevilla in their quest. There are undefeated in the last nine games, so the odds of 7/10 are fully justified. By comparison, Bilbao won just once in the last nine games and are priced at 4/1 on Sunday afternoon.
FCSB and CFR Cluj Play for the Romanian Championship Trophy
FCSB and CFR Cluj suffered major setbacks last week but still have a comfortable advantage over the pack. They are separated by a single point, so the winner of this match is likely to run away with the trophy this year. Games between the two teams have always been tight and they split points over the last decade. bet365 Sports offers identical odds of 17/10 on each team to win, but the draw can’t be ruled out and odds of 2/1 are quite tempting.
West Ham Try to Return to their Winning Ways against Burnley
West Ham suffered back-to-back defeats against Newcastle and Chelsea but can still hope to play in the Champions League next season. They can’t afford any mistakes in the match against Burnley, one where they start with the first chance and odds of 11/10. bet365 Sports prices a home win at 23/10, which is unlikely given the hosts’ disappointing performances in recent weeks. They would be perfectly happy with a draw and that’s the result Burnley will be gunning for on Sunday afternoon.
Surging Torino Try to Lift Themselves above the Relegation Line
Torino found a way to earn 10 points in less than a month and finally left the relegation zone. They only have the goal advantage over Benevento and Cagliari, so they are definitely not out of the woods yet. They can improve their position by defeating Parma at home, a team that is already relegated to the second division. 888 Sport expects the host to prevail and only offers odds of 3/5 on their victory, while pricing an away win at 5/1.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Tuesday, April 27 at 10 P.M. UK time.