Christmas Comes Early this Year for European Football FansPublished December 24, 2022 by Florin P
European football leagues resume briefly before Christmas, with the Scottish, Belgian, and Turkish first divisions returning this weekend.
The FIFA World Cup 2022 has ended, and Argentinian fans are still celebrating after the memorable accomplishment. European football fans shouldn’t be disappointed because action resumes on the old continent this week. The Scottish, Turkish, and Belgian first divisions are at the forefront of gaming action, and you can bet on all these games at 1xBet and bet365 sports.
Rangers and Celtic Seek back-to-back Wins this Week
Celtic was able to pick up all three points at home, in spite of fighting for 90 minutes against the lowly Livingston. They prevailed by the old goal, yet this is enough to keep them at the top of the standings and in pole position to win the Premiership. On Saturday, they are expected to double down on that victory and defeat St. Johnston at home, as the odds are as low as 1/10 at bet365 sports.
Rangers survived a late-game scare and prevailed at Aberdeen after scoring twice in overtime. This is not the kind of performance to inspire confidence, especially ahead of this match on the road. Ross County isn't the strongest Scottish team, but the visitors need to improve their game to win and stay within striking distance of Celtic. Punters who bet on their victory will be paid a 3/10 by the same bookmaker.
The Belgian Jupiler Pro Leagues Returns with Derbies
Gent and St Liege are separated by five points, yet these two teams are at the opposite end of the form. The hosts are firing on all cylinders and have an advantage in the head-to-head record, whereas the visitors struggle on all fronts. Under these circumstances, the odds of 13/20 offered by 1xBet on Gent make a lot of sense, and despite the tempting value of 4/1, St Liege is impossible to recommend.
Mechelen and Cercle Brugges play an equally balanced match and the rivalry between the two teams is huge. Despite the fact that they are nowhere near the podium, motivation is just as high, since the two teams try to avoid relegation at the end of the season. Home pitch advantage gives Mechelen a slight edge, and they haven’t lost in the last several matches. Under the circumstances, it makes sense to prefer the home side, especially with bet365 sports offering precisely the same odds of 17/10 on both teams.
Trabzon's and Fenerbahce’s Invincibility is on the Line
Trabzon and Fenerbahce ended the first half of the season in stellar form, having avoided defeat regardless of opponent. Their impeccable form will be put to the test on Saturday when they face each other in a perfectly balanced match. 1xBet offers identical odds of 17/10 on the two teams to pick up all points, with the draw priced at 2/1, an indicator of the balance nature of this match. Both teams have avoided defeat in the last six games and Fenerbahce won 5 consecutive friendly matches.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively, on Thursday, December 22 at 4 P.M. UK time.