Domestic Cups Give Way to European Football Leagues on FridayPublished January 17, 2020 by Florin P
M’Gladbach and Getafe play on the road in the Bundesliga and La Liga against highly motivated teams with strong home records.
Throughout the week, domestic Cup matches have involved most of the top teams from the major European football leagues. Now they return to their championships, in a bid for trophies, Champions League and Europa League places. The most exciting games scheduled for Friday night involve Spanish, German and English teams, with the hosts having only a narrow advantage.
Leganes and Getafe Play the Perfect Coin Flip Game
Leganes used to be a strong team when playing in front of its fans, but 2019 was a rather disappointing year for them. They are still struggling to put some distance between them and the teams struggling in the relegation area. Home pitch advantage against Getafe should help them pick up at least one point, as the visitors are not the best traveling team.
Leganes has scored and allowed more games this season than last year and this doesn’t bode well ahead of this fixture. That’s because Getafe are also offensive-minded and will not settle for a draw in the match scheduled for 8 PM UK time. 888 Sport offers identical odds of 19/10 on either team to win and perhaps surprisingly, the same value for the match to end undecided.
Schalke and M’Gladbach Meet in Unpredictable Match
Schalke and M’Gladbach are separated by just five points and the gap could get even narrower after this match. That’s because Schalke play at home and so far this season, they have lost a single match in nine fixtures. Some injury concerns and a few players suspended will complicate their mission in the match that will start at 7:30 PM UK time.
M’Gladbach lost the first place in the German Bundesliga but could reclaim temporary leadership with a victory on Friday. They are the best home team in the championship, but on the road were able to win just half of the eight matches played so far. Under these circumstances, it comes as no surprise that bet365 Sports offers the same odds of 17/10 on the two teams to walk away with all three points.
Fulham and Middlesbrough Recreate EPL Drama in the Championship
Fulham and Middlesbrough used to play some intense matches in the English Premier League. Now they are both playing in the Championship and only the former have a decent shot at promotion. Fulham has a solid home record this season and will try to improve it even further on Friday evening. They have scored plenty of goals in the first half and have a high percentage of scoring the opener.
Middlesbrough lost some key players at the beginning of the season and the results speak for themselves. The team is now struggling at the bottom of the Championship tables and is clear underdog in this match. Winner Sports offers odds of 9/10 on Fulham to prevail, while pricing an unlikely away victory at 7/2.