Europa League Hopefuls Play Coin Flip Matches on SundayPublished December 8, 2019 by Florin P
The Italian and Spanish teams chasing a European League berth start as narrow favorites on the road against relegation threatened squads.
The top European football teams competing for trophies in the most important leagues have played on Friday and Saturday. Sunday matches are nonetheless exciting, because they involve some of the most promising teams in the race for a Champions League and Europa League berth. Sevilla and Sociedad try to improve their excellent away record, while AC Milan and Leicester rely on their strong defenses.
Sevilla Threaten the La Liga Leader
Sevilla will try to capitalize on Real Madrid and Barcelona’s recent struggles in the Spanish first division. They are just one point behind the leaders and even though they have played one match extra, they could take the temporary lead in La Liga. What they need is a victory on the road in the final match of the day against the newly promoted team of Osasuna. Odds of 6/5 offered by bet365 Sports are high, but justified by the fact that the team from Pamplona lost a single match at home this season.
Real Sociedad have the fewest draws in the Spanish top flight and they won’t settle for a point on Sunday either. They will go for outright victory over Valladolid and punters who trust them to succeed will be paid at 7/5 by 888 Sport. No other team in La Liga has conceded fewer goals than today’s hosts, so a double chance wager on the home side to win or draw is worth considering at 3/5.
Leicester Try to Extend the Winning Streak in the EPL
Leicester lost just two games this season, both of them on the road against Manchester United and Liverpool. They were defeated by the narrowest of margins and they currently enjoy a 7-game winning streak that could be extended on Sunday. They play on the road against Aston Villa, a newly promoted team that has frequently crumbled under pressure. In spite of Leicester’s excellent run, punters can still expect odds of 4/5 at Winner Sports, while the hosts get 31/10. Aston Villa would be more than happy with a draw and they have so far played much better in the first half.
AC Milan Faces its Favorite Opponents on Sunday
AC Milan will play on the road, which is a bit concerning given their poor performance in away matches. The good news is that they take on Bologna, a team they have defeated in nearly 80% of the matches, regardless of venue. Their opponents have recently earned three valuable points against Napoli and will try to build on that result. This match looks like the perfect coin flip, with both teams getting odds of 8/5 at Intertops Sportsbook, while a rather likely draw is priced at 5/2.