European Football Clubs Tempted to Settle for Draws on FridayPublished April 30, 2021 by Florin P
Friday brings complacent teams into the spotlight in matches that have a high likelihood to end in low scoring draws.
The Champions League and Europa League semifinals stole the show this week, but domestic leagues continue unabated. Friday is all about highly contested games that can easily result in the points being split. This provides punters with unique opportunities to bet on high paying draws.
Antwerp and Genk Seek Champions League Berth
Antwerp and Genk have no chance whatsoever of winning the championship, because Club Brugge is just too far away. The two teams fight for an equally important prize, as they hope to finish second and play in the Champions League. This is the first match of the playoffs and the two teams are separated by just two points, so there’s no room for error. Each team won once in the last two games, but the previous four ended undecided. A draw is likely in this match and bet365 Sports offers odds of 8/5 on this result.
In-Form Leicester Travel to Complacent Southampton
Leicester have had a busy schedule recently, playing in the Premier League, as well as EFL. They return to domestic action with a game played on the road against Southampton. The hosts will field a defensive starting formation, as they have very little to fight for in the remaining rounds. They are nine points ahead of Fulham and will gladly settle for one point in this match where they start as underdogs. bet365 Sports has the hosts priced at 21/10, while offering 11/10 on the visitors who are in much better form.
Celta Vigo and Levante Can Settle for a Draw
Celta Vigo and Levante comfortably sit at the middle of the standings, with no clear objective for the remaining rounds. A draw wouldn’t help them too much, but it wouldn’t affect them either and fatigue is starting to creep in. Home pitch advantage is irrelevant since there are no fans cheering from the stands, so this will be a low energy game all around. 888 Sport offers tempting odds of 5/2 on the draw, while crediting Celta Vigo with the first chance in spite of their dubious form.
Marseille Try to Capitalize on Strasbourg’s Misery
Marseille are a team in stellar form but the only objective within reach is a Europa League qualifier. This is still something worth fighting for and since they take on Strasbourg, they are well-positioned to pick up the necessary points. Home pitch advantage should also help the team that won three out of four games. They scored three goals in each of the last three matches and will likely convert the odds of 9/10 offered by 888 Sport. The visitors are winless in three rounds and are priced at 3/1 by the same bookie.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Wednesday, April 27 at 10 P.M. UK time.