European Football Fans Gear up for Amazing Friday EveningPublished December 6, 2019 by Florin P
Early derbies rock European football on Friday, as runners-up face ambitious contenders chasing a European Cup berth.
Fridays are usually slow days as far as European football leagues are concerned, with the most exciting matches being scheduled on Saturday and Sunday. This weekend is special because after a week without Champions League and Europa League action, several derbies are scheduled on Friday. They rock all the important football leagues across the continent, providing punters with multiple betting opportunities.
Inter Milan needs Victory over AS Roma to Preserve Lead
Inter Milan is for the first time this season sitting in the first place in the Italian Serie A. They need all three points over AS Roma to stay there, as Juventus is expected to win the match scheduled 24 hours later. Home pitch advantage and excellent form should grant Inter Milan the first chance, over a poor traveling team. 888 Sport offers odds of 9/10 on the hosts to prevail while pricing a victory for the visitors at 3/1. Even though a draw doesn’t help either side, given the high-stakes, the match could end undecided and this outcome is priced at 27/10.
Atletico Madrid Travel to Villarreal to make Amends
Atletico Madrid have squandered an excellent opportunity of tying Barcelona for the lead after losing the home match last weekend. Now the two teams are separated by six points and the squad from the nation’s capital is even outside a Europa League placement. Picking up three points on the road at Villarreal won’t be easy, as their opponents have lost a single match at home this entire season. The head to head record slightly favors the visitors and so do the odds of 3/2 offered by bet365 Sports. Punters can also cash in on the odds of 21/10 for a home win and exactly the same value on the match to result in a draw.
Lille and Lyon are Favorites on Friday Evening
Only two games are scheduled on Friday afternoon and in both cases, we have a clear favorite to prevail. Lille have the best home record, as they are yet to lose a match in front of their fans and plan on keeping the streak alive. In the match against Brest they start with the first chance, as suggested by the odds of 1/2 offered by Intertops Sportsbook. The visitors will try to salvage a point and the odds on draw stand at 7/2.
Lyon didn’t perform much better at home this season and will play against a team that earned most of the points at home. They have played a difficult game mid-week against Lille and now they take on Nimes at 5:45 PM UK time. Winner Sports offers even odds on Lyon to prevail away from home, and 5/2 on the hosts, but the most tempting bet is the draw at 27/10.