European Leagues Return on Friday after Euro 2020 Qualifiers BreakPublished October 18, 2019 by Florin P
PSG and Leverkusen resume their race in the Ligue 1 and the Bundesliga with matches on the road against Nice and Frankfurt.
The Euro 2020 qualifiers have concluded, but there is no rest for the top European teams this weekend. The action starts early, with Friday afternoon and evening matches and some of the top football clubs from the continent are scheduled to perform. PSG play on the road against Nice, but the reigning champions are expected to pick up easy points. Elsewhere, Frankfurt and Leverkusen play a highly anticipated match, while Granada and Osasuna meet again in the Spanish first division.
PSG are Expected to Pick Up Easy Points in Nice
PSG will travel to southern France for a match against Nice, a team that has returned to its winning ways recently. The reigning champions will have most of their players fit to play, yet there are a couple of notable exceptions. Mbappe is still unfit to play, but the Parisians will have Neymar and Cavani in the offensive to exercise constant pressure on the hosts. Punters can only expect odds of 1/2 on PSG at Bet365 Sports, while the hosts are priced at 6/1 by the same bookmaker.
Nice will have to field a defensive starting formation because taking too many chances upfront can prove disastrous against PSG. They were prevented from scoring for the first time in six games last round, but they didn’t have home pitch advantage. Now they can rely on the support of their fans and will count on their strikers to score after the break, just as they did in the previous matches.
Frankfurt and Leverkusen Play the Bundesliga Derby this Weekend
Frankfurt play at home against Leverkusen and if they pick up all three points they’ll tie their opponents for the fifth place in the German Bundesliga. The support of their fans has mattered greatly in the previous matches, as the team is still undefeated at Commerzbank Arena. They have conceded a lot of goals recently, which explains the odds of 2/1 offered by 888 Sport on a home win.
Leverkusen lost a single match the entire season, but suffered a stunning defeat in a friendly game last week. Some of their key players are still missing, but even so, punters get odds of 6/5 on them to prevail. We believe that a draw is the most likely outcome in this match, because of the high-stakes and pressure.
Newly Promoted Teams Lock Horns in La Liga
Granada and Osasuna have returned to La Liga and their objective is to avoid relegation this season. Granada is doing an excellent job and sits in fourth place with four victories and only two defeats. They have home pitch advantage, so they can add more valuable points when Osasuna come visiting. Winner Sports offers odds of 7/5 on the home side, but the visitors shouldn’t be underestimated. They have lost a single match this season, so the odds of 2/1 on a draw should be considered.