Favorites Play at Home on Disappointing Sunday Evening for Football FansPublished February 28, 2021 by Florin P
Real Madrid, Benfica and Everton are expected to shine as Sunday’s poor game offer has few games scheduled in the top European football leagues.
An action-packed weekend concludes in a rather disappointing fashion with only a few games scheduled in the top European leagues. Real Madrid play at home against Sociedad, while Benfica have home pitch advantage against Rio Ave. In the English Premier League, Everton try to double down on the recent win over Liverpool with an anticipated victory against struggling Southampton.
Winning Streaks on the line in Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad Match
Real Madrid won five games in a row, each time by the odd goal. The last four games were won without conceding and it is this kind of result that the team from the nation’s capital expects from Sunday. They will play at home but with no fans cheering from the stands, it won’t be as easy to defeat Real Sociedad. After a difficult match in the Champions League, Real Madrid will have to deal with fatigue, hence the odds of 4/5 at bet365 Sports. Real Sociedad won three consecutive games and won’t travel to Madrid to defend. If they manage to cause an upset on the road, those who bet on their victory will be paid at 3/1.
Struggling Benfica Welcomes its Favorite Opponents
Benfica have lost any chance to win the Portuguese championship this season. Their best hope for the remaining rounds is to secure a Champions League berth by finishing on the podium. The surge must start on Sunday when they play at home against Rio Ave. This is a team they defeated in the last nine matches and in spite of their recent struggles, should be able to beat again. The odds only stand at 2/5 with bet365 Sports, which makes perfect sense given the crushing head to head record. Rio Ave won the last match played on the road and scored three goals, which only makes the odds of 13/2 even more tempting.
Everton Seek First Consecutive Wins in Two Months
Everton took full advantage of Liverpool’s recent struggles to win the city derby last week. They played on the road but with no fans cheering at Anfield Road and they didn’t even have to leave town. Now they play at home and face a team that is struggling to win games regardless of venue. Southampton lost six of the last nine matches, including a four-game losing streak during which they conceded a bucket full of goals. 888 Sport offers surprisingly high odds of 11/10 on Everton and 12/5 on Southampton.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Wednesday, February 24 at 11 P.M. UK time.