Favorites Play on the Road on Friday Across EuropePublished March 1, 2019 by Florin P
European football is back in the spotlight with March madness, as West Brom, Inter Milan, Dortmund and Girona try to confirm their favorite status on the road.
A relatively quiet football week has almost ended, with the weekend bringing the most exciting matches. On Friday, on the very first day of spring, some of the most important European football leagues resume and all the favorites play on the road. They face steep opposition and as a result, the odds are surprisingly high, which provides punters with excellent betting opportunities.
Dortmund Travels to Augsburg for Key Match
Dortmund still sit in the first position in the German Bundesliga, but their advantage has greatly diminished and they only have three points ahead of Bayern. This makes the outcome of the match against Augsburg particularly important and they can’t settle for a draw. 888 Sport offers odds of 7/10 on the leaders to prevail, even though they have lost or drawn the most recent matches. Home pitch advantage doesn’t benefit Augsburg too much, as the hosts are priced at 4/1 to win.
Inter Milan takes on Cagliari in Sardinia
Inter Milan have finally climbed on the third step of the podium, but in order to stay there, they need all three points in Sardinia. According to the odds of 4/5 offered by bet365 Sports on their victory, it looks like they have what it takes to prevail. The visitors have no injury concerns, but they have always had a hard time playing at Sardegna Arena, where nine matches have ended undecided. The odds on an inconclusive match are particularly tempting, with the bookmaker currently offering odds of 5/2.
Girona Seek Back-to-Back Away Victories
Girona have caused the biggest upset in the Spanish first division two weeks ago when they defeated Real Madrid. They will try to claim all three points once again when they travel to Rayo Vallecano, a team threatened by relegation. At the time of writing, the two football clubs get identical odds of 17/10 to prevail at Intertops. The odds for a draw only stand at 23/10, but that’s the consequence of these two teams playing very tight matches in the past.
Leeds and West Brom play the Championship Derby
Only two teams qualify directly to the Premier League, with Leeds currently sitting in second, tied with Sheffield United. If they are to remain there, they will have to defeat West Brom on Friday in a match that is scheduled to start the 7:45 PM UK time. The hosts are narrow favorites at Winner Sports, with odds of 13/10, but punters should consider a double chance wager on West Brom to win or draw at 7/10.