Favorites Seek Valuable Points on the Road in Major Football LeaguesPublished March 20, 2021 by Florin P
Real Madrid and Sevilla play tough games on the road in their quest to close the gap separating them from leading Atletico Madrid.
The leaders have amassed a sizable lead in the top European football leagues. This puts a lot of pressure on the runners-up and the teams hovering outside the podium. Four of them will play on the road this Saturday and can settle for nothing short of victory to stay within striking distance of the leaders.
Marseille Seek 8th Consecutive Win over Nice
Marseille have had a hard time winning back-to-back games this season, but things could change on Saturday. Traveling a very short distance to Nice looks like the perfect opportunity to pick up all three points given their head to head record. Marseille won the last seven games against these opponents and with no key players missing or suspended, they should add the eighth victory. bet365 Sports offers odds of 7/5 on the visitors and slightly higher values of 9/5 on Nice to end the slump against their local rivals.
Sevilla goes for Back-to-Back Wins against Valladolid
Sevilla won the local derby against Betis to put an end to a frustrating winless streak. They will need to win more games in the weeks to come if they are to defend their Champions League placement. Winning on the road against Valladolid shouldn’t be terribly difficult, as reflected by the odds of 9/10. Sevilla were eliminated from the main European competition and can now focus exclusively on the La Liga mission. Home pitch advantage and decent form justify the odds of 33/10 offered by the bookie on a home win.
Celta Vigo Try to Cash in on Real Madrid’s Fatigue
Celta Vigo was never particularly successful in games played against Real Madrid. Their dubious form doesn’t recommend them for a win on Saturday in the match starting at 3:15 PM UK time. On the bright side, they have home pitch advantage and a starting formation with no absentees. By comparison, Real Madrid played a difficult match against Atalanta midweek and had only a few days to recover. Under these circumstances, odds of 3/4 on a victory on the road are below expectations and mildly disappointed.
Dortmund Visits Koln Aiming for Three Points
Victory over Koln is mandatory if Dortmund are to remain favorites for a Champions League berth. With no players picking up injuries in recent games and no suspensions either, the visitors are entitled to be optimistic. 888 Sport expects them to pick up all three points in spite of playing away from home and only offers odds of 9/20. Koln defeated them earlier this season and if they manage to pull off another upset, punters who trust them to prevail will enjoy odds of 6/1.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, March 16 at 3 P.M. UK time.