Football Fans warm up for the Weekend with Matches from Top LeaguesPublished April 23, 2021 by Florin P
The battle to avoid relegation heats up in the German and Dutch first leagues, where each match can make the difference between survival and relegation.
Domestic football leagues have scheduled a multitude of games midweek and the weekend promises to be just as exciting. Friday starts a bit slow, with the teams playing on this day being mostly concerned about achieving less ambitious goals. The battle for relegation is underway, with German and Dutch teams being on the precipice of disaster. Meanwhile, in the French and English first divisions, teams struggling at the middle of the standings hope to salvage their seasons and qualify for the Europa League.
Everton and Arsenal Play a Last-Chance Match
Everton and Arsenal were unable to claim more than a point last weekend and this hurt their chances of playing in a European competition next season. This is literally the last opportunity for Arsenal to pick up the necessary points to keep the dream alive. Home pitch advantage and playing against a team that struggles offensively should help them achieve this goal. bet365 Sports offers odds of 9/10 on Arsenal to win and 3/1 on Everton to pick up the first victory in six matches.
Marseille’s Europa League Dreams are on the Line
Marseille managed to offset an early disadvantage against Lorient to win a home game last weekend. They will need to perform just as well on the road when they take on Reims. The hosts haven’t lost in the last nine Ligue 1 games but most of these matches ended in draws. If Marseille win on the road, punters who bet on their success will be paid at 11/10 by bet365 Sports. Reims lack the motivation to throw everything they’ve got at the visitors, so the odds on them to win currently stand at 13/5.
Koln Need another Miracle against Augsburg
Koln ended any dreams that Leipzig might have had of winning the trophy this season. The victory claimed at the beginning of the week also keeps them in the race to avoid relegation. They are still in the dangerous zone, with two points behind Mainz and two matches less to play. Their chances are slim but they will do everything in their power to defeat Augsburg. The visitors will be more than happy with one point in a match where 888 Sport offers identical odds of 17/10 on either team to win.
Willem II Banks on Home Pitch Advantage over Waalwijk
Willem II and Waalwijk are hovering above the relegation zone in the Dutch first division. The visitors can feel slightly better because they have a four-point advantage over the team struggling in the dangerous zone. That’s why they will play defensively in this match and hope to get away with a single point. The hosts can’t afford to play it safe and will come out firing on all cylinders. 888 Sport offers odds of 9/10 on the home side to pick up the much-needed three points, while pricing an away victory at 3/1.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Wednesday, April 21 at 6 A.M. UK time.