Friday Brings Matches in All Major European Football LeaguesPublished September 20, 2019 by Florin P
Punters gear up for the weekend with highly-contested games in all the important football championships in Europe.
A busy football week is about to come to an end, with top European championships wrapping things up after Champions League and Europa League matches. Games are scheduled in England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain among teams that hope for a European league berth. Some of these squads involved are competing for the same objectives, which only adds to the intensity of these games.
Bournemouth and Southampton Seek Consecutive Wins
Bournemouth were able to win their first game against Everton and are now hoping for back-to-back victories when they travel to Southampton. The hosts are in a similar situation, after securing a narrow margin victory last round against Sheffield United. They are finally at full strength and play their best game, with the emphasis on preventing opponents from scoring. Playing in front of their fans has its perks and Southampton are priced at 11/10 by 888 Sport to win compared to odds of 5/24 Bournemouth.
Nantes Aim for First Place in Home Match with Strasbourg
Nantes have returned to the podium of the Ligue 1 after essentially doing the same things they did last season, but with greater success. They have scored and allowed few goals and now they are hoping for another narrow margin victory over Strasbourg. The hosts are in awful form and still search for the first victory the season, after a disappointing overtime defeat against PSG. They play against a disciplined team who is given odds 11/5 of by bet365 Sports compared to the odds of 3/2 on Strasbourg to win.
Schalke04 Seek to Extend Dominant Run over Mainz
Schalke04 were able to recover quickly after conceding the early goal in the match against Paderborn. They would gladly welcome another high-scoring victory against Mainz, a team with similar defensive problems. The hosts have the advantage in the head to head record with 10 victories in 14 home games and are clearly the favorites to extend the streak. Punters can expect odds of 3/4 at Winner Sports on the home side and spectacular value of 4/1 if they take a leap of faith with the visiting team.
Cagliari and Genoa Fight for a Spot in the Top Half
A tense match is scheduled at 7:45 PM UK time in the Italian first division, between Cagliari and Genoa. These teams have managed to avoid the motions of relegation is for a long time and their goal is to finish in the first half of the standings. A victory on Friday night will help them achieve this goal and a win for either team is priced at 8/5, while a highly likely withdraw benefits from odds of 5/2.
Osasuna Try to Stay Invincible in La Liga
Osasuna have returned to the elite of Spanish football and they plan on staying here for a long time. For the time being, they can extend the invincible run of three games against a team that was already defeated twice. Real Betis are only slight underdogs at 2/1 in spite of playing on the road and that’s because of their superior experience in La Liga. Intertops Sportsbook credits the hosts with the first chance and odds of 7/5, while pricing a draw that would satisfy both sides of 23/10.