Friday Evening Matches Usher in a New Weekend of European FootballPublished October 30, 2020 by Florin P
Wolverhampton and Marseille try to convert home pitch advantage into victory against the poor-travelling Crystal Palace and Lens.
European football fans have had a very exciting week, as both the Champions League and Europa League competitions continued. It is time for domestic football leagues to return into the spotlight and on Friday, there is a match scheduled in each of the top four championships.
Wolves and Crystal Palace Brace for a Low Scoring Match
Wolverhampton had to settle for one point in the match played against Newcastle at the end of some mediocre 90 minutes. Both goals were scored in the final minutes of the game and Wolves were rather ineffective up front, something that is expected for this match. The game against Crystal Palace starts at 8 PM UK time and bet365 Sports are slight favorites with odds of 9/10. In spite of their recent struggles, the hosts are the better team and will play against an opponent that struggles on the road. Taking a leap of faith with the visitors will translate into odds of 16/5, but Palace wins few games away from home.
Fatigue could hurt Marseille in the Match vs Lens
Marseille had a very difficult match midweek against Manchester City and only a few days to regain their strength for this clash. The match against Lens won’t be easy in spite of the visitors coming after a lopsided defeat at the hands of Lille. The hosts have several players injured or doubtful ahead of this match, whereas the visitors can field a competitive starting formation. Even so, it is the home side that has the first chance at odds of 7/10 at bet365 Sports as opposed to 37/10 on the visitors to prevail.
Stuttgart try to Extend Schalke’s Misery on Friday
Stuttgart have returned to the German first division and so far they play at a level that exceeds expectations. The fact that they start with the first chance and odds of 11/10 on the road against Schalke speaks volumes about their potential. Stuttgart lost a single match so far and even though they would settle for a draw will aim for victory if opportunity presents itself. Schalke are in terrible form and have lost four out of five matches, so in spite of playing at home, they are priced at 21/10 by 888 Sport.
The Specter of a Draw Looms Large Eibar vs Cadiz Match
The teams playing in the opening round of this weekend’s La Liga are the most exciting ones. Eibar and Cadiz play defensive football regardless of venue and are more concerned about keeping clean sheets than scoring goals. They have an average of less than one goal scored for game and this match also has the potential of turning into a low-scoring affair. The draw seems to be the most likely result, but punters who bet on the hosts will be paid at 13/10 by 888 Sport, while the visitors are priced at 5/2.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Tuesday, October 27 at 11 am UK time.