German Football Extends Busy Week with Friday GamesPublished May 29, 2020 by Florin P
The German Bundesliga brings Leverkusen back into the spotlight on Friday, as the in-form team chases a Champions League spot.
This was an amazing week for the fans of German football, with matches scheduled from Monday to Sunday. Weekend action resumes with a single game, but perhaps the most important one that Bayern Leverkusen has played in a while. Elsewhere, Austrian and Danish football also returns into the spotlight, with Salzburg and Nordsjaelland expected to pick up easy victories.
Leverkusen Seeks to Extend Great Form on Friday
Leverkusen’s recent victory over M’gladbach has virtually buried their opponents, while breathing fresh life into Bayern’s sails. The team is once again in the race for a Champions League berth, as three teams compete for the two remaining places. Victory over Freiburg is needed to stand a chance at finishing on the podium and Leverkusen are in great form to secure it. Not having home pitch advantage shouldn’t be a problem since the match is played without spectators, hence the odds of 3/4 at bet365 Sports. The hosts have alternated strong and disappointing matches and they are justly priced at 7/2 to pick up three points.
Salzburg Plays OFB Cup Final on Neutral Grounds
Salzburg is on track to winning the trophy once again in the Austrian Bundesliga, in spite of having serious competition from LASK Linz. For the time being, the team is trying to add another trophy to its collection, the OFB Cup, as they play the final on Friday. At 7:45 PM UK time, the reigning champions will play against Lustenau in a match they start as overwhelming favorites. Punters only get 1/10 on the favorites to prevail, while the underdogs are priced at 14/1 by bet365 Sports. Betting on the hosts to lead at halftime and win the match, or to cover the -2.5 goals spread is a way of cashing in on bigger odds.
Danish Superliga Returns after Long Break
There hasn’t been much action in the Danish Superliga since March, but the matches resume on Friday. Nordsjaelland will play the opening game at 6 PM UK time against the lowly Silkeborg. The fact that they play on the road would normally reduce their chances, but the game is played without spectators. This will greatly diminish the advantage the hosts have in this fixture, which explains the odds of 3/5 offered by 888 Sport on the visiting team. Nordsjaelland can’t hope to win the trophy this season, but they are well-positioned to secure a Champions League spot, so they can’t afford any false steps in this match.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Wednesday, May 27 at 10 am UK time.