High Expectations for Surging Underdogs on Friday EveningPublished February 26, 2021 by Florin P
Levante and Frankfurt go for consecutive victories after stopping Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich in their tracks last weekend.
Last weekend brought some unexpected results in the strongest European football leagues. Levante ended Atletico Madrid’s winning streak and caused their first defeat at home this season. Eintracht were just as successful against Bayern and claimed three valuable points in Frankfurt. Now they play some difficult games against offensive minded opponents and need to maintain the same level of play.
Levante Seek Back-to-Back Wins after Atletico Upset
Levante exceeded expectations last weekend to defeat the current leaders without conceding a goal. That was a remarkable performance for a team that usually played defensive football on the road. Now they have home pitch advantage, but without fans cheering for them from the stands this will matter less. They are credited with the second chance and odds of 21/10 by bet365 Sports against the in-form Bilbao. The visitors lost just once in the last 10 games and dominated the series, hence the lower odds of 13/10.
Frankfurt Can Extend Winning Streak against Bremen
After the terrific home win over the current leaders and reigning champions, Frankfurt will play on the road against Bremen. They are yet to lose a match in 2021 and have an exceptional record on the road. Under these circumstances, it comes as no surprise that in spite of lacking home pitch advantage they are favorites. bet365 Sports offers odds of 3/4 on the visitors to extend the invincible run, while Bremen are priced at 16/5. Their positive streak was shattered by Hoffenheim and now they are priced at 16/5.
Boavista Continues its Surge to Avoid Relegation
Boavista were in dire straits two week ago when they sat in the last place, deep inside the relegation zone. The surge began with a 2-2 draw against Porto and they doubled down on that exceptional result with a home win last weekend. They will need to play just as well to walk away with points from a game played on the road against Guimaraes. They have no injured or suspended players, so the odds of 3/1 offered by 888 Sport on their victory are worth considering. Meanwhile, the hosts are favorites and get odds of 9/10.
High Likelihood for Draw in Zwolle vs Heerenveen
Zwolle vs Heerenveen is a game that on paper should result in a scoring draw. These are the two teams that have finished the most games undecided the season and have unreliable backfires. Heerenveen is definitely the team in better form with two victories and two draws in the last five games. Playing on the road hasn’t been easy for them even against weaker opponents. The home side is also struggling to defend even sizable leads, so the odds of 12/5 offered by 888 Sport on a draw are simply irresistible.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Wednesday, February 24 at 11 P.M. UK time.