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High Likelihood for Draws in Friday Evening MatchesPublished April 12, 2019 by Florin P
French Ligue 1 and the German Bundesliga teams play tricky matches on Friday night, under the threat of relegation.
Only three football matches are scheduled in the top European leagues on Friday, but the six teams involved have plenty to fight for. Except for Lyon who are aiming for a Champions League placement, the other teams are more concerned about the prospect of relegation. While they are hoping for three points, all the teams involved would secretly settle for a draw and the corresponding point.
Lyon Chase is a Champions League Berth
A road match against Nantes is always a challenge, because the home side is great at defending in front of its fans. Lyon have a couple of players missing, and injuries are also a problem, not to mention the recent defensive problems. The team concedes plenty of goals, so the top priority is to strengthen the backline and prevent opponents from scoring. 888 Sport offers odds of 9/10 on the visitors to prevail, while pricing an unlikely home win at 3/1. The draw is a distinct possibility and we get odds of 3/1 on this outcome.
Unmotivated Leicester Welcomes Newcastle
Leicester sit in the seventh place with 47 points, with no chance whatsoever to play in Europa League next season. Home pitch advantage has helped them throughout the season, but ahead of this match, motivation is at an all-time low. They welcome Newcastle who will be fighting for every ball, since they are just seven points above the relegation line. The visitors have a poor percentage in the matches played away from home, but will gladly settle for a draw here. Punters get odds of 3/1 at bet365 on the match to end undecided, while a home win only benefit from odds of 3/4.
Schalke and Nurnberg Play Key Relegation Match
Schalke were on the verge of winning the first leg of the Champions League match against Manchester City before failing miserably. They are now just a few points above the relegation zone and are in dire need of points on the road against Nurnberg. The hosts are in a far worse situation, with 17 points in 28 matches and are desperate for a victory. Schalke have finished a lot of matches undecided on the road and if they do so again, punters who bet on this outcome will be paid at 11/5 by Intertops. The visitors are favorites to prevail at 13/10, while the struggling hosts get odds of 17/5 to win the 4th match this season.