Home Pitch Advantage Expected to be Huge in Friday’s Football MatchesPublished November 5, 2021 by Florin P
Teams playing at home have an excellent chance to grab all three points in Friday matches, played in the top European football leagues.
Champions League and Europa League matches stole the show this week, but European football continues at the same high note this weekend. Exciting matches are scheduled starting on Friday evening, with home pitch advantage promising to be huge. The teams that play in front of the fans are all favorites to prevail, but the visitors are highly motivated teams that won’t go down without a fight.
Friday the 13th Curse Looming on Aston Villa
Aston Villa is currently mired in a four-game losing streak during which they conceded 12 games. An average of three goals allowed per game is too much ahead of the clash with Southampton. They also have an awful record on the road, with no victories recorded on Fridays in the last 13 matches. The hosts start with the first chance and odds of 11/10 offered by bet365 Sports, thanks to their superior backline.
Injury-Ridden Troyes Assaults Lens Fortress
Troyes are punching above their weight and are undefeated in the last three games despite facing stronger opponents. They won twice and are hoping for a similar result on the road against Lens, which is known as a strong home team. The visitors will be playing without seven players, including some key defenders, so they will be hard-pressed to keep a clean sheet. Lens are expected to prevail, with odds of 3/5.
Draw is Unlikely in Mainz and M’Gladbach Clash
Mainz and M’Gladbach are separated by two points, yet this tiny gap makes the difference between a spot eligible for Europa League and an outside place. Both teams will be aiming for a victory that will help them move up the standings and there are few reasons to expect a draw. In the last 14 head to head matches, there was a single draw and today 888 Sport offers identical odds of 8/5 on each team to prevail.
Empoli Poised for Early Lead against Genoa
Empoli and Genoa have one objective for the season and this is to avoid relegation at the end of the year. The former are better positioned after a string of positive results and they hope to improve their position in the tables after this match. This is a team known for scoring early, whereas the visitors haven’t scored first this entire season. 888 Sport offers even odds on Empoli to win and 9/10 for them to score first.
No Draw in 12 Athletic Bilbao vs Cadiz Matches
Cadiz are struggling in the relegation area, while Athletic Bilbao is within striking distance of the podium. They have twice as many points as the hosts and there are good reasons for them to be optimistic. Athletic lost just once this season while Cadiz have tasted victory once. The two teams met on 12 occasions and not even once was the draw recorded. Consider betting on Athletic at odds of 2/5 with bet365 Sports
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, November 4 at 8 A.M. UK time.