Home Pitch Advantage to Propel Favorites to Victory on SundayPublished September 29, 2019 by Florin P
Sevilla, Leicester, AC Milan, Napoli and Lazio welcome defensive-minded teams, while counting on the support of their fans to boost them to victory.
The Champions League group stage matches return next week, but there’s no time to rest for the best European teams. On Sunday, most of the top contenders play at home and will try to take advantage of this favorable context to close the gap separating them from the leaders.
In-Form Leicester Chases another Home Win
Leicester is one of the hottest teams in English football, with an excellent winning streak in the first weeks of the Premier League. They were only defeated by Manchester City and they went down after an amazing fight and didn’t concede more than one goal. Interesting enough, this is the same team that defeated them before the 20 game winning streak started a long time ago. At 4:30 PM UK time, they play against Newcastle, the only other team to beat them since mid-April. This time they are the big favorites, with odds of 1/2, while the visitors are priced at 6/1 by bet365 Sports.
Lazio and Napoli Shift into Aggressive Gear on Saturday
In the Italian Serie A, Inter Milan and Juventus continue their race for the trophy, but Lazio and Napoli are close behind. Both of them play on Sunday afternoon and are expected to close the gap by picking three points at home. Napoli take on Brescia in the first match of the day, followed by Lazio who try to break Genoa a few hours later. There are no injury concerns for the hosts, so they can field the best starting formation and throw everything they’ve got to secure victory.
Sevilla Try to Return to the Top of the Spanish La Liga
Sevilla fought valiantly against Real Madrid, but had to concede defeat by the odd goal and lost the first place in the Spanish La Liga. They can take advantage of their opponents’ difficult schedule and reclaim solitary lead if they defeat Real Sociedad. They are tied for second place with the Basques, who have performed surprisingly well on the road. 888 Sport offers odds of 3/4 on the home side, which represents decent value and punters should also consider a bet on Sevilla to have more corner kicks.
Marseille and Rennes Battle for a Place on the Podium
Marseille have lost a single match this season, but three of their games have ended undecided, so they trail PSG by three points. They could stay within striking distance if they defeat Rennes at the Stade Velodrome at 8 PM UK time. The visitors are no pushovers and so far, they have scored three goals while keeping clean sheets in all three games played on the road, to win two of them. Marseille fans will be happy to hear that the hosts have no missing players and they also have a superior head to head record.