Home Teams Brace for Tough Matches on Friday EveningPublished January 24, 2020 by Florin P
Dortmund start as clear favorites on Friday evening, but the other European teams playing today host tough opponents.
This was a busy week for European football teams and action continues unabated over the weekend. The most anticipated games are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, but there are four interesting matches scheduled on Friday evening. The home team is favorite in just one of them, with the visitors having a slight edge against struggling hosts.
Nice and Rennes Play a Match that is too close to Call
Nice continue to struggle on the road, but they are nothing short of impressive at home, where they have a winning record. The team from southern France has won three consecutive games in the Côte d’Azur city and is confident ahead of this fixture. Unfortunately for them, they take on an opponent that is also riding a hot winning streak of three games. Rennes have prevailed in the last three matches played away from home, each time by 1-0. Scoring against them will be difficult and this match has a good chance to result in a draw, which is priced at 21/10 by bet365 Sports. The odds on each team to win currently stand at 9/5.
AC Milan are Narrow Favorites at Brescia
AC Milan were far from impressive in the last match played at home against Udinese but eventually prevailed with a lot of luck. They will need to perform better on Friday at 7:45 PM UK time against Brescia if they are to pick up three more points. The hosts have shown a lot of resilience against Cagliari last week but had to settle for a draw at the end of an intense match. Now they are underdogs with odds of 7/2, while the visitors are credited with the first chance by 888 Sport and odds of 4/5.
Osasuna and Levante Chase Top Half Spot
Osasuna and Levante are separated by a single point, but a victory on Friday evening can lift either team to the top half of the standings. This is an exciting match, as the hosts are the team with the most draws this season, while the visitors have finished the fewest games undecided. Anything can happen and under these circumstances, the 9/10 odds on Osasuna to win aren’t really tempting. A double chance wager on Levante to win or draw is priced at even odds by Winner Sports, which makes them far more attractive.
Dortmund Break the Pattern as Home Favorites
Dortmund are expected to cruise to another victory on Friday, when they welcome Koln in the most lopsided match of the day. The hosts have recovered last weekend to secure an emphatic victory on the road and are rightfully favorites against the struggling team. Koln won just twice on the road and they play against the only undefeated home Bundesliga squad, so the odds of 9/1 are justified. Punters should expect values about 3/10 if they choose to bet on Dortmund to win.