The beginning of the weekend belongs to the ambitious teams challenging the leaders after recording positive results seven days ago. Some of the most exciting matches take place in Spain, France and Germany, where Schalke, Marseille and Celta Vigo try to win consecutive matches. They have exceeded expectations last week and are well-positioned to extend the winning streak after 7:30 PM UK time.
Schalke Take on Newly Promoted Union Berlin
Union Berlin has just promoted to the Bundesliga and many pundits were expecting them to struggle to avoid relegation. The team from the nation’s capital is enjoying a good one and with 5 victories in 12 matches, it sits comfortably at the middle of the standings. On Friday at 7:30 PM UK time, they travel to Gelsenkirchen for a match against Schalke. The hosts are justly credited with the first chance after defeating Werder Bremen last week and punters get odds of 7/10 at bet365 Sports. Those bold enough to bet on the visiting team will be rewarded with odds of 4/1, while the draw is priced at 3/1.
Celta Vigo Play at Home against Valladolid
Celta Vigo used to be a force to be reckoned with in home matches, but this season, they are struggling to win games in front of their fans. A great opportunity presents itself on Friday evening when they welcome newly-promoted Valladolid. Celta has won the last match on the road against Villarreal which bolstered their confidence, but the three points were not enough to lift them above the relegation area. Now they are priced at 4/5 by 888 Sport to win the match, while the visitors get the underdog status and odds of 4/1. They will gladly settle for a draw and a bet on this outcome will trigger odds of 7/2.
Marseille Continues its Surge in Ligue 1
Olympic Marseille is the success story of the season in the French first division and the former champions now sit in second place. The odds of them overtaking PSG are slim to none, but the Southerners are simply trying to finish second to secure a Champions League berth. They are currently riding an impressive winning streak and they can extend it with a victory at home against Brest. Marseille lost a single match at home, while the visitors have prevailed just once on the road. This explains the odds of 1/2 offered by Winner Sports on a home side victory and the 6/1 value on Brest to cause an upset.