Inter, Lyon, Dortmund and Valencia Resume Title Chase on FridayPublished August 27, 2021 by Florin P
Lyon and Dortmund hope to return to their winning ways after poor starts, while Valencia and Inter try to capitalize on positive runs.
The race is back on in the most important European football leagues. Inter, Lyon, Dortmund and Valencia are scheduled to play on Friday afternoon and all of them will aim for three points. They start as big underdogs in their domestic leagues and can’t afford any mistakes against weaker opponents.
Inter Seeks Consecutive Wins in Serie A
Inter Milan had an impressive performance in friendly games and won the opening match in Serie A. playing on the road isn’t a big problem for a team that is used to compete at the highest level without the support of the fans. This time, they take on Verona, a team they dominated in recent years, so they justly start with the first chance. 888 Sport offers odds of 3/5 on the visitors to prevail, while those bold enough to bet on the underdog will benefit from odds of 4/1.
Alaves Takes on In-Form Valencia after Awful Start
Valencia scored twice this season and both goals were the result of penalty kicks. They were lucky to get away with four points in two matches and are entitled to hope for more against Alaves. Once again, they will home pitch advantage against the team that is notoriously bad in matches played on the road. 888 Sport credits them with the first chance and the odds are surprisingly high at 9/10. The visitors haven’t won on Mestalla since 2001, but if they break the ice, punters betting on them will be paid at 33/10.
Nantes Braces for Lyon Visit on Friday
Lyon has emerged as the biggest train wreck in French football, after failing to win in any of the last six games. The last match was particularly disappointing, as they allowed a two-goal advantage go down the drain against newly promoted Clermont. Playing on the road against Nantes is going to be even more difficult, as the home side is known as a fortress when having the support of the fans. There is little value in the odds of 3/4 offered by bet365 Sports on the visitors, but 3/1 on Nantes to win is pure value.
Dortmund Hopes for Rebound vs Hoffenheim after Freiburg Defeat
Dortmund can’t be happy with a single victory after two games, not to mention the Super Cup defeat against archrivals Bayern. They hope to rebound against Hoffenheim, a team that has caused them plenty of problems in the past. Dortmund hasn’t won against this team at home since 2017, yet they are credited with the first chance and odds of 2/5 by bet365 Sports. An upset win for the visitors is priced at 6/1 by the same bookmaker and we absolutely love the odds.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Wednesday, August 25 at 4 P.M. UK time.