Leading Football Clubs Inch Closer to Trophies on Friday EveningPublished April 16, 2021 by Florin P
Current leaders and the runners-up try to make a decisive push for the trophy in the strongest European football leagues.
The race is on for trophies in domestic football leagues across Europe. Leaders and runners-up try to extend their lead, or close the gap separating them from their rivals. This Friday, some of the most exciting matches are scheduled in the English, Portuguese, French and German first divisions.
Everton and Tottenham Cling on to Fading Dreams
Everton are winless in the last five matches and have scored just twice over the span. Tottenham are also mired in a winless streak that culminated with the home defeat at the hands of Manchester United. They are way outside the places that would send them to the Europa League, so this match is critical. The draw is not an option so both teams will chase victory at any cost. bet365 Sports offers odds of 23/10 on Everton, while regarding Tottenham as narrow favorites with odds of 6/5.
Sporting Lisbon Travels to Desperate Farense
Sporting Lisbon are well on track to win the Portuguese first division, with a six-point advantage over Porto. Defeating struggling Farense shouldn’t be a problem even though the game is played on the road. Odds of 1/2 at bet365 Sports highlight the difference in quality between the teams. The home side is equally desperate to pick up all three points, as it struggles within the relegation zone. This is a match the visitors should win easily, which makes it a good choice for risk-averse punters.
Ligue 1 Trophy is Within the Reach of Lille
Lille have maintained their stellar track record in home games and performed just as well on the road. After the recent win over PSG, they have just established themselves as the main favorites to win the trophy. In the remaining rounds they need to claim as many points as possible and this includes this match against Montpellier. The hosts are priced at 3/5 by 888 Sport, while the visitors get massive odds of 5/1. They have less to fight for in the remaining rounds, but are known to be quite resilient on the road.
Leipzig Meets Hoffenheim in Must-Win Match
Leipzig are six points behind Bayern Munich after losing the head to head match two weeks ago. Even if they defeat Hoffenheim on the road, there is no guarantee they will close the gap separating them from the leaders. The odds of prevailing in the match scheduled for 7:30 PM UK time on Friday are 2/5 at 888 Sport. This has been a terrible season for the visitors who are currently struggling with a four-game winless run. Not surprisingly, they are priced at 7/1 by the same bookmaker.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Wednesday, April 14 at 9 A.M. UK time.