Lille and Dortmund Try to End the Slide on Friday EveningPublished November 22, 2019 by Florin P
Following a strong season start, Lille and Dortmund find themselves sinking in the standings and must stop the bleeding of points.
The Euro 2020 qualifiers are finally over and European football fans can return to their favorite leagues. The action starts explosively on Friday evening when some of the best teams from France and Germany are scheduled to play. Both games will start at 7:30 PM UK time and they feature two teams that have recently fallen from grace. Lille and Dortmund are desperate to recuperate the points lost recently, and close the gap separating them from the reigning champions.
A Simple Formality for Dortmund
The perennial German runners up will have an easy task on Friday evening, as they play at home against Paderborn. Their opponents sit in the last place with just four points earned so far, so they shouldn’t stand a chance at the Signal Iduna Park. The visitors will field a single striker and desperately try to fend off the relentless attacks of the hosts. Punters who bet on them to prevail will enjoy odds of 13/1 at 888 Sport.
Dortmund have been fighting a war on several fronts and this cost them dearly, as they fell from the podium and currently sit in the fifth place. The distance separating them from the leaders consists of six points, but they are far more concerned about the three-point gap between them and Bayern. The reigning champions are the true competitors in the race for the Bundesliga trophy, but as the odds of 1/5 offered on their victory reflects, Dortmund should close in on Friday evening.
Lille Travel to Paris to Face the Champions
Lille are still invincible at home, but their recent results in front of the fans were disappointing. On the road, they are struggling heavily and the odds of leaving Paris undefeated are slim. Playing against the reigning champions is always a difficult task, especially when you don’t have home pitch advantage. Lille are still within striking distance of Olympic Marseille, but will need all three points to tie the runners-up.
PSG are almost at full strength, with only Neymar still nursing an injury, but the Parisians have plenty of offensive alternatives. They will come out firing on all cylinders, trying to take an early lead and further enhance the distance separating them from the pack. bet365 Sports only offers odds of 1/4 on PSG to prevail, while pricing an unlikely away win at 12/1.
Levante and Mallorca Keen on Splitting Points
Levante and Mallorca share the same objective for the season, as the two teams are simply trying to avoid relegation. Both sit above the dangerous line and they intend to stay there, so splitting points against direct competitors is always tempting. Levante should be more motivated to win since they play in front of their fans and they are slight favorites with odds of 9/10 at Winner Sports. Punters who trust the visitors to prevail will be paid at 3/1 if Mallorca picks up a rare victory away from home.