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Low-Profile Derbies Turn the Heat up On Friday in European FootballPublished November 9, 2018 by Florin P
In-form European football clubs meet on Friday evening in Serie A, La Liga, Ligue 1, Bundesliga and the English Championship.
Football fans have enjoyed an extraordinary week, full of Champions League and Europa League matches. It is time for them to turn their attention to the domestic championships which start on Friday and continue with Saturday and Sunday derbies. The teams playing on the first day of the week provide unique betting opportunities at bet365 Sports and 888 Sport. Local derbies and matches that involve in-form teams, as well as relegation-threatened football clubs are scheduled for Friday evening.
Lille Continue Their Unlikely Title Bid
A narrow margin defeat against PSG caused Lille to slip into third place, as they are tied with Montpellier with 25 points each. Now they have the chance to regain the solitary second place in the defeat Strasbourg on Friday in the match scheduled at 7:45 PM UK time. They have home pitch advantage and a flawless record in front of their fans, so the odds of 4/5 offered by bet365 Sports are fully justified. Meanwhile, the visitors are hoping for a repeat performance after they have defeated Lille in the French domestic cup. Risk-averse punters can take the odds of 1/1 on Strasbourg to win or draw on the road.
Levante and Real Sociedad Meet in Coin Flip Match
In the Spanish first division, Real Sociedad are trying to recapture their former glory after a rather disappointing season start. They play on the road against Levante in a match where both teams are given identical odds of 17/10 to prevail. Sociedad has a much better record in the matches played on the road, while still searching for the first win in front of their fans. Their opponents have defeated Real Madrid on the road and are undefeated in the last six matches so they are not to be underestimated. Those who place a bet on the match to end undecided can expect odds of 12/5 at 888 Sport.
Fiorentina Seeks First Victory on the Road
Except for the teams struggling in the relegation area, Fiorentina is the only football club in the Italian Serie A still winless on the road. They have the perfect opportunity to pick up three points on Friday evening as they travel to Frosinone. Winner Sports trusts them to end the winless streak and offers odds of 4/5 on them to prevail away from home. The hosts are trying to avoid relegation and a point against a much better team would be regarded as a triumph. They will gladly settle for a draw, so a double chance bet at even odds is worth considering. Frosinone is the second worst scoring team in the Italian first division and they play against a solid defensive team, so there’s a high likelihood for a low scoring match.
United is Favorite in The Derby of Sheffield
Sheffield United play against their city rivals on Friday evening in the match scheduled to start at 7:45 PM UK time. The two teams have a bitter rivalry and over the years they have split points almost evenly. Many games ended undecided and today it is the visitors who will be more than happy to split points against a team in better form. Sheffield Wednesday have lost the last four games and they will face a team with an excellent home record. Intertops only offers odds of 1/2 on the home side to prevail, while offering much better odds of 6/1 on the visitors to cause a major upset. Punters should also consider the possibility of backing Sheffield Wednesday with the cover off a +1.5 Asian handicap.