Major European Football Leagues Resume on Friday EveningPublished January 11, 2019 by Florin P
Lyon and Celta Vigo try to return to the top of French and Spanish football, while Leeds and Derby chase a Premier League spot.
Football season continues this weekend, with plenty of more games and the first three are scheduled for Friday evening. Matches are scheduled in the La Liga and Ligue 1 as well as the Championship, where some of the best local teams fight for promotion. Punters can bet on all these matches before kickoff as well as in real-time at bet365 Sports and 888 Sport.
Celta Vigo and Rayo Vallecano Try to Avoid Relegation
Rayo Vallecano have just joined the Spanish first division and they have every intention not to return to the second league at the end of the season. The first half of the year was rather disappointing, but 2019 started on a positive note as they were able to win on the road. Their performance against Valladolid left a lot to be desired, but what matters is that they have secured all three points. Now they have home pitch advantage, but bet365 Sports still offers identical odds on each team to win. Celta Vigo lost on Monday in a dramatic fashion at home against Athletic Bilbao and they continue to sink in the standings. There’s also a high likelihood for a draw and the bookmaker has excellent odds of 12/5 on the match to end undecided.
Lyon Start as Favorites against Reims
Lyon have had a busy start of 2019, as the team played in the French cup on Tuesday against Strasbourg. Once again, they have home pitch advantage against the newly promoted team, as they take on Reims on Friday at 7:45 PM UK time. During the regular season, they were able to pick up many points at home and can’t settle for a draw tonight. 888 Sport offers odds of 1/2 on the home side to prevail, after also winning 6 of the 10 matches played against his opponent. Reims are given odds of 6/1, while punters get an excellent value of 7/2 on the first draw to be recorded between these two teams.
Derby Takes on First Placed Leeds in the Championship
Leeds have a two-point advantage over Norwich and they could widen the gap if they defeat Derby on Friday. Home pitch advantage and an excellent track record during the season explain why the hosts only get odds of 17/20 at Intertops, while the visitors are priced at 33/10. They are the team with the fewest draws in the entire competition, so not surprisingly, punters get odds of 3/1 on an undecided game.