Marseille and Liverpool Play Key Road Matches on FridayPublished April 5, 2019 by Florin P
The English Premier League and the French Ligue 1 start the weekend with two matches that could decide the fortunes of Liverpool and Marseille.
The Champions League and Europa League are scheduled to resume next week, but only a few teams are still involved. Meanwhile, domestic championships are in full swing and time is quickly running out for teams chasing ambitious goals. Some try to win the trophy, others would gladly settle for a place that grants the presence in one of the flagship European tournament. At the opposite end of the spectrum, some teams are simply trying to stay afloat and avoid relegation.
Liverpool and Southampton Chase Ambitious Goals
Liverpool doesn’t have home pitch advantage on Friday evening in the match played at 8 PM UK time against Southampton. Playing on the road isn’t a big problem for the current leaders, who have won the vast majority of the away matches. They are however playing against a highly motivated team that can’t afford to drop any points in the remaining matches. 888sport credits the visitors with the first chance and odds of 1/2 which is decent value given the fact that they have a squad at full strength.
Southampton are just three points above the relegation area and the team is hard-pressed to win home matches in the remaining rounds. In this particular game however, they would be more than happy to split points, as this would allow them to consolidate their position. The hosts struggle offensively, scoring few goals regardless of venue and they will embrace a defensive stance against Liverpool. If they manage to cause a massive upset on the first day of the weekend, punters who bet on them will be paid at 7/1.
Marseille’s European Dreams are on the Line Tonight
Marseille have dropped several places in the French Ligue 1 and this is largely the consequence of their performance on the road. On Friday evening at 7:45 PM UK time they will be playing away from home against the rivals from Bordeaux. Thauvin is their most prolific striker and he will spearhead the offensive, in a match where splitting points is not an option. We currently get odds of 7/5 on Marseille to win at bet365, while those who bet on the host will be paid at odds of 21/10.