Newly Promoted Teams Make their Debut on SundayPublished August 18, 2019 by Florin P
Sheffield United, Brest and Union Berlin have their mettle tested in difficult matches played in the English, French and German top flights.
Domestic cup matches rock this Sunday afternoon, yet three of the strongest European championships have a few games scheduled. Chelsea and Leicester City play the most anticipated match in the Premier League, while St. Etienne and Leipzig take on newly promoted teams in France and Germany.
Sheffield United Play Coin Flip Match against Crystal Palace
Chelsea welcomes Leicester after a disappointing performance against Manchester United last weekend. This time, they have home pitch advantage and will field a more offensive starting formation, so they are entitled to hope for a victory. 888 Sport trusts the Blues to prevail and only offers odds of 4/5, precisely half the value offered on the match to end undecided. Leicester looked toothless at home on Sunday against Wolverhampton, so the odds of 4/1 on them to win on the road are not surprising.
Sheffield United play their first match in the English Premier League after a long absence. They welcome Crystal Palace at 2 PM UK time and in spite of having home pitch advantage, they don’t have a clear edge. Each team gets identical odds of 17/10, with this match having a high likelihood for a draw. Neither team can afford to drop points in the first match of the season, so punters should take the odds of 21/10 offered by bet365 Sports seriously and consider the draw.
Brest Prepare for a 90 Minute Siege at St Etienne
St Etienne are known for being a pragmatic team and they have shown their composure last weekend when they won on the road against Dijon. Les Verts have scored two early goals and even though they conceded one from the penalty shot, were able to win. On Sunday at 2 PM UK time, they play in front of their fans against the newly promoted Brest and will have to take more chances upfront. The visitors were happy to take one point against Toulouse and will gladly settle for a draw again. Winner Sports offers odds of 3/1 on the match to end undecided, while pricing an away victory at 4/1.
Union Berlin Welcome Leipzig in their Bundesliga Debut
Union Berlin are making their Bundesliga debut and they will play the first match at home on Sunday at 5 PM UK time. The support of the fans has meant a lot last season, but this time they welcome Leipzig, which is a much better side. Under these circumstances, it is not surprising that Intertops Sportsbook regard the visitors as favorites, as reflected by the odds of 4/5. The newly-promoted team is priced at 7/2 while the chances for the match to result in a draw are estimated at odds of 3/1.