Newly Promoted Teams Take the Stage in Friday Evening MatchesPublished December 11, 2020 by Florin P
Relegation threatened teams and newly promoted football clubs are scheduled to play on Friday evening in the strongest European championships.
Saturday and Sunday action belongs to the top European football clubs, but newly promoted teams take the spotlight on Friday. This evening, some of them will try to build on their strong performance, while others hope to turn the ship around after struggling to pick up points in the first rounds.
West Ham Seeks Rare Away Victory over Leeds
Leeds joined the English Premier League this season and took everyone by surprise with its strong start and abundance of goals scored. They recently cooled off and will host West Ham, in a match where bet365 Sports prices them with even odds. The visitors are better placed in the standings, but they won a single time away at Leeds in more than 20 matches. That’s why the odds of 5/2 offered on their triumph are fully justified, in spite of their strong performance this season.
Angers Hopes to Extend Amazing Run on the Road
Angers used to be a force to be reckoned with in home matches but on the road the team has traditionally struggled. This season they enjoy an excellent run, one that can be further improved in the match played against St. Etienne. The hosts are winless in the last 10 official matches, but still start with the first chance and odds of 7/5 at bet365 Sports. Meanwhile, the visitors get odds of 9/5 to continue their strong run.
Wolfsburg and Frankfurt Meet at the Opposite End of Form
Wolfsburg and Frankfurt are two teams at the opposite end of form, with Wolfsburg being invincible in the last nine matches, while Frankfurt are winless over the span. These are also the teams with the highest numbers of draws recorded, but this outcome doesn’t look very likely this evening. Instead, it is expected that Wolfsburg will win, as reflected by the odds of 11/10 at 888 Sport compared to 11/5 on Frankfurt.
Sassuolo and Benevento Try to Build on Excellent Season Start
Sassuolo and Benevento took everyone by surprise in recent weeks by denying better teams a chance to win. Sassuolo sits in the fifth place with a single defeat the season, hence the favorite status and the odds of 3/5 at 888 Sport. Benevento had to settle for draws in most of the recent matches, but they held Juventus to a scoreless draw, which explains the odds of 7/2 offered by the same bookmaker.
Osasuna and Valladolid Play a Frustrating Relegation Derby
Osasuna and Valladolid are struggling in the relegation area and both need a victory to lift themselves out of the dangerous zone. Valladolid is the team in slightly better form with a stronger performance at home, therefore justly favorites with odds of 13/10. Osasuna is winless in the last five matches and lost four of them, so the odds of 13/10 at 888 Sport are rather disappointing.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Tuesday, December 8 at 11 am UK time.