Outstanding European Football Returns with La Liga and the Premier League MatchesPublished June 19, 2020 by Florin P
The best European teams return into the spotlight as the Spanish La Liga and the English Premier League resume this weekend.
The Spanish La Liga resumed last week and this week it is time for Premier League matches to return into the spotlight. Exciting games are scheduled on Friday and Saturday in these flagship European football leagues. The teams chasing trophies, Champions League berths and also the squads trying to avoid relegation are scheduled to play this weekend.
Sevilla and Barcelona Play the First Derby
Sevilla and Barcelona will lock horns in the most anticipated match of the weekend, on Friday at 9 PM UK time. The reigning champions will play on the road, but they will do so on an empty stadium, so they are justly priced at 9/10. Sevilla caused plenty of headaches to Barcelona in the past, but they rely heavily on the support of the fans and will feel their absence. Punters willing to take a leap of faith with the hosts will enjoy odds of 3/1 at the same bookmaker, while the double chance wager is priced at even odds.
Villarreal Chases Third Straight Win
Villarreal won both matches since the Spanish first division resumed, each time by the odd goal. 1-0 victories are immensely satisfying for the Yellow Submarine and on Friday, they will aim for a similar outcome against Granada. The latter have home pitch advantage, but this is only a theoretical edge, as there will be no fans in the stands. The visitors are narrow favorites to prevail, with odds of 13/10, as opposed to 11/5 on Granada.
Norwich Play a Decisive Match on Friday
Norwich are in serious danger of relegating as they sit in the last place of the Premier League. If they lose once again against Southampton on Friday evening, they will surely relegate to the Championship. Over the years, they have earned most of the points in front of the fans and will try to pick up a victory on their stadium. The visitors are notoriously bad on the road, but they have performed better recently and have an edge in the head to head record. This explains the odds of 13/10 offered by bet365 Sports on their victory.
High Likelihood for a Draw in Arsenal’s Away Game
Arsenal has finished a single match undecided in the last 10 encounters, but overall, many of their games have resulted in draws. A confrontation with Brighton looks like the perfect opportunity for points to be split, as the hosts are also prone to draw games. They are mired in a long winless streak and since they only sit barely above the relegation line, wouldn’t be too upset with a draw. Arsenal are only slight favorites with odds of 7/5 at 888 Sport, whereas the hosts are priced at 2/1 by the same bookmaker.
Wolves and West Ham Chase Opposite Objectives
Wolves and West Ham are highly motivated ahead of this match, although they have entirely different objectives. Wolverhampton will try to secure a Champions League berth, whereas West Ham simply try to avoid relegation. Very few draws were recorded when these two teams met and this time the visitors are credited with the first chance and odds of 11/10. 888 Sport has surprisingly high odds of 5/2 on West Ham to cause an upset, identical to the odds offered on a rare draw between the two sides.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, June 18 at 2 pm UK time.