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Past and Reigning European Champions Play on the Road on FridayPublished September 28, 2018 by Florin P
Monaco and Bayern Munich play away from home against teams with enthusiastic supporters.
Only a few matches are scheduled for Friday evening, but they feature some of the most prominent European teams. Action begins with the Bundesliga match and continues with one game from Ligue 1. Two teams struggling in the second half of La Liga we wrap up the day and all these matches enjoy ample coverage at bet365 Sports and 888 Sport.
Bayern Munich Travels to Berlin to Face Hertha
The reigning champions in the current leaders will play on the road this Friday, against a team that has always caused them problems at home. Hertha Berlin has home pitch advantage this evening in the match that is scheduled to start at 7:30 PM UK time. The hosts are undefeated at home this season and sit in the fourth place, so they have high expectations ahead of this match. The last three matches between these two teams have all ended undecided, with an average of one goal scored per match by each squad.
Having said this, Intertops Sports only offers odds of 3/10 on Bayern Munich to win on the road. There is much better value in backing the hosts to cause a major upset on Friday, as the odds currently stand at 9/1. If the match between these two teams ends undecided once again, those who bet on this outcome will enjoy odds of 5/1. This is likely to be a match with many goals scored, so it’s worth considering a bet on the over 2.5 goals market.
Monaco Struggles to End the Slide
The 2016 champions have sold a couple of key players and results speak for themselves this season. They have sunk below the relegation line and they have only six points after seven matches. This is one of the worst seasons starts in their history and they are in dire need of picking up points on Friday. Unfortunately for them, they travel to St. Etienne and will face a team that is yet to lose a match at home. They won twice and finished one match undecided, so it’s no surprise that 888 Sport prices their victory at 13/10.
Monaco lost three matches already and just as many finished undecided, but have played better on the road. There’s decent value in the odds offered by bet365 Sports on a draw or an away victory in the 7:45 PM UK match, since both outcomes are priced at 23/10. A double chance wager on the visitors also makes sense given the high number of undecided matches between these two teams.
Rayo Vallecano Hunts First Home Win
Espanyol has once again started the season on a positive note and have put some distance between them and the teams in the relegation area. Their performance on the road still leaves a lot to be desired, but in home games, they have been absolutely impeccable. This time, they don’t have home pitch advantage and this is why they are not favorites against newly promoted Rayo Vallecano. Both teams are given odds of 17/10 to prevail at Winner Sports at the match starting at 22 pm UK time while a draw is priced at 23/10.
Rayo Vallecano are notorious for conceding a lot of goals and this season they have already allowed 12 in 5 matches. Against Espanyol they’re expected to field a more defensive starting formation, but they have several players missing from the backline. This should provide the visitors with a good opportunity to win.