Precious Points up For Grabs on Friday Football Matches across EuropePublished March 15, 2019 by Florin P
Relegation-threatened teams scramble for points on Friday evening in matches that show a higher than average likelihood of ending in draws.
None of the teams chasing a trophy in major European football leagues are scheduled to play on Friday. The matches, however, are exciting because participating football clubs include a couple of big names that are in real danger of relegating. Punters can bet on the Spanish, French and German first division, as well as the Italian Serie A on these highly contested matches.
Monaco and Toulouse Play on the Road
At the bottom of Ligue 1, Monaco and Toulouse are fighting for precious points that can keep them afloat in the race to avoid relegation. Both play on the road and are narrow underdogs against Lille and Nice, with odds of 23/10, respectively 27/10 at 888 Sport. Monaco plays against a team that has dropped very few points at home and Lille currently sits in the second place with 57 points. Far more exciting for football fans promises to be the match between Toulouse and Nice, as these are teams playing offensive football regardless of venue. The likelihood of a draw here is also high and priced at 21/10.
Real Sociedad Try to Remain in the First Half of La Liga
Real Sociedad used to play in European tournaments, but this season, they would be happy to finish in the first half of the standings. Home pitch advantage in the match against Levante at 8 PM UK time should help them add three more points in this race. 888 Sport offers even odds on a home win, while pricing a surprise away victory at 3/1. The visitors have only 30 points and are barely above the relegation zone, so they would be more than happy with a draw in this fixture. The two teams splitting points is priced at 5/2.
Freiburg Play Difficult Match at M’Gladbach
M’Gladbach have finally returned to their winning ways after a terrible spell and hope to win back-to-back games for the first time in more than a month. They have home pitch advantage against Freiburg and that’s why Winner Sports credits them with the first chance and odds of 3/5. The only team favorite to win on the road on Friday is Fiorentina who play at Cagliari and are given odds of 13/10. The hosts are unlikely to give up without a fight, but with the specter of relegation looming, they will consider a draw.