Premier League and Bundesliga Giants Aim for a Champions League BerthPublished April 24, 2021 by Florin P
Wolfsburg, Dortmund, Leverkusen and Frankfurt resume the race for a Champions League berth on Saturday, as the Bundesliga season approaches its end.
Manchester City and Bayern Munich have officially been crowned champions in the English and German first divisions. What is left for the remaining rounds is determining the teams to secure a Champions League berth. On Saturday, some of these football clubs play games that could prove decisive in their quest of playing in the most important European championship.
Wet Ham and Chelsea Fight for the Podium
West Ham have exceeded expectations this season and are on the verge of qualifying for the Champions League for the first time. They are tied with Chelsea for the fourth place, with 55 points each and this match will be extremely important. Home pitch advantage won’t mean all that much because the game will be played without spectators. bet365 Sports offers odds of 37/10 on West Ham and credits Chelsea with the first chance and odds of 17/10 in spite of playing on the road.
Liverpool Keeps Champions League Dreams Alive
Liverpool has squandered opportunity after opportunity and is on the verge of missing out on the Champions League. Even if they defeat Newcastle at home, there is no guarantee that they will finish on one of the top fourth places. Victory over Newcastle looks more than likely and it is reflected by the odds of 3/10 offered by bet365 Sports. The visitors will play defensive football as they always do on the road, since their goal is to avoid relegation. An unlikely win for the visitors is priced at 9/1 by the same bookie.
Wolfsburg and Dortmund Chase 4th Spot in the Bundesliga
Wolfsburg and Dortmund are separated by five points and unless the latter find a way to win on the road, their Champions League hopes will be lost. They shown plenty of signs of weakness throughout the season, including in the most recent match played at home against Bremen. 888 Sport trusts them to win on the road in spite of playing against one of the strongest home teams. Those who bet on Dortmund will be paid at 11/10, while those who trust Wolfsburg will enjoy odds of 21/10.
Last Chance for Drifting Leverkusen on Saturday
Leverkusen are desperate to claim all three points against Frankfurt to keep their Champions League hopes alive. They have a huge gap to close and there’s no guarantee that a victory on Sunday afternoon will deliver the desired results. The fact that they are regarded as favorites and get odds of 13/10 at 888 Sport is slightly surprising. Frankfurt is the team in better form and with six victories on the road this season, odds of 27/10 are quite tempting.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Wednesday, April 21 at 6 A.M. UK time.