Reigning Champions Play Early Weekend Matches on FridayPublished February 15, 2019 by Florin P
Juventus, Lyon and Bayern Munich play on Friday in anticipation of the first leg of next week’s Champions League 8th Finals.
The best teams from Europe’s strongest championships rarely play on Friday, a day usually reserved for lower tier clubs. This weekend is special because it sits in between important Champions League matches where these major clubs are actively involved. That’s why, punters will be happy to discover that strong teams such as Juventus, Lyon and Bayern Munich play on Friday against struggling opponents.
Lyon Welcomes Guingamp in Lopsided Match
Lyon players are anxiously waiting for the next week’s match against Barcelona but they have another obstacle to overcome this weekend. They play at home against Guingamp, the team sitting in the last place and in real danger of relegating at the end of the season. The hosts have three times more points already, which explains why 888 Sport regards him as huge favorites and offers odds of 3/10. If the visitors find the strength to cause a major upset, those who bet on their victory will be paid at 9/1.
David meets Goliath in the Italian Serie A
Frosinone travel to the most difficult stadium in the Italian first division as they prepared to take on Juventus. The only advantage the visitors have, is that their opponents are more concerned about the next week’s match against Atletico Madrid. Even so, only a miracle can save the visitors, so it comes as no surprise that punters only get odds of 3/20 on Juventus to win. Spectacular odds of 22/1 are offered by bet365 Sports to those punters bold enough as to back Frosinone on the road.
Bayern Doesn’t Need Home Pitch Advantage
In the other match starting at 7:30 PM UK time, Bayern Munich play on the road against local rivals, Augsburg. They won’t have the support of the fans, but even so, they are widely expected to win the match by a landslide. Winner Sports is happy to offer punters odds of 3/10 on the visitors to pick up all three points against the team sitting in the 15th place. They have won just two matches at home this season, so the otherwise high odds of 9/1 offered on their victory are fully justified.