Relegation Matches Usher another Football Weekend on FridayPublished May 21, 2021 by Florin P
Toulouse and Grenoble try to return to the elite of French football on Friday as they play in the Ligue 1 relegation semifinals.
The most exciting matches of the week will take place on Saturday and Sunday. Friday is just a warm-up for the key matches that could determine the winners of major European football leagues. The battle to avoid relegation is just as intense and for those involved, it is an essential mission. Elsewhere, Barcelona and Boca Juniors try to advanced from the Copa Libertadores group stage.
Cadiz and Levante Celebrate another Season in La Liga
Cadiz and Levante had clear objectives for this season and they were supposed to avoid relegation. Now that they are in the safe zone, they can take this match lightly and simply play for the head to head record. Levante have home pitch advantage and enjoy odds of 7/10, but struggle with multiple absentees and lack motivation. Cadiz are not in a much better form and they are one of the weaker teams on the road, hence the odds of 33/10. The most exciting odds are offered by bet365 Sports on the draw, precisely 3/1.
Toulouse and Grenoble Fight for a Ligue 1 Spot
Toulouse and Grenoble will try to return to the first division after dominating the second league. They are well-positioned to achieve their goal, but have two more matches to win. The semifinals of the relegation stage, as this promotion race is known in France will pit them against each other. Toulouse are the better team and the fact that they have home pitch advantage explains their favorite status. Grenoble managed to win against Paris midweek and will try to build on that result to join the teams in the first league.
Boca Juniors take on Leading Barcelona in Copa Libertadores
Boca Juniors sit in the third-place and are in real danger of failing to advance the next stage of the competition. In order to improve their chances, they must defeat Barcelona in the match played at home. They have the better lineup, at least on paper and will try to push opponents into a corner. 888 Sport trust them to exercise constant pressure and emerge victorious, as reflected by the odds of 3/10. Barcelona and currently leads the group and with odds of 13/2, it is hard to ignore the possibility of a win.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Wednesday, May 19 at 6 A.M. UK time.