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Relegation Threatened Teams Meet in Friday MatchesPublished October 5, 2018 by Florin P
European football action starts on Friday evening with teams that struggle in the lower halves of the tables.
Football season continues this weekend with matches scheduled across the major European football leagues on Friday evening. In the Premier League, Ligue 1, La Liga and Serie A, the results of Friday matches can weigh in the final standings. bet365 Sports and 888 Sport cover these games and provide punters with the opportunity of betting on the outright winners, as well as the special markets available.
The Basques Meet in an Evening Derby
At 8 PM UK time, Real Sociedad and Athletic Bilbao meet in a game that could propel the winning team into the first half of the standings. Both squads are underperforming so far this season and there’s a lot of pressure on footballers and managers alike. Athletic has home pitch advantage and a slight advantage in the head to head matches, but recent results leave a lot to be desired. That’s why, punters can expect odds as high as 6/5 at bet365 Sports on their victory, while a bet on the visitors is priced at 5/2. The hosts have finished four of the last five matches undecided, so it’s worth considering the odds of 23/10 on a draw.
Wolfsburg and Werder Continue the Hot Streak
Wolfsburg and Werder have exceeded expectations in the first matches of the Bundesliga and both are within striking distance of the podium. Werder Bremen could temporarily tie Dortmund for the lead if they defeat Wolfsburg on Friday evening, in the match scheduled at 7:30 PM UK time. They are favorites to do it, as reflected by the odds of 11/10 offered by 888 Sport, as they haven’t lost a single match at home so far. The visitors are also invincible on the road, so the odds of 18/5 are also tempting. Wolfsburg have split points in many of the recent games, and the odds stand at 5/2 on them to do it again.
Frosinone Seek First Points on the Road
The newly promoted team has the worst record in the matches played away from home. In three games played so far they were unable to score a single goal and lost all three matches. Recent results were particularly disappointing and as they travel to Turin, they prepare for a 90 minute siege. The hosts have no injury concerns and are desperate to improve their home record, so they will throw everything they’ve got at the visitors. We only get odds of 2/5 at Intertops Sports on the home side to win, whereas a surprise caused by an away victory is priced at 8/1.
Pressure Mounting for Brighton and West Ham
Brighton and West Ham have finally managed to claw their way out of the relegation area, but there are still just a few points above the line. That’s why this match is particularly important and no team can afford to lose the game. A draw would satisfy both squads and punters who are willing to bet on this outcome can expect odds of 16/5 at Winner Sports. Both teams get the same odds of 17/10 on their victory, and punters who bet on at least three goals to be scored can expect even odds.
Injury Ridden Nice Travel to Toulouse
Toulouse have narrowly avoided relegation last season, but this year they look like they have little to worry about the prospect of playing in the lower division next year. So far, everything is going their way and the team sits in the seventh place, with a comfortable advantage. The hosts can further expand the gap if they defeat Nice on Friday at 7:45 PM UK time, at odds of 13/10. The visitors come to town without seven key players, but those who bet on their victory can expect odds of 16/5 at Bet365 Sports.