Relegation Threatened Teams Play on Friday against Surging OpponentsPublished November 6, 2020 by Florin P
Winless and struggling teams try to recuperate the ground lost in the first rounds and leave the relegation zone on Friday evening.
This shapes up to be a busy Friday for football fans, with matches scheduled across the continent in the most important European championships. Teams struggling at the bottom of the tables will try to pick up valuable points in their quest to avoid relegation.
Sassuolo Can Extend Invincible Run against Udinese
Sassuolo have exceeded expectations this season and are invincible after six games, a record that can be extended on Friday. They take on struggling Udinese and with home pitch advantage on their side, odds of 9/10 are quite appealing. The visitors lost five out of six games and are priced at 27/10 by bet365 Sports, with several key players injured or suspended.
Strasbourg Try to Capitalize on Marseille’s Fatigue
Strasbourg have lost another match last weekend and now sit in the second to last place with two victories and seven defeats. This is a concerning percentage and unless things improve quickly, they will likely face the threat of relegation a few months from now. Defeating Marseille isn’t an easy task, but the visitors have played a taxing game in the Champions League. Even so, they are slight favorites with odds of 3/2 as opposed to 18/10 on Strasbourg, while victory is valued as 23/10.
Rock-Bottom Burnley Takes on Struggling Brighton
Burnley are invincible this season and were only able to draw one match out of six, which sent them to the last place. Luckily for them, they play against Brighton, which is also struggling, after winning once in eight attempts. They do have home pitch advantage, but the match will be played without spectators, hence the odds of 17/20. Punters get odds of 33/10 if they bet on Burnley at bet365 Sports.
Surging Bremen Welcomes Winless Koln
Werder Bremen are invincible in the last five games and were only defeated once this season. This grants them the favorite status against Koln, a team still searching for its first victory of the year. 888 Sport is quite generous by offering odds of 13/10 on the home side, while pricing the visitors at 21/10. These teams have finished many games undecided and low-scoring draws are a theme for both of them.
Injury Ridden Mechelen Welcome Leading Charleroi
Mechelen managed to hold off Brugges last weekend in spite of missing key footballers and playing away from home. Now they welcome leading Charleroi in a match that will be played without spectators and they still have plenty of unavailable players. Under these circumstances, home pitch advantage doesn’t mean that much and 888 Sport offers odds of 18/10 on the host and 14/10 on the visiting team.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, November 5 at 7 am UK time.