Scottish and Belgian Champions Play on Sunday AfternoonPublished August 9, 2020 by Florin P
The Scottish Premier League and the Belgian Jupiler League return with the best teams in the spotlight on Sunday.
It’s been a while since Scottish and Belgian football fans had the chance of watching their favorite teams perform live. As the two leagues resume, the most exciting matches of the week are scheduled for Sunday afternoon when past and present champions are scheduled to play. Rangers and Celtic are expected to pick up easy points, in the Scottish Premier League while in Belgium, Genk and Gent are slight favorites.
St Mirren Braces for 90 Minute Siege against Rangers
Traveling to the nation’s capital has never been easy for St. Mirren and they once again brace for a 90 minute siege against Rangers. The visitors will defend for all lines and hope to survive the onslaught, with bet365 Sports offering odds of 16/1 on them to cause a shocking upset. Meanwhile, the hosts are counting on an easy victory as reflected by the odds of 3/20 in front of a limited number of spectators. Punters can boost the odds by betting on the home side to cover the spread, as they dominated the direct matches.
Celtic Starts as Huge Favorite at Kilmarnock
Playing on the road doesn’t scare Celtic, especially when the match is played against Kilmarnock. The home side will put up a fierce fight as it usually does when playing against the best teams in the Premier League. Having said this, they play against a team at full strength and past performance suggests that they are clear underdogs. Punters who bet on the visitors will be paid at 1/4 , while enjoying odds as high as 11/1 at bet365 Sports. An unlikely draw is also generously priced at 9/2.
Gent Play First Match on the Road in the Jupiler League
Gent will have to travel to St. Truiden for the first match of the Jupiler League and they are entitled to be optimistic. They were very successful against this opponent in past official matches and according to the odds of 13/20, they should prevail once again. 888 Sport also makes a tempting proposition to the home side fans, by offering odds of 7/2 on them to kickstart the season with a victory. A draw can’t be ruled out either, especially with these teams being known for scoring few goals in head to head matches.
Tough Mission for Travelling Genk at Waregem
Genk’s chances of picking up victory in the first match of the season look like a coin flip against the likes of Waregem. The home side is famous for defending frantically when playing against better teams and they will gladly settle for a draw on Sunday afternoon. The match is scheduled to begin at 3 PM UK time and if the hosts prevail, those who bet on their victory will be paid at 5/2. Backing the visiting team is the safer option, but punters can’t expect odds in excess of 1/1 if they choose to walk down this path.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, August 5 at 4 pm UK time.