Scottish and French Teams Make the Final Push on FridayPublished May 10, 2019 by Florin P
The race for the Champions League and Europa League reaches its final phase on Friday in the Scottish Premier League and the French Ligue 1
Only two matches are scheduled in the top European divisions on Friday, but both of them are played at high stakes. In the second French league, the best and worst teams lock horns in matches that could decide who promote and who relegates. From a sports betting perspective, these games show a lot of promise, especially with none of the both teams happy with the draw.
Aberdeen Play a Decisive Match in the SPL
The Scottish Premier League has traditionally been a two-team affair, but in recent years Celtic has crushed his opponent. Aberdeen has played surprisingly well throughout the season, but the team is on the verge of missing the Europa League qualifiers. Tied with Kilmarnock but with a worse goal average, they are compelled to defeat Hearts on Friday at 7:45 PM UK time. They have a solid track record at Pittodrie Stadium and have no injuries, so the odds of 3/4 offered by bet365 Sports on them to win look promising.
St Etienne and Montpellier Chase European Glory
St. Etienne have worked wonders in the second half of the Ligue 1 and are on the verge of securing a Champions League berth. They trail Lyon by one point, and their rivals will play against Olympic Marseille on Sunday at the Velodrome. This provides St. Etienne with an excellent opportunity to leapfrog their opponents, as long as they can defeat Montpellier. The match starts at 7:45 PM UK time and 888 Sport offers odds of 3/4 on Les Verts to defeat a team that lacks motivation.
Key Matches at the Top and Bottom of Ligue 2 on Friday
Away from the spotlight, decisive Ligue 2 matches are scheduled on Friday between teams aiming for promotion and those trying to avoid relegation. Lens play on the road and nothing short of victory will keep them in the race for returning to the French first division. The hosts could settle for one point, but can’t afford to lose the match if they are to remain in Ligue 2. Sochaux are in an even worse position, as they have to win at Lorient, a strong home team clinging to one of the last places eligible for promotions. Winner Sports offers excellent odds on these decisive matches and a high number of betting markets.