Slow Weekend Start for Top European Football Leagues FansPublished October 2, 2020 by Florin P
Sunday derbies set the stage for an epic season in the English Premier League and the Serie A, with high profile games involving current leaders.
The Champions League and Europa League qualifiers kept football fans at the edge of their seats midweek. It is now time for Spanish, German, Italian and Dutch football to entertain them over the weekend. On Friday, there are only a few games scheduled, but they are good enough to set the mood for what promises to be an epic weekend of football.
PSG Favorites to Defeat Angers at Home
PSG are back on track after their key players have returned to fitness and the team is ready to earn three more points. This time they will have home pitch advantage against Angers and should be able to prevail even without the support of their enthusiastic fans. With only a few players still nursing injuries, the hosts are justly priced at 3/20 by bet365 Sports, while the visitors get odds of 14/1. Angers will play defensive football as they always do on the road and try to take advantage of any defensive mistakes.
Union Berlin and Mainz Seek first Wins
Union Berlin are winless after two matches but they have a decent opportunity of claiming the first victory in the new Bundesliga season. This is a team that has traditionally performed well in the nation’s capital and takes on an opponent that struggles on the road. Mainz lost both games so far and has plenty of injured players to worry about. The game is likely to be decided by the odd goal, with the hosts priced at 6/5, whereas bet365 Sports values an away victory at 11/5.
Heartbroken Fiorentina and Sampdoria meet in Firenze
Fiorentina was unable to capitalize on an early lead and allowed Inter Milan to recuperate a one goal deficit twice last weekend. In the end, they were defeated 4-3, in one of the most dramatic matches of this Serie A season. Sampdoria was even more frustrated by the defeat suffered at the hands of Benevento, after they scored two goals early on. Both teams try to recuperate the points, but it is Fiorentina who benefits from odds of 7/10, while Sampdoria are the underdogs at 888 Sport with odds of 37/10.
Utrecht Welcome Leading Heerenveen
Heerenveen is the hottest team in the Dutch first division, having won all three games played so far. They have scored an average of two goals per match and will try to carry that momentum in the match scheduled for 7 PM UK time. Traveling to Utrecht is never easy and in spite of their good form, they will start as underdogs with odds of 3/1. 888 Sport credits the home team with the first chance and odds of 4/5, after a pair of solid defensive performances and a decent offensive output.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Wednesday, September 30 at 8 am UK time.