Spanish Teams Welcome a New La Liga Season on SundayPublished September 13, 2020 by Florin P
La Liga and Ligue 1 welcome its finest teams on Sunday for a string of home games in which they take on ambitious opponents.
It’s been a while since football fans had the opportunity to see the best Spanish teams in action. They will have to wait a bit longer for Barcelona and Real Madrid to play in the La Liga, as their opening matches were postponed. Valencia and Villarreal play on Sunday in home games without spectators that they should win against weaker opposition. In the French first division, Monaco and PSG also have home pitch advantage in difficult matches against Nantes and Marseilles.
Villarreal Takes on Newly Promoted Huesca
Villarreal has always performed better in front of the fans, with home pitch advantage being extremely important for this team. They won’t benefit from the support of local crowds, since the match against Huesca will be played on an empty stadium. Even so, they have the better team, so they are justly priced as favorites with odds of 3/5 at bet365 Sports. Their opponents have just promoted from the second division and would be happy with the draw, but a shocking victory for the visitors gets odds of 5/1.
Valencia and Levante Play a Local Derby
Valencia and Levante meet in a game that always generates a lot of emotion because it is played by neighboring teams. Valencia has always had an advantage in this local derby but in recent years the difference between the two teams was negligible. A slight edge for the hosts is translated into even odds, while bet365 Sports will offer odds of 14/5 to punters willing to take their chances with Levante. This match is likely to be a low scoring game with a high number of cards picked up by teams.
Monaco Play at Home against Nantes
Monaco have a clear advantage in recent matches against Nantes, a team they dominated both at home and on the road. Now that the French first division has returned, they will have another opportunity to consolidate their lead with a home victory. Because the match is played without supporters, the hosts get even odds at 888 Sport and the visitors are priced at 3/1. This match has a good chance to result in a draw, since Nantes is a defensive minded team who takes very few chances in away matches.
PSG and Marseilles Play the First Ligue 1 Derby
The most anticipated match of the day in the French first division will pit PSG against Marseille. The reigning champions are not surprisingly expected to pick up yet another victory and take an early lead at the top of the standings. They haven’t lost to Marseilles since 2011 and won double-digit matches over the span, so the odds of 1/2 are fully justified. The visitors won’t go down without a fight and punters who trust them to end the negative run will benefit from odds of 9/2 at 888 Sport.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, September 10 at 6 am UK time.