Surging Newly Promoted Teams Take on Struggling Veterans

Published October 23, 2020 by Florin P

Surging Newly Promoted Teams Take on Struggling Veterans

Some of the most in-form teams from the Premier League, La Liga, Ligue 1 and the Bundesliga enjoy home pitch advantage on Friday evening.

There’s another exciting weekend at the horizon, when some of the newly promoted teams and the ones expected to struggle the season are scheduled to play. They have greatly exceeded expectations and are in superb form, with some of the most anticipated matches being scheduled for Friday evening.

Aston Villa Try to Maintain Perfect Season Start

Aston Villa crushed Liverpool and then scored a narrow margin victory on the road against Leicester. As a result, they are the only team with a perfect record in the English Premier League and will go for the fifth consecutive win. Victory should be within their grasp, as they play against Leeds, but the newly promoted team is also in good shape. 888 Sport offers odds of 13/10 on the home side, which is worth the risk, while pricing a surprising win for the visitors at 2/1.

Rennes Likely to Extent Invincible Run on Friday

Rennes played in the Champions League groups on Tuesday, but had just enough time to recuperate before the Friday fixture. They are undefeated this season and take on a team that is notoriously bad at playing away from home. Odds of 3/4 offered by bet365 Sports on them to win are quite tempting under these circumstances. Angers is a team that scores and concedes plenty of goals recently, but in this fixture they are credited with the second chance and odds of 33/10.

Stuttgart Make the Most of their Bundesliga Return

Stuttgart have returned to the first flight and so far they’ve been one of the better teams in the Bundesliga. Home pitch advantage and the fact that they play against Koln are good reasons to expect that the odds of 11/10 offered by bet365 Sports will come to fruition. The visitors are winless this season and have a terrible percentage in the games played away from home. Taking a leap of faith with them at odds of 23/10 doesn’t seem like a good idea in spite of playing against a newly promoted opponent.

Elche Faces Valencia for the First Time in Five Years

Elche returned to the Spanish first division with a clear objective of trying to avoid relegation. Their performance so far is nothing short of impressive, with two victories on the road, a draw and a defeat against the current leaders. Now they play in front of the fans, but take on Valencia, so the odds of 23/10 offered by 888 Sport are justified. Having said this, Valencia are nowhere near their best and betting on them to win on the road at odds of 13/10 is hard to justify under these circumstances.


The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Tuesday, October 20 at 6 pm UK time.

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