The French Ligue 1 Football Clubs Usher in European Football on FridayPublished November 20, 2020 by Florin P
The Spanish La Liga and the French Ligue 1 are the first to resume action on Friday after 10 days dedicated to national teams football.
For more than a week, national Football teams spent some time in the spotlight, but European football clubs are now back into the fray. The first two top leagues to resume action are the French and Spanish divisions which already have games scheduled for Friday evening. More matches will follow on Saturday and Sunday, but for now, there are ample betting opportunities for punters at bet365 Sports and 888 Sport
Rennes and Bordeaux Hope to End Losing Streak
Rennes was for quite some time the hottest team in the French first division but things took a turn for the worse in November. They have lost four of the last five matches and won just once in 7/10, which is a disappointing performance for a team hoping to play in the European competition. Luckily for them, they have home pitch advantage on Friday in the match scheduled for 8 PM against the struggling Bordeaux.
888 Sport credits the home side with the first chance and odds of 17/20, in spite of playing well below its potential recently. The visitors are also having a hard time winning back-to-back games and will gladly settle for a draw on the road. Odds of 16/5 are available to those willing to trust Bordeaux with the ability to pick up three valuable points on the road, while the draw is priced at 5/2.
Monaco’s Form Tested by PSG on Friday
Monaco has emerged as one of the hottest teams in the French first division and it is climbing the standings at an accelerated pace. Their victories over local rivals and struggling French teams help them pick up valuable points, but they will be seriously tested on Friday evening. That’s because they play against the reigning champions, a team that holds a dominant head to head record in recent years.
PSG lost the match in the Champions League after being forced to field a subpar team with many players missing or suspended. They hope to return to their winning ways or Friday evening at 8 PM, a likely outcome if we look at the odds of 7/10. Playing on the road against a team in good form explains the odds of 3/1 offered on Monaco to prevail, which are quite tempting given their recent results in the Ligue 1.
Winless Huesca Takes on Fading Osasuna
There is a single match scheduled in the Spanish first division this Friday, and not a particularly exciting one for football fans. That’s because Huesca and Osasuna are both mired in losing streaks and have a hard time picking up points regardless of opponent and venue. In this match, the hosts are slight favorites with odds of 7/5 as opposed to 23/10, mainly because the visitors are yet to win a match this season. This game has a high likelihood to finish undecided and the odds on the draw stand at 2/1 with bet365 Sports.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Tuesday, November 17 at 2 pm UK time.