The Promotion Race for Serie A, Ligue 1 and La Liga Heats up on SundayPublished June 2, 2019 by Florin P
The decisive matches in the promotion race for the Serie A and Ligue 1 are scheduled on Sunday, with key matches to be played in Liga Adelante.
The winners of all important European competitions, as well as the teams that will play in the Champions League next season, are known. One of the things yet to be decided is the final placement of the teams sitting at the bottom of the standings, as the playoffs for promotion have begun. On Sunday, the last teams that will join or remain in the Serie A, Ligue 1 and La Liga for the 2019/2020 season will be decided.
Lens and Dijon Play for a Ligue 1 Spot
Lens fans are hoping that their favorite team will return to the French first division after the playoff matches against Dijon. This is a team that has won the trophy three decades ago and finished in second place back in 2002. They have staged an incredible comeback in the second flight and now play a double-legged round against Dijon. The first match took place on Tuesday and they were favorites with odds of 13/10 at 888 Sport, but now the odds are reserved. Dijon have home pitch advantage and after their excellent string of results in the final rounds of Ligue 1, we trust them to win yet another match.
Home Pitch Advantage is Key in Serie A Promotion Race
Cittadella and Hellas Verona have finished 7th, respectively 5th in the Serie B at the end of the regular season. Both have amassed the vast majority of the points in front of their fans and home pitch advantage continues to be important in the series. Interesting enough, they have qualified to the decisive playoff match by winning on the road, so this final game promises to be intense. The two teams have met on 11 occasions and both have won the overwhelming majority of home games. We believe that the odds barely exceeding even value, offered by bet365 Sports on Hellas Verona to win at home are justified.
Gear up for the Second to Last Liga Adelante Matches
Only two rounds are left to be played in the Liga Adelante and three teams still compete for two places eligible for the La Liga playoffs. Mallorca play a difficult match against Granada, but since both teams could use a point to achieve their goals, a low scoring match is to be expected. Meanwhile, punters shouldn’t expect odds higher than 2/5 at Winner Sports on Cadiz to defeat Extremadura at home. That’s because the visitors have successfully avoided relegation and play without motivation. Real Oviedo and Deportivo La Coruna both play difficult matches and they can’t settle for a single point in those fixtures.