The Race for Second Place Heats up in Major Football Leagues on Friday

Published February 1, 2019 by Florin P

The Race for Second Place Heats up in Major Football Leagues on Friday

Scottish, German and French premiere football leagues resume action on Friday with top teams competing for a place on the podium.

One football match is scheduled in each of the important European competitions on Friday, all of them starting at 7:45 PM UK time. The most exciting matches of the day are played in the German Bundesliga, the French Ligue 1 and the Scottish Premier League. The reigning champions and the current leaders play on Saturday and Sunday, but ambitious runners-up compete for the second place on Friday evening.

Lille Faces another Southern Team on Friday

Last weekend, the match between Marseille and Lille turned into a complete mess, with red cards, denied goals and objects being thrown on the pitch. Now, Lille have home pitch advantage and are expected to capitalize on it, as they take on another team from southern France. Nice will be traveling to the north, trying to improve on an already solid record on the road. They have lost just two games and won on four occasions, while five matches have ended undecided. Bet365 Sports has factored in all these details and currently offers odds of 9/10 on the home side to prevail. A double chance wager on the visitors is priced at even odds, while those who bet on an outright Nice victory would be paid at 4/1 if the visitors win.

Leipzig Seek Back to Back Victories on the Road

Leipzig have played their first match on the road after more than a month and made the most of it with a victory over Düsseldorf. Now they try to double down on that triumph and pick up three more points away from home at Hannover. The hosts are already struggling on all fronts and are in real danger of relegation, so not surprisingly, they are credited with the second chance. Punters get odds of 3/5 on the visitors to pick up all three points if they bet at 888 Sport and even better odds of 9/2 on a home win.

Kilmarnock Eye Second Place in Scotland

Celtic has a narrow advantage over the pack in the Scottish Premier League, but the reigning champions are difficult to overtake. Meanwhile, Kilmarnock could tie them for the lead and consolidate second place, with a victory over Hearts on Friday evening. They have an excellent home record with 8 victories in 11 matches, but players can still expect outstanding odds of 7/5 on them to win at Intertops. Hearts are only narrow underdogs as reflected by the odds of 2/1 after winning half of the games played on the road.

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