The Race for Serie A Trophy and Championship Promotion Resumes on FridayPublished March 8, 2019 by Florin P
Juventus is just a few victories away from officially winning the Italian Serie A, while leading Norwich can set an important milestone in their quest for the Premier League.
Friday matches are traditionally a preview of what’s to come and this weekend makes no exception, with only a few games scheduled continent-wide. Juventus have home pitch advantage in the match played against Udinese, while Norwich welcomes Swansea. Both teams are leading their divisions and a victory tonight would bring them one step closer to achieving their goal, albeit the Italians are in a better position.
Mathematical Victory is within Reach for Juventus
Juventus have defeated Napoli last week and with that victory, they have virtually secured another trophy in the Italian Serie A. They only need a few more weeks to officially be crowned winners and the three points are within reach in the match against Udinese. The reigning champions will play in the Champions League next week, but they have plenty of time to rest players and they have no injury concerns ahead of this fixture. 888 Sport only offer odds of 7/20 on the favorites to prevail, while a surprise victory for the visiting team is currently priced at 9/1.
Norwich is Closer to Premier League Promotion
Norwich have just two points ahead of Leeds United and they are four clear of Sheffield United, so they are optimistic about advancing to the upper league. On Friday at 7:30 PM UK time, they play host against Swansea, a team that has recently relegated and is unlikely to return to the first flight anytime soon. The hosts are clear favorites to prevail, largely because of their excellent home record and superior form. Punters get odds of 3/4 on Norwich, 3/1 on a draw and 7/2 on Swansea to pick up a victory on the road.
Schalke 04 Try to End the Slide against Werder
Schalke 04 were on the verge of causing the biggest upset of the round of 16 after scoring twice from the penalty shot against Manchester City. They ended up sinking into near irrelevance after losing the match and were defeated in the next weekend by lowly Mainz in the German Bundesliga. It all culminated with the 0-4 home defeat to Düsseldorf and they are now desperate for points against Bremen. Werder play at home and are the team in better form, so odds of 11/10 offered by Intertops on them to win are justified.