Title Chasing Teams Play on Friday in Top European ChampionshipsPublished February 5, 2021 by Florin P
Inter Milan and Bayern Munich hunt valuable points on the road in their quest to win another trophy in the German and Italian first divisions.
A new and exciting weekend is about to start for football fans, with the first games being scheduled for Friday evening. German, Italian and Portuguese title contenders will play on this day and they are all expected to pick up relatively easy victories against lower placed teams. In Spain, Valladolid and Alaves play a game that could be critical for their chances to avoid relegation at the end of the season.
Hertha Berlin Expect a Stern Test from Visiting Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich have consolidated their lead at the top of the German Bundesliga and seem unstoppable in their quest for another trophy. To get one step closer to their objective, they will need to defeat Hertha Berlin on the road at 7 PM UK time. Given their crushing record in the head to head matches and superior form, the reigning champions should capitalize on the odds of 1/4 offered by bet365 Sports. The last time Hertha won against Bayern was in 2018 and if they do it again punters who back them will be paid at 9/10
Inter Milan Seek Rare Win in Florence against Fiorentina
Inter Milan were quick to return to their winning ways and managed to stay within striking distance of their city rivals. They have a golden opportunity to overtake AC Milan for the lead in the Italian Serie A if they defeat Fiorentina on the road. They lost a single match on the road in 10 rounds, but the hosts have a similarly strong record with only two defeats. Under these circumstances, odds of 11/20 offered by bet365 Sports on Inter Milan don’t seem that high and are not as tempting as the 5/1 for the hosts.
Benfica Hunts First Primeria Liga Victory in a Month
Benfica are plummeting through the standings and unless they find a way to stop the slide soon, their chances to win the title will be gone. The first opportunity presents itself on Friday at 7 PM UK time when they welcome Guimaraes. They were last defeated by this opponent in 2013 and dominated the series winning the overwhelming majority of the most recent 20 games. That’s why they are priced at 2/5, but Guimaraes ride a three-game winning streak and can’t be ignored at odds of 6/1 at 888 Sport.
Depleted Valladolid Travel to Alaves for Critical Match
Valladolid and Alaves have a single objective for the season and this is avoiding relegation. So far they are far from securing the goal as they are separated by a single point and hover just above the relegation line. Alaves will have home pitch advantage in the Friday game, but they were not too good at winning in front of the fans. Having said this, they are at full strength and meet a team that will be playing without seven key players, so Alaves are priced at 3/2, while Valladolid get odds of 2/1 at 888 Sport.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, February 4 at 11 A.M. UK time.