Top European Football Leagues Return on Friday EveningPublished August 9, 2019 by Florin P
Liverpool plays the first match of the Premier League against Norwich City, while Lyon and Monaco lock horns in the first derby of the French Ligue 1.
The most anticipated moment for European football fans is upon us, as some of the most important championships resume this weekend. On Friday, we have exciting games scheduled in the English Premier League, the French Ligue 1 and the German DFB Pokal. Liverpool, Dortmund and M’gladbach are clear favorites to win, while Monaco and Lyon play a highly unpredictable match.
Liverpool is set for Convincing Win in Opening Round
Liverpool have won the Champions League last season and they will make another attempt at winning the domestic championship. They are well-positioned to start the tournament with a victory, as they take on a newly promoted team. Norwich City come visiting and they’re expected to defend with all lines for 90 minutes. 888 Sport only offers odds of 3/20 on Liverpool to pick up all three points, while pricing a shocking victory for the visitors at 15/1. A draw is highly unlikely in the match scheduled for 8 PM UK time, so the odds for this result currently stand at 8/1.
Lyon chases First Ligue 1 Victory this Season at Monaco
Lyon and Monaco will try to kickstart their campaign with a victory in one of the most balanced matches of this weekend. Monaco have home pitch advantage, but this doesn’t mean a great deal given the laid-back nature of their home fans. This explains why bet365 Sports credits them with the second chance and odds of 2/1, also justified by the poor performance last season. Lyon have had their fair share of problems in matches played on the road, but they have a slight advantage in the opening game of the season. Punters who bet on their victory will be paid at 3/2, but a draw is also worth considering at 23/10.
Dortmund, M’gladbach and Nurnberg are Favorites on the Road
Dortmund, M’gladbach and Nurnberg won’t have home pitch advantage in the German DFB Pokal matches scheduled for 7:45 PM UK time. This doesn’t hurt their chances too much, especially for Dortmund and M’gladbach who play against teams from the lower divisions. The former are priced at 7/20, while those who bet on Dortmund to prevail will only be paid at odds of 1/20 by Winner Sports. Nurnberg will have a significantly more difficult mission against Ingolstadt, a team that they will face in the German second division. Punters get identical odds of 17/10 on each team to win in regulation time.