Top European Football Teams have Home Pitch Advantage on SaturdayPublished January 26, 2019 by Florin P
The runners-up in major European football leagues play potentially decisive matches on Friday evening against stringy opponents.
The English first division is on recess this weekend, as local teams play in the FA Cup, but action resumes in all other major European championships. Some of the most exciting matches are scheduled in the German Bundesliga and the Italian Serie A, where several derbies will be played. Meanwhile, at the top of the Spanish La Liga, Sevilla and Atletico Madrid try to make the most of home pitch advantage.
Dortmund and M’gladbach Kickstart Bundesliga Weekend
Dortmund and M’gladbach are both on the podium and even though Bayern has claimed second place, the race for the Champions League groups is every bit as intense. After winning on the road against Leipzig, Dortmund expect an easy victory at home against Hannover at 2:30 PM UK time. bet365 Sports offers odds of 1/5 on the hosts to win, and significantly better value of 7/10 on M’gladbach to defeat Augsburg. Players who fancy both teams to prevail can expect combined odds of 1/1 for these games.
Milan and Napoli Play the Serie A Derby in the Evening
The latest game scheduled in the Italian first division is arguably the most exciting in Serie A and perhaps across Europe. That’s because the runners-up Napoli and AC Milan lock horns in a match that can ultimately determine the configuration of the podium. Napoli play on the road, but even so, they are credited with the first chance and odds of only 11/10 at 888 Sport. Players who trust AC Milan to prevail in front of their fans can bet on their victory at 13/5, while a draw gets odds of 5/2.
Sevilla and Atletico Madrid Resume Champions League Chase
Sevilla and Atletico Madrid play on Saturday at noon and 3:15 PM UK time, with both of them having home pitch advantage. This explains why both are expected to pick up all three points against Levante and Getafe and Winner Sports offers identical odds on them to win. Both are priced at 11/20 but those who bet on Levante get odds of 5/1, while a Getafe victory will be paid at 6/1. Later in the day, Valencia will try to secure a rare victory at home against Villarreal who have struggled heavily on the road.