Top European Leagues Fire up European Football on Friday EveningPublished January 22, 2021 by Florin P
Anderlech and PSG seek easy home wins, while M’Gladbach and Dortmund play the Bundesliga derby of the weekend on Friday evening.
Football fans are in for a pleasant surprise this weekend, as some of the most exciting matches are scheduled for Friday evening. Some of the reigning champions are scheduled to play today, with PSG meeting Montpellier in Paris. Elsewhere, Dortmund and M’Gladbach face each other again in what has become known as the Derby of the Borussias. There are also interesting games scheduled in Belgium and Italy, where struggling teams try to pick up rare victories on the road.
PSG Meets an Old Rival in Paris
PSG are back in pole position and once at the top of the French first division, they are unlikely to let go. At the time of writing they are tied with Lille for the lead and can’t afford to drop points, especially when they play at home. Montpellier is a team that has caused them some trouble in the past, but mostly when the teams met in the French cup. This time, the hosts are at full strength and with their best players on the pitch, odds of 1/5 offered by 888 Sport are fully justified. An upset for the visitors is priced at 12/1.
Bundesliga Prepares for the Battle of the Borussias
German fans are in for a treat this weekend, when Dortmund and M’Gladbach will face each other at 7:30 PM UK time. Dortmund is the team in better form and in spite of playing away from home it is given favorite status by bet365 Sports and odds of 6/5. They lost the last match against Leverkusen and will take on an opponent that is undefeated in the last five games. This includes a win against the reigning champions, so odds of 2/1 on the home side to win are quite exciting.
Anderlecht to Extend Invincible Run at Home
Anderlecht is currently the only undefeated team in the Belgian first division when it has home pitch advantage. Unfortunately for them, their performance on the road was so bad that they still struggle outside a place that would grant a European league berth. Things could change for the better if they take advantage of the visitors’ horrible form. Odds of 7/20 offered by 888 Sport on a home win suggest that they are perfectly capable of crushing Beveren on Friday, and the visitors are priced at 8/1.
Benevento Welcome Struggling Torino in the Serie A
Torino were unable to defeat lowly Spezia in spite of playing the entire match with an extra man on the pitch. That was an awful display that will haunt them if the team finds itself in danger of relegation. Things could take a turn for the worse if they lose once again on the road, this time against newly promoted Benevento. The two teams appear to be evenly matched and will even get identical odds of 17/10 at 888 Sport so it is anyone’s guess who emerges victorious in this coin flip game.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Wednesday, January 20 at 6 pm UK time.