Top Serie A and Ligue 1 Teams Play Decisive Games on FridayPublished July 24, 2020 by Florin P
PSG and St Etienne play for the first trophy this year, as the Coupe de France final is scheduled on Friday evening.
In anticipation of the Ligue 1 return, two of the best French teams will play the Coupe de France final on Friday evening. PSG and St. Etienne have reached the final stage of the competition and they will play for the trophy without any fans cheering from the stands. Elsewhere, Atalanta and AC Milan play a local derby that can decide their placement at the end of the Serie A season. The final matches of Portuguese football are also scheduled for the weekend, with action starting early on Friday.
PSG and St Etienne Play the Coupe de France Final
PSG will not enjoy the support of the fans, as the match against St. Etienne will be played without spectators. Even so, they are overwhelming favorites against a team they defeated many times in recent years. Punters can only expect odds of 3/20 at bet365 Sports if they bet on the favorites to prevail, as this looks like a lopsided match. Those willing to take a leap of faith with the underdogs will be presented with odds of 15/1 at the same bookmaker, while an unlikely draw will produce odds of 7/1.
Atalanta and AC Milan Chase European Dreams
Atalanta and AC Milan are on the cusp of playing in the most prestigious European competitions at the end of the season. The former are guaranteed to perform in the Champions League, whereas AC Milan are in a strong position to secure direct qualification to the Europa League group stage. The two teams meet in a local derby that has Atalanta playing the role of hosts in the match scheduled for 8:45 PM UK time. Due to their strong home record, they are credited the first chance even without fans in the stands.
The Portuguese Primeria Liga Concludes this Weekend
Two matches are scheduled in the Portuguese Primeria Liga on Friday evening and both have a high likelihood to result in a low scoring draw. That’s because the teams involved are guaranteed to finish at the middle of the standings, at a comfortable distance from the relegation zone. Santa Clara welcomes Guimaraes in the opening match of the day scheduled for 7 PM UK time. Football action concludes two hours later with the match between Gil Vicente and Ferreira. 888 Sport offers odds slightly above 2/1 on each game to end undecided, as the four teams play with little motivation and no clear objectives.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, July 22 at 8 am UK time.