Many of the teams hoping to win the trophy in the domestic leagues will be playing on the road this Saturday. PSG, Chelsea and Leipzig will start as favorites in spite of lacking home pitch advantage, but they won’t have an easy mission. That’s because they take on defensive minded opponents known for their resilience when performing at home, teams that would gladly settle for a draw.
Angers Try to Cause another Upset in Ligue 1
Angers defeated Lille on the road one week ago, in what was regarded as the biggest upset of 2021 so far. They were unable to replicate that performance against Monaco and now they return home to face PSG. In spite of having most of their key players fit to play, the hosts are regarded as huge underdogs and get odds of 8/1 at bet365 Sports. PSG won only five out of nine games on the road and will try to improve that mediocre record, something that seems likely given the odds of 7/20 offered by the same bookie.
Fulham Aim for a Draw when Chelsea Come Visiting
This unlikely Derby of London will pit Fulham against Chelsea in a match the hosts would like to finish undecided. They’ve achieved this in the last five consecutive games which were all low-scoring games, but will have a hard time replicating that performance. Chelsea plays offensive football and can use its best players for this match, with only James and Kante missing. bet365 Sports only offers odds of 1/2 to punters will side with the Blues in the match starting at 5:30 PM UK time.
Leipzig Seeks Redemption after Shock Home Defeat
Leipzig’s flawless record at home was compromised by the defeat suffered last weekend at the hands of Dortmund. Their stunning defensive was completely overwhelmed by the visitors who scored three goals and denied them the chance to overtake Bayern. Playing on the road against Wolfsburg won’t be easy, as the hosts lost just twice the entire season and are undefeated at home. They are priced at 5/2 to win the fourth straight home match, while the visitors get even odds at 888 Sport.
Must Win Match for Genk at Mouscron
Genk have returned to their winning ways and try to keep up the tempo to stay within striking distance of leading Brugge. They are just four points behind and in prime position to close the gap, if they manage to defeat Mouscron on the road. The hosts are a defensive minded team who concedes few goals but are unable to score a lot of their own. Under these circumstances, odds of 7/10 on the visitors to prevail are rather low and an unlikely home with will trigger odds of 4/1 for bold punters willing to take the chance.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Tuesday, January 13 at 8 pm UK time.