Traveling Teams Try to Offset Early Season Setbacks on SaturdayPublished September 26, 2020 by Florin P
Top European football clubs try to make amends in away fixtures after dropping precious points in the opening round.
The most exciting matches of this weekend are scheduled early in the English Premier League. Chelsea and Manchester United lost the opening games and are now under pressure to prevail on the road to stay within striking distance of the leading pack. In Germany, Leipzig and Leverkusen play a highly anticipated match, while Real Madrid hunts for its first win over undefeated Betis Sevilla.
No Room for Error for Manchester United
Manchester United were stunned by Crystal Palace in front of their fans after conceding three goals in the opening match. They will now take on Brighton who have won back-to-back games while scoring seven goals and keeping clean sheets in both matches. In spite of the fact that the two teams appear to be at the opposite end of form, Manchester United are favorites with odds of 4/5. Brighton have enjoyed a good run and if they can extend it on Saturday, punters who back them will be paid at 4/1 by 888 Sport.
Chelsea goes All-In against West Bromwich
Losing to Liverpool isn’t exactly a shock, but for Chelsea this is not an acceptable result when they have home pitch advantage. In the wake of their defeat, the Blues are now forced to recuperate the points dropped on opening day against West Bromwich. Their opponents have squandered an early lead and conceded five goals to lose against Everton. They are likely to suffer the same fate, if we trust the odds of 2/5 offered by 888 Sport on Chelsea, as opposed to 7/1 on West Bromwich.
Goals Galore when Leipzig takes on Leverkusen
Leipzig were able to defeat Mainz last weekend, but in spite of covering the spread, that was not a clean performance. They will need to play much better if they are to defeat Leverkusen on the road, a team that is defensively superior. There is an obvious balance between the two contenders, as reflected by the odds of 6/5 on Leipzig. Home pitch advantage doesn’t give favorite status to Leverkusen, as bet365 Sports gives them the second chance at odds of 11/5.
Real Madrid Tests Betis Sevilla’s Winning Streak
Real Madrid were unable to defeat Real Sociedad and the match resulted in a scoreless draw. The reigning champions won’t be satisfied with another inconclusive match, in spite of playing against a red-hot opponent. Betis won the last five matches and were able to keep clean sheets in four of them, not to mention the strong head to head record in recent games. Betting on the visitors will produce odds of 4/5 at bet365 Sports, while those bold enough to back the hosts will be paid at 4/1.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Tuesday, September 22 at 1 pm UK time.