Visiting Teams Have a Slight Edge on Friday EveningPublished February 19, 2021 by Florin P
Lyon and Wolfsburg play challenging matches on the road against teams that recently split points with the current leaders.
The Champions League and Europa League have returned this week, but the teams playing on Friday, were not involved in these competitions. Instead, they hope to participate in the tournaments next year and in order to achieve that they need to earn precious points. Some of them can be claimed this weekend, although they play on the road against stringy teams.
Leeds Try to Carry Good Form against Wolves
Leeds were recently defeated by Arsenal on the road, which put an end to their winning streak away from home. They hope to return to the winning ways on Friday at 8 PM UK time when they travel to Wolverhampton. Their opponents are in average form and have struggled to win back-to-back games in 2021. The two teams are evenly matched, with bet365 Sports pricing the hosts at 7/5, while offering odds of 17/10 to the visiting team.
Depleted Gent Cling to Their Invincible Run
Gent are still a long way from securing a Europa League berth next season. They are, nonetheless enjoying a good run, with eight victories in the last eight matches and no defeat. Traveling to Mechelen used to be an easy task a few years ago, but things have changed. The hosts are also invincible in the last seven matches and are priced at 17/10 to add another victory to their portfolio. It’s a bit surprising that bet365 Sports offers odds of only 7/5 to the visitors, since they will be playing without 7 key players.
Brest Take on another Title Chasing Team
Brest managed to hold Lille to a scoreless draw on the road, which is a major accomplishment. They now have another opportunity to stop a team competing for the trophy in its tracks. Lyon recently suffered the first defeat in 2021, playing at home against Montpellier. This time, they will have to perform better and do so on the road against a team that is famous for its home performance. Odds of 6/1 offered by 888 Sport on the home side are exceptional, whereas there is little value in the odds of 9/20 offered on Lyon.
Wolfsburg Aim for Clean Sheet in Bielefeld
Wolfsburg is undefeated at home and lost just twice on the road the entire season. They didn’t lose a match in a month and a half while preventing opponents from scoring in the last five matches. This is one of the best defensive teams in the league and takes on Arminia Bielefeld who is the worst scoring club in the Bundesliga. They were able to stun Bayern on the road and if they defeat Wolfsburg on Friday, punters will be paid at 4/1 by 888 Sport. A more likely victory for the visitors is priced at 13/20.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, February 18 at 7 A.M. UK time.