Odds Boosts and Betting Tips on Rennes v Lyon, Livingstone v Hibs, Hoffenheim v Leverkusen
We're back after a 12 days break to bring you the best odds on 3 matches being played this Friday across Europe. As the weather gets warmer and the evenings longer, it feels very much like we have entered the final stages of the season across the major European Leagues. Grab some of these odds boosted at 10% better than any other online bookmaker before they all go!
Rennes v Lyon
2 sides who were recently knocked out of their respective European competitions meet in this fixture. Lyon did well to hold the mighty Barcelona for a match and half before the Catalan side finally blew their French cousins away at the Nou Camp. Since then Lyon have dropped points to Monaco and Strasbourg leaving them 4 points off Lille in the race to be runners up to PSG.
Rennes themselves demonstrated how dangerous they are at home by thrashing Arsenal in the first leg of their Europa League tie only to show their vulnerabilities on the road a couple of weeks later. In fact, Rennes are unbeaten in their last 14 matches at home having won 11 of those games. Had they have been able to improve upon their away form then we might well be seeing them challenge for a Champions League spot as opposed to the Europa League.
For their part Lyon have endured a torrid time of it away from home of late, picking up just 1 draw from their last 4 away fixtures and conceding 10 goals in the process. While a side with the quality of Lyon is not to be underestimated the form book also suggests that Rennes at home offer decent value at these boosted odds.
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Livingstone v Hibernian
They say the darkest hour comes right before the dawn and for Livingstone that darkest hour came in the form of a run of 10 games without victory that also included a 6 match losing streak. However, the home side now appear to have stopped the rot with a couple of victories in their last few games and will now hope that they can find the kind of form that they showed throughout the early part of the season and perhaps challenge for a top-half finish
While Livingstone have been struggling Hibs have been putting together a fine run of form, with only the 2 Glasgow giants Celtic and Rangers able to resist the green half of Edinburgh in recent months. That run puts Hibs 7 points off European qualification and with the the way they they are playing at the moment who would doubt them closing that gap over the coming weeks.
If current form isn't enough to go on then consider the historical record of these 2 clubs with Hibs having won 5 out of their last 7 visits to the Almondvale Stadium. Hibs have found scoring goals fairly easy to come by this season but their defence will also be bolstered by the acquisition of former Manchester United and USA international Jonathon Spector who joins them on deal for the remainder of the season.
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Hoffenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen
Big matches will come aplenty at this time of year and for Leverkusen a win in this fixture would be a massive step towards European qualification particularly when considering that their nearest rivals for the last Europa League spot, Wolfsburg are playing at Dortmund.
For their part Hoffenheim are still in the race for a European spot too but it is their home form that has held them back this season as they seem to have a special prevalence towards drawing at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena. Fans of English football will be familiar with the home sides main goal threat in Andrej Kramarić who spent an unsuccessful and equally short spell at Leicester City before .
This fixture has been one that Leverkusen have enjoyed in recent times with the away side winning 7 of their last 8 visits to Hoffenheim. With that past form and Hoffenheim's shaky home record a Leverkusen win at these boosted odds looks a decent bet.
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