Football Tips // 09.08.16


Just a quick extra to the tips posted earlier – here is my value double/NAP for today:

Derby vs Grimsby: Derby -1 Goal Handicap @ 6/5 (1945 KO – NAP)

Derby have a quality squad – and this season, under Nigel Pearson – a man who knows how to get a team playing well – they should do well. Pearson has said they are going to rotate, but looking at the squad that could mean the likes of Andi Weimann, Johnny Russell, Chris Martin, Will Hughes and Jacob Butterfield could play as all of them did not start at the weekend, and in the case of Hughes an excellent chance to gain vital fitness after returning from serious injury.

Grimby won on their return to the football league, but will no doubt switch a few players and maintain their focus on retaining a football league place this season. A big game against a Premier League side would be nice, but a place in the top 4 leagues is even better!

Oldham vs Wigan: Wigan Win @ 11/10 (1945 KO)

Oldham are the favourites to go down in League One, and have started as such. A 3-0 loss to Millwall backed up what the bookies have pretty much said, in the pricing of them to get relegated. Wigan have a trump card – Will Grigg, who has scored 50 goals in the 75 games he has played over the last 2 seasons for Wigan and MK Dons.

Squad wise, obviously being in the Championship will mean Wigan’s is better. With Nick Powell likely to make his debut after a move from Man Utd, and the likes of Max Power and Yanic Wildschut in midfield – I can’t see Wigan having too many issues breaking down Oldham – who will be torn as to weather they should rotate a few of go full-strength.

Double pays just over 3.5/1.

21.5/1 Double:

Doncaster vs Notts Forest: Forest Win + BTTS @ 7/2

Southend vs Gillingham: Gillingham Win + BTTS @ 4/1

I’ve already said enough about the Gillingham game in previous posts – they won 3-1 against the same opposition on the weekend and have a stronger squad. On the Forest game – they may well rotate but have a deep squad, while Doncaster for me are a good attacking team that could put a few past a lot of teams on their day – Andy Williams one striker in particular who is a threat!

Forest have a good attacking side – Burke, Assombalonga, Vellios, Fryatt etc – a little suspect at the back, but a team I fancy to score a couple at least!

Best of luck for the day!