The season gets underway in Austria today, as well as Romania – while it continues into the 2nd or 3rd games in many other leagues. For today though, I will be looking at the first one mentioned as that’s where the value lies! A low risk double and a medium risk double will be on – from the same games:
Wacker Innsbruck vs FAC Wien (Austrian Erste, 1730 KO)
Wacker -1 Goal Asian Handicap @ 5/6
Wacker -1 Goal Handicap @ 11/8 – NAP
Innsbruck have a great record against Wien, who – as is the norm in the smaller european leagues – were actually relegated, but with finances tight, a lot of teams either cannot come up, or refuse promotion due to the increased costs and travel involved.
So, Wien have been spared – but Innsbruck won’t be happy as they failed to get promoted last season which was a must really. They won all games against FAC, including several 2-3 goal wins. With the Asian Handicap bet, I feel this is a cracking little bet as if they only win by one goal, it’s voided. As for the other, they won by 3/4 goals to 1 on several occasions and with Wien in a bad way, and Wacker looking about the same as last season – a 2/3-0 win is likely!
Which one you go for is upto you – the first has a safety element, while the 2nd has a price boost.
Voluntari vs Viitorul (Romanian Liga I, 1630 KO)
Viitorul Win @ 7/5
Viitorul Draw No Bet @ 8/11
Another good looking game in betting terms – Viitorul looked like they could win the championship last season, but fell apart like the perennial jigsaw in the final 10 games and ended up nowhere near eventual winners Steaua. They won this fixture 3-2 and 3-0 last season. Voluntari had to go through a relegation playoff, but were 3-1 winners over the two legs so remain in the top Romanian league. They too had a nightmare final 10 games, losing 6 on the spin – but overall had a shocking season, hence finishing 2nd bottom I believe.
The two lower priced bets, and for me the safer options – pay around 2.5/1 as a double. The two higher priced options pay nearly 5/1 as a double.
Tomorrow is looking much different – a 7/1 accumulator is lined up, while a 18/1 accumulator covers the weekend.
Best of luck