This week has been a very quiet one – pretty much nothing from either myself or any of our writers, and even the one day I did post a double both were postponed due to poor weather! Today I have four tips, with my usual double with an option of a 3rd game which comes in the FA Cup this evening.
Nimes vs Auxerre: BTTS + Over 2.5 Goals @ 5/4 (Ligue 2, 1900 KO)
Nimes started the season with an 8 point deduction, and are now off the bottom after a poor start. In terms of this market, 7 in their last 10 games including a 6-2, 4-3, 2-3 and 2-2 in their last 5 games. 7 BTTS in their last 10 home games, so scoring and conceding. They face a decent Auxerre side who have had this bet come up in 6 of their last 10 games. Away from home their record isn’t great, but with Nimes so poor at defending they will get chances – as will both. Results of 3-1 and 2-2 in 2 of their last 4 meets. Should be a good game!
NAC Breda vs Helmond: BTTS + Over 2.5 Goals @ 5/6 (Dutch Jupiler, 1900 KO)
Breda are big favourites for this one, but Helmond have a terrific scoring record in recent times. Their recent away record is 8 BTTS + Over 2.5 Goals in their last 10 games, while Breda have had 4 in a row. Their last game ended 1-1, but the Dutch 2nd division is full of goals and with both having a good record recently, I’d very hopeful on this one.
Maastricht vs Eindhoven: BTTS + Over 2.5 Goals @ 5/6 (Dutch Jupiler, 1900 KO)
Maastricht have a record at home that reads 7 BTTS + Over 2.5 in their last 10 league games, with 9/10 being BTTS alone.
FC Eindhoven have a record of 6/10 away – but have won their last 5 games against this team, 2-1, 3-1, 5-1, 3-2 and 1-0.
Derby vs Man Utd: BTTS + Over 2.5 Goals @ 8/5 (FA Cup, 1945 KO)
This is a risky one, but with Man Utd under huge pressure and Derby full of quick forwards like Russell, Martin, Ince, Blackman etc I think the Utd backline are going to struggle, especially with so many injuries. With midfielders playing in defence, and a slow, static attack – away from home…it’s all lined up nicely for a big shock that quite frankly won’t be that big to most.
Rooney and Martial pose a threat, hence why I expect them to score.
In total, this pays 20/1. For a double I’d go for 1 & 3 at around 3/1.
Best of luck