Not a bad weekend in all – 3/4 on the Saturday 25/1 four-fold, 3/5 on the BTTS accumulator and 1/2 on the NFL, but very unlucky on several! Midweek brings the first set of decent football this year, a mix of English league and cup football as well as a little action from abroad.
Tuesday night see’s three Championship sides in the top half in action, all three also fighting for the top 6, and Brighton battling Newcastle for the title winning spot. A win for the Seagulls would take them top again, with them having a game in hand over the Geordie side.
Brighton vs Cardiff: Brighton -1 Goal Asian Handicap @ 11/10 (Championship, 1945 KO)
Brighton are very handy at home – conceding very few so far, but scoring plenty as well. Glenn Murray might well be available as they have until this evening to respond to the red-card he received, and the fact is they are going to appeal from what Chris Hughton has said. They face a Cardiff side on the up of late, but conceding plenty of goals – 3+ several times recently, in 3-2 losses to a couple of sides. Against the best defence in the league, and one who is scoring freely – I don’t see them stopping Brighton. Win to Nil is tempting @ 7/4, but Cardiff have a knack of scoring goals against bigger sides – Newcastle the most notable of late. I expect Brighton to knock a few past them, but the Asian Handicap providing a little extra safety net incase of a one goal win.
Reading vs Fulham: BTTS + Over 2.5 Goals @ 21/20 (Championship, 2000 KO)
Reading and Fulham have been two of the most entertaining sides this season – Fulham have a handsome scoring record away from home, but equally concede too many to be a solid top 6 side. Reading at home have lost only 2 all season – winning 8 and drawing the other three. Fulham too have lost only 2 away games, winning and drawing the other 10 (5 each). This is a tough one to call, but I’m sure there will be goals in this one! They’ve been in this league together for a few years, so have played plenty of times – the last 5 being 5-0, 2-2, 4-2, 2-1 and 3-0 – a combined 21 goals in 5 games gives an average of 4.2 goals per game which is good enough for me.
The double pays a little over 3/1
Best of luck!