2/2 Thursday, and oh so close to 2/2 Friday – the Austrian game was 1-1 after 35 minutes, meaning one more goal would have seen the bet win. It ended 1-1, and with Brugge winning 2-0 the Asian Handicap won.
This accumulator, and the other posted brings to an end the month of July – rather than post reviews, I have devised a new results page that will be updated after every day of bets. Anyway – here is this weekend’s low risk accumulator:
Saturday games unless stated.
Anzhi vs CSKA Moscow: CSKA Win @ 3/4 (Russian Premier League, 1800 KO)
CSKA, despite losing Ahmed Musa and Seydou Doumbia – still have one of the best squads in the league. Along with the young stars lke Golovin, you have seasoned pro’s such as Tosic, Eremenko, Dzagoev, Akinfeev and Natcho. Anzhi just about avoided relegation after a series of late wins in the season, and then a two leg win in their playoff with Volga Astrakhan.
The two that have left have been well replaced – Lacina Traore knows the league and is a seasoned pro at just 25 (after a poor few years at Monaco) – he had scored 38 in 79 for Krasnodar and Anzhi during his 2 season spell a few years ago. Should cause his old team all sorts of problems – as he is most certainly a better finisher than Musa and Doumbia.
Jihlava vs Plzen: Plzen Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 4/6 (Czech 1st Liga, 1400 KO)
Plzen won the league with over 3 games to spare last season, and even though they lost all three as they trialled a few players from their youth setup, they still won the league by 7 points! They have an excellent record against Jihlava, who lost 50% of games last season (15/30) and finished midtable. Their most recent 3 games have been 2-0, 4-2 and 2-1 wins for the team we are backing.
Although they are lacking a real out-and-out goalscorer, they have 3 or 4 that regularly score 10+ a season, as well as a few from midfield that chip in. They have signed a former striker this summer who had over 40 goals in just over 100 apps for them, and with Jihlava’s fairly average defence, I think they will break them down.
Zlate Moravce vs Trencin: Trencin Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 8/13 (Slovakian Fortuna Liga, 1800 KO)
In their last 11 meetings – 11 wins for Trencin. In those 11, 9 times they scored 2 goals or more.
Trencin are champions, despite only being in the league for 3 or 4 seasons since they spent a few years in the 2nd tier! Their squad is a wash with exciting young players – chief among which is James Lawrence – an ex-Arsenal, QPR and Ajax youth player. Just 23, he has impressed for the Slovakian side. Despite losing high scoring midfielder Mateus Bero, they have a few excellent strikers in Rangelo Janga, Rabiu Ibrahim and then experienced stars like Holubek and captain Klescik.
With such a good record against Moravce, and a young, talented side mixed with vital experience – I believe they will win this quite comfortably! I’d like to include this with a handicap, but using the same team in two different bets is asking for trouble!
Vaduz vs Basel: Basel Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 4/6 (Swiss Super League, 1245 KO – Sunday)
In their last 12 competitive meetings – Basel have won 11, and the last being a 0-0 draw after they had already won the league at the back end of last season – and of those, 9 with 2 or more goals. Basel are a proven force – winning the title in god knows how many seasons of late – probably all of them – well 8 of the last 9.
Same as last weekend – I could reel off a load of names all day long – chief among which are the likes of Doumbia. Should be a relatively simple win.
So – four champions in their respective countries. All playing away today or tomorrow – all at odds of around 1/2 ish for the win, bar CSKA. With ‘Team Goals’ the main bet for this acca, the jist is I expect all four to win and score a few goals at the same time.
The bet pays around 7.5/1.
Best of luck