Football Tips // Midweek Selections

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A daily duo of tips was posted a little earlier – but this is for those who would prefer a wider selection of games for this coming week. This is covering Tuesday to Thursday, as there is not a lot on for the rest of the week. The first two are the same as the other article – Reading vs Fulham and Brighton vs Cardiff – but there are two more, one each for Wednesday and Thursday:

Tuesday:

Brighton vs Cardiff: Brighton -1 Goal Handicap @ 7/4 (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 for those who want a little safety the Asian Handicap offers that, but for the most part a lot of sites don’t offer the market, so I will stick with the main handicap.

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.

Wednesday:

Leeds vs Notts Forest: Leeds -1 Goal Handicap @ 15/8 (Championship, 1945 KO)

Leeds are the 2nd best home side in the league – winning 9 of 14 home games, but worrying only scoring 19 in the process – although just 9 conceded eases that a little. You may wonder why I am backing the handicap rather than win to nil, since Forest are near useless without Lansbury and Leeds have won to nil in their last 5 home games – Forest, even without Lansbury – have a record of scoring an away goal – intact in 8 of their last 10 away games they have, scoring 16 in 14 away games overall.

The overriding factor for the handicap is that Forest struggle defensively, and with Chris Wood in fantastic form and Leeds looking like a promotion candidate – this should be a game they bag multiple goals in – I think at least 3. The other good thing, is that in their recent home form, 6 wins in their last 7 and 4 have been by -1 (2 goals or more). And that is against some decent sides like Reading.

Thursday:

Hull vs Man Utd: Man Utd Win to Nil @ 13/8 (EFL Cup, 1945 KO)

Semi-Final, leg two – United are 1 goal up but could and maybe should have won by more. They are in good form, and Mourinho will not want to let up. We may well see the likes of Shaw and Rashford – resting Ibra possibly, but I can’t see too many changes. Hull are still struggling, and reeling from what happened to Ryan Mason. It could swing either way really – they could group together and play an amazing game for him, or still be understandably worried about their friend and team-mate.

United should be too strong, and defensively so as well. 1/2-0 win expected, but the value is win to nil @ a very good price of 13/8!

The accumulator pays around the 40/1 mark – while my best double is Man Utd WTN @ 13/8 and Brighton -1 Handicap @ 7/4 in a 6/1 bet.

Best of luck

Will