Yesterday was a little unbelievable. In the NAP, Shakhtar dominated the entire game, with 30 shots (14 on target), 70% possession and managed just 2 goals, one of which was in injury time, and one was a penalty. Zaporizhya missed a penalty, and both had a man sent off. Emmen had a loose 15 minutes and conceded 2, but dominated the rest of the game and eventually lost 2-1. Bolton Over 5.5 Corners came in quite late on, with them having exactly 6 – so some pride restored.
Here are my four picks for today, taken from our 10 Game Preview:
1. Sunderland Over 2.5 Cards @ 1/1 vs Aston Villa (Premier League, 1500 KO)
Sunderland are a very poor team when it comes to discipline. So far this season they have had 10 cards, 2 vs Norwich and 4 vs Swansea and Leicester. They have a lot of poor quality players like Lee Cattermole, John O’Shea and Wes Brown who are prone to getting cards. In the two games last season between these two, Sunderland received 4 and 1 cards respectively, with the four coming away from home, where they are playing tomorrow. In the last 5 meets, they have had over 2.5 cards on 3 occasions. This could well be my NAP for tomorrow!
2. Watford Over 2.5 Cards @ 6/5 vs Man City (Premier League, 1500 KO)
Watford are likely to be chasing shadows for 90 minutes tomorrow, and with a lot of foreign players who go down easy, they are going to get a few cards. With such quick, skillfull players there could be a few late tackles made by the Watford players – and for that reason I believe they could pick up at least 3 cards.
3. QPR Win @ 9/5 vs Huddersfield (Championship, 1500 KO)
QPR have started well, with 2 wins from four, while Huddersfield have not had such a good start. With Chazza Austin leading the line, and a lot of the dross that got them relegated now gone – I think they will do well this season and should beat a Huddersfield side that are well fancied for relegation.
4. Burnley Draw No Bet @ 11/10 vs Bristol City (Championship, 1500 KO)
This should be good! Joey Barton returns to club football, while a striker Bristol have tried to sign but were rejected (Andre Gray) joined Burnley instead! Burnley have won 1 and drawn 2, while City have won just one but lost two. With Burnley having the vastly superior squad, I feel this offers both good value and a little safety.
I’m going to suggest two doubles and an Acca, as some people will not be able to get the Cards market (priced from Bet 365) – 1 + 2 is around 4/1, while a 3 + 4 double is nearer 5/1. The Accumulator is 25/1 thanks to the near-2/1 QPR game picked.
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Best of luck