Good morning all!
At the time of writing this yesterday’s games have not finished yet. Today I am using all five of the Preview picks, with a NAP + a BTTS /Over 2.5 Goals accumulator as yet again there is nothing catching the eye for a win + BTTS bet.
1. Haugesund Draw No Bet @ 1/1 vs Sandefjord (Norwegian Tippeligaen, 1700 KO – NAP)
Haugesund may not seem in great form, but look at their away games and you will be surprised. Wins against Viking, Start and Molde makes for good reading. Sandefjord are pretty much down and out – rarely won all season and cannon-fodder for most of the league. Haugesund won the last game 2-1 a few months ago, while historically they have won 4 of the last 5 games between the sides
2. Lechia Gdansk-Zaglebie Lubin BTTS + Over 2.5 Goals @ 13/10 (Polish Ekstraklasa, 1430 KO)
Zaglebie are one, if not the highest scorers in the League if you combine scored and conceded. In their 12 games, including Cups – 7 BTTS + Over 2.5 Goals in 7 of those, and 6 in 9 league games. Gdansk are not in amazing form this season but given Lubin’s defenisve frailties – and a decent record of 4 BTTS + Over 2.5’s in 9 league games – I think they will score especially at home. Zaglebie have also scored 2 or more in 5 out of 6 away games in all competitions which is a good sign for us Sunday.
3. St Etienne-Nice BTTS + Over 2.5 Goals @ 13/8 (French Ligue 1, 2000 KO)
St Etienne have won 5 games in a row – while Nice are an average mid-table side. So why pick this bet? One man. Hatem Ben Arfa. Now he has returned to France and been given a free role he is back to his best, scoring 4 in 7 games for Nice and countless assists. Nice demolished a very good Bordeaux side 6-1 in the week, and with 26 goals in total in 7 games they are really doing well (16 scored, 10 conceded). St Etienne are usually good at the back, but have conceded in 3 of their last 5 games and in all three this bet has won. With an attacking menace like Ben Arfa, I can see both scoring very quickly, and quite frankly BTTS Both Halves @ 20/1 not looking a bad shout!
4. Antalyaspor-Sivasspor BTTS + Over 2.5 Goals @ 6/5 (Turkish Super Lig, 1500 KO)
Antalyaspor have come back up and signed some good players. Samuel Eto’o was the big signing, but Ronaldinho eventually turned them down in order to go back to Brazil. Onto the stats – Antalyaspor have had 4 BTTS + Over 2.5’s in their first 5 games, while Sivasspor have just had two but have had BTTS in 4/5. Goals in Turkish games are like buses – take’s a while to see one but then they come in clumps! One of my NAP’s during the summer was this same sort of bet, and was 0-0 after 75 minutes – it ended 2-2. In the last 5 meetings between the two this bet would have landed in 4 of them!
5. Slavia Prague-Sparta Prague BTTS + Over 2.5 Goals @ 13/8 (Czech Synot Liga, 1400 KO)
No messing around – straight to the stats:
* Slavia have scored in 14 consecutive games at home, with BTTS + Over 2.5 landing in 8 of them.
* Sparta have conceded in 13 of their last 15 away games – with BTTS + Over 2.5 Goals landing in 9 of them.
In terms of meetings – not the best for this type of bet but Slavia are much improved over the last 6 months which should account for their home record. Sparta are leaking goals a bit, so this would not be a huge surprise if the home side won the game for the first time in a long time!
The Acca pays around 35/1 with Bet 365 and combine with the NAP for a 70/1 5 fold!
I fancy a 2 + 4 double @ 5/1 – risky but all sides involved have good records when it comes to scoring, and are conceding plenty
Best of luck