A mixed day yesterday with the Northampton and Ferencvaros bets winning, but Dresden drawing 2-2 after being 1-0 and 2-1 up with minutes to go, while Alcorcon-Oviedo ended 1-0, so BTTS failed.
Today I have an interesting 4 fold, with multiple options depending on how much of a risk you want to take. The handicap market is one of my favourite, and here you will see the full value of using it! Here are my four picks:
Man City vs Man Utd (English Premier League, 1600 KO)
As mentioned in the Premier League preview, City are missing a few players. Kompany and Otamendi could both be out, although we know Kompany is for sure. United on the other hand have won just once in their last 5 away games, against Shrewsbury! Losses to Sunderland, Liveprool, Midtylland and West Brom. City, with their fire power should have more than enough to win this one, and with both defences being so fragile I’m hoping for a high-scoring affair!
Match Result: Man City Win @ 17/20, -1 Goal Asian Handicap @ 7/5, -1 Goal Handicap @ 21/10
Torino vs Juventus (Italian Serie A, 1400 KO)
Juventus need no introducing. Their back four is near-impenetrable, with the world-class Bayern managing it towards the end of their Champions League tie. In the league, they have not conceded in hours and hours of football. Torino have lost 4 of their last 10 home league games, all by one goal. But, this is Juventus. They could tear them to shreds in the Turin derby. Juventus have won almost all of their recent meetings, including a 4-0 win in December. Certainly one for the handicaps!
Match Result: Juventus Win @ 4/5, -1 Goal Asian Handicap @ 6/4, -1 Goal Handicap @ 2/1
Asteras vs Olympiakos (Greek Super League, 1730 KO)
Asteras are pretty good at home, but for me they won’t be a match for an Olympiakos side who have failed to win just 2 of 25 games this season. They faced off not so long ago in the Cup, and the Champions won 5-0 in the first leg, with the second leg 0-0 being pretty irrelevant as they were so far ahead that it had no meaning, and players were rested. Match odds of 4/5 aren’t bad, but when you consider the fear of the home side, knowing that they could be on the end of another drubbing – I believe Olympiakos will win and win well.
Match Result: Olympiakos Win @ 4/5, -1 Asian Handicap @ 6/5, -1 Goal Handicap @ 2/1
Ried vs Rapid Vienna (Austrian Bundesliga, 1530 KO)
Taking a look at the last 9 meetings home and away is enough for me to like this just a little bit – Rapid have won them all.
Form wise, it’s 9th vs 2nd and even with Rapid being hit and miss away from home of late, I still think they will pick it up and batter this Ried team who are just 3 points off the drop zone. The table doesn’t lie, especially after this long in the season, and they have just beaten Sturm Graz and Austria Vienna 2-0 and 3-0, with those being two top sides!
Match Result: Rapid Win @ 1/1, -1 Goal Asian Handicap @ 2/1, -1 Goal Handicap @ 9/4
This is where it gets interesting. As you can tell, I am backing Man City, Juventus, Olympiakos and Rapid Vienna. I have priced three markets, and you all know what they do (for those that don’t, -1 Goal Asian Handicap gives a void if the team you back wins by just one, unlike the normal handicap in which that scenario would lose).
Option 1: All Four Win @ 11/1 (Safest)
Option 2: All Four -1 Goal Asian Handicap @ 38/1 (Medium Risk)
Option 3: All Four -1 Goal Handicap @ 97/1 (High Risk)
We do things differently to other tipsters sites – with no charge, you have no obligation to back every bet – and with that we can give you good options like this. It’s totally down to you, which is how it should be. I have highlighted my personal favourite, as it offers a great price but the safety of a one-goal win meaning it won’t lose. I like all four to win – the records are very good for all of them, especially Juventus and Rapid Vienna.
There again, if you cannot access the handicap markets, the lower priced accumulator suits you, whereas if you only want to place a quid or two, the higher option is there.
I hope this is something you all like!