So so close yesterday – Juventus were 1-0 up and Roma were down to 10 men, yet somehow blew it. The other three games went very well – Angers scored in the last 90 seconds to win 1-0, Trabzonspor were 2-1 down going into the final 10 minutes, and won 3-2! Adanaspor-Samsunspor was 0-0 going into the final half an hour but BTTS happened 2 minutes later.
Today we have what I think is an excellent chance, with all four teams in good form, and their opponents not so good form:
1. Notts Forest @ 13/10 vs Charlton
Forest are in amazing form. Won 5, Drawn 1 in their last 6. Away from home – 3 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses in their last 6. Charlton are inconsistent to say the least. Overall, 3 wins and 3 losses. At home – Won 2, Drawn and Lost 2.
2. Bristol City @ 6/4 vs Leyton Orient
City have won 4 and lost 2 of their last 6 games – and away from home, 3 wins from 6, with a draw and a couple of losses. Orient have won 3 and lost three overall, and at home lost 4/6 – so pretty poor, and their fans are not happy after so nearly getting promoted last season. Their only previous away meeting with Orient since mid 2000 was a 3-1 win last season.
3. Halifax @ 21/20 vs Southport
Halifax have won 4 of their last 6 games overall, and away from home W2/D2/L2 – but some tough games involved in those. Southport, both overall and at home – have Drawn 2 and Lost 4 – so no wins in at least 8-10 games! Halifax won their last meeting 3-1 back in August. High hopes for this game, with a top price.
4. Vicenza @ 5/4 vs Lanciano
Vicenza have won their last 6 games overall, mostly to nil – and Won 5 and Drawn 1 at home. Lanciano have lost 3/6 overall, and only won 1 in their last 6. In Italy, the home side wins the majority of the time, bar major mis-matches!
This bet pays just over 25/1 with most bookmakers – three away games and Vicenza at home. In terms of Premier League action – it all looks a bit suspect – Palace may be a great shout, and I fancy the other two games to be low scoring draws – if you fancy that:
- Palace Win @ 9/2, WBA-Villa Draw @ 2/1, Sunderland-Hull Draw @ 21/10 – 50/1
Best of luck!