Yesterday was a weird one – two picks over Evens both won, and the two under Evens both lost. Real Madrid lost 4-3 to Schalke and Lekhwiya drew 2-2 in the 92nd minute after being 2-0 up Today’s Champions League do not inspire me greatly – both look like low scoring games – well, Bayern-Shakhtar could be any score – 0-0 last time out.
I am going for a BTTS 4 fold today, with two games in Portugal’s 2nd Division, one in the Austrian Bundesliga and one in the English Championship:
1. Blackburn-Bolton BTTS @ 8/11 (7.45pm KO)
All 5 of Blackburn’s last 5 home games have been BTTS. 3 of Charlton’s last 5, overall and away, have been BTTS. It would be ironic that Blackburn could shut out Liverpool for 90 mins, but not manage it against a Bolton side in poor form. Previous game this season between the two ended 2-1.
2. Grodig-Sturm Graz BTTS @ 4/5 (5.30pm KO)
These two are both erratic. One game there is a tonne of goals, the next is a 1-0 loss. Two of the last 5 have ended BTTS, but take into consideration the first couple were Grodig’s first season back in the Bundesliga. Sturm have come back a bit this season – they seemed lost and a real relegation candidate. Now they sit 4th, and are doing very well. I’m expecting them to win, but both to score. Grodig’s last 3 games have gone BTTS, including a 3-1 loss to Salzburg. This will probably either end 1-0, or about 3-2.
3. Freamunde-U Madeira BTTS @ 6/5 (4.00pm KO)
The Portuguese 2nd tier is another like Ligue 2 or the Argentine leagues – you don’t see many games BTTS price go under Evens. The last 5 games between these two sides have ended with both scoring, with both having a mix of BTTS and non-BTTS games recently. Usually around 50%. Both are in good form – Madeira have won 4/5 away games, Freamunde won 3/5 home games, with a couple of draws chucked in.
4 Atletico CP-Maritimo B BTTS @ Evens (3.00pm KO)
Both have a similar BTTS record – 3/5 home (Atletico) and 3/5 away (Maritimo). with this being in the middle of the week, Maritimo B are likely to have a few players from the main Maritimo team to gain fitness, and match practice etc. These two have only met 5 times, 4 have been BTTS. The last ended 5-2 to Atletico. This to me is excellent value!
As an Accumulator, this pays around 12/1 – a suggested doube:
- Atletico CP-Maritimo BTTS + Freamunde-Madeira BTTS @ 3.5/1
Cheltenham Festival Day 2 Tips are now up! A great start yesterday with 4 wins in the first 4 – and then a fall at the last cost myself and James 17/1 Accumulators, which I am not at all sore about (much)…
We, from now on, will include game times in our tips as a few people missed the Lekhwiya game yesterday due to its 3pm KO.
Best of luck