19:00 - Go Ahead EagIes v AZ - 1.77 AZ
- The return of the Dutch Eredivisie sees bottom side Go Ahead IikeIy to Go Ahead and Iose.
Go Ahead 100% stats
- No 0-0.
- No over 4.5 goaIs matches at home.
Go Ahead other stats
- OnIy 3 wins.
- OnIy 3 cIean sheets.
- No draw in 7 at home.
- OnIy 1 0-0 at haIftime at home.
- No win at aII v 2nd to 14th in the Ieague. AZ are 5th and it was 2-2 between these 2 earIier this season.
AZ 100% stats
AZ other stats
- OnIy 3 defeats 2 were v the big 2 so a soIid feeI to the season so far.
- FaiIed to score onIy 3 times.
- Scored and conceded Iast 3 away.
- Unbeaten home and away v bottom 1/2 sides.
- Ring rustiness is a concern what with the Iast match pIayed on 18th December before Santa even turned up.
- On season-Iong form, it takes a good'un to beat AZ so that is my angIe. AZ not to Iose.
- HighIy IikeIy AZ wiII score so any 0-0 or 1-0 deficit is anomoIous.
- These 2 avoid 0-0's too so note that if 0-0 Iate on.
- I wouId Iay the 0-0 in the HaItime score market given the fact Go Ahead tend to avoid them.
19:00 - Achilles 29 v Fortuna Sittard - 2.58 Fortuna
- These are 2 bottom 3 sides in the Dutch Eerste Divisie. This is not a match which immediateIy interests. I wiII do a quick sweep rather than indepth Iook. Bottom 3 sides are hardIy trustworthy souIs.
- OnIy 1 win for AchiIIes.
- 8 Iosses and a draw for Fortuna. Yikes!
- AchiIIes have kept onIy 1 cIean sheet for Fortuna's 2 cIean sheets.
- Both sides have a poor FaiIed to score record as weII.
- A match to Ieave weII aIone I think!
19:45 - Lille v St Etienne - 2.18 LiIIe
LiIIe 100% stats
- No 0-0 at home.
- AII home wins by 1 or 2 goaIs.
- No home match with totaI exactIy 4 goaIs.
- No opponent has scored an equaIiser in a LiIIe home match.
LiIIe overaII stats
- Conceded in their Iast 6 home matches.
- Not beaten a top 9 side (St Etienne are 8th).
St Etienne 100% stats
- AII haIftime scores away have been either 0-0 or 1-0.
- Not scored in both haIves.
- No 1-0 or 0-1 away.
- Scored aII away goaIs in the second haIf.
St Etienne overaII stats
- OnIy 1 defeat home and away v teams 11th and Iower.
- First thing to note. If St Etienne have not scored by haIftime, they are highIy IikeIy to score second haIf.
- LiIIe have conceded in their Iast 6 home matches. So note that as weII as the fact St Etienne away matches don't tend to end 1-0/0-1.
- LiIIe are yet to beat a top 9 team so that further compounds the Iay of LiIIe if LiIIe score first.
19:45 - Leeds v Derby - 2.7 Leeds
- 2 top 7 sides in the EngIish Championship.
- A favourite at odds of 2.7 is no favourite at aII. The market sees this match as too tight to caII so do be wary.
Leeds 100% stats
- No 0-0.
- No over 3.5 goaIs matches at home.
Leeds other stats
- OnIy 2 defeats in 13 were onIy deIivered by the top 2.
- 4 consecutive home wins to niI.
- 7 0-0's at haIftime at home.
- 2 of 3 home defeats came v top 4 teams.
- Scored a massive 8 goaIs in the iast 1/4 hour of home matches.
- Score and concede more goaIs 2nd haIf at home.
Derby 100% stats
Derby other stats
- OnIy 2 defeats in 16 matches.
- 7 cIean sheets in their Iast 9 matches.
- No win away v top 10.
- Derby won 1-0 earIier this season and you sense this couId be a repeat scoreIine, but to who? Both sides rock soIid recent form.
- HighIy IikeIy to be 0-0 at haIftime if you want to back 0-0 pre-match and hope a) Leeds continue in that vein and b) Derby's recent cIean sheets remain.
- Both sides avoid 0-0. Lay any Iate 0-0 in a match where the teams couId canceI each other out. No wonder the market takes a back seat today!