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A much more readable set of matches today because we have form lines. I will add to this coupon as the day progresses. I must intersperse today's research with Saturday and Sunday research. Do check the Daily Bulletin, say, at around 14:00 - you'll see a few more matches added to the coupon. I will also add a shortlist. There is one lay the 0-0 in the halftime score market and that is the match below at Monaco.

FRENCH LIGUE 1

19:45 - Monaco v Dijon - 1.38 Monaco

  • 2-1 and 1-4 Monaco in the last 2 head to heads.

Monaco (2nd)

  • Only 4 defeats.
  • Unbeaten in 10 matches.
  • Failed to score in only 3 matches.
  • Scored 2+ goals in 8 of their last 9 matches.
  • Scored in their last 13 at home.
  • Scored 2+ goals in each of their last 5 at home.
  • No 0-0 at halftime at home. 7 1-0's at halftime at home.
  • Only lost to PSG at home.
  • 12 wins and a 1-1 v 10th and lower.

Dijon (12th)

  • 2 consecutive wins came at home.
  • Only 2 clean sheets.
  • 6 consecutive away defeats.
  • Conceded in their last 11 away.
  • Conceded 2+ goals in each of their last 5 away.
  • Only away win v bottom of the league.
  • Conclusions

  • No European competition distractions for Monaco. On form, they should be scoring 2+ goals and winning.
  • Lay the 0-0 in the halftime score market.

GERMAN BUNDESLIGA

19:30 - Hertha Berlin v Mainz - 2.14 Hertha Berlin

  • 2 consecutive 1-0 Mainz wins in head to heads.

Hertha Berlin (11th)

  • 3 draws and a win in the last 4 matches.
  • Only 4 clean sheets.
  • 2 consecutive home 1-1 draws.
  • Only 1 loss in 8 matches.
  • Scored and conceded in their last 6 at home.
  • Conceded in their last 10 at home.
  • No 0-0 at home.
  • Unbeaten at home v 14th and lower.
  • 100% over 1.5 goals at home.

Mainz (16th)

  • Only 2 wins since 20th October 2017.
  • Only 2 clean sheets.
  • No win in 11 away.
  • Conceded 2+ goals in each of their last 10 matches.
  • Opponents have scored first in 9/11 away matches.

Conclusions

  • Both teams could score here with Mainz not winning. Mainz are expected to concede 2 goals unless they can stop that 10 match habit.
  • Hertha Berlin are likely to score first. They themselves have conceded in their last 10 at home. I would be keener on Mainz scoring first and then laying Mainz.

DUTCH EREDIVISIE

19:00 - VVV v Groningen - 2.08 VVV

  • 1-1 in the last head to head.

VVV

  • Only 1 loss in 7 matches.
  • 2 consecutive home wins includes v Feyenoord.
  • 3 clean sheets in 4 matches.
  • 5 0-0's at halftime at home.
  • Unbeaten at home v teams below them in the league.
  • 13 of 17 goals conceded at home came 2nd half.
  • 70% of goals scored at home came 2nd half.

Groningen

  • Only 5 wins.
  • Failed to score in their last 3 matches.
  • Conceded in their last 5 away matches.
  • No 0-0 away.
  • Only 2 0-0's at halftime away.
  • Only 1 away win.

Conclusions

  • With Groningen conceding 3 goals v top teams away and VVV scoring 3 goals at home v teams below them in the league, at their very best today, VVV could score 3 goals.
  • Logically, at any rate, Groningen with only 1 away win look vulnerable if they score first.
  • Please note the strong 2nd half scoring and conceding stats for VVV if 0-0 at halftime. I do not expect a 0-0 full time. I would consider 1-0, 3-0, 3-1 if 0-0 at halftime.

SPANISH LA LIGA

20:00 - Girona v Leganes - 1.97 Girona

  • 0-0 the last time these 2 teams met.

Girona (10th)

  • Only 1 loss in 5 matches came last match.
  • 3 consecutive home wins.
  • Scored in their last 7 home matches.
  • No 0-0 at home.
  • Only 2 0-0's at halftime at home.
  • 4 wins, a draw and a 2-3 loss at home v teams below them in the league.

Leganes (12th)

  • Only 2 losses in 8 matches.
  • No win in 8 away matches.
  • 6 0-0's at halftime away.
  • Not beaten a team above them in the league away.
  • 8 of 10 goals scored away came 2nd half.

Conclusions

  • 2 teams closely related in the league. Both sides limited losses of late too.
  • With no win in 8 away, Leganes might be the most vulnerable today v a Girona with 3 consecutive home wins.
  • V teams below them in the league, Girona have a good record too so that is another plus in their favour.

DUTCH EERSTE DIVISIE

19:00 - Volendam v Dordrecht - 1.7 Volendam

  • 1-1 and 2-2 in the last 2 head to heads.

Volendam (15th)

  • 7 wins in 10 matches.
  • 5 wins in 7 home matches.
  • Only 4 clean sheets.
  • Scored in their last 7 at home.
  • 6 0-0's at halftime at home.
  • Losses v top 12 came v 1st, 4th, 5th, 12th at home.
  • 78% of goals conceded at home came 2nd half.

Dordrecht (11th)

  • 5 consecutive wins.
  • No draw in 14 and in 11 away.
  • Scored 2+ goals in each of their last 6 matches.
  • All defeats bar 1 away came v the top 12.
  • 4-2-2-3-3-0-3-2-2-2 goals scored home and away v 13th and lower.
  • 8 of 11 goals scored away came 2nd half.

Conclusions

  • Recent form is good for both sides making this tough to take sides in. Note Dordrecht's scoring v 13th and lower.
  • I would see Volendam scoring first with Dordrecht likely to score more 2nd half.
  • I would consider backing a 3-2/2-3 pre match as this could be a typically Dutch goal fest today.

19:00 - Helmond Sport v Jong Utrecht - 1.71 Helmond

  • 1-1 and 0-0 last 2 head to heads.

Helmond (19th)

  • 4 consecutive defeats.
  • Only 4 clean sheets.
  • Conceded 2+ goals in their last 4 matches.
  • Not played bottom 4 at home.

Conclusions

  • The realisation that these 2 are the bottom 2 sides is immediately off-putting. They're not bottom 2 because of their consistency and reliability!

19:00 - RKC Waalwijk v Cambuur - 2.24 Cambuur

  • 5-0 and 1-1 Cambuur in head to heads.

RKC (18th)

  • Only 1 win in 8 matches saw 6 defeats and 4 consecutive defeats.
  • Scored and conceded in their last 4 matches.
  • Scored in their last 9 at home.
  • Only 1 0-0 at home.
  • Unbeaten v 5th-11th inclusive and 17th and lower at home.

Cambuur (12th)

  • No draw in 10 saw 6 wins.
  • 5 0-0's at halftime and 5 1-0 defeats at halftime away.
  • 4 wins and a 3-0 defeat away v 15th and lower.
  • 12 of 14 goals scored away came 2nd half.

Conclusions

  • Take on any 0-0 at halftime in the 2nd half. Look at Cambuur's scoring 2nd half away from home.
  • Other than that I can make an argument for either side. RKC are unbeaten at home v teams around Cambuur's position. Cambuur tend to win away v 15th and lower.
  • Very recent form sees Cambuur favourites. With RKC scoring and conceding last 4 matches and losing them, is this enough to lay RKC if RKC scores first?

ENGLISH F.A. CUP

19:45 - Leicester City v Sheffield United - 1.52 Leicester

  • This is an FA Cup match.
  • With no win in 3, Leicester I am sure will be keen to get back to winning ways.
  • They have scored and conceded in their last 4 matches.
  • A good run of recent form at home for Leicester sees them scoring 2-3-2-2-1 goals.
  • Leicester beat Fleetwood with a changed side in the FA Cup. With no Premier League football for a short while, expect the strong Leicester side today.
  • This time last year, Leicester took to extra time to beat Derby.
  • Sheff Utd are 8th in the Championship. They lost 2 of their recent 3 v top 2 sides in the Championship, so....Premier League likely to be a struggle?
  • 2 consecutive 1-0 wins in the FA Cup for Sheff Utd. They have lost to Man Utd and Bolton away in the Fa Cup.
  • I think this match presents a good opportunity for Leicester to return to winning ways at home. Look at team news. I do expect the first team and if so, a return to 2/3 goals at home for Leicester.

20:00 - Chelsea v Hull City - 1.21 Chelsea

  • This is an FA Cup match and with no Premier League football, this suggests we will see a first team for Chelsea.....or will we as Barcelona are looming next week.
  • Chelsea's performance against West Brom was emphatic and at odds of 1.41. The market was sufficiently impressed with that performance to offer this 1.21 quote.
  • Hull's struggles in the English Championship (21st of 23) suggests that they have bigger fish to fry.
  • I do expect a 2/3 goal haul if Chelsea field a full strength side. Please check team news with that imminent Champions League clash. Premier League managers have tended to treat the Fa Cup with some disdain.
  • Hull will certainly be layed if scoring first. 7 wins and a draw in 8 at home in the FA Cup for Chelsea suggests struggles for Hull.

TURKISH SUPER LIG

17:00 - Konyaspor v Besiktas - 1.73 Besiktas

  • Konyaspor are unbeaten in the last 3 matches where Besiktas have visited. Bes are unbeaten in the last 3 head to heads.

Konyaspor (16th)

  • Scored and conceded last 5 matches and only lost one.
  • 3 consecutive home score draws.
  • Only 4 clean sheets.
  • 5 0-0's at halftime at home, nearly 50% of matches.
  • No win v top 11 at all but score draws at home to 2nd, 3rd and 6th.
  • 69% of home goals scored 2nd half.

Besiktas (4th)

  • Only 3 defeats.
  • Scored 2 goals at least in 5 of the last 6 matches.
  • Scored and conceded last 4 away.
  • Failed to score only twice.
  • 100% wins v 14th and lower. A lot more vulnerable away from home though overall.
  • 1-2, 1-2, 0-1 v 14th and lower away.

Conclusions

  • Konyaspor at home when Besiktas visit tend to perform well. Note that.
  • It seems on form that another score draw is best case for Konyaspor at home to another top 6 side.
  • Besiktas away tend to win tight matches, 1-2 or 0-1 v 14th and lower. They are certainly weaker away.
  • 1-1 or 1-2 does appeal here as possible scorelines.
  • Do remember that Besiktas have failed to score in only 2 matches this season. A ready angle if they are yet to score mid 2nd half for instance.