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It was a step-up for Thailand yesterday as South Korea impressed with their passing and technical ability. Another clean sheet for the South Koreans and they could be good to back at the World Cup asa team who could go far. Romania and Spain played out a 0-0. I told you that the Spaniards simply do not have any winning mentality when it comes to friendlies.

Lay the 0-0 halftime score in certain signaled matches.

Look out for a 0-0 at halftime in matches where we expected goals. Augsburg v Werder Bremen was a ready recent example. Research suggested over 2.5 goals (3+ goals expected). The match was 0-0 at halftime. Where are the goals? Back over 2.5 goals at enhanced odds for the 2nd half. 3 goals were scored in this case.

Lay the 0-0 2nd half in matches where goals were expected but have not yet materialized.

Lay the 2-2 scoreline, especially early on in matches. 2-2 shows us that teams are scoring and conceding.

Lay the away team leading 0-2 before halftime, especially if they are not the pre-market favorites. The home team is usually galvanized by the halftime team talk.

Lay the underdog if they score first in certain matches (especially BANKER matches where I would back the BANKERS if they conceded first at enhanced odds).

I back BANKER bets with level stakes, re-calculating the level stakes every 20 bets and bet with that new level stake amount for the next 20 bets.

Lay the underdog scoring early in the first half, in the HALF TIME market, especially in BANKER matches.

Do note matches where one team is red carded. The opponents do tend to score next more often than not.

Killer stats are in bold italics. MOTD signals any match(es) I would prioritize my focus on if I had to choose just one or two matches in order to shorten the work load. These are the Matches of The Day. The DRT stripped Bulletin is absent today.

More of the same today with a mix of friendlies and under 21 Euro Championship matches.

4pm - Andorra v Moldova - 1.25 away

Standout Stats

  • 0-3 to Moldova the last time these 2 met in 2014.


  • Have not won a match since November 2004.
  • 18 consecutive defeats.
  • Failed to score in 7 of their last 9 matches.
  • Actually scored in qualifiers v Cyprus and Belgium.
  • Failed to score in their last 4 home friendlies with 3 consecutive 0-1 defeats.


  • No win in 18 matches.
  • No win in 11 away matches.
  • 3 draws in their last 4 friendlies.
  • 2 0-0's in their last 3 matches.
  • 0-0-1-0-1-0 scored in recent away friendlies.

Profitable In-Play Opportunities

  • Both sides are very poor.A case of faith in the market today and side with Moldova. Let's hope Andorra can score first as they have done in recent qualifiers.

4pm - Belgium u21 v Montenegro u21 - 1.33 home - MOTD - Expect 2 goals at least from Belgium

Standout Stats

  • Belgium go top of Group 1 with a win. Montenegro are 3rd, 3 points behind Belgium u21.

Belgium u21

  • 4 wins and a loss to the Czech Republic in their 5 matches. All wins saw Belgium u21 score 2 goals.
  • Last 3 wins were 2-0.
  • 2-1 v Moldova and 2-0 v Malta in the 2 home qualifiers.

Montenegro u21

  • Only 2 wins in their 6 qualifiers were v Malta and Moldova.
  • Have had 3 draws, 2 were 3-3 v Czech Republic u21 and Latvia u21.
  • 3-3 and 0-1 away in qualifiers so far.

Profitable In-Play Opportunites

  • If Montenegro u21 can draw 3-3 with top team Czechs, they may be able to give Belgium u21 a match.
  • Belgium u21 tend to score 2 goals with regularity and I certainly think they can do that today. I would hope Montenegro u21 score first today as I would back Belgium u21.

6pm - Liechtenstein v Faroe Islands - 2.3 away

Standout Stats

  • These 2 last met in 2002.
  • These 2 are in the "Minnows Club' along with Andorra, Moldova, San Marino etc.

Profitable In-Play Opportunities

  • This friendly makes absolutely no appeal whatsoever but does present an opportunity for one of these 2 sides to record a very rare win.

6pm - Croatia u21 v Estonia u21 - 1.09 home - MOTD - Expect 3/4 goals today from Croatia u21

Standout Stats

  • 0-4 to Croatia u21 in the away fixture between these 2 teams in September 2015.
  • Croatia u21 are first but both Sweden u21 and Spain u21 have a game in hand and are only 2 points shy.

Croatia u21

  • 5 wins and a 2-3 loss v Spain u21 so far.
  • 4-3-4-2-3 scored by Croatia u21  in recent matches.

Estonia u21

  • Only win this campaign was a 1-2 away win v San Marino u21.

Profitable In-Play Opportunites

  • I expect 3/4 goals at least from Croatia u21 today. A ready angle in.
  • We are likely to see a win to nil for the Croats. 3-0, 4-0, 5-0 suit me today.

7pm - Ukraine v Wales - 1.63 home

Standout Stats

  • These 2 last met in 2001.
  • This is an International Friendly.


  • Only 2 losses in 15 matches came v Spain and were 0-1 defeats.
  • 4 clean sheets in their last 6 matches.
  • Only 2 losses in 19 matches at home were v Spain and Slovakia.
  • Unbeaten in 12 friendlies. Did draw with Lithuania and Latvia which may offer a glimmer of hope to Wales.
  • 1-0-1-1 scored in their last 4 home friendlies.


  • Only 1 win in their last 5 matches was v Andorra.
  • Conceded 2 -0-2-1 in their last 4 matches.
  • A solid qualifying campaign away, beating Andorra, Israel, Cyprus.
  • Only 2 wins in their last 10 friendlies was v Austria and Iceland.
  • Last friendly away was in 2014.

Profitable In-Play Opportunities

  • Ukraine are in very decent recent form, with only Spain able to beat them in recent matches. They are also unbeaten in 12 friendlies. Wales don't seem to worry about the win with friendlies. I would certainly be opposing Wales if Wales scored first, just as yesterday if Thailand scored first (they did not).

7:45pm - Northern Ireland v Slovenia - 2.46 home

Standout Stats

  • These 2 last met in 2011.
  • This is an International Friendly.

Northern Ireland

  • Unbeaten in 9 matches but have recently been drawing alternate matches.
  • 2 wins, 3 draws, 2 wins at home in their last 7 matches.
  • Only 1 win in 22 friendly matches was v Latvia. 1-1, 1-0 win, 1-1 in the last 3 friendlies.
  • 3-3, 1-1,1-0 in the last 3 home friendlies.


  • Only 2 draws since August 2012 came in their recent 5 matches.
  • Only 1 loss in their last 6 matches.
  • 9 losses in their last 11 away matches saw no draw in 18 aways.
  • No draw in 12 friendlies saw 5 losses in their last 6 matches.
  • 5 consecutive away defeats without scoring.

Profitable In-Play Opportunities

  • I would lay the late draw here and hope that Slovenia continue to avoid draws. Slovenia don't tend to bother with friendlies do they? 5 consecutive away defeats without scoring in a friendly. Wales? Well, they tend not to be bothered with the win in friendlies too. Only 1 win in 22 matches.
  • As tough to call as the market indicates and I remain opposing the draw.

8pm - France U21 v FYR Macedonia U21 - 1.12 home - MOTD - France u21 expeted to score at least 2 goals.

Standout Stats

  • 2-2 when these 2 teams met in November 2015 saw FYR Macedonia lead 2-0.
  • France U21 were red carded at 2-0 and the match ended 2-2.

France U21

  • Top their group by 1 point to Iceland u21 and with Macedonia in 3rd place.
  • Only loss was 3-2 v Iceland u21.
  • 2-2-2-1-2-2- scored so far-very consistent.
  • 3 consecutive home win clean sheets.

FYR Macedonia u21

  • 5 matches played. Only the one loss was v Iceland u21.
  • Wins v Ukraine u21 and Northern Ireland u21 with 2 draws v France u21 and Iceland u21.
  • 1-2 away win v Northern Ireland u21 was 1-2.

Profitable In-Play Opportunites

  • No push-overs these Macedonians. Do, though, expect France u21 to score at least 2 goals. Remember that they were 2-0 down to Macedonia and down to 10 men before drawing 2-2, so it is obvious that France U21 are capable of more than they showed.
  • 1.12 odds suggests 3/4 goals at least from France u21 today. Macedonia u21 have goals in them. I do hope that FYR score first, so I an back France u21 at enhanced odds.