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1:30pm - FC Eindhoven v Telstar  - 1.35 home

Standout Stats

  • 0-5 to Eindhoven the last time these 2 met in October 2014.
  • This is 2nd v 15th in the Eerste Divisie. Eindhoven are 21 points behind NEC who are 1st.

FC Eindhoven

  • Only 2 draws all season.
  • 4 match winning streak at home.
  • No draw in 11 and in 16 at home
  • Scored in their last 5 overall and last 4 at home
  • No draw at home. All wins bar 2 losses at home v 3rd and 12th.
  • Scored 2+ goals in all matches v 13th and lower at home.
  • 6 wins in their last 8 matches. The 2 losses were away.
  • 8 wins in their last 9 home matches.
  • Only 1 0-0 away


  • Have conceded in their last 14 away draw in 6 away matches.
  • Against top 8 sides home and away, we see 11 losses, a draw and an away win v 3rd ( 2-4)
  • All losses bar 1 away v top 10.
  • Only 4 clean sheets all season.
  • 3 wins in 5 away matches.
  • No 0-0

Profitable In-Play Opportunities

  • Lay any late 0-0
  • Eindhoven were comprehensive earlier this season and nothing in Telstar's losses v top 10 away to suggest Telstar will win.
  • If Eindhoven avoid draws as they have , then it's home win or away win, and the form suggests home win. Do note though that Eindhoven can only finish 2nd.
  • Telstar have won 3 in 5 away recently but put it in context,they tend to lose to top 10.

2pm - AIK v Halmstads  - 1.45 home

Standout Stats

  • The first match for these 2 in the new Swedish season. Yesterday Goteborg limped over the line with a 1-0 win in their curtain raiser when 1.3 shots so perhaps this match is best left alone until we get 5/6 matches into the season.

3pm - Norwich v Sheff Wed  - 1.51 home

Standout Stats

  • 0-0 in the only recent relevant head to head.
  • This is 3rd v 12th and the market has made its mind up today regarding those in with a chance of the title. They are all strong favourites. Needs must?
  • Depending on Bournemouth, Norwich with 3 points could be leaders today.


  • Scored and conceded in their last 2 home matches.
  • 2 match winning streak.
  • 4 home losses v 5th, 11th, 19th and 23rd.
  • Only 1 loss in 13 came at home v 23rd.
  • No 0-0 at home
  • 3 0-0's at home at halftime
  • 19 first half and 25 second half goals scored at home.

Sheffield Wed

  • No draw in 11 matches away
  • Did beat 1st 2-3 away. Against top 8, conceded 2-0-3-2-3 away
  • Against top 8 home and away, only wins were against 1st placed Boro.
  • 3 wins in their last 4 away matches.
  • 9 0-0's at halftime away
  • 17 of 24 goals conceded away came 2nd half.

Profitable In-Play Opportunities

  • Norwich's need is the reason they are strong favourites. A critical part of the season for the top 3 , so tight is this league. There is nothing in their form which is absolutely stop-in-my-tracks outstanding. I suppose only 1 loss in 13 matches is good but they lost to 23rd in the league!!
  • Sheffield Wednesday are avoiding draws currently. Can we lay any late draw? They also have a poor concession rate v top 8 sides away, 2/3 goals regularly. Is this enough to have faith in? THis is such a tricky league to have faith in.
  • Fear not if 0-0 at halftime. I would definitely lay the 0-0 for the 2nd half .
  • I suppose logic is with the home side today who must win against an opponent in mid table mediocrity dreaming of their 2 weeks in Morecambe in the summer.

3pm - Bournemouth v Birmingham  - 1.39 home

Standout Stats

  • 2 consecutive wins for Bournemouth in head to heads 2-4 and 0-8.
  • This is 2nd v 15th at home. Bournemouth potentially go top with a win today.


  • No defeat in 7 at home.
  • 3 match home winning streak.
  • 2 consecutive clean sheets at home.
  • Only 3 wins at home v 3rd, 9th and 14th were all 1-2, 1-2, 1-3.
  • Yet to play 15th and 16th at home, but solid record v 17th and lower, 5 wins and 3 draws
  • Only 1 home defeat in 2015 was in their first match of 2015.
  • 3 clean sheets in their last 4 home matches.
  • Only 1 0-0 at halftime in their last 22 matches.
  • Failed to score in only 4 matches.
  • Only 1 0-0 at home
  • 8 1-0's at home at halftime
  • 39 goals scored at home.
  • Scored first in 19 of 20 home matches.
  • No opponent has ever led at halftime at home.

Birmingham City

  • No win in 7 away matches.
  • Conceded in their last 5 away matches.
  • Only 1 win v teams above them away from home although there were 7 draws.
  • Conceded 4-4-2-2 in their last 4 away matches.
  • Only 2 0-0's away
  • 7 0-0's at halftime away ( 37% of matches)
  • 10 goals conceded directly after the first half away.

Profitable In-Play Opportunities

  • Must wins tend to win....right? Look at Barcelona last night. Bournemouth have not lost at home since 10th January .
  • Lay the 0-0 halftime score based on Bournemouth.
  • Bournemouth tend to score first at home so I doubt there will be a DRT here, particularly with Birmingham conceding 12 in their last 4 away matches.
  • Lay Birmingham in the halftime market if they score first early in the first half.

5pm - Rosenborg v Aalesunds  - 1.51 home

Standout Stats

  • The new Norwegian league kicks off today. In head to heads, at home, Rosenborg have won 3-0, 2-1, and 3-0
  • There is no form to go on. This is 2nd v 7th from last year.

5:15pm - Wolves v Leeds  - 1.63 home

Standout Stats

  • 2-2 and 1-2 Wolves win in the last 2 most recent head to heads.
  • This is 8th v 14th in the Championship - so tight it is with these top 8 sides that a win for Wolves will see them in the play-off places.


  • 3 match winning streak
  • No defeat in 5 at home
  • Scored in their last 9 and in their last 6 at home
  • 2 consecutive clean sheets at home.
  • Losses at home v 2nd, 9th, 18th, 19th.
  • Only 2nd placed Bournemouth have beaten Wolves in the last 9 matches.
  • Only 2 0-0's at home
  • 7 0-0's at halftime at home ( 35% of matches)
  • Scored first in 14 of 20 home matches.


  • No defeat in 3 away
  • Against the top 17 away from home Leeds have beaten the top 2 away
  • Only 1 loss in their last 7 away matches.
  • No 0-0 away

Profitable In-Play Opportunities

  • What is it with Leeds? They have the indian sign over the 1st 2 in the league and they against the other 15 of the top 17 away, they cannot win.
  • Wolves are in solid form and only beaten by 2nd in the league in the last 9 matches.
  • I don't expect Wolves to lose today but there is not enough for me to categorically say they will win.
  • Lay Leeds if they score first given their record v top 17 away.

5:30pm - Atromitos v AOK Kerkyra  - 1.28 home

Standout Stats

  • 3 consecutive Atromitos win ended with a 1-1 last time out in head to heads.
  • This is 7th v 9th in the Greek Super League.


  • 4 match home winning streak
  • Unbeaten at home
  • 3 0-0's at home v 8th, 10th and 12th and playing 9th today
  • 11 clean sheets at home
  • 8 consecutive clean sheets at home.


  • No draw in 4 matches
  • Only 2 away wins v 8th and 13th
  • 0-0 and 0-1 win v teams either side of Atromitos away from home
  • Only 1 loss in 8 matches was against Olympiakos.
  • Only 1 win in 11 away matches.
  • 8 clean sheets in 11 matches.
  • Scored 0-0-1-1-0-1-0-0-1 away v top 11 teams.

Profitable In-Play Opportunities

  • Atromitos have the best of it in head to heads, and in form this season. Atromitos are unbeaten at home, and have a 4 match home winning streak. They have, though, had 3 0-0's v teams around Kerkyra at home.
  • Kerkyra are in good form, and have been keeping clean sheets themselves.
  • Back 0-0 pre-match and hope this is very tight as the form suggests. Lay off at halftime. I will lay Kerkyra if they score first, as they tend rarely to score 2 away.

6pm - Besiktas v Istanbul BB  - 1.82 home

Standout Stats

  • Turkish matches have been really readable of late, Galatasary was the last example. How about this one?
  • 4 consecutive score draws in head to heads ended with a 1-2 Besiktas win last time out after Besiktas had conceded first.
  • This is 3rd v 5th in the Turkish Super Lig . The title is still alive for Besiktas and they go a point behind Galatasary with a win.


  • Only 5 losses all season.
  • Only losses at home were v 1st 2.
  • Scored and conceded in their last 4 home matches.
  • Scored 3 at home v 4th and 6th and playing 5th today.
  • Only 3 losses in 17 matches, 2 were away 0-1 and one was at home.
  • Away from the top 2, Besiktas have been consistent goalscorers, scoring 2-3-3-0 ( Galatasary), 2-3-2-5 at home.
  • Failed to score in only 4 matches.
  • No 0-0

Istanbul BB

  • Scored in their last 4 away matches.
  • Only 4 defeats this season, 3 were away to 2nd, 6th and 8th.
  • No win away v top 9 yet this season.
  • Conceded 2 goals in each of their last 3 away matches.
  • A recent 2-2 away to Galatasary is perhaps a warning sign for Besiktas.
  • 3 0--0's away

Profitable In-Play Opportunities

  • Istanbul have fewer defeats than Besiktas this season and their recent 2-2 away at Galatasary is a shot across the bows for Besiktas who must win to keep their title hopes alive.
  • Besiktas will be relying on home form which sees them only lose to 1st and 2nd and score 3 goals v 4th and 6th. If on form, expect Besiktas to continue their recent impressive home goalscoring record, scoring at least 2 goals.
  • Istanbul are yet to beat the top 9 this season away so lay them if they score first.

7pm - Espanyol v Elche  - 1.7 home

Standout Stats

  • 2-1 to Elche in the last 2 homes, 3-1 to Espanyol at home in the last 3 head to heads.
  • This is 12th v 16th in La Liga


  • 2 consecutive clean sheets.
  • Only 3 defeats at home were 1-2 v 4th and 5th and 15th.
  • All home wins v 10th at home.
  • 2 consecutive 0-0's
  • 4 clean sheets in their last 5 home matches.
  • Failed to score in their last 3 matches.
  • Only 4 clean sheets in their last 6 matches.
  • Only 2 0-0's at home.
  • 5 0-0's at halftime at home ( 36%)
  • Scored 8 of 11 goals in the 2nd half in the last 1/4 hour.


  • 3 away wins v 8th, 9th, and 15th.
  • Failed to score in their last 2 matches.
  • Only 1 0-0 away

Profitable In-Play Opportunities

  • Not a match which really interests me featuring 2 teams who have failed to score in recent matches.
  • Lay the late 0-0
  • There are no strong angles for me.

8pm - C Palace v Man City  - 1.66 away

Standout Stats

  • 3 consecutive wins to nil for Man City in head to heads. 1-0, 0-2, 3-0
  • This is 12th v 4th in the English Premier League. City go 2nd with a win today and 1st is not mathematically out of reach

Crystal Palace

  • Conceded in their last 6 matches and in their last 11 home matches.
  • 2 match winning streak
  • Scored and conceded at home v top 10 and 1-2 losses to 1st and 2nd. Did beat Liverpool and Spurs at home 3-1 and 2-1
  • Scored and conceded in 5 of their last 6 matches. Beat QPR and Stoke recently
  • 3 wins in their last 4 matches, the 3rd was v West Ham.
  • Only 1 0-0 at home
  • Opponents have scored first in 10 of 14 away matches.

Man City

  • Down to brass tacks here. This is a must-win. With Chelsea so nearly drawing 1-1 at home again, Man City can heap on the pressure and take 2nd place as their own with a win today.
  • Conceded in their last 6 away matches
  • 2 match losing streak away
  • Only 1 loss home and away v 11th and lower in the league was 1-0 away to Burnley.
  • Scored 2+ goals in 13 of 15 matches played home and away v 12th and lower.
  • 2 consecutive away defeats v Liverpool and Burnley. The Burnley 1-0 is a template for Palace. How they wish they had Pulis organising their defence just for today!
  • Failed to score in only 3 matches.
  • Only 1 win in 5 away matches.
  • No 0-0

Profitable In-Play Opportunities

  • 3 wins to nil for Man City in head to heads should give City the advantage today. It is interesting here that Palace have won 3 of their last 4 and City have not won 1 of their last 5 away matches.
  • Both teams to score is a regular occurence for Palace this season and they could go down fighting if Man City score 2 goals as they have done regularly v 12th and lower home and away.
  • Palace are in relative comfort now and City have the requisite motivation. I would lay Palace if they score first. 0-2, 1-2, 0-3 possible scorelines for me today. I cannot see Man City losing a 2nd consecutive away loss.

8pm - Porto v Estoril  - 1.17 home

Standout Stats

  • 2-2, 0-1 Estoril, 2-2 in the last 3 head to heads. And Porto are 1.17 today?
  • This is 2nd v 13th in the Portugeuse Primera Liga. Porto must win as they are 6 points shy of Benfica


  • 6 match home winning streak
  • No draw in 10 at home
  • No defeat in 8 matches
  • 6 consecutive clean sheets at home
  • All wins at home bar a loss v 1st and a 0-0 v 12th. 11 clean sheets at home
  • 85% clean sheets at home
  • 7 clean sheets in their last 8 matches.
  • Failed to score in only 3 matches.
  • Only 1 0-0 at home
  • 19 of 31 goals scored at home came 2nd half.
  • Conceded only 3 goals at home.


  • Conceded in their last 8 matches and last 6 away
  • No win in 8 matches.
  • No win away v 11th and above
  • Lost 6-0 to 1st and 3-0 to 3rd away
  • 3 consecutive score draws.
  • Only 1 win in 7 of their last 8 away matches.
  • Only 4 clean sheets.
  • Only 1 away win

Profitable In-Play Opportunities

  • Head to heads suggest a potential bogey team in Estoril? But as I say Porto are 1.17 today. Those odds fit in with the 6-0 and 3-0 away losses of Estoril v top 3 than with the head to heads which are tight.
  • Looking at recent form, this has all the signs of a banker bet. A home side keeping clean sheets and failing to score in only 3 matches all season playing an away side with no win away v 11th and higher.
  • Value seekers side with head to heads and Estoril . Recent form afficionados are firmly in the home team's camp and the 1.17 which suggests a goal or 2 before halftime ( see Real Madrid and Schalke yesterday!) and 3/4 goals today.