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The Swedish Superettan for me is the most readable league today and would be my league of focus. The AFC United match looks the most readable. Selected tennis matches. I would recommend if you can follow the tennis to insert these matches into My Games at so you can follow their progress as and when they start. Once the French Open proper begins, I will be following as many of the early round matches as possible.


18:00 - IFK Goteborg v Djurgardens - 2.38 Djurgardens

  • Djurgardens have won the last 3 head to heads.


  • Loss, Win, Win, Loss at home.
  • Only 1 clean sheet.
  • 3 of 4 defeats have come v the current top 3, and they play 7th today.
  • 5/6 matches played v 6th and lower saw both teams score.


  • 2 consecutive wins ends a run of 3 consecutive defeats.
  • Win, Loss, Draw, Loss, Loss away.1-0-2-0-0 goals scored away early season.
  • 0-1 v 8th, 1-0 loss v 9th and 1-0 loss v 11th away. Playing 10th today.


  • It is a bit too early in the season for these 2. Big gaps in form for Goteborg.
  • I do though note Djurgardens poor scoring so lay them if they score first as they have had trouble scoring that 2nd goal. Goteborg have scored and conceded in 5/6 matches v 6th and lower.

18:00 - Dalkurd FF v Elfsborg - 2.48 Dalkurd

  • No recent head to heads suggests for me that Dalkurd are newly promoted.


  • Bottom of the league early on.
  • Only 1 win this season.
  • 3-0, 2-2, 1-2 at home suggests they may be more reliable with home advantage.
  • 6 defeats and a draw in 7 matches.
  • Only 1 clean sheet came in that home win.
  • Not played 12th and lower home and away and play 14th today.


  • 3 defeats and a win away so far.
  • Only 1 win this season.
  • Only 2 clean sheets.
  • Not played bottom 4 away.


  • There were some readable Swedish matches yesterday but there are 'gaps ' in the form today.
  • Elfsborg are yet to meet the bottom 4 away so we don't know how they'll get on today v bottom. This is a bottom side, Dalkurd, scoring 3-2-1 goals at home. They may actually surprise today. Note there are no head to heads.
  • Elfsborg have scored 0-0-1-2 away this season. The 1 and 2 were scored v 11th and 12th away.

18:00 - Trelleborgs v Brommapojkarna - 2.18 Trelleborgs

  • 13th and 12th in the league play each other here.


  • Only 1 loss in 4 matches.
  • Loss, Loss, Loss, Loss, Win (v Malmo!) at home.
  • Only 1 clean sheet came in that win.
  • Not played a side 11th and lower at home.
  • Scored 2 goals only once this season.


  • 2 wins in 3 matches came at home.
  • 4/4 losses away.
  • No draw saw only 3 wins.
  • Conceded 2+ goals in their last 4 away.
  • Not played a side 12th and lower away.


  • Bromma's away form is concerning but note there is another gap in the form. They have not played 12th or lower away so we don't know if they will perform better v the lesser lights early season.
  • Trelleborgs have trouble scoring 2 goals. Usually I'd say lay Trelleborgs if they score first given they are unlikely to follow up with a 2nd goal. Then they go and beat Champions-elect Malmo 1-0!! Bromma are conceding 2 goals away too.
  • This may suggest to us to lay the first team to score?
  • Realistically, today's Swedish Allsvenskan matches are not readable enough for me. There are no strong form lines (unlike yesterday).


18:00 - Norrby IF v Helsingborgs - 1.99 Helsingborgs

  • 3-2 Helsingborgs and 3-2 Norrby in the last 2 head to heads.

Norrby (13th)

  • 2 0-0's in their last 3 matches came away from home.
  • 3 consecutive home defeats.
  • Conceded 2+ goals in each of their last 3 home matches.
  • Not played top 6 at home.

Helsingborgs (4th)

  • Only 1 loss came v 2nd.
  • Only clean sheet came last match.
  • Failed to score in only 1 match.
  • 1-5, 1-1, 1-1 in the 3 away matches.
  • Unbeaten v 6th and lower.


  • Interesting head to heads. We may see both teams score but Helsingborgs not lose today. That would be my angle here. Norrby are conceding 2+ goals at home regularly. Helsingborgs are scoring and conceding away. I would lay Norrby if Norrby scored first.

18:00 - AFC Utd v Gefle - 1.53 AFC Utd


  • 5 wins and a 2-2 last 6 matches.
  • 6 clean sheets in 8 matches this season.
  • 0-4-3-2 goals scored at home, 0-0-0-2 goals conceded.


  • Only 2 wins.
  • 3 consecutive losses conceding 2+ goals and indeed scoring in defeat.
  • 5 losses and a 0-0 v top 9 home and away.


  • The market is right here. I think AFC could score 2+ goals today and on that basis should win, even if conceding (and Gefle have been scoring in defeat recently).


French Open qualifiers

Yasutaka Uchiyama v Simone Bolelli - 1.12 Bolelli

  • 172nd Bolelli's name is immediately recognisable.
  • He has been in excellent clay court form recently, albeit in Challenger format. This is a clay court qualifier of course. I expect a Bolelli win.
  • 223rd ranked Uchiyama is a bit of an unknown. No recent clay court form.


Kiki Bertens v Mona Barthel - 1.26 Kiki

  • 31st v 47th.
  • 9-3 Barthel in head to heads. Last head to head 2016.
  • Bertens a finalist in Madrid on clay, poor one round exit in Roma and a 6-1 6-1 here in Nurnberg.
  • Twice Barthel have not gone through clay court qualifiers. Barthel retired too in Madrid. I do think that Mona may carry a niggle and with Bertens in rock solid recent form in Madrid, that Bertens should win.


Sam Querrey v Guido Pella - 1.97 Pella

  • 1-1 head to heads.
  • 13th v 64th.
  • Both head to heads were 3 setters, 2018 saw Pella won.
  • I think this will be a 3 setter, so close was the last head to head. Lay the first set winner.

Lukas Rosol v Steve Johnson - 1.37 Johnson

  • 203rd v 44th.
  • 4 3 setters in 5 matches for Rosol suggests he is layable if winning the first set.
  • A recent final win on clay in Houston sees Steve in good nick on clay.

Andreas Seppi v Peter Gojowczyk - 1.89 Seppi

  • 86th v 60th.
  • Peter has had a 2nd wind after a dire recent run of clay court events, beating old stagers Ivo Karlovic and David Ferrer, 2 players on the wain it must be said.
  • Seppi round of 16 in Monte Carlo, semi finals on clay in Budapest but 3 set loss first round Istanbul and Rome.
  • Is Peter having a mini-revival or has he just met stars on the decline? If the former, then lay Seppi if Seppi wins the first set.
  • In fact an argument for laying the first set winner. Seppi's last 3 clay court losses have been over 3 sets so if he is to lose he will likely lose while fighting.

Tennys Sandgren v Fabio Fognini - 1.41 Fognini

  • 96th v 27th.
  • Foggy won a 3 setter this year on clay in Brazil.
  • A superb Rome tournament for Foggy saw him take a set of Nadal on clay.
  • After a final in Houston, Tennys has first round exits in 4 consecutive clay court events.
  • Foggy may be liable to a first set defeat as happened yesterday but I am with him today to continue his Rome clay form.

Stan Wawrinka v Marton Fucsovics - 1.52 Wawrinka

  • I will stick with Stan in his home town to give a good account of himself even if losing the first set.


Cameron Norrie v John Isner - 1.32 Isner

  • 114th v 17th.
  • 2nd seed here Isne.
  • Unspectacular form Norrie on clay, tending to max out in the 2nd round of tournaments.
  • Isner winner Houston on hard, quarters at Houston and Madrid on clay and 3 tie breaker set losses in Rome.
  • There is always that concern with Big Bad John that he can lose matches on tie breakers as he is a little one dimensional.
  • But in Norrie we do not see a player in very good clay court form. Isner all the way for me today.

Taylor Fritz v Dusan Lajovic - 1.6 Lajovic

  • Fritz failed to get out of the qualifiers at Madrid and Rome, tournaments where Dusan reached the quarter finals (Madrid) and failed to beat the then-in-form Stefanos Tsitsipas to get out of qualifers.
  • I am with the market. I do not expect a Dusan 2-0 loss.

Dominic Thiem v Guillermo Garcia-Lopez - 1.14 Thiem

  • 5th v 70th.
  • Quarters Monte Carlo and Barcelona, final Madrid on clay sees Thiem expected to win in 2 sets here today.
  • First round exit Madrid, failed to get out of qualifiers Rome sees Lopez in hugely contrasting clay court form.