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Terek scored first yesterday and I hope you layed them. Zenit won 1-2.  Dinamo Kiev won with ease and scored before halftime for you 0-0 halftime score layers.  What does 1.15 odds usually suggest? Yes, 3/4 goals and a possible win to nil, as well as goals before halftime. Well that's what happened with Olympiakos who won 0-3 with 2 goals before halftime. Instead of 5-0, 6-0 Barcelona settled on 4-0 yesterday and again we saw that goal before halftime, so beloved of 1.2 shots and lower. The goal came in the 32nd minute allowing a lower 0-0 halftime score to be layed. Did you lay the late 0-0 in the Liverpool match? The goal came in the 70th minute. Celtic scored in the 45th minute. This is great news for 0-0 halftime score layers who delay. As with Bournemouth the other day, these late 1st half goals are a gold mine if you can delay to the death. The 1-0 Ibrahimovic scorecast was looking good for , erm, 4 minutes! He scored to make it 1-0 but it ended 4-1. 0-0 at halftime in the Real Madrid match. I hope you took advantage as Real tend to score at least, despite their apparent woes away from home. The goal came near the 70th minute

Where I mention BANKER below, this signifies those matches where I think the favourites should win. These matches I would personally prioritise as regards DRT.

Remember the strategies:

Lay the 0-0 halftime score in certain signalled matches

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

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 favourites. The home team is usually galvanised 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)

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

6:05pm - Malmo FF v AIK  - 1.61 home

Standout Stats

  • New Swedish season so no form to speak off. IN head to heads, the last 4 head to heads have been very tight, 0-1 Malmo, 1-0 Malmo, 2-2 and 2-3 Malmo.
  • This is 1st v 3rd from last year.Malmo had trouble at home to the top 5 last season, scoring and conceding and not winning. Only 1 win for AIK away from home last season v top 5

Profitable In-Play Opportunities

  • Little or nothing to go on and better to wait it out.

7pm - Ath Bilbao v Valencia  - 2.6 home

Standout Stats

  • 3 consecutive draws in head to heads.
  • This is 8th v 4th in La Liga.

Ath Bilbao

  • 3 match home winning streak
  • Scored in their last 7 at home.
  • No draw in 6 matches.
  • 5 wins in their last 6 matches.
  • Recent home wins very tight 1-0, 1-0, 2-1 includes Real Madrid.
  • The last 3 matches have been 2-0 at halftime.
  • Losses at home v 1st, 3rd, 15th, 19th and 20th.
  • 1-0 wins v 2nd and 5th at home
  • Only 1 0-0 at home


  • No defeat in 8 matches and in 4 away
  • 3 consecutive clean sheets.
  • Only 1 loss in 16 matches was against Malaga.
  • Scored and conceded in 7 of their last 9 away matches.
  • 4 clean sheets in their last 5 matches.
  • Only 3 losses away v 7th and 16th and 17th
  • No 0-0 away
  • 12 goals scored in the last 1/2 hour of matches away

Profitable In-Play Opportunities

  • 2.6 odds tell you everything. This is too close to call. We have 2 sides in good form and Ath Bilbao with 5 wins in 6 matches and a 3 match home winning streak. Valencia are undefeated in 8 matches.
  • We can pick and choose and this is too tight to call. Ath Bilbao will take some solace from their 1-0, 1-0, 2-1 recent home wins.

7:30pm - Steaua Bucharest v Petrolul Ploiesti  - 1.58 home

Standout Stats

  • Tight matches generally when these 2 meet. 1-1, 0-0, 2-3 in the league recently.
  • This is 1st v 4th in the Romanian top league.

Steaua Bucharest

  • 3 match winning streak, 2 at home
  • No draw in 7 at home
  • 6 wins in their last 7 matches at home.
  • Strangely, only home defeats were at home to 15th and 16th 0-1. One was a recent loss to Rapid Bucharest ( derby?)
  • Only 1 0-0 at home


  • No defeat in 11 away and clean sheets v 3rd, 5th, 6th, 8th , 11th , 14th and 17th
  • Only 1 win in their last 5 matches came away

Profitable In-Play Opportunities

  • I am not sure why Steaua Bucharest are quite so short, playing as they are a team unbeaten away from home with 3 clean sheets away to the top 6 and a 2-3 loss only to Steaua this season. Steaua did win 3-1 very recently, albeit in the cup. Is this the reason they are so tight?
  • With those clean sheets for Petrolul I am not too confident that Steaua could equalise so will leave this match alone in what is a quiet day today.

7:45pm - Queen of South v Rangers  - 1.96 away

Standout Stats

  • Rangers, QOTS, Draw in the 3 head to heads this season.
  • This is 3rd v 5th.


  • 2 match winning streak
  • 13 without a draw at home
  • Scored and conceded in their last 3 at home
  • 4 wins in their last 6 matches.
  • Against the big 3 this season, Loss, Win, Loss, Draw, Loss, Win, Loss, Loss, Draw, Loss, Win. QOTS tend to find Hibs good to play against.
  • No 0-0 at home


  • Better under McCall.
  • No defeat in 5 away and in 9 overall
  • 2 consecutive away clean sheets
  • 3 match winning streak
  • 2-2-4-2 scored recently includes wins v Hibs and Hearts.
  • Only 1 0-0

Profitable In-Play Opportunities

  • Recent form points to Rangers here. Wins over Hibs and Hearts really catches the eye so I would definitely be laying QOTS if they score first.
  • No halftime stats.
  • Lay any late 0-0

9pm - Villarreal v Espanyol  - 1.57 home

Standout Stats

  • Both teams have scored in the last 3 matches, 2 Villareal 2-1 wins and a 1-1 draw.
  • This is 6th v 12th in La Liga.


  • No draw in 14 at home
  • Failed to score in their last 3 matches which includes 2 0-0's
  • 8 consecutive home wins ended with a 0-2 loss to Sevilla
  • 6 0-0's at halftime in their last 7 matches.
  • All losses at home v teams above them.  All other home matches wins and scored 2+ goals in all bar 2 matches.
  • No 0-0 at home
  • 13 0-0's at halftime all season.
  • 17 of 26 home goals scored 2nd half.


  • No win in 3 away
  • Failed to score in their last 2 away.
  • No draws away v 15th and higher
  • Losses away v all top5 played. Playing 6th today
  • 2 0-0's in their last 3 matches like Villareal
  • Failed to score in 3 of their last 4 matches.
  • Only 2 0-0's away
  • 9 goals scored in the last 1/4 hour away

Profitable In-Play Opportunities

  • Lay any late draw here. Both teams tend to avoid the draws.Both teams have had scoring problems lately but have both scored in recent head to heads so lay any 0-0.
  • Villareal should be favoured here. They only lose at home to top 5. Espanyol have lost to top 5 away and play 6th today so an assumption the top teams are too much for them.
  • Lay Espanyol if they score first.