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Review of yesterday's matches. Singapore U23 won eventually so if you went with the market, then you would have layed the late 0-0. Slovenia u21 scored before half-time and led 3-0 at halftime. No real DRT in the Turkey match. 4-0 win and avoided the draw yet again. Montenegro scored first against Denmark. Did you lay them? Both teams scored as per research and Denmark avoided the draw with a 2-1. Egypt beat Malawi 2-1 Interesting to see Malta win 2-0 against Lithuania who are not quite as bad as San Marino et al. Malta's home form therefore was not an anomoly. Norway v Sweden ended 0-0. Laying the late draw did not work. Shamrock Rovers won 4-1 helped by a Derry red card. The Women's World Cup sees goals, goals, goals. Sweden ladies were 2-0 up v Nigerian ladies and the end result was 3-3. On to today...

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 not the pre-market 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.

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

The matches I would focus on today would be the Finland match. I would favour Finland here. France Women do seem better than England women and I would favour La Froggies. I would lay any draw in the Georgia v Ukraine match and be with Ukraine today. Spain women should win v Congo women and I really hope the congolese score first here.

130pm - East Timor U23 v Laos U23  - 1.86 away

Standout Stats

  • No recent head to heads for this South East Asian Games match.
  • 3 defeats and a 2-1 win for Brunei for East Timor U23 this SEA games. 2 defeats were 1-0 v Malaysia and Thailand.
  • Laos lost 6-0 to Thailand, and 1-0 to Vietnam. They too beat Brunei 2-1

Profitable In-Play Opportunities

  • Little to go on, but losing only 1-0 to Thailand U23 and Malaysia U23 suggests that East Timor u23 will be tough to beat. I would back 0-0 pre match and hope it remains 0-0 until halftime to enable me to trade out.

5pm - Finland v Estonia  - 1.7 home

Standout Stats

  • 2 consecutive wins for Finland in head to heads came 2012 and 2014.
  • Only 2 losses in 13 matches for Finland in friendlies is interesting. At home, Finland have 4 wins, a loss and a draw in their last 6 friendlies. They beat Belgium, Turkey ( solid 4-0 winners yesterday) and Slovenia. Decent enough form.
  • Estonia's recent wins in friendlies were v Azerbaijan, Liechtenstein, Gibraltar, Tajikistan, Norway (1-0) and Jordan (1-0)
  • No draws away for Estonia in friendlies since 2008.

Profitable In-Play Opportunities

  • The odds are about right here. It is surprising how solid Finland are at home in friendlies and that should be enough to favour them today.

6pm - France (W) v England (W)  - 1.66 home

Standout Stats

  • France are unbeaten in 9 head to heads. They have won 3-0 and 0-2 in their last 2 friendlies.
  • This is the first Women's World Cup match for both sides.

Profitable In-Play Opportunities

  • We only really have the head to heads to go on. They are emphatically in France women's favour. I would lay Eng-er-land if they score first.

6pm - Luxembourg v Moldova  - 2.44 away

Standout Stats

  • 2 poor sides and I am afraid I am leaving this match well alone.

6:20pm - Jonkopings Sodra v Angelholms  - 1.5 home

Standout Stats

  • 2-2, 2-2, 2-4 Angelholms, 2-2, 2-3 Angelholms, 1-0 Angelholms. Bar the last match, typically a goal fest.
  • this is 1st v 14th in the Swedish Superettan.


  • No defeat in 7 at home.
  • Scored and conceded in their last 6 matches.
  • Only 1 loss this season.
  • 6 wins and a 1-1 draw in their last 7 at home.
  • 6 consecutive matches saw both teams scoring.
  • Failed to score in only 1 match this season.
  • All wins v 5th and lower home and away.


  • No defeat in 4 away
  • Only 2 wins this season.
  • Only 1 win away
  • Only 2 clean sheets came in their last 3 matches.
  • No win home and away v 11th and higher.

Profitable In-Play Opportunities

  • Head to heads favour Angelholm, but this season Jonkopings are the form side this season. Both teams to score has another chance today . Look at the head to heads. Jonkpoings are likely to score so that is an angle in, should Angelholm score first.
  • I will back 2-2 pre-match if the odds are big enough as a trade, based on the head to heads.

6:30pm - DR Congo v Cameroon  - 1.8 away

Standout Stats

  • 1-1 in the last meeting, a friendly.
  • only 1 win in 17 matches for Congo in friendlies.
  • 3 consecutive losing friendlies for Congo. They failed to score v Saudi Arabia and Burkino Faso.
  • Cameroon are unbeaten in the last 7 friendlies. 3 consecutive wins v Indonesia, Thailand and Burkino faso. Hardly world-beating teams.
  • 4 wins and a draw v Germany 2-2 in their last 5 away matches.

Profitable In-Play Opportunities

  • Not a match I am wholly enthused with today.

7pm - Georgia v Ukraine  -1.47 away - banker lay the late draw

Standout Stats

  • No head to head since 2007.
  • Only 1 draw in their last 15 matches for Georgia. 3 wins in their last 4 friendlies were to nil, albeit v Liechtenstein, Saudi Arabia, and Malta.
  • Only 1 loss for Georgia at home in their last 8 matches was against Turkey. 3 consecutive clean sheets at home v Egypt, Liechtenstein, and Malta.
  • Ukraine are unbeaten in 10 friendlies.  8 clean sheets in those 10 friendlies. Recent away friendlies v Czech, Austria and Turkey.

Profitable In-Play Opportunities

  • Lay any late draw. Georgia tend to avoid draws in friendlies. Their wins were against poor sides and Ukraine's odds are right here. Lay Georgia if they score first.

7:45pm - St Patricks v Bohemians - 1.71 home

Standout Stats

  • St Pat's have won the last 3 head to head matches.
  • This is 5th v 4th in the Irish Premier Division.

St Pats

  • No win in 2 matches at home  saw St Pats fail to score.
  • Only 1 loss at home came last match.
  • Only 1 win in the last 4 matches.


  • Scored and conceded in their last 3 away matches.
  • Only 3 losses this season
  • Scored and conceded in their last 3 matches away.
  • Scored and conceded in 5 of their last 6 matches.

Profitable In-Play Opportunities

  • St Pats have this match in head to heads. Given Bohemians tend to score and concede, if they score first, lay them

8pm - Wexford Youths v Athlone - 1.81 home banker lay the late draw

Standout Stats

  • 4 Athlone wins in head to heads ended with a Wexford win last time out.
  • This is 3rd v 5th in the Irish First Division

Wexford Youths

  • No draw this season.
  • 2 consecutive defeats were 4-1 and 2-3.
  • Failed to score in his last 2 matches
  • Scored in their last 5 matches.

Athlone Town

  • Conceded in their last 5 away matches.
  • 2 match losing streak away
  • Only 2 wins in their last 8 matches were 1-0 home wins.
  • 2 consecutive 1-0 wins away.

Profitable In-Play Opportunities

  • Lay any late draw until Wexford Youths draw a match. Not yet this season!
  • Wexford youths are scoring regularly so expect a goal from them today.

9pm - Colombia (W) v Mexico (W)  - 2.48 away

Standout Stats

  • The odds tell us that this match is tough to call. I would note from the World Cup so far that goals are expected in these women's matches.

Profitable In-Play Opportunities

  • I will not be playing this match unless it is 0-0 at halftime.I do expect goals in the women's world cups.

9pm - Spain (W) v Costa Rica (W)  - 1.22 home banker

Standout Stats

  • No head to heads.
  • Only 1 loss in 16 in all competitions for Spain Women.
  • 2-2-2-0-1 scored in their last 5 matches.
  • This is both sides' first match in the Women's World Cup.
  • Costa Rica have lost their last 5 matches , all friendlies.

Profitable In-Play Opportunities

  • Germany, USA, France are the main women's teams. Spain are close . Go with the market today. Note there should be plenty of goals so a long-term 0-0 should be opposed. Spain should not lose this match.