I mention it time and time again in live chat webinars. Build up a watchlist of teams to follow this season.
Even this early in the season, I’ve spotted a few who I’ll certainly take a greater interest in whenever they are playing.
Here’s my list. How does it compare with your list?
- Lask Linz. A new threat to Red Bull Salzburg in Austria. This side has caught the eye particularly with their solid performance against battle-hardened Basel in the Champions League.
- Torquay – I only know Torquay because of Fawlty Towers ( Flay Otters, Flowery Twats et al) but Torquay have caught the eye already particularly from an in-play stats perspective. The only negative is the lower league in which they reside.
- Young Boys ( all Hail the Young Boys). Tentative start with a couple of 1 goal a match games but back on song with a 2-0 lead ( before halftime), crumbling to 2-2, then winning with an 83rd minute goal. This is so typical of Young Boys that there is actually a patent pending on this type of football.
- Malmo – only one loss this season and looking reliable.
- Silkeborg – consistently conceding 2 goals even after scoring 2 goals. Cleaned by with Nordjaelland 0-2 down – ended 2-2!
- Feyenoord – look very ropey already. We can use the watchlist to avoid apparent sure things too!
- Anderlecht find themselves 13th already after no wins in 3 matches .
- Mjondalen . I called their 3-2 loss recently correctly. Look a team to follow as provide ample trading opportunities ( usually in laying Mjondalen when they score first)
- Zenit St Petersburg – looking as reliable as ever.
- Celtic and Rangers. Rangers are back to being legitimate title contenders so watch these 2
- Hammarby – consistent scorers before halftime for you lay the 0-0 in the halftime score market fans.
There will be more teams added to the list once the other main leagues have a few matches under their belts. Do build up your list as the season progresses. It will be worth its weight in gold if these teams continue showing their consistent performances ( either good or bad!)