I’ve been strung a number of times now by two leagues in particular. They are harder to predict than any other league I’ve come across. Please stand up German third tier and Austrian 2nd division. It seems anyone can get an unexpected result in these leagues despite form firmly sitting in one camp. Here are the selections I chose yesterday.
Hjorring rooted to the bottom
Esbjerg ran out comfortable winners winning 3-0 against a hapless Hjorring side who have 0 points and -10 goal difference. The -2 handicap against Hjorring would have come in all three league games now and it’s one i’ll be looking to in the future.
LASK Linz injury time winner
Lustenau held an unfamiliar away point in their hand until Linz grabbed all three point with a 92nd minute goal. Unfortunately, I tipped the -1 handicap on LASK Linz. This game stretches Lustenau’s terrible away record to seven losses out of eight away games.
Amsterdam ArenA is a fortress
Both teams came into the game level on points but quality came through as Ajax came out comfortable victors. Ajax have now won all ten home games with the -1 bet coming in nine of those. It has to be a play now in future fixtures. ~Also, another trend is the vast majority of their goals come in the second half. The bet here is Ajax to win the 2nd half or if you want to be a bit braver, -1 in the 2nd half.
Saarbrucken take foot off the peddle
Saarbrucken were 2-0 up at half time. Whatever was said in that Osnabruck dressing room worked with two goals in seven minutes. Yet again, the German 3rd league has done me again and I think this will be my last bet on this unpredictable league.
Whipping boys spanked by Gyori ETO
Gyori ETO move to the top of the table after a convincing win putting five past the bottom side. They are on a terrific run of form scoring goals easily but I would be unsure of a handicap bet because they concede in equal measure.
Barcelona rein supreme
Barcelona proved what everyone was thinking – they are the best club in Europe. It’s hard to see anyone else winning the Champions League this year. Pep Guardiola is now Barcelona’s most decorated manager. I think it’s safe to say he’ll be furthering that this year.