Yesterday was an odd day where teams in poor form bit back and got results against teams who were flying high.
Boro fail to go top of the table
Middlesbrough have shown glimmers of a side capable of being promoted, but were held by a Coventry side who have failed to win this season. Scott McDonald missed the game through injury and again Emnes stepped up to the plate and scored his 4th goal of the season already. I had this as a banker so the result surprised me. Boro scored 21 minutes into the game and I fully expected them to score more from then on. Tony Mowbray will be disappointed with this and I expect them to perform better in their next game when they travel to Burnley.
MK Dons continue sterling form
The Dons managed to grind out a result against a decent Stevenage side without their top goalscorer Sam Baldock. Unbeaten in five and winning four of those games, it seems MK Dons are always worth a play. They were priced at a more than generous 1.80 yesterday and while they might not batter teams, they have more than enough to score. They also have a solid defence. This was their third clean sheet in the league. For extra value, it might be worth looking at the win to nil.
Rostov and Volga stop the rot
Both home sides are floating near the foot of the table and on a poor run of form. Volga failed to score in their last six games while losing five of them. Volga got a grip and achieved a 3-1 win against a Terek Grozny side who are in slightly better form. Terek Grozny continue to score at least a goal in their recent games. Anzhi looked like they were heding to a defeat against Rostov who had previously lost their last five home games. The home side finally gave their fans something to shout about as they went a goal to the good. New Anzhi signing Samuel Eto came of the bench and scored the equaliser on his debut to grab a point for his new side. Eto I think will run riot in this league and Anzhi will get all three points in the future.
Elsewhere, the English Championship showed why prices are so high and rarely is there a clear favourite in terms of prices. Teams who have had a poor start to the season, suddenly found some form to beat those who have flown out of the traps.