Well the Saints were 11 minutes away from half time and they scored. Bang went my 0-0 lay at half time. Geordies injury crisis telling. Those keeping faith in Ajax not losing would have been delayed entry as late as possible to lay Roda, or back Ajax. In this match I actually layed Roda and backed the 1-0 scoreline and came away with a profit.

One goal was needed to win in the Swans v Liverpool match but was not forthcoming.

Apologies for not doing more research. My girfriend’s sister was over, and as you can appreciate I was , ahem, absolutely delighted with their arrival.

There were some good matches I missed. Porto away to Braga at a decent price. Porto rarely lose home or away. Barca to take advantage of a slip up by Real, which they did emphatically and an almost inevitable 0-0between Chelski and City.

Limited opportunities today. I note Anzhi are playing today and that boy Eto’o has not hit the onion bag in some 8 matches. Is he playing blindfolded?

Rubin kazan are at home, and I note Napoli are a decent price away to Cagliari.

Please be aware with the Ruskies that I am not privvy to the weather conditions which of course could really affect the match if it’s brass monkeys.

1130am – Amkar v Anzhi Makhachkala – 1.42 away –


05.08.2012 D1 Anzhi Makhachkala 1-0 Amkar Perm
29.10.2011 D1 Anzhi Makhachkala 2-1 Amkar Perm
18.06.2011 D1 Amkar Perm 0-0 Anzhi Makhachkala
07.08.2010 D1 Anzhi Makhachkala 1-0 Amkar Perm
20.03.2010 D1 Amkar Perm 1-0 Anzhi Makhachkala
07.08.2003 D2 Anzhi Makhachkala 1-1 Amkar Perm
Anzhi have only lost 1 of last 6 head to heads . There have been 3 1-0’s, a 0-0, and a 1-1 signalling historically this is a tight match. We saw yesterday that PSV were way underpriced -is this the case today with Anzhi?
Amkar are yet to concede at home in head to heads.
LEAGUE POSITION – 11th v 2nd  – 3rd placed Zenit have a game in hand, so Anzhi would like the 3 points.
HOME TEAM – -past fixtures, forthcoming fixtures and likely team – amkar
RECENT HOME FORM – WDDWLLL – have beaten 1st in league 3-1 at home, but lost to 4th, 5th and 7th. That win then anomolous? It was way back in July.
RECENT FORM OVERALL – LWLDWDDWLLWLWLLL – last 3 defeats all 3-0 against 4th at home, 12th away and 1st away. It seems CSKA redressed the July defeat with ease. Apart from that anomolous win against CSKA in July, Amkar have lost  3 away to top 3 and 2 at home to 4th and 5th, all without scoring a goal. It is rather in keeping with home head to heads against Anzhi. 2 of the 3 draws this season came against bottom 2.
GOAL TRENDS – 71% overs at home. Only kept a clean sheet in 3 all season, 2 of which were away from home.
STREAKS – 3 match home losing streak. No draw in 9. Have conceded in last 5 at home and last 5 overall.
AWAY TEAM – past fixtures -forthcoming fixtures and likely team – anzhi – Samuel Eto’o broke his duck last match at home against Udinese. He had gone 7 without scoring.  That angle in is now redundant.
RECENT AWAY FORM  – DLWWWLD – losses to 1st and 6th, draws agaisnt 8th and 12th.
RECENT OVERALL FORM -WDWLDWWWWWWWLWDD – only 1 win in the last 4 matches a cause for concern re title aspirations and dropped points.
GOAL TRENDS – 43% overs away from home. Anzhi have only failed to score in 2 all season, one of which was a 0-0 last match.
STREAKS – Have scored in last 5 away
CONCLUSION/NOTES/STANDOUT STATS – Eto’o has broken a long scoreless sequence which could see advantage Anzhi. Would they really want to go a 3rd consecutive match away without a win? They have scored in the last 5 away. Amkar have hstorically been tough to score against in head to heads, so a 0-0 back to lay trade could be an angle in , to stay in for as long as you dare. Anzhi have only failed to score in 2 all season, one was last match. 2 consecutive without scoring?  Amkar have not scored in 5 defeats home and away to top 5. Their win against 1st looks to be anomolous as it occured in July and since then, they have been roundly spanked by CSKA. 3 consecutive 3-0 defeats might see a defensive reaction from Amkar.
0-0 insurance here however you play with last 3 head to heads 0-0, 1-0, 0-0 at Amkar.
145pm – Rubin Kazan v Volga Nyzhnyi Novgorod – 1.35 home
Only 3 head to heads see Rubin win scoring 2 and lose away scoring none.

LEAGUE POSITION – 6th v 14th.
HOME TEAM – -past fixtures, forthcoming fixtures and likely team – Rubin
RECENT HOME FORM – WWLWLWW – no draw at home. Defeats against 5th and 11th.. Have beaten 13th and 15th and playing 14th today.
RECENT FORM OVERALL – LWWWLWLLWWLLWWWW – no draw this season and not priced for a draw . 4 match winning streak scoring 2-3-2-2. 4 of 6 defeats this season have come away to top 9. Playing 14th at home this season.
GOAL TRENDS – 43% overs at home. Have failed to score in only 3 this season, 2 of which were away from home. 2 consecutive clean sheets. Last time they did this and had a home match, they lost 0-1 – yikes!
STREAKS – 7 at home without a draw, 16 overall. 4 match winning streak.
AWAY TEAM – past fixtures -forthcoming fixtures and likely team – Volga
RECENT AWAY FORM – LLLLLWW – recent away wins without conceding but against 13th and 15th. . Have lost v 2nd, 4th, 5th and 7th away v top 10.
RECENT OVERALL FORM – WLLLLLDLLLLWDWLD – sporadic wins all characterised by a clean sheet and all against bottom 7 sides. Recent draws have all been at home, all 1-1’s
GOAL TRENDS – 57% overs away from home. Have conceded 2-6-2-2 away to top 7.  Only 3 clean sheets all season , all as above resulting in wins. Interestingly, have only failed to score in 3 this season.
STREAKS – 7 away without a draw. have scored in last 5 away and last 5 overall. No goal conceded in 2 away.
CONCLUSION/NOTES/STANDOUT STATS – no draw for Rubin and only 3 draws for Volga which have all come at home. That’s an angle in.  2 match away winning streak for Volga against bottom sides and with clean sheets. Rubin have failed to score only against 3 this season. I can see both sides scoring and Rubin pushing on for the win ( if we assume a draw will be avoided again.). 2-1 screams out logically.
6pm – Cagliari v Napoli – 2.62 away

HOME TEAM – -past fixtures, forthcoming fixtures and likely team
AWAY TEAM – past fixtures -forthcoming fixtures and likely team