Oh to be a layer of Reading at half time? I have said it before, 3-0 + scorelines at halftime are always worth laying when 2 apparently well matched teams were in opposition. Liability is naturally very low and upside is great, even if the scoreline gets to 3-1 with an early 2nd half goal.  No surprises in the Research – teams priced short obliged. Schalke won 3-1, Dortmund got 4 away, and Ural won 6-0 against a team with 5 consecutive 1-0 away defeats to their name!

11am -Gungorenspor v Sivasspor – 1.31 away – I recognise the away team as a top flight side in this Turkish Cup Match. Indeed this is 2 Lig v Super Lig.

Only 3 defeats in this competition of Siva in recent history was a gainst top flight opposition. Only limited form to go on here so no real angles in.

12pm – Anzhi Makhachkala v Kryliya Sovetov – 1.33 home – 2nd v 12th in the Primera League. This is a Cup game . 2 consecutive defeats now for Anzhi in all competitions could easily work in Anzhi backer’s favour today regardless of this being a cup game or not – they do not want a 3rd consecutive defeat!  Anzhi’s last 3 wins in the cup have come away. They have lost their last 2 home cup matches, albeit 2008 and 2011, 2-3. What are the chances of that scoreline again?

After a number of kry’s matches featured over 2.5 goals, they are now on a run of 2 consecutive 1-0 defeats. kry have not won their last 9 cup matches in 90 minutes.

I would side with Anzhi here simply to avoid defeat. Although with Kry’s recent 1-0 defeats, they could put up resistance. Tough to get a good angle into this as Anzhi do not seem too concerned with this competition, looking at their Cup form in isolation.

4pm – CSKA Moscow v Tyumen – 1.21 home – Anzhi’s earlier struggles at 1.33 ( conceding first, man sent off, late late winner) are ample warning that Russian Cup matches come with a warning.

Premier League v 2 Division  – not sure if this is the league below the top flight or if there is a Premier, 1 Division and 2 Division?

11 wins and 2 losses in last 13 for CSKA in all competitions.Are they up for the Cup? They have only lost 2 matches in the Cup since 2007 and those were 1-0 away losses. At home CSKA are unbeaten since 2004, drawing only twice in that time. Tyumen are solid in their league.  Not played a top flight team yet. They have won 4 cup matches in 2012.

CSKA look unbeatable at home, and an inference that they take the Cup seriously. But this is the Russian Cup so it’s hard to get a value call in. if Tyumen score first, then lay them and /or back CSKA

4pm – Dinamo Moscow v Khimki – 1.21 home – top flight v bottom of FNL league. Again, I am not sure where the FNL league is in the pecking order of things. Only 3 defeats since 2007 in the Cup for Moscow sees them in good nick and apparently taking the match seriously. Only 2 defeats since 2011

Khimki lost 2-3 to Zenit this time last year – they were 0-2 down. Is this a guide re performance against top flight teams.

Obviously khimki are having a terrible season, so bottom of FNL could e enough to oppose them. Yet again, little angle in here apart from suggestion part of a multiple perhaps?

6pm – Arminia Bielefeld v Leverkusen – 1.38 away

6pm – Stuttgart v St Pauli – 1.49 home

6pm – Heracles v Sparta Rotterdam – 1.41 home

6pm – PSV v EHC – 1.06 home –  away side 10th in the Hoofdklasse so this should be as convincing  PSV tend to score 3+ in this competition with regularity.  Faith in PSV’s previous cup form? 8-3-0-3-3-3-3 scored in recent Cup matches.

630pm – Breda v HBS – 1.14 home

630pm – Besiktas v Ofspor – 1.12 home

7pm – Cacereno v Malaga – 1.55 away

7pm – Real Jaen v Atl Madrid – 1.4 away

7pm – Vitesse v Staphorst – 1.07 home

730pm – B Munich v Kaiserslautern – 1.13 home – no draw in 20 in all competitions for Bayern. An unexpected defeat last match at home to Kaiserslautern care of a 90th minute winner. Only 3 defeats since 2009 in this competition which it looks as if Bayern take seriously . Only 1 defeat in the last 18 for Kaiserslautern. Unbeaten in their last 10 away , why are Bayern so short? All of Kaiser’s 6 defeats  in this Cup since 2006 were away.

Bayern very rarely lose 2 in a row. There is nothing in Kaiser’s form which should leave bookies so dismissive of their price. 1.13 therefore layable with that in mind? Liability is low and treat it as lost money unless Kaiser score first.

730pm – Hannover v Dynamo Dresden – 1.37 home

730pm – Wolfsburg v FSV Frankfurt – 1.37 home

745pm – Chelsea v Man Utd – 2.22 home – this should be fun,  but 2 much changed sides for this meaningless cup match.  Advantage Chelsea surely in this match? Imagine losing to the same side at home 2 matches on the trot, regardless of competition?

Expect a much weakened United side, for sure.  Chelsea have not won last 5 League Cup matches in 90 minutes. They have not won 3 of last 4 at home. United have scored 2 minimum in last 8 matches.

10 wins in last 13 in the League cup for United so they look competitive still despite fielding a weakened side.

Over 2.5 goals pervades both sides- this is the only real angle along with the idea that Chelsea will not want to lose at home again against the same opponents.

745pm – Norwich v Tottenham – 2 away – Spurs have only lost once in the League cup away in 90 minutes so perhaps Norwich are a team to oppose. Norwich have not played Premiership opposition in the League cup at home apart from Sunderland in 2009 where they conceded 4 goals.

Team news of course of great interest. Only Man Utd have beaten Spurs away in this competition in the last 4 years.

745pm – Inter v Sampdoria  -1.52 home


7.02.2011 D1 Sampdoria 0-2 Inter Milano
24.10.2010 D1 Inter Milano 1-1 Sampdoria
20.02.2010 D1 Inter Milano 0-0 Sampdoria
26.09.2009 D1 Sampdoria 1-0 Inter Milano
23.04.2009 Cup Inter Milano 1-0 Sampdoria
04.03.2009 Cup Sampdoria 3-0 Inter Milano
1-0, 0-0, 1-1 in recent head to heads at Inter
LEAGUE POSITION – 3rd v 12th
HOME TEAM – -past fixtures, forthcoming fixtures and likely team – Inter Milan
RECENT HOME FORM – LLWW – losses against 6th and bottom
RECENT FORM OVERALL – WLWLWWWWW – 5 clean sheets in 8 wins.  No draw this season.
GOAL TRENDS – 50/50 overs at home, only 4 matches though. 4 of 5 home goals scored in the first half.
STREAKS – 5 match winning streak, no draw in 9.
AWAY TEAM – past fixtures -forthcoming fixtures and likely team – Samp
RECENT AWAY FORM – WWDLL – just as Inter are improving as matches go on, Samp are regressing. Not played any of the top 5 away but drawn 1-1 with 6th and lost 2-1 v 7th.
RECENT OVERALL FORM – WWWDDLLLL – defeats include 2 1-0 home defeats and 2 2-1 away dfeats. Have scored and conceded in last 4 away matches.
GOAL TRENDS – only clean sheet came in first match of the season. Have failed to score in only 2 matches all season, those 2 home 1-0 defeats.
STREAKS – 6 overall without a win. have conceded in last 8 matches.
CONCLUSION/NOTES/STANDOUT STATS – generally tight head to heads and in all 4 defeats, Samp lost by a single goal. They have only played Napoli of the big teams, a 1-0 home defeat.  No draws yet for Inter. Perhaps insurance on 1-1 if you fancy Inter to win. They have had 5 clean sheets in 8 wins, but Samp have scored and conceded in 6 this season.2-1, 1-1, 2-0 potential scorelines?

745pm – Juventus v Bologna – 1.27 home – 1st v 19th in the league


07.03.2012 D1 Bologna FC 1-1 Juventus FC
08.12.2011 Cup Juventus FC 2-1 AET Bologna FC
21.09.2011 D1 Juventus FC 1-1 Bologna FC
26.02.2011 D1 Juventus FC 0-2 Bologna FC
24.10.2010 D1 Bologna FC 0-0 Juventus FC
21.02.2010 D1 Bologna FC 1-2 Juventus FC
 Bologna have not lost in the last 5 encounters in 90 minutes so beat this in mind today. 3 consecutive draws though and with Juventus’ current form, a draw for them would be worse case
LEAGUE POSITION – 1st v 19th.
HOME TEAM – -past fixtures, forthcoming fixtures and likely team Juventus
RECENT HOME FORM – WWWW – scoring 2 minimum and with 3 clean sheets.
RECENT FORM OVERALL – WWWWDWWWW – draw was away v Fiorentina
GOAL TRENDS – 25% overs at home down to clean sheets and winning 2-0. Only failed to score in 1 match all season. Average 2.22 scored per game. Have conceded only 1 goal at home. Scored most goals second half at home.
STREAKS – 9 overall without defeat. 4 match home winning streak.
AWAY TEAM – past fixtures -forthcoming fixtures and likely team – Bologna
RECENT AWAY FORM – LWLLL – last 3 losses were 1-0’s so they are putting up a fight. Were 2-0 down v Roma but won 2-3.
RECENT OVERALL FORM – LLWDLWLLL – last defeat was home 1-3 v Inter Milan which ideally showcases what Juve should be capable of. Only 1 clean sheet all season.
GOAL TRENDS – 20% overs away. 3 consecutive 1-0’s away. Have conceded in all aways.Have not scored in the first hour of all away matches this season. All 3 away goals scored in last 1/2 hour
STREAKS – 5 away without a draw. Haave conceded in 5 away.
CONCLUSION/NOTES/STANDOUT STATS – 3 consecutive 1-0 away defeats and not losing in last 4 meetings signals potential troubles for Juve this evening? Are Bologna a bogey team looking at head to heads. If so, then the value is obviously in opposing Juve at such short odds.
If this is 0-0 for a concerted period, a chance could be taken in laying said 0-0 in the hope Juve add to the 1-0 misery for Bologna.
Juve have been scoring 2+ with regularity at home and have beaten teams around Bologna in the league 2-0 and 2-1.
This match rests on whether you think Bologna are a bogey team.
Chance on 0-0 back to lay in the hope the 1-0 Bologna turn up. ( 2 of last 3 goals conceded in 61st minute)
Unders dominates both sides. Juve not been conceding regularly at home, Bologna not been scoring away.

745pm – ONS Sneek v Ajax – 1.06 away – no research necessary. team news vital for Ajax who should muller these Sneek -y barstewards from the non league.

745pm – Rangers v Inverness CT – 2.12 home – a very rare sight – over evens for Rangers.

755pm – Paris St-G v Marseille- 1.7 home

8pm – Liverpool v Swansea – 1.6 home

9pm – Alcoyano v Real Madrid – 1.22 away