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
HEAD TO HEADS
745pm – Juventus v Bologna – 1.27 home – 1st v 19th in the league
HEAD TO HEADS
|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|
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