Standout enhanced trade yesterday I suppose was in the Sparta Prague match where they went down to an early goal and almost predictably won 2-1. Lay opponents/Back Sparta a goal down and trade out at equaliser or hold on for win ( increased risk but increased returns.)

The research yesterday also pointed out that Amkar tend to concede and it was 0-0 between them and Anzhi for a while. Those with foresight could lay Amkar, lay 0-0 at halftime and hope Anzhi, who have Eto’o upfront and regularly score 2, would score. Indeed they did.

It’s a ” I’ll get me coat” day today with obscure European under 21’s dominating.
French Women are playing Japanese women at the Olympics today.

Shamrock Rovers are 1.52 favourites over Limerick today. Didn’t Limerick just play Manchester City last night? And it must surely have been a strong LImerick side last night as the guys would have wanted to play in such a prestigious match. Does this make Limerick even more opposable this evening?

745pm sees the Canadian Women play the US Women – 4 of the last 5 meetings between these 2 have been over 2.5 goals, but is the pressure of the Olympics likely to lead to a different nervous match today?
US Women short 1.46 favourites and I’ve said it before, under normal circumstances, US, Germany and Brazil tend to dominate.

Canada have been impressive, beating England ladies 0-2, scoring 2 against Sweden and 3 against South Africa.

Lay US would be the value call because
1) this is the Olympics
2) canada have proven to be very resilient
3) against NZ, USA scored their 2nd goal in the 87th minute – hardly impressive, and against Columbia, in a 3-0 win, 2 of the goals came after the 74th minute – again a signal perhaps that they have struggled against solid defence.

Clean sheets so far for the US Women, but as I say Canada have scored 2+ in their Olympic matches so far.

Only friendly of interest is torquay v Stoke. Torquay have not played any pre season matches yet and did not win any of their last 7 matches in the league.
Stoke have been in the US pre season, losing 2-1 to Columbus Crew, beating Orlando City 0-1 and drawing 1-1 with Sporting KC.
Typically defensive last 2?
Torquay lost 1-3 at home to Burnley last season.Stoke are 1.61 tonight and with the season near, you would expect to see the first team out and Torquay not to win this evening. Do remember folks of course, it’s a friendly .
Stoke are likely to be tough to score against.

And that’s it really. Not much to excite today.