6pm – Slovan Liberec v Shakhtyor Karagandy – 1.25 home – why so short? Will www.soccerway.com reveal?
Sloven are from the Czech league and Karagandy are from Kazakhstan.
Sloven last in the Champions League in 2006 so new territory for them.
Only 1 draw in 23 matches for Karagandy may be an angle in, but that is local league form… Karagandy never before in the Champions League. A match better left alone.
6.30pm – KFC VW Hamme v Gent – 1.16 away
Gent are one of the shining lights in Belgian football – 3rd division Belgian league v top flight Belgian league.
Only 1 draw in last 25 for Gent. Gent have won their last 9 matches, the last 6 friendlies and have not conceded in 3 of their last 4 matches so possible win to nil? Do note last match was a 1-0 – 1.16 as you know by now should signal 3/4 goals and a possible win to nil.
7.15pm – The New Saints v Helsingborgs – 1.52 away
Wales v Sweden
10 matches for the New Saints in the Champions League and no draw,8 defeats and conceded 3 in last 2 matches v Anderlecht.
2 defeats in last 20 only for Helsingsborg… They have not been in the Champions League since 2000.
This could be a potential banana skin? We see, time and again in the Scottish league, when Celtic and Rangers are 1.52 away, they potentially win, but do struggle. But 7/1 the home side perhaps says everything about the strength of the Welsh league when compared with the Swedish League.
7.45pm – Oxford Utd v West Ham – 1.5 – another friendly and we’re betting blind – team news of course a necessity.
Hammers back in the big time and will want to assert this pre-season.
No friendlies yet for Oxford but they ended last season LLDDDLL in League 2.
West Ham’s only recent loss was a 3-1 away to Austria Wien in a friendly.
A 1-1 draw with Boreham wood suggests this match might not be ultra straightforward for the Hammers.
0-3 v Southend last friendly was a return to what is expected. Southend are a league 2 outfit. Make of that what you will, and remember this is a friendly.