JORDAN’S steering clear of leagues just starting up until he sees some form – and it’s the daftest of ideas.
Everyone knows how tough it is today so let’s emphasis low stakes and small accumulators or better still singles.
The MLS bet he posted overnight was a loser but he has another for tonight.
He says: Philadelphia travel to Washington for an East conference tie. Philadelphia picked up USA international Alejandro Bedoya, ex-Rangers player, this week and he will be an excellent addition in the hole behind Sapong. Philly have only failed to score twice here in 12 games and with DC not keeping a clean sheet in their last five the Union will get their chances and I like their goal time.
Second bet takes us to Mexico where promoted side Necaxa will host Pumas UNAM. Pumas played in a CONCACAF game in Trinidad & Tobago on Thursday morning with a fairly strong squad so fatigue might be a case here.
Pumas aren’t known for their defensive football despite their three clean sheet this season. They tend to struggle away and if you take the earlier games from this year into consideration they have conceded 14 goals in their last 8 away from home. Necaxa are a bit unknown to me but have just signed MLS veteran Fabian Espindola who is always capable of a goal.
Monday sees us head to LA where the Red Bulls take on the Galaxy. The Red Bulls have made some good additions in the transfer market with Israeli Omer Damari being signed on loan and Daniel Royer, a winger signed from Midtjylland. The Galaxy haven’t conceded many goals at home recently but have allowed goals against the better teams in the league prior to this good run.
“Red Bulls will certainly get their chances and I like them to score before their goal time. Interestingly they’ve scored in the first half in 10 of their last 13 trips to LA and last 5 games.”
MLS – (12am, Sun)
Philadelphia Union – Goal before 59mins (5-6, bet– 4.8 points
Mexico Apertura (3am)
Necaxa – Goal before 58mins (5-6, bet– 2.4 points
MLS – (2.30am, Mon)
New York Red Bulls – goal before 60mins (5-6, bet– 3.6 points
One I’m keeping an eye on for the 16th is Dundalk to score before 71mins against Legia Warsaw. It was 66 earlier and I think that’s value considering these next two games are probably the biggest in their history. I mentioned on yesterday’s thread they were given only £300,000 for winning their domestic league last season and have just been gifted more than£5million for getting to this stage and will receive at least £10m more if they get through. That is mega-money for a side like this who have already knocked out one the best teams in the early rounds in BATE. Could be some value depending where that time goes. Hopefully right out to 79mins while the public hammer into Legia.
Good luck if you follow any bets and have a good weekend.
Points Staked 32.7
Points Returned 29.05