THE WeLoveBetting boys are back with their Weekend Super Single. Both the guys have gone for odds-against shots so let’s hope they deliver the goods.
Mark O’Haire’s Super Single (follow Mark on Twitter at @MarkOHaire)
A change of tact for me, after yesterday’s video post. Ligue 1 leaders Lyon have been unstoppable at their Stade Gerland base. Les Gones have bagged nine wins from their last 10 league games on home soil – only defending champions PSG survived a visit without defeat.
Hubert Fournier’s hosts have been clinical in front of their home supporters this season too. In eight of their 11 wins at the Gerland, Lyon have won by a margin of two goals or more. BetVictor are offering odds-against quotes at 68-67 on Les Gones with a -1 Asian Handicap start and that’s well worth an investment.
Star striker Alexandre Lacazette is available again and although the 21-goal forward might be left on the bench for Sunday’s showdown, the home side have enough quality in attack to make mincemeat out of a Nantes side that have lost their way in the winter months.
The Canaries suffered just two defeats in their first 14 matches this season but have since returned W2-D3-L6 figures. More alarmingly, they were totally outplayed by Bastia in their own backyard last weekend and have now failed to even score a goal in 2015, firing blanks in five of their six fixtures. Eek.
Lyon have a devastating record at home to Nantes too, W10-D2-L0 of the last 12 head-to-heads in east-central France, plundering at least three goals in the last four showdowns at Stade Gerland. So back the home side to get their title challenge back on track with a comfortable victory.
Chris Graham’s Super Single (follow Chris on Twitter at @chrisgraham79)
Bookmakers are certainly expecting a comfortable win for Chelsea on Saturday when they face Burnley. Skybet are going as short as 1-6 on Jose Mourinho’s side winning. The West London club should certainly get the job done but forgive me if I pass up playing at quotes like that.
If you take a step back and look at Chelsea’s home league record this season, it’s a thing of great beauty. P12 W11 D1 L0 deserves huge respect and when you bear this record in mind it makes Bradford’s FA Cup win at Stamford Bridge even more impressive.
Thirty-four points out of 36 at home is the most important thing to note from those figures but the F and A column also tells a story. Chelsea have conceded just four goals at Stamford Bridge this season in the league but just as intriguingly is the fact they’ve scored 26 goals.
Yeah it’s a fair amount but it really only equates to less than 2.5 goals per game. When 11 of those 12 games were wins that seems quite a small number. I suppose the point I’m trying to make is that Chelsea rarely thrash opponents.
Burnley rarely get thrashed either. It’s 18 games since they lost by more than two clear goals and since they recorded their first league win of the season in November, they’ve drawn with Man City and Tottenham. They also drew with Man Utd at the start of the season at Turf Moor.
I don’t think they’ll lose heavily on Saturday and I can’t see Chelsea smashing in goals left, right and centre. I like the look of exactly 2-3 goals in this match. Amazingly that’s paid out in 10 of Chelsea’s 12 home league games this season and it’s available at odds against 13-10 with BetVictor on Saturday. Yes please.
Lyon v Nantes – Lyon -1 Asian Handicap (68-67 BetVictor)
Chelsea v Burnley – Exactly 2 Or 3 Goals (13-10 BetVictor)
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