JORDAN’S nap on Saturday comes from League Two and he has some goals bets you don’t want to miss out on.
He says: League Two is by no means my forte but I can’t turn a blind eye at one of the in-form teams in the country who are chasing records as well as automatic promotion.
For the second time in four days Northampton will make a trip up north in search of three more points against a team battling relegation. With more points (30) from their last 10 fixtures than Hartlepool have managed all season, they’ll be looking to make history with 3 more points today.
If they do manage to overcome Hartlepool, who have lost four of their last five, they will become the first fourth-tier side to win nine consecutive away games, just one short of the all-time Football League record which dates back to 1950s when Spurs won 10 straight games on the road.
Not only is the gap in the table a large one, it also pits League Two’s leading scorers (59) against the division’s lowest with Hartlepool managing just 29 goals all season, three less than any other team.
Traditionally this fixture favours the home team but I take form over history every day of the week and there is no better time to buck the trend more than now.
Hartlepool have conceded 10 goals in their last 5, with 8 in their last 4 at home. Conceding 2 or more against Notts County, Stevenage and Exeter in 3 of the 4.
Northampton have only failed to score twice on the road on one occasion across a span of 9 games. Hartlepool could notch one as they have done in 8 of their last 9 and 5 of their last 6 at home, with Northampton conceding in 13 of 16 away games this season.
The trip might have an effect on the travellers and you can back Over 2.5 Match Goals at 107-100 at MarathonBet, with this coming up in 9 of 16 at home all season with 3 of their most recent games on home soil.
Northampton have seen this market in 11 of 16 on the road and 10 of their last 11. As much as I think Hartlepool could score I’m more of a team goals man when I see fit so I’m going to take Northampton to score twice and carry on their tremendous form despite another trip on a short week.
It’s been a good month and with only three days left and a poor card on Monday I’m going to risk a larger stake than usual on a league I’m no professional in. Anyone who follows is more than welcome to stake the same but remember I only do my bets and will still be well up by the time February ends.
English League Two (3pm)
Northampton Over 1.5 Team Goals
(19-20, Betway) – 4 points
Northampton Over 1.5 Team Goals
PSV Over 2.5 Team Goals (6.45pm)
Roma Over 1.5 Team Goals (5pm)
Bayern Munich -1 (2.30pm)
(26.86-1, Betway) – 0.9pts
Points Staked 104.91
Points Returned 143.81
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