AFTER a week of funny results I took it fairly easy on a busy night of Europa League action.
I landed a decent Super Single in the shape of Wolfsberger who won 1-0 at Shakhtyor. They were 3-1 at Paddy Power and it looked a big price and I’ll deduct 0.3pts after doing a bit of cover on the draw near the end.
The Daily Double was beaten but a surprise home defeat for Ferencvaros after their superb display against Go Ahead in the previous round. Some people will feel I should have put up more tips and quite a few teams I fancied won but at this stage I’m just happy to make a profit on the night and move on.
On Friday there are some League of Ireland games to look at as well as one in Denmark and some across eastern Europe.
I’ll consider these matches as well as some of the friendlies before putting up top tips in the morning.
Friendlies include Brisbane Roar v Liverpool, Ajax v Wolfsburg and Braga v Aston Villa and as usual team news is vital before picking a result. Matches that could be one-sided include Villalbes v Deportivo, San Roque v Real Betis and Bormiese v Torino.
The Liverpool match kicks off at 9.45am and it should be another win for Brendan Rodgers’ side after their 4-0 defeat of Thailand All Stars. It’s the first game since Raheem Sterling officially left the club and a big one for new striker Danny Ings who will be looking to get off the mark after his big-money move from Burnley. Liverpool are 2-5 with BetVictor to win and Ings is 3-4 to net at any time.
Having looked at the Irish games I’m on a double as the Super Single. In the Premier League it’s a battle between bottom two Derry City and Limerick. Derry have had a disappointing season but are 10 points better off than their visitors who have just five points from 19 games and two on the road. In 11 meetings between the sides Derry have lost just once.
Another stats-based bet is Finn Harps to beat Cobh in the First Division. Harps lie second despite a mixed run of form but should see off a side who have lost their last two by three goals. In the last 18 meetings between the sides Cobh have won just two but there have been a few draws.
2pts Super Single
Finn Harps (8pm)
July Super Single record
22 bets (11 winners, 11 losers)
July Daily Double/Top Treble record
13 bets (1 winner, 12 losers)
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