BANK HOLIDAY Monday sees Hull try to do themselves a favour at the wrong end of the table against an Arsenal side bidding to finish second behind Chelsea.
Hull beat Liverpool last Monday but the Gunners are a much tougher proposition so they’ll need to go some to produce a result.
From a betting point of view the match that interests me more is Dundalk v Bray in the League of Ireland. Last season’s double winners Dundalk have started where they left off last season and have won eight and drawn two of their first 10 matches.
Bray sit second bottom after just two wins and have lost their last two 5-0 and 3-0 at home to Galway and Shamrock respectively. Dundalk have won all five home games to nil – three of them by 3-0.
Last season Dundalk beat Bray 5-1 at home and 3-0 away and they report no injury problems and are fit and raring to go after a 10-day break.
Stephen Kenny’s men are no bigger than 2-13 at 888sport so for value you have to look at the handicaps and they are 1-2 with Ladbrokes -1 and 6-5 with Ladbrokes -2 and the latter is the Super Single.
Elsewhere it’s Cagliari v Parma and Almeria v Celta Vigo and I’ve picked out a stats-based goals treble. Cagliari and relegated Parma both look likely to be in Serie B next season but Cagliari can give themselves hope with a win.
Start the Top Treble with over 2.5 goals at Hull v Arsenal which pays over evens and looks decent value when you consider the Gunners have netted at least two goals in the last nine meetings between the sides, winning eight of them.
Hull will be looking to pick up at least a point in their fight to beat the drop and are boosted by the return of Nikica Jelavic. The Tigers could score but I expect Arsenal to win.
Add over 2.5 goals at Kayseri v Sivasspor in Turkey. Kayseri have netted in all of their home games this season and seven out of eight have gone over 2.5 goals.
Complete the treble with both to score at Gothenburg v Falkenberg. Four of the last five meetings between the sides have gone over 2.5 goals while Falkenberg’s last three have seen both scoring with a total of 14 goals.
On Sunday I put my faith in Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the Super Single but he failed to hit the target against Nantes. However, PSG’s win brought up a 2-1 Top Treble after earlier successes for Chelsea and Napoli.
6pts Super Single
Dundalk -2 (3pm)
1pt Top Treble
Hull v Arsenal over 2.5 goals (8pm)
Gothenburg v Falkenberg btts (6pm)
Kayseri v Sivasspor over 2.5 goals (6pm)
(7-1, BetVictor, 888sport)
May Super Single record
4 bets (1 winner, 3 losers)
May Top Treble record
3 bets (2 winners, 1 loser)
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