WEDNESDAY is usually a day that brings a bit of something different and this week is no exception. There's a decent card today with Australian, Icelandic and Norwegian action to whet the appetite.
The day gets started with a bit of Australian midweek cup action and we reckon we've found something that could get us off to a flyer if the lines are right.
AUSTRALIA- NSW CUP
Rockdale City Suns v Granville Range, 10.30am, Bet365 in-play
Rockdale currently sit third in the top tier of NSW football. They brought in a new manager during the close season who has managed to lure some quality players to the mainly Croat outfit, including a former Socceroo. In the last round of the NSW Cup, Rockdale destroyed non-league side Parklea 7-0, scoring four of the goals in the last fifteen minutes of the match.
Granville play two tiers below Rockdale and are the lowest ranked side left in this cup tournament. They struggled to get past non-league opposition in the last round, eventually winning 2-1 in extra-time. Granville currently sit just below mid-table in their division.
Rockdale showed in the last round that they'll play to the finish and from reading match reports the scoreline could have been a lot greater against Parklea. With this game being on Rockdale's home patch and an evening kick off there should be no worries over players not being able to make the game as regularly happens in Oz so a strong side is expected here.
Parklea, the side Rockdale destroyed, had previously knocked out a team who sit above Granville in the league and who Granville drew 0-0 with on the opening day of the season.
No prices available yet but looking at Rockdale asian handicaps & HT goal line here.
NORWAY- DIV 3/10
Orkla v Rosenborg 3, 6pm, Bet365 in-play
You don't see many 4th tier Norwegian games due to be in-play so when you check the diary and they are there it's always worth a quick look over the stats. First glance at this one has you wondering why the traders are bringing it in but it certainly looks worth a go.
Orkla are unbeaten in the league having won all six games so far scoring 26 goals and conceding only 3. In amongst that was a 10-0 away victory to one of the league's poorer sides Charlottenlund. Orkla have scored 11 in their 3 home matches so far whilst not conceding any.
Rosenborg 3 is a team made up of mainly U19s and younger and has been struggling against stronger, older teams in this league. They have lost their last five matches conceding 18 in the process whilst scoring 8. On the road they have shipped 3,4,5,5 & 3 in their last five away games.
Orkla are at full strength for this match and should be bagging at the very least four goals here. We'll try and get some Rosenborg team news tomorrow and will add to the comments section if we can find any.
Over 2ht goal line
Over 4.5 full time goals
Orkla Over 3.5 & 4.5 team goals
WE'LL BE ADDING TO THIS POST LATER ONCE A BIT MORE RESEARCH HAS BEEN DONE AND IF THE TRADERS PLAY BALL SHOULD HOPEFULLY HAVE A GEM FOR THIS EVENING.. BP