AFTER yesterday's selections coming up trumps there's a few games taking the eye on today's card from varying corners of the world.
Latvia, Finland, Estonia and our old favourites Iceland provide the games that we'll be taking on today as we look to chase the traders down again.
FINLAND U19 LEAGUE- Bet365, SportingBet
HJS U19 V Ilves U19, 4pm
The traders put this game up last night and had HJS as the odds on favourites. How they came to that conclusion when HJS have played 4 games, conceded 22 and scored 1 we'll never know. The league that HJS play in also contains HJS Academy side and we can only presume that they thought this was who Ilves were set to play. The 6/4 on offer for Ilves was quickly smashed off the boards and as things stand now Ilves sit as the 13/20 favs.
Ilves themselves have played 4 games scoring 16 and conceding 3. They recorded an 8-0 win a few games back over TaPa, a side who HJS gained their only point from by drawing 1-1 with them. There appears to be a clear gulf here as HJS have been beaten 8-0, 9-0 & 4-0 in their other three games.
SportingBet are set to bring this game in-play and will hopefully bring it with the usual markets they carry. Ilves Team Goals will be getting taken on here as will the handicaps and first half goals.
Over 1.5 first half goals
Over 4.5 full-time goals
Over 2.5 & 3.5 Ilves Team Goals
LATVIA 2 LIGA, Bet365
Lerona Rita v DSKV Traktor, 7pm
Latvia 2 Liga was the source of many winning bets last season and makes a comeback on Bet365 today. DSVK Traktor were very poor last season and were regularly involved in games that saw plenty of goal action. When these two faced-off last season Lerona won 4-1 and the other game finished in a 2-2 draw but Lerona had a weakened side for that encounter.
This season is only a few games old and so far Lerona has beaten one of the better sides, Flaminko, 2-0. Traktor have also only played one game and went down 3-0 to Rinuzi, a side that Rita put 4 & 3 goals past in their two encounters last season. Flaminko have since went on from their defeat at the hands of Lerona to win 10-0 against a newly promoted side.
Lerona should be sticking more goals past this lot than they managed in their opening game, so the goal-line that's currently set at Over 4 is tempting as would be Team Goals if offered, but that is unlikely.
Over 1.5 first half goals
Over 4 goal- line or Over 4.5 full-time goals in-play
Over 2.5 & 3.5 Lerona Rita Team Goals
ICELAND 2 DEILD
Hamar v HK Kopavogur, 8.15pm
Hamar and HK face up for what is only the third league game in the Icelandic third tier. Hamar have had two opening draws to get them going while HK have had one win and one defeat. The defeat for HK came at the hands of the current league leaders KV, a side they recently faced-up to and beat in the 3rd tier League Cup final. Going on League Cup form, which is about all you can really do at this stage of the season in Iceland, HK and KV are the two who will be challenging for the league title this season.
HK won three and drew two on their route to the league cup final including an astonishing 8-0 win against tonight's opponents Hamar. Hamar themselves were also beaten 6-0 by Afturelding in the league cup though the other three matches they played were a lot tighter. HK will be out to make up the ground they lost to KV tonight and should manage this against Hamar in a game that should see a few goals.
Over 1.5 half-time goals
HK asian handicap if -1
ESTONIA II LIGA
Kaitselit Kalev II V MC Tallin, 5.30pm
Another one worth keeping an eye on in-play is the Estonian II Liga game between Kaitselit Kalev II and MC Tallin at 5.30pm. Tallin look way overpriced to us here at 13/5 for the outright win. Kaitseliit Kalev recently played FCF Tallinna Ülikool where they lost the match 7-2 while MC Tallin played Ülikool away from home the week later and won 1-0. Tallin currently sit 4th in the table, whilst Kaitseliit are 10th. The only thing we think that can be driving this price is the fact Kaitseliit have won their last two matches and maybe started the season poorly but the 13/5 price on Tallin is still big and means an asian handicap of +0.5,1 at Even money which we'll be having a small go at pre-kick off then seeing how the game goes.
Good luck with all your bets today and let's hope we can better yesterday, if anything else pops up during the day we'll post it in the comments section below.. BP