IT'S just eight days until top-class football returns with five 2.30pm kick-offs including Dortmund vs Schalke, RB Leizig vs Freiburg and Eintracht Frankfurt vs Borussia M'gladbach.
Until then we'll continue to have some fun with matches from Belarus and Friday sees the start of the South Korean League with Jeonbuk Motors at home to Suwon Bluewings.
I don't follow South Korean football but a little research has taught me Jeonbuk are the dominant force having won three titles in a row.
The league was meant to kick off in early March and both sides had played a couple of warm-ups – Jeonbuk lost 2-1 to Yokohama Marinos and drew 2-2 with Sydney.
Bluewings lost to Vissel Kobe and Malaysian outfit Johor so it's no surprise Jeonbuk, unbeaten in 13 league matches at home, are odds-on favourites at 7-10 with bet365 to start with three points.
There are two games in Belarus with leaders Slutsk first up against BGU followed by Gorodeya v FC Minsk.
Slutsk have been on fire and there looks only one winner against a side that's lost four out of five. They are, however, surprisingly big at 23-20 with William Hill.
Looking at the Gorodeya game and picking a winner is not easy but the previous four meetings have gone over 2.5 goals so consider that at 29-20 at betfair.
Greg's cards and corner stats are worth a look as always so check out this week's edition of the Gambla Betting Podcast.
And well done to all the winners and to everyone who has contributed in these tough times.
Bet to Consider
- Jeonbuk (11am)
- Slutsk (3pm)
- (27-10, bet365)
Last week I played the pools using lucky numbers – but they weren't that lucky.
I managed just three score draws but as it”s a lottery this is how I'm playing it until we have real football back.
Our fate lies in the hands of the Pools Panel and it's quite difficult trying to second guess them.
Perm eight from 10 at low stakes. You can bet online before 1.54pm on Saturday.
- Aston Villa v Arsenal (1)
- Norwich v Burnley (6)
- Watford v Man City (9)
- Ath Bilbao v Sevilla (11)
- Celta v At Madrid (13)
- Betis v Osasuna (17)
- Cologne v Frankfurt (22)
- Lyon v Montpellier (31)
- Heracles v Groningen (44)
- Lugano v Zurich (49)