Cardiff City's trip to Huddersfield is the footballing highlight on Friday ahead of a hectic derby-laden weekend.

Mick McCarthy's men have been on a brilliant run of form, since losing 1-0 at home to QPR towards the end of January they've gone on a 10-match unbeaten run which is no mean feat in the Championship.

By contrast, Huddersfield's 4-1 win over Swansea two weeks ago was their only win this year. The Terriers played a fairly indifferent 1-1 draw against Birmingham but are still in danger of being drawn in to a relegation battle.

The Bluebirds, who haven't lost to Huddersfield in 14 meetings, look a good price at 21/20.

Looking ahead to the weekend and the Manchester Derby could see City all but clinch the Premier League title with a win over their city rivals.

There's also a crucial derby in Madrid where Atletico and Real are vying for the La Liga tile. Diego Simeone's men hold a five-point lead over Real with a game in hand so it could be defining match in the destination of the title.

Saturday's edition Der Klassiker doesn't have the same weight of importance as usual due to the 13 poin gap between Bayern and Dortmund but with RB Leipzig breathing down Bayern's neck a win is crucial nonetheless.

Match Previews & Tips

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68 Comments
  1. barrygadgey 1 month ago

    Wurzburger Kickers v Heidenheim
    Bundesliga 2
    5:30pm kick off.

    Tim Kleindeinst first goalscorer 13/2 anytime 2/1 paddy power.

    Forward has scored in all 5 matches since rejoining on loan from gent with a total of 7 strikes all in.

    He scored 2 against Werder Bremen in last years play offs including a penalty although they lost on the away goals rule.

    Heidenheim have missed their last 2 penalty’s so kleindeinst may get an opportunity from the spot too.

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  2. GregMacLean4 1 month ago

    Tonight’s double involves 2 home sides top & 2nd in their respective leagues face mid table opposition and I’m expecting both to do just enough to win in a couple of low scoring games.

    Espanyol vs Real Oviedo
    Espanyol to win & under 4.5 match goals

    Sporting Lisbon vs Santa Clara
    Sporting Lisbon to win & under 4.5 match goals

    Double pays
    2.12/1 (Betway)

    Reasoning on both games below 👇🏻

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    • GregMacLean4 1 month ago

      Espanyol vs Real Oviedo
      Segunda 🇪🇸
      Friday 5th March, 20:00 ⏰

      Espanyol have won 10 of their 13 league games at home so far this season.
      All 10 of those home wins went under 4.5 match goals.
      Espanyol also won the earlier meeting 2-0 at the start of the season.

      11th placed Real Oviedo have only won 3 of their 13 away games losing 4.
      Real Oviedo have lost 3 out of 4 against fellow top sides away from home.
      All 4 away defeats have went under 4.5 match goals.

      Espanyol will look to close the gap to 1 point on league leaders Mallorca tonight with a win against mid table Oviedo. With Espanyol having the 2nd best home record in the league and Oviedo struggling for results away to the top sides in the league, I’m expecting a narrow win for Espanyol.

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    • GregMacLean4 1 month ago

      Sporting Lisbon vs Santa Clara
      Liga Nos 🇵🇹
      Friday 5th March, 20:45 ⏰

      League leaders Lisbon are unbeaten at home this season winning 8 out of 10.
      Lisbon have won 5 of their 6 home games against top half sides.
      All 8 home wins this season have went under 4.5 match goals.

      Santa Clara have only lost 4 of their 11 away games this season.
      However Santa Clara have lost 3 out of 4 away games against sides in the top half.
      All 9 of their league defeats this season including their 4 away have all went under 4.5 match goals.

      Lisbon come into this match at least temporarily looking to go 12 points clear of Porto. 7th placed Santa Clara are having a good season although tend to struggle to get results against the top sides in the league. I’m expecting Lisbon’s extra quality to shine through and grab a narrow win, expecting a 1-0/2-0 but the under 4.5 gives us a little more of a cushion.

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    • lossie jim 1 month ago

      Well done again last night Greg, your fast becoming one of the site’s star performers!! 👍

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    • GregMacLean4 1 month ago

      Thanks Jim for the kind words 👍🏼

  3. Invincibles 1 month ago

    Adelaide United v Newcastle Jets – 08:35

    Early one for the morning. Apologies if Sean has posted something on yesterdays thread already. Newcastle jets are an uninspiring team for me and Adelaide have turned a bit of a corner with 2 impressive 3-2 victories on the bounce coming against west Sydney and Central Coast Mariners. The result against a Mariners side which has started this season strongly is a particularly good result. The jets have recovered from losing their first 4 games of the season by losing only one of their next 6 however that loss was a poor 2-0 loss at home to 2nd from bottom Wellington Phoenix. Wouldn’t be surprised to see Adelaide concede but for me they are a better side than Newcastle Jets and I can see them out scoring their opponents.

    • Invincibles 1 month ago

      ***adelaide win 9/5

    • sean567 1 month ago

      Absolutely no need to apologise invincibles, I certainly don’t have a monopoly on tips from oz and the more input the better. Like you I can’t see why Adelaide are almost 2/1 outsiders here at home after 2 cracking wins on the spin, and while I’m stopping short of taking them in the outright market I don’t think they’ll lose. Going for something Similar to the over 2.5 betbuilder I landed on Tuesday in the Perth v mariners game but instead of goals going for the reds double chance as well as the corners and cards. As I’ve highlighted numerous times so far this season here games are really corner heavy and both these sides average around 2 cards per game so hoping this isn’t to far away.

      Adelaide dc
      Over 2.5 corners each team
      Over 2.5 cards
      6/5 bet 365

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  4. elvis parsley 1 month ago

    🦉🦉 night owl🦉🦉

    Santa Fe
    V
    Deportes Tolima
    01:05
    Colombian Categoria Primera A
    🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴
    Over 1.5 match goals 11-10 NAP
    BTTS 11-5
    Both @paddy power.
    🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴
    I didn’t have a NAP on Thursday so this is Thursdays NAP even though it’s technically Friday 😁.

    Huge prices for these markets.

    These 2 sides finished 1st and 2nd last season and are 2nd and 3rd this season.
    They both like to win 1-0 and against most teams in this league can snuff out the opposition.
    Santa Fe only conceded in 2 of last 10 games and Tolima in 4 of last 10.
    Difference here could be that whoever concedes first are capable of scoring an equaliser or conceding a second in trying to equalise.
    Before I saw the odds I though this looks like a 1-1 draw.
    Of course a 0-0 is entirely possible and a draw is only 7-4 so bookies think it will be a 0-0, hope they’re wrong ?
    🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴

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    • Invincibles 1 month ago

      Will be on the over 1.5 goals with you Elvis, very rarely will you get odds like that!

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    • deetouch13 1 month ago

      Incredible 💪💪

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  5. Invincibles 1 month ago

    **** Adelaide win – 9/5

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  6. elvis parsley 1 month ago

    🦉🦉 night owl🦉🦉

    Santa Fe
    V
    Deportes Tolima
    01:05
    Colombian Categoria Primera A
    🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴
    Over 1.5 match goals 11-10 NAP
    BTTS 11-5
    Both @paddy power.
    🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴
    I didn’t have a NAP on Thursday so this is Thursdays NAP even though it’s technically Friday 😁.

    Huge prices for these markets.

    These 2 sides finished 1st and 2nd last season and are 2nd and 3rd this season.
    They both like to win 1-0 and against most teams in this league can snuff out the opposition.
    Santa Fe only conceded in 2 of last 10 games and Tolima in 4 of last 10.
    Difference here could be that whoever concedes first are capable of scoring an equaliser or conceding a second in trying to equalise.
    Before I saw the odds I though this looks like a 1-1 draw.
    Of course a 0-0 is entirely possible and a draw is only 7-4 so bookies think it will be a 0-0, hope they’re wrong ?
    🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴

    Bookies got this so wrong 😁
    Finished 3-2
    🇨🇴 11-10 and 11-5 winners 🇨🇴

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    • Invincibles 1 month ago

      Brilliant tips mate!

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  7. heisenberg 1 month ago

    Weekend 5 acca
    Cardiff
    Brentford
    Barnsley
    Blackpool
    Man City
    12/1

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  8. Tuko50 1 month ago

    Hi Ice King! Hull are going to have a look at the Iceland cards later? Thanks

  9. sean567 1 month ago

    Fridays goals tips
    Over 1.5 tgs doubles
    Al hilal/al shabab
    11/10 bet 365 NAP

    Sporting Lisbon/Cardiff
    11/4 coral NB

    It’s off to Saudi for the NAP and the top 2 are in action at home looking for wins to keep their title challenges on track. Al hilal haven’t been great of late and they sit 5 pts behind al Shaba but they banged in 5 goals last week and managed to get giovinco half an hour off the bench on his return to fitness. Hoping with his added firepower they can notch a couple here. Highlighted al Shabab a few weeks ago and they continue to be the form team for goals, averaging more than 2 per game and I’m hoping that continues today.
    For the NB it’s 2 sides I’ve been on frequently over the past 6 weeks or so, and both have been excellent on the 2+ tgs market, Cardiff let me down last weekend but it’s the only time in their last 8 they’ve failed to net twice and for sporting they’ve covered this market in the majority of their games this season so I’m happy to take both in a treble at a very nice price. Good luck with your bets.

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    • sean567 1 month ago

      Apologies, last line should read “both in a double” as opposed to treble.

      Adelaide v jets
      Adelaide dc✅
      Over 2.5 corners each team✅
      Over 2.5 cards✅
      6/5 bet 365

      Undersold myself on the corners a bit, finished with 18- another jets match with a barrowload.

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    • kf 1 month ago

      Hi Sean, is the NB both to score 2+ goals, or both just to win?…GL with your picks today mate..

    • sean567 1 month ago

      Hi Pete, NB is also team goals.

    • kf 1 month ago

      Cheers mate. GL

  10. Invincibles 1 month ago

    Adelaide United win – 9/5 ✅

    More than makes up for the lost bet on inter game last night so happy with that!

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  11. xbets 1 month ago

    Tennis Double
    Clara Burel – Fiona Ferro 1630
    Fiona Ferro to win
    Victoria Azarenka – Garbine Muguruza 1615
    Muguruza to win
    11/10 sbksmarkets 5Points

    1
  12. AFC N19 1 month ago

    ** NAP**

    Wurzburg Kickers v Fc Heidenhein
    German Bundesliga 2 17:30
    Over 2.5 goals 4/5 skybet

    Two very high scoring teams who both have seen 5 of their last 6 matches have over 2.5 goals at least

    Good luck all

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  13. watabanker 1 month ago

    No joy yesterday the BTTS coming up no midjyland gls downs it, dont think the red card helped the cause. Onwards and upwards tonight its the NI Prem.

    Carrick v Glens 7.30

    Glens are on a high at the moment beating the league leaders twice in a week. Beating them 3-1
    in the last game, tonight they play Carrick Rangers L4 D1 in the last five games. Glens winning there last five games beating Linfield twice and Cliftonville along the way although the Glens not scoring many a think they will have too much for carrick, also hoping they will still be on a high after recent results.

    Glens to win and 2+TGLS 10/11 bet365 nap

    GOOD LUCK

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  14. dc john boy 1 month ago

    Tea Time goals double

    Austria Lustenau (Austria Erste Liga)
    Helmond Sport (Dutch Eerste Divisie)

    Over 2.5mgs Double 8/5
    Btts & Overs Double 5/2

    Good Luck

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  15. kf 1 month ago

    5.00 Flora v Paide (Estonia Super Cup)

    Flora have won ALL 14 consecutive league H2H’s (dating all the way back to 2014) against Paide…

    I realise this is a cup match and therefore maybe a different prospect, but I just can’t ignore the league form. The league games have been great for goals (as is common in the Estonian leagues)

    • 11/14 have gone >2.5mgs
    • 6/14 have gone >3.5mgs
    • 4/14 have gone >4.5mgs

    • 9/14 Flora have scored 3+ goals
    • 5/14 Flora have scored 4+ goals

    • 10/14 Flora Won to nil

    So, without seeing anything to put me off this, going to go for a Flora win + match goals

    1. Match result and 2 or more goals 21/20 (WH)
    2. Match result and 3 or more goals 29/20 (WH)
    Longshot
    3. Match result and 4 or more goals 3/1 (W/H)

    And…

    1. Flora >2.5tgs 9/4 (WH)
    2. Flora >3.5tgs 6/1 (WH)

    Cue the 0-0 or the 5-0 to Paide 😂….GL whatever you’re on today

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    • Sammyt1000 1 month ago

      Only just read the thread posted on same match glad to know I wasn’t going cuckoo tipping up this…

    • kf 1 month ago

      Keep up the unbeaten record, but left their goal-scoring boots at home…ffs

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  16. wireflyer 1 month ago

    Few fancies in the golf from the USA at the Arnold Palmer Invitational

    Midway through the 2nd round with a lot of the big guns still to play this evening (UK time)

    (Mcbookie paying 5 places with 1/5 odds)
    All bets are on the outright winner market

    Tommy Fleetwood 40/1 ew
    Jordan Spieth 35/1 ew
    Sungjae Im 14/1 ew
    Paul Casey 12/1 ew

    Very even scoring so far today with nobody taking a real grip on proceedings. If Fleetwood and Spieth come out swinging then expect those prices to tumble rapidly!

    Good luck 👍

  17. barrygadgey 1 month ago

    Kleindeinst not in the squad, ideal. Might back Kuhlwetter instead.

  18. Sammyt1000 1 month ago

    ESTONIA SUPER CUP 5PM

    FLORA OVER 1.5 TEAM GOALS 17/20 (NAP) WH

    FLORA OVER 2.5 TEAM GOALS 5/2 (NB) WH

    FLORA OVER 3.5 TEAM GOALS 6/1 (LONGSHOT) WH

    Flora have beat the opponent the last 9 times they have played most recently 1-7 away so I find it hard to see how 1.5 team goals isn’t an absolute steal here…

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    • Sammyt1000 1 month ago

      SKYBET Prices were better

      1/1 NAP, 7/2 NB, 10/1 LONGSHOT

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    • Sammyt1000 1 month ago

      Might aswel hit the snooze button another 0-0 at HT 🤐

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  19. bullseye 1 month ago

    Iceland League Cup 19:00
    Stjarnan vs Keflavik – over 1.0 first half goal line

    Iceland League Cup 20:00
    Fjolnir vs Breidablik – over 5.5 first half Asian corners

    Double 6/4 Bet365 **NAP**

    Good luck all

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  20. cp007 1 month ago

    🇳🇱 Top OSS v Go Ahead Eagles 🇳🇱

    BTTS @ 1.90 – NAP

    Good Luck

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  21. craneguy 1 month ago

    tonite iceland…………………..

    stjarnan & vikingur btts & overs 7/5
    akranes btts & overs, breidablik o2.5tgs evens
    4 fold 39/10

    punt

    fjolnir btts & overs, the other 3 o3.5mgs 9/1

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  22. AFC N19 1 month ago

    WINNER✅
    ** NAP**

    Wurzburg Kickers v Fc Heidenhein
    German Bundesliga 2 17:30
    Over 2.5 goals 4/5 skybet

    Two very high scoring teams who both have seen 5 of their last 6 matches have over 2.5 goals at least

    Good luck all

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  23. HullShaker 1 month ago

    Evening gents,

    Two games for me tonight; the first in Iceland, the second in Paraguay…I’ll start with the latter:

    RIVER PLATE VS. GUAIREÑA (9.15pm)

    BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE
    (5/6, bet365) NAP ⭐⭐⭐⭐

    FJÖLNIR VS. BREIDABLIK (8.00pm)

    OVER 12.5 CORNERS
    (11/10, bet365) NB ⭐⭐⭐

    BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE 1ST HALF DOUBLE
    (22/1, bet365) LONGSHOT ⭐

    Best of luck with all bets 👍

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  24. dc john boy 1 month ago

    Cardiff
    Go ahead eagles
    Wisla krakow
    Mainz

    Over 0.5tgs 4 fold 11/10
    Over 1.5tgs 4 fold 18/1

    Good luck

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    • dc john boy 1 month ago

      Another pile of p*sh

      Well done all winners

      Hope for better over the weekend

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  25. dc john boy 1 month ago

    Tea Time goals double

    Austria Lustenau (Austria Erste Liga)
    Helmond Sport (Dutch Eerste Divisie)

    Over 2.5mgs Double 8/5
    Btts & Overs Double 5/2

    Both lost as no 3rd in Austria

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  26. xbets 1 month ago

    Tennis Double
    Clara Burel – Fiona Ferro 1630
    Fiona Ferro to win✅
    Victoria Azarenka – Garbine Muguruza 1615
    Muguruza to win🅿️
    11/10 sbksmarkets 5Points

    2
  27. xbets 1 month ago

    Football Spain
    Villa vs Valencia under 2.5 mgls
    1.85 Marathonbet 5Points

    1
  28. andymac1980 1 month ago

    Quiet night but Valencia v Villarreal looks a decent match:
    Btts & over 2.5gls @ 11/8
    Penalty taken @ 7/4
    Both with Bet365

    2
  29. bullseye 1 month ago

    Iceland League Cup 19:00
    Stjarnan vs Keflavik – over 1.0 first half goal line (push)

    Iceland League Cup 20:00
    Fjolnir vs Breidablik – over 5.5 first half Asian corners ✅

    Double 6/4 Bet365 **NAP** WON AT 5/6

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  30. watabanker 1 month ago

    No joy yesterday the BTTS coming up no midjyland gls downs it, dont think the red card helped the cause. Onwards and upwards tonight its the NI Prem.

    Carrick v Glens 7.30

    Glens are on a high at the moment beating the league leaders twice in a week. Beating them 3-1
    in the last game, tonight they play Carrick Rangers L4 D1 in the last five games. Glens winning there last five games beating Linfield twice and Cliftonville along the way although the Glens not scoring many a think they will have too much for carrick, also hoping they will still be on a high after recent results.

    Glens to win and 2+TGLS 10/11 bet365 nap 👍👍👍.
    0-5 at HT think I can call that a winner. About bloody time put a winner up here

    GOOD LUCK

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    • slim 1 month ago

      Will in with that one👍

    • HullShaker 1 month ago

      Nice shout sir!

  31. GregMacLean4 1 month ago

    Espanyol up 1-0 at half time but are down to 10 men, cover is available at 13/8 for Oviedo double chance at bet 365 for those that wish to do so 👍🏼

    • watabanker 1 month ago

      Cheers guys

  32. HullShaker 1 month ago

    13th corner on ’68 – thought we’d see a few!

    FJÖLNIR VS. BREIDABLIK (8.00pm)

    OVER 12.5 CORNERS
    (11/10, bet365) NB ⭐⭐⭐ ✅

    😉👍

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    • slim 1 month ago

      Nice one Hull

    • maccathered 1 month ago

      Nice one Hull

  33. sean567 1 month ago

    2 matches from oz in the morning and I’m leaving the first one alone and focusing on the 2nd- the Melbourne derby. Neither side come into this in the best of form and I’m sure I read the other day that this will be the first derby since 2011/12 that’s been played with both teams outside the top 6, so there’s a lot at stake. I think this match could have a bit of everything- on the goals front 8 of the last 10 have seen btts and 7 of the last 11 meetings have actually finished 2-1 either way. As far as cards and corners go anyone who saw their games last week should be encouraged, between the 2 matches we saw 35 corners and 13 cards, with bragging rights and lots at stake I’m hoping for more of the same. A few selections I like for this game;

    Over 2.5 betbuilder
    Over 2.5mgs
    Over 2.5 corners each
    Over 2.5 cards
    1/1 bet 365

    A goal and 3+ corners each half
    10/11 skybet

    Jamie mclaren atgs 4/6 various
    Rudy gestede atgs 15/8 bet 365
    Double 9/2 bet 365

  34. andymac1980 1 month ago

    Late goals are great goals! Finished 2-1 and with a penalty for both sides to bring in both bets @ 11/8 and 7/4 ✅ ✅
    Was on the usual penalty bets but not shared. Great start to the weekend and hope it continues! Well done any winners.

    Quiet night but Valencia v Villarreal looks a decent match:
    Btts & over 2.5gls @ 11/8 ✅
    Penalty taken @ 7/4 ✅
    Both with Bet365

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    • cockerspaniel 1 month ago

      Nice one andy

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    • maccathered 1 month ago

      cracking shouts andy

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    • andymac1980 1 month ago

      Cheers lads, much appreciated 👍🏻

  35. elvis parsley 1 month ago

    Montevideo Wanderers
    V
    Montevideo City Torque
    Uruguay 23:00
    ——————————
    Independiente Medellín
    V
    La Equidad
    Colombia 23:00
    ——————————-
    Montevideo city torque no clean sheet (Montevideo wanderers to score) 8-15.
    La equidad no clean sheet (independente Medellin to score) 2-5
    ———————————–
    Double pays 23-20 NAP (bet365)
    ————————————

    Wanderers scored in 9 of last 10 homes.

    Medellin scored in 13 of last 14 homes
    La equidad conceded in 17 of last 19 aways
    ⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽
    ——————————————
    Montevideo wanderers btts 17-20
    Medellin to score 2-5
    Double pays 8-5 NB
    ——————————————-

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    • slim 1 month ago

      Cracking stuff Elvis

    • elvis parsley 1 month ago

      Cheers slim.
      In nice and early and Stress free for a change 👍

  36. GregMacLean4 1 month ago

    Tonight’s double involves 2 home sides top & 2nd in their respective leagues face mid table opposition and I’m expecting both to do just enough to win in a couple of low scoring games.

    Espanyol vs Real Oviedo ❌
    Espanyol to win & under 4.5 match goals

    Sporting Lisbon vs Santa Clara
    Sporting Lisbon to win & under 4.5 match goals ✅

    Double pays
    2.12/1 (Betway)❌

    Despite taking an early lead, Espanyol conceded midway in the 2nd half to draw 1-1. The game changed on the 38th minute when Espanyol went down to 10. At half time I did suggest to cover and take Real Oviedo double chance at 13/8 while at 1-0. Makes it even worse when after conceding an 84th minute equaliser, Sporting win the game on the 93rd minute. Would’ve been some way to win it eh? Anyway will be back tomorrow for a few selections 👍🏼

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  37. elvis parsley 1 month ago

    23-20 NAP and 8-5 NB done in 30 minutes 😁.
    ⚽ 2 winners ⚽

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    • Fausto 1 month ago

      Well done elvis great tipping cheers

      1
    • elvis parsley 1 month ago

      Jeezus, just checked latest score in Uruguay.
      Wanderers 2 city 8.
      And no red cards.
      Bonkers football is at times 😳

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  38. lester1728 1 month ago

    Brilliant Elvis woke to a nice balance thanks

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