TWO bets stand out for me today and I'll be heading to Peru for a teatime team goals NAP but staying closer to home for the NB and Longshot from Old Trafford…
SPORTING CRISTAL VS. PIRATA
There should only be one team walking the plank here and it ought to be a game that Cristal can nail – yes, there's the slight worry that the previous H2H finished 0-0 but that was in a different period of form for both sides.
The hosts have hit 21 team goals in their last successive 8 games with 6 of those 8 matches seeing 3 or more Cristal goals…not too shabby!
Pirata have conceded 8 goals in their last 3 away fixtures with two of those seeing their keeper pick the ball out of his net 3 times and this could be a tough evening for the travelling side.
- Cristal over 2.5 team goals
- (5/6, bet365) NAP ⭐⭐⭐
MANCHESTER UTD VS. LIVERPOOL
There's no love lost between these two and I know there was some debate last season around whether it could be classed as a derby game ‘proper' but whichever way you look at it, it has long been one of the headline matches in English football.
Whilst it still is, the recent balance of power and dominance has shifted to Merseyside with United looking a shadow of their former selves although Old Trafford still presents a bit of footballing kryptonite to the travelling supporters who haven't seen an away win their for 5 years.
I'll leave it Macca and others who will undoubtedly put together a much better write-up but I'm going for the following in what will be a tight game probably decided by Liverpool's constant energy and press which may put the Utd defence under considerable pressure:
- Harry Maguire to be carded
- (3/1, williamhill) NB ⭐⭐
- Penalty missed in game
- (7/1, skybet) LONGSHOT ⭐