THERE'S a few likely looking opportunities for goal-mongers on the prowl tonight but I'm avoiding the more likely options in favour of an Icelandic acca and a potential Peruvian cracker.
DEPORTIVO BINACIONAL vs UNIVERSIDAD SAN MARTÍN (9.30pm)
Peru may not be my South American destination of choice when it comes to football betting but I keep my eye on ita various leagues and divisions as I do most others and it does throw up some good value from time to time.
There's a match that fits the bill for value tonight and it involves a side who've been quietly going about their business in recent weeks having put a few bigger and certainly more historically established sides to the sword along the way!
Binacional's story is a great one; less than a decade old and formed in the Peruvian/Bolivian border regions (hence “bi-national”), they have moved swiftly through the amateur ranks while also moving grounds a few times along the way!
It's a short but rich story and it looks like theirs may also be one of success in years to come. A decent 2018 campaign saw them qualify for the Copa Sudamericana while they head into tonight's match against lowly San Martin on the back of six straight home victories.
Their visitors this evening may need more than just a Saint's prayer to escape unscathed here with those most recent Binacional six home wins comprising 4-4-3-1-3-2 team goals for the hosts while San Martin have leaked at least 2 goals away from home in 12 of their last 16 matches on the road.
I'm taking on two selections that look to represent decent value for a side that could be the next Wilstermann or Cerro in terms of underpriced and under the radar South American sides.
- Binacional over 2.5 team goals
- (11/8, bet365) – 4pts
- Binacional over 3.5 team goals
- (7/2, bet365) – 1pt
All 6 Icelandic Cup games (and the U19 fixture) went over 2.5 goals on Thursday with 6 of the 7 seeing four or more goals.
Five more instalments on Friday with differing KOss and despite slightly more evenly-matched games, there’s not much that indicates any of the games won’t see at least 3.
- Over 2.5 match goals fiveold
(5-2, bet365) – 2pts