NOT sure how many folk have been on the forum for 4 or 5 years but long-term regulars may recall my obsession with the NZ Youth games – to this day there has never been a league quite like it for the sheer number of goals in games.
I saw a few rogue games pop up last year and more recently but I was more than happy to see a couple of old names crop up in a H2H which bet365 are (very kindly) covering.
Auckland City U20s v Hawke's Bay Utd U20s (11pm)
Back in the day Auckland City were pretty good and Hawke’s Bay were bobbins … no change there then as the hosts head into this one looking to make it 3 wins on the bounce and a 100% start to the campaign whilst HB sit mid-table having won one and lost one.
H2H-wise Auckland City have won the last 3 at home with victories of 2-1, 5-0 and 5-2 with recent home form reflecting a similar pattern of 6-7-3-4-4-6 match goals in their last 6 successive home games.
Hawke’s Bay#s own match goal form gives yet another indicator as to why I was so gutted when Coral finally dropped the markets. Over the last 20 most recent games there has been a pretty impressive tally of 4-3-6-3-8-3-3-6-5-6-4-1-5-6-2-8-7-9-5-5 goals!
There are absolutely no guarantees in this betting lark but I have said before I place my most valued 3 betting destinations in this order – 3. South America 2. Iceland 1. New Zealand Youth. Let’s hope the NZ goal gods are still on side!
- Goal line 4.5 (9-10, bet365)
(Pays fractionally better than total goals at 5-6)