I’M splitting my time between the English lower leagues and Iceland today and as ever goals are the way to go although there is a genuine Scandinavian Jorvik link between all.
CURZON ASHTON v YORK CITY
Nash haven’t kept a clean sheet at home this season and you’ll have to go back 14 matches in Tameside to see a game where Cameron Mason hasn’t had to pick the ball out of his net. But in true style they continue to be a team that are great to follow for goals in general.
The hosts have conceded at least 2 in their last 4 home games – 4 against (struggling) local rivals Ashton and nearby Stockport who may just be eyeing a road back into league football proper.
York have scored in 7 of their last 8 and hit Darlo for 4 last time out – if you add into the mix the fact that each of the last 5 H2Hs within a 40-month spell have seen both scoring, it’s a great candidate for bet of the day.
I’ve just listened to an interview with York gaffer Sam Collins and it’s a very levelled approach to a period of time that will see some players go (that need to go) and new arrivals land as they continue to build up a campaign that will see them in the mix come the end of the season.
Three selections worth a look and I’ve got to say, York goals look a very big price here.
OVER 1.5 YORK GOALS (11-8, bet365)
OVER 2.5 YORK GOALS (4-1, bet365)
I’ve largely left my beloved National League North alone this season but the goals tallies are creeping back up. Seven out of 11 games saw 3 or more goals on New Year’s Day with somewhere in the region of 70-80% of games going overs on recent match days!
Worth a little punt with a few dubloons and while all 11 pays 310-1, it may pay to take out the Hereford and Southport games leaving a speculative 9-fold paying 79-1 at bet365.
Icelandic Cup action and given the teams facing each other I’d be surprised if there isn’t a few goals in all 3 games as the Nordic pre-season cup games kick into gear.
- OVER 2.5 MGS TREBLE (13-10, bet365)