FOR the second time in under a week French Ligue 2 delivered us an early Christmas present in the form of a goal in the first half of all 9 matches.
Fresh from Friday's 57-1 success it landed again last night with a late first-half goal glut. It was 40-1 but thanks to Grant and others who pointed out it was boosted to 70-1 in places. It's a bet I've been posting for a few seasons now but for it to land at such massive odds twice in a week is tremendous.
Disappointing my man Timo Kadewere missed a first-half penalty as that would have brought up both bets in the Le Havre game and punters weren't far off 28-1 over 1.5 goals and 700-1 goal in both halves.
The Scottish games I mentioned on Sunday night for early best price.
Ross County vs Hibs (7.45pm)
For the sixth time this season my NAP involving Hibs landed on Saturday as they fought out a 2-2 at home to Kilmarnock.
Given how frail Hibs have been defensively but how impressive they have been in attack it was no surprise there were four goals in a match the bookies got massively wrong.
Jack Ross will feel disappointed his Hibs team yet again didn't see the game out but have an opportunity for swift redemption as they travel north to play a Ross County side who are struggling at the moment.
Hibs have scored 2 or more now in seven consecutive games, their last seven have seen over 2.5 goals and both sides score and they are without a clean sheet since the opening day which is awful (14 games no clean sheet).
County have conceded two or more goals in their last eight games and they are fortunate St Johnstone, St Mirren and Hearts have been as equally poor although no one has collected fewer points in their last six games than County.
It's relegation form from the Staggies, without a win in nine but for goal backers their last eight games have all seen three or more goals and that's definitely in with a great chance tonight.
Hibs, as we know, are scoring goals for fun at the moment but can't defend – County can't defend but have seen over 2.5 goals in all 7 home matches this season. Should see both sides scores and another match involving these two that deliver at least three goals.
- Over 2.5 goals
- 4/5 (Betfair) (NAP)
Kilmarnock vs St Johnstone (7.45pm)
These two clubs are in two different places at the moment.
Killie have kicked on under a new boss angelo Alessio and look certs to compete in the top six – defensively solid they have a terrific group of players and are tough to beat at Rugby Park.
St Johnstone on the other hand are bottom of the league, have shipped an embarrassing 33 goals and desperately need some experienced heads. It's essentially a back four of young boys and if you watch some of the goals we have conceded this season you'll understand why I highlighted Killie on Sunday night as being way overpriced.
We have conceded two or more goals in 80 per cent of our matches this season and travel to play a Kilmarnock side who have only lost once in their nine home games this. We've lost our last three visits to Rugby Park 2-0 and it will amaze me if we get anything from this match.
Strange things can happen in football but there are no holes in the Killie case – they should collect another three points. We are powder puff in attack and defensively we are all over the place.
- Kilmarnock to win
- 10/11 (Betfred)
- Kilmarnock to score 2+ goals
- 6/5 (Coral)
Aberdeen vs Rangers (7.45pm)
Match of the night under floodlights at Pittodrie as Rangers roll into town looking to maintain their terrific run of results. Aberdeen too is in fine fettle in what should be a lively affair between two sides where no love is lost.
Two bets – A bet builder and a Lewis Ferguson card
- Over 1.5 goals
- Over 3.5 cards
- Over 8.5 corners
- 1/1 (bet365 Betbuilder)
- Lewis Ferguson to be booked
- 1/1 (Skybet)
Total Goals Specials
It's a tremendous looking card for goals tonight and Sky Bet are offering total goals across Scotland, England, France and a featured list.
Fancy goals in all of them, a shame you can't double them.
You are getting 17+ goals in Scotland at 5-6 but I will take over 1.5 goals in all six games. The six games in England also look attractive with 19+ goals priced up at 10-11.
Could easily back all of them but opting for the following:
- All 6 Scottish Premiership games over 1.5 goals
- 10/3 (Skybet)
- All 6 EPL games 19+ goals to be scored
- 10/11 (Skybet)