LAST time these nations got together in 1979 there was a Nobel Prize at stake. We’re not aiming for quite such high reward, but a double paying at 2.1 still works as a joint venture working towards a common goal for me.
Sep 12: Israel – Leumit League (Last Season – Over: 39% Under: 61%)
This is Israel’s second tier and last year’s Over/Under stats push it just into the area where we prick up our ears.
Hapoel Ramat Gan v Hapoel Akko (KO 5.30pm)
These two didn’t play last season, but in 2016/17, they played three games, with Akko home twice and the other at Hap, and there was not a goal scored in any of them. Not one.
Last season, Hap had a home record of P15 with 12 under, scoring 18 and conceding 12 for a GPG avg of 2. They were 15th of 16 for overs. (Away, they were 16th)
Akko were in the Ligut ha’Al last season – that’s the top league. They finished bottom, and although they were OK at home with 8 Unders versus 5 overs, away they were 11 overs to 2 unders with an average of 3.5 GPG. But, like we said, they were awful.
In this league, they’re far more up to the challenge, and although it’s only two games in, already they’ve secured a 0-0 away and a 2-0 home win. Meanwhile, Hap have had a 0-0 at home and a 1-0 away loss.
U2.5 looks fair at 1-2, bet365
Sep 12: Egypt – Premier League
Al Moqawloon Al Arab v Smouha (KO 5pm)
Going for Double Chance Smouha on this one. Last season, Smouha beat Al Moq 3-0 home and 3-0 away. So, that’s a pretty good indicator of relative ability. Smouha finished 5th and Al Moq 10th. Al Moq were only the 13th best home side in this league of 18 and only won 4 of their 17 home games. Smouha were 7th best away and didn’t lose 10 of their 17 aways. So far this season, Al Moq have lost both home games they’ve played to Enppi and Misr Elmaqasah. Smouha have won both of their aways, and why – hot dang, if it ain’t against them self-same pesky varmints, Enppi and Misr Elmaqasah!
Smouha DC is 2-5, bet365
Good luck today, everybody, whatever you're on!
Recommended Double Bet
- Hap Ramat Gan v H Akko Under 2.5 match goals
- Smouha Double Chance
- (11-10, bet365)