iBet: Make mine two singles and a double please

Gareth Purnell

Back Oxford in the draw no bet market at even money with Ladbrokes or Bet365
Back Peterborough at 4/5 with William Hill or Ladbrokes
Double up Twente at 4/9 with Arsenal at 4/11 with Paddy Power (pays 10/11).

Oxford are a team to have on your side at the moment. They have scored a league-high 14 goals in their last six League Two away games – winning four of them and drawing the other two – the best away record in the division. Wimbledon did manage to beat Burton six games ago but that was their only victory in their last seven and their form is faltering after a bright start.

I’m tempted to back Oxford at 7/4 but you can get even money in the draw no bet market and that is the trade to make. Peterborough are looking very strong at League One level especially away from home. They sit second in the table with only one defeat and ten wins in their 13 games so far and have scored 21 goals in their last eight games on their travels in all competitions.

Certainly we are talking about promotion form at least at the moment. Colchester (14th) have won only one of their seven home games this season and are struggling to find the net with only five in their six league fixtures on home soil. And unlike in previous seasons Peterborough are defending well at this level with only four conceded (and 16 scored) in their six away days so far. At 4/5 they look worth a single.

Managerless Crystal Palace could do with a different game to the one the fixture list has drawn up for them. The arrival of Mesut Ozil at The Emirates has made an immediate impact and seems to have raised the confidence of all the players around him. It’s like they have suddenly found the vital missing ingredient that turns draws into wins. Arsenal are on fire in the league.

They have won 19 of the last 21 points available including eight of the last nine away and 4/9 seems an acceptable price about them extending that run against a team that fell apart once Fulham scored against them, albeit with the best goal scored in the Premier League so far this season. Let us not forget that Fulham were hardly in great form themselves going into that game. Before beating Palace 4-1 they had only won one of their previous six Premier League games.

It looks grim for Palace fans. To get a price let’s try doubling them up with Dutch league leaders Twente in the 5.45pm kick off in the Eredivisie. They have scored ten and conceded only one in their last four games and only shipped six all season. All things being equal they should brush aside Den Haag, who are third bottom with only two wins in nine and who have conceded 11 goals in their last three games. A price for Twente to win of 4/9 looks fair enough and if a double with Arsenal to win comes off we will get around even money.


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