Barcelona may be the best team in the world, but they are not the most consistent in Spain at the moment and despite them having the Indian sign over Real Madrid in head-to-head matches, they have slipped seven points behind them in the race for La Liga’s Primera Division.
If stats so far this season mean anything, there really should be a couple of goals at least in this clash.
With such a strong squad nowadays, Tottenham should simply be too powerful for Stevenage and frankly with Manchester City out, they have no-one to fear.
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The tally of goals in Peterborough games has dropped lately, but they have had a number of fixtures against teams with notably strong defences and I fancy there will be goals in this game.
Normally I’m a little bit nervous betting on ‘unders’ in a second leg of a two-legged cup tie, but there are reasons to think that Valencia will be able to keep this one tight tonight.
We made money on the first leg by laying Real Madrid at a very tasty 1.88 to one, but for the same bet this time around we would have to take on 5-1 and there is probably a less risky bet to be had.
OPTA tells us that of 14 teams to have taken a 1-0 home victory into the second leg of a League Cup semi final, half have gone through and half have gone out.
This is probably not one for maximum stakes as Southampton are on what’s probably their worst run of the season, having on only four of their last ten games.
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