On the face of things the only thing that seems predictable about Peterborough’s games is that they won’t be boring – over the last two seasons their league outings have averaged 3.7 goals. However, I just fancy that in-form Middlesbrough will have too much for them on Saturday
Only the Scottish Premier League to go at today and while most of the matches are hard to predict from a betting perspective, there may be some value in looking for a couple of goals at Motherwell. There’s little doubting where rock-bottom Dunfermline’s troubles lie.
Norwich haven’t kept a single clean sheet in the Premier League this season and they are a team to follow if you like to watch attacking football. Their 17 games have produced 59 goals at an average of getting on for three and a half goals a game and they have been involved in several thrillers.
Aston Villa may only have lost two of their last nine Premier League away games but they have only take three points once away from Villa Park this season and that was against second bottom Bolton.
Only Manchester City have scored more than Chelsea and Tottenham’s 22 goals each in their last ten games.
Things were bad enough for Aston Villa anyway without losing their main goal threat Darren Bent to injury.
In what is a classic relegation three-pointer, the two worst sides in the Premier League clash tonight and the only question is whether it will turn into a turgid bottom-of-the-table affair, or if both managers will go for it.
Aston Villa are proving to be a pretty good barometer in the Premier League this season – capable of only beating the weaker sides and generally soundly out-classed by the better ones.
I don’t especially like the Europa League as a betting medium. If you are having a bet I would be concentrating only on the matches where there’s something to play for and one that fits the bill is the game in Belgium.
Paris St-Germain v Athletic Bilbao, Europa League, kick-off 6pm
Lay under 1.5 goals at 3-1 with Betfair
PSG have to think that they must beat Group F leaders Athletic Bilbao by more than the margin Red Bull Salzberg beat also-rans Slovan Bratislava to progress to the knockout phase, and that should lead to an open game. [...]
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