Tonight’s domestic football looks trappy especially as at the time of writing I have no team news relating to the Capital One Cup. In the Championship the fixture between Wigan and QPR could be of interest.
Chelsea were a little bit lucky to beat Manchester City on Sunday, but there has been clear and steady improvement in the side over the last few games and the camp must be full of confidence, especially as Fernando Torres appears to have regained his spark.
Watford lost by the odd goal against free-scoring Derby in their last game but they bossed the possession and the ‘shot on goal’ stats in that game.
It’s not a give-away price but this looks the most mouthwatering of the weekend’s Premier League ties and I can see both teams going for it.
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.
The Europa League is not my favourite betting competition but hats off to Tottenham manager Andre Villa-Boas for consistently playing strong sides and making trading on the North Londoners’ games viable.
We had a nice touch at 7/5 last night with Napoli seeing see off Marseille readily, but even though it’s a much shorter price I’m prepared to accept that 4/9 is fair value for Paris to beat Anderlecht tonight.
It’s obvious what the bookmakers are expecting when Dortmund play at the Emirates tonight – goals.
Crystal Palace (7/4) have failed to win the corners match bet in any of their seven games in the Premier League so far. In fact they have been thumped on the corner kick front in most games and the only fixture they did not have fewer flag kicks than their opposition in was in their only win of the season – 3-1 against rock bottom Sunderland, when each team had six corners.
This is a knock out bet in my view, and rather than backing whether Townsend will go to the World Cup you seem to be backing on whether he will pick up an injury in the meantime.
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