Football Bet of the Day: Haugesund to sink Stromsgodset

Haugesund v Stromsgodset
Wednesday 18:00

In Sweden yesterday, Falkenbergs failed hard. Helsingborgs thrashed them 4-0 to land our win bet with something to spare.

Our tour of Scandinavia continues today with a trip to Norway, where we’re looking to back another home winner. In the top-flight Eliteserien, Haugesund are on a decent win streak at Haugesund Stadion and we fancy they can extend it when they host travel-sick Stromsgodset this evening.

On home turf seventh-placed Haugesund have won their last five league matches, scoring an average of almost three goals a game. The aggregate score from those matches is 14-3 and we reckon the hosts will have too much firepower for today’s visitors.

Stromsgodset are only one place below their hosts, despite taking just two points from a possible 18 on the road this term (W0-D2-L4). They’ve lost 3/3 visiting teams now above them in the league, including a notable 2-7 loss at second-placed Bodo Glimt. These two might be close in the table, but tonight’s result could be another one-sided one.

Source: BetFair Tips

    

Wednesday Football Tips: Penalty appeals in Belgrade

Our football props column focuses on a Champions League qualifier on Wednesday with a penalty decision making appeal in Serbia…

“Particularly notable was (referee) Treimanis’ record in his UEFA-appointed matches (those between teams from two different countries). He took charge of eight such games and awarded a penalty in five.”

Back a penalty to be awarded @ 6/4

Crvena Zvezda v Kairat Almaty
Wednesday 28 July, 19:30
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Latvian referee Andris Treimanis loves a penalty and this tie looks nicely set up to produce one.

The Kazakh visitors arrive in Belgrade with a 2-1 lead from last week’s first leg but will know the Stadion Rajko Mitic is a tough place to visit – Red Star, as the hosts are better known in the UK, are unbeaten in their last 14 European qualifiers at the ground, while they’ve also beaten Liverpool and Olympiakos in group-stage matches in recent times.

Treimanis is a strict referee – 12 of his last 14 UEFA club appointments have seen at least four cards. But with no card markets available, it’s the ‘penalty awarded’ one which makes appeal.

Last season Treimanis gave a penalty in 10 of his 24 competitive games.

Particularly notable was his record in his UEFA-appointed matches (those between teams from two different countries). He took charge of eight such games and awarded a penalty in five.

For those who feel that’s a fairly small sample, his record across the last three seasons shows a penalty awarded in 11 of 26 inter-country matches.

6/4 about one in this contest therefore looks fair enough, especially given the hosts’ need to attack.

Kairat conceded 15 fouls in last week’s match, one which featured five yellow cards, while Red Star were awarded a whopping 16 penalties across all competitions last term.

With that in mind, 13/5 about the hosts scoring a penalty might tempt some.

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Source: Betfair Champions League

    

Wednesday Football Tips: Penalty appeals in Belgrade

Our football props column focuses on a Champions League qualifier on Wednesday with a penalty decision making appeal in Serbia…

“Particularly notable was (referee) Treimanis’ record in his UEFA-appointed matches (those between teams from two different countries). He took charge of eight such games and awarded a penalty in five.”

Back a penalty to be awarded @ 6/4

Crvena Zvezda v Kairat Almaty
Wednesday 28 July, 19:30
Live on Betfair Live Video

Latvian referee Andris Treimanis loves a penalty and this tie looks nicely set up to produce one.

The Kazakh visitors arrive in Belgrade with a 2-1 lead from last week’s first leg but will know the Stadion Rajko Mitic is a tough place to visit – Red Star, as the hosts are better known in the UK, are unbeaten in their last 14 European qualifiers at the ground, while they’ve also beaten Liverpool and Olympiakos in group-stage matches in recent times.

Treimanis is a strict referee – 12 of his last 14 UEFA club appointments have seen at least four cards. But with no card markets available, it’s the ‘penalty awarded’ one which makes appeal.

Last season Treimanis gave a penalty in 10 of his 24 competitive games.

Particularly notable was his record in his UEFA-appointed matches (those between teams from two different countries). He took charge of eight such games and awarded a penalty in five.

For those who feel that’s a fairly small sample, his record across the last three seasons shows a penalty awarded in 11 of 26 inter-country matches.

6/4 about one in this contest therefore looks fair enough, especially given the hosts’ need to attack.

Kairat conceded 15 fouls in last week’s match, one which featured five yellow cards, while Red Star were awarded a whopping 16 penalties across all competitions last term.

With that in mind, 13/5 about the hosts scoring a penalty might tempt some.

Click here for our in-depth preview of Midtjylland v Celtic

Source: BetFair Tips

    

The Daily Acca: Atletico to Hulk up in this Brazilian Cup treble

There are three more games from the Copa do Brasil for Paul Robinson tonight, and he is expecting three home wins for the favourites. Here are his selections:

Hurricane to demolish the Dragon

Bet 1: Back Athletico PR @ 3/4 – KO 20:00 BST

The hosts have been flying in the league this season, as well as in the Copa Sudamericana. They head into this Copa do Brasil tie on the back of two victories, and I expect them to build a first leg lead.

At home they are unbeaten in 11 in all competitions – eight of which were victories. They beat Internacional on their latest appearance here, and they have scored two or more in each of their last six.

Atletico GO are their opponents, and while they are enjoying a decent campaign of their own, they have lost two of their last three, and they were beaten on this ground in June.

Rooster to crow against Bahia

Bet 2: Back Atletico MG @ 4/7 – KO 01:30 BST (Thurs)

Another team who are flying high in Brazil’s top flight this term are Atletico MG, and they have also just knocked Boca Juniors our of the Copa Libertadores.

Tonight they take on Bahia in the Brazilian Cup, and this is a side who they just beat 3-0 in the league at the weekend.

That was Bahia’s third straight defeat, which included a 5-0 drubbing at home to Flamengo. Their early season form seems to have deserted them, and it’s hard to see them being overly competitive here.

Brazilian heavyweights to get their mojo back

Bet 3: Back Sao Paulo @ 4/7 – KO 01:30 BST (Thurs)

The selection have struggled in Serie A so far this season, but they are a much better side than their current position of 17th suggests.

They seem to be able to put in their best performances in cup competitions though, as after making it through the group stage of the Copa Libertadores, they have just knocked out Racing Club in the round of 16.

Vasco da Gama are a Serie B team, who were relegated from the top flight last term. They are sixth in that division, and while they are unbeaten in six, this represents a great opportunity for Sao Paulo to boost their confidence.

Source: BetFair Tips

    

The Daily Acca: Top flight teams to win in the Brazilian Cup

Tuesday’s action sees Paul Robinson take in two fixtures from the Brazilian Cup, and one from their second division. Here are his selections:

Criciuma to prove no match for Fluminense

Bet 1: Back Fluminense @ 8/13 – KO 23:15 BST

We are down to the last 16 of the Copa do Brasil, and Fluminense look like a safe bet to build a first leg lead at home to a team that are two divisions below them.

Criciuma may well be third in Serie C, but that level isn’t a patch on what Flu ply their trade at. Their backers will point to the fact that they have already knocked out teams from higher leagues – Ponte Preta and America Mineiro, but at this stage of the competition, the big boys take it more seriously.

The hosts have lost their last two Serie A matches, but they were only narrow 1-0 defeats to decent opponents – including the league leaders. Tonight should be a much easier task for the team who are currently 11th in the table.

Scolari’s Gremio to see off Vitoria

Bet 2: Back Gremio @ 20/23 – KO 01:30 BST (Wed)

Another Copa do Brasil tie now, and again I am backing the team in Serie A to beat a side that are in a lower-league.

Luiz Felipe Scolari has recently taken over at Gremio, and he has already improved their results. After a terrible start to their campaign, the Porto Alegre based club have now lost just one of their last five in all competitions – winning twice.

The visitors are Serie B’s, Vitoria, and they are only 15th in that division. Their record on the road is pretty dire too – taking just one point from their last five away from home.

CSA to take it to Botafogo

Bet 3: Back BTTS in Botafogo v CSA @ 23/20 – KO 01:30 BST (Wed)

Into league action from Brazil now, and I am expecting goals at both ends in this Serie B clash.

Botafogo were relegated from the top division last term, and they are only 12th after 13 games at this lower level.

CSA are one place above them in 11th, but they are in better form. They have won three of their last five – losing just once.

Goals have been a feature of their matches, and this selection has landed in five of their last eight – scoring six goals across their last three away games.

The hosts, meanwhile, have been pretty free-scoring at home, but after keeping three clean sheets initially, they have recently conceded three to Cruzeiro and two to Goias.

Source: BetFair Tips