Speculating on midweek games can be very complex because of two things:
– There are not enough games unlike the weekend.
– You have to make the most of the little available which means probability of error increases (arguments are welcome though).
Not bad for an analyst trying to give you the best eh?
Today, I’m featuring three games with plenty of betting options to choose from.
So, let’s dive right in.
Molde vs Vaalerenga (Norway)
Analysis: Molde is 3rd on the table and they entertain 13th-placed Vaalerenga. Although the league is only 5 games old, Molde have already earned 11 points so far while their opponents have only 3. Molde’s home form has been impressive too. They’ve won their two games at home, scoring 5 times and conceding 3 goals. Vaalerenga have not won any game away from home. They’ve lost all two games away from home, scoring just once and conceding 3 goals. Of course this game has a Molde Win writtten all over it but as always, Papi tries to fish out the sweeter, less-riskier deals for his darling readers (thank me later). So, my predictions?
My Predictions: So far in this young season, Vaalerenga have ALWAYS conceded the first goal in all their away games. Coincidentally, Molde have learnt how to score early goals in their games this season, some as early as the 1st minute! In view of this, I’m predicting Molde To Score First.
– Molde Win Either Half.
– Molde Score First and Win.
– Molde To Score in First Half (although this one’s a long shot).
Thun vs FC Vaduz (Switzerland Super League)
Analysis: Thun is 7th on the log while Vaduz is sitting at the bottom of the table. Although they’re 10th on the log, Vaduz have succeeded in scoring in 4 of their last 5 away games. Coincidentally, all those games ended with both teams scoring. Now, guess what? Thun’s last seven games (4 league games and 3 friendlies) ended with both teams scoring! Of course the most obvious expected outcome is Both Teams to Score right?
My Prediction: Vaduz being bottom of the table, it’s almost certain they can’t win this game. That’s why the odds of winning are against them. But they know how to score away from home. And that’s why I’m backing a FC Vaduz To Score outcome.
– Over 1.5 goals.
– Both Teams To Score.
– Thun Win Either Half.
Lausanne vs Wohlen (Switzerland Challenge League)
Analysis: Lausanne are currently at the top of the league. In their last 5 home games, they’ve won 2, drawn 2 and lost just once. They have also scored 8 goals and conceded 7. Wohlen on the other hand are not so good away from home. In their last 5 games away, they’ve won just 1 game and lost 3. They’ve also conceded almost twice as many goals as they’ve scored away from home (5 goals scored, 9 conceded).
My Prediction: This league is a random one and any team can spring surprises. So instead of backing any team to win, I’ll go for Over 1.5 Goals. The aim is to go for the less riskier but also profitable possible outcome.
– Lausanne To Win Either Half.
– Lausanne To Score First Goal.
I overlooked the Arsenal game on purpose, just in case you’re wondering. You don’t play every game in sight if you want to make money out of betting.
These analysis are meant to help you make smarter betting decisions. Be sure to make further analysis before you make your move.
As I always say, always go for the possible outcome with the highest probabity of happening. That is, out of all, choose the result/outcome that is most likely to happen.
Best of luck! And remember, Do not bet with what you can’t afford to lose.
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Author: Rotimi “Papi the Great” Daramola
Rotimi Daramola aka Papi the Great is the owner of ForTheGoal.
A freelance sports writer who focuses on football, Rotimi is also a freelance writer, a copywriter and a football analyst who regularly appears on radio and television to talk football. You can follow him on twitter @papi_thegreat to keep up with his writings, engage him and also find out about how you can secure his writing services.