Guest Post: Weekend’s Football Value Bets

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Weekend’s Football Value Bets

It’s a big weekend for me coming up and there is a fair amount of football that interests me through Europe.

I have selected two of my stand out bets to share with you.

The first comes from France in the game between Sochaux v Reims taking place Saturday afternoon and I will be betting on both teams to score here. With both sides struggling near the foot of the table this becomes a game in which I believe neither side would be happy to settle for a point. Both are locked on 19 points each and are also joint on the same points with Evian TG who play Friday night away to Lyon and whom also occupy the last relegation place in the table. Sochaux have managed to find the net in all but two of their home games so far this season and although Reims do struggle for goals on the road, they will surely be going all out for 3 points here in this crucial game and they did score twice against Lorient in their 2-2 draw just last weekend which will have done their confidence the world of good going forward after a dire spell without a goal on the road. This should be a pretty end to end game in my opinion and therefore I feel the odds of 2.1 with Coral just look a touch too big for me.

The other bet features on Sunday afternoon and comes from the African Cup Of Nations opener between hosts South Africa v Cape Verde who make their tournament debut here. I am a big fan of African football and have seen a fair bit of football from both nations over the past couple of years and I really feel Cape Verde are capable of springing a surprise here. South Africa have hit a bit of a downward spiral in recent times and really have not impressed me. Of course what they do have here over their opponents is the experience of playing on the big stages of world football and that may well play a part here along with the fact that they are the hosts so an obvious advantage there but Cape Verde will be up for this game and they are dangerous, especially going forward. They managed 12 goals in their final 5 games of qualification and won games over the likes of Cameroon and Zimbabwe. Lille forward Ryan Mendes could be the difference here, the 23 year old is a hot prospect for the future and one to watch out for in this tournament.

Cape Verde would surprise most by even achieving a draw in this game and I feel they well capable of that. If they were to lose I would bet it by just a single goal so I see huge value in taking them to win this game with a +1 Asian Handicap at odds of 1.8 with Marathon. This means if they were to lose this game by just a single goal we would have our stakes returned to us and the bet effectively made void.

Weekend Football Value Bets

Sochaux v Reims – BTTS – 2.1@Coral – France – 15.00 KO

South Africa v Cape Verde +1AH – 1.8@Marathon – African Nations – 16.00 KO


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Posted on 18 Jan 2013, in Player Selection and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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