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14:00 for today's live chat. Let's hope the Italian Seria A is giving! With Inter losing their first match of the season, watch for Juventus to take advantage today and leapfrog them into 2nd with a win. It can get a little hectic at weekends and I am guilty of meandering off course from time to time, so that is why I do the Shortlist which can be found at DRT Facebook. It showcases the best and most readable matches where the stats and patterns look strong. If you focus solely on those matches, they rarely disappoint. There will be the odd errant result (step forward Inter Milan losing) but generally they are spot on. The Shortlist stats are below in bold if you are not a social network fan.

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

14:15 - West Brom v Man Utd - 1.61 Man Utd

  • 0-2 Man Utd and 0-0 in the last 2 head to heads.

West Brom (17th)

  • 4 draws in 5 matches.
  • New manager Pardew showed his worth with a 0-0 v Liverpool.
  • 2 0-0's and a 1-0 loss in the last 3 matches.
  • Failed to score in 3 matches.
  • Only 2 clean sheets in 12 matches came within the last 3 matches.
  • Still only 2 wins in first 2 matches of the season.

Man Utd (2nd)

  • Only 3 defeats.
  • 5 wins in 6 matches.
  • Failed to score in only 2 matches.
  • Did have a draw and 2 losses away but now 2 consecutive away wins.
  • No draw in 9 matches.
  • 2 of 3 defeats came v top 3.
  • 4 goals scored in 4 wins v bottom 5 teams.

Conclusions

  • New manager for West Brom tamed a free scoring Liverpool side.
  • Speaking of free scoring, Man Utd tend to score 4 goals v teams in the bottom 5. How will West Brom perform at home?
  • It is tough to call as West Brom could improve drastically. Man Utd tend to put these strugglers to the sword. Do not be surprised with a long drawn-out 0-0.

16:30 - Bournemouth v Liverpool - 1.53 Liverpool

  • 1-2 Liverpool, 4-3 Bournemouth, 2-2 last 3 head to heads.

Bournemouth (14th)

  • No win in 5 matches.
  • 3 clean sheets in 4 matches.
  • 4 0-0's at halftime at home.
  • All defeats bar 1 v top 10 teams.
  • 7 of 9 goals conceded at home came 2nd half.

Liverpool (5th)

  • Only 2 defeats.
  • 2 consecutive draws.
  • 3 consecutive away wins.
  • Failed to score in only 3 matches including the last match.
  • Scored in their last 6 away.
  • No 0-0 at halftime away.
  • 2 defeats away came v top 4.
  • Scored and conceded in 6 of 8 matches away.

Conclusions

  • We are entering must-win territory for Liverpool after 2 consecutive draws.
  • The fact remains with Bournemouth that they tend to lose home and away v the top 10.
  • Liverpool tend to concede away from home, in stark contrast to home defensive strengths.
  • It would not surprise me if Bournemouth were to score but expect a Liverpool reply.
  • Lay the 0-0 in the halftime score market.

GERMAN BUNDESLIGA

14:30 - Hannover v Leverkusen - 1.92 Leverkusen

  • 4 consecutive Leverkusen wins in head to heads.

Hannover (10th)

  • Only 1 win in 6 came in the last home match.
  • Failed to score in only 2 matches.
  • Only 1 home loss.
  • Only 1 0-0 at home.
  • 4 0-0's at halftime at home.
  • 3 wins out of 3 at home v the top 6.
  • 8 of 11 goals scored at home came 2nd half.

Leverkusen (4th)

  • Unbeaten in 11 matches.
  • 3 wins to nil in 4 matches.
  • Scored in every match.
  • 3 wins in 4 away.
  • No defeat in 5 away.
  • No 0-0.
  • 3 losses have come away v 1st, 11th and 15th, scoring and conceding in 6 of 8 matches.
  • 11 of 13 goals scored away came 2nd half.

Conclusions

  • Hannover have just one home loss and have failed to score only twice. Hannover may get on the score sheet but I think Leverkusen could get a positive result.
  • Both teams have scored in 6/8 away matches for Leverkusen but Leverkusen is unbeaten in 11 matches.
  • Strong 2nd half scoring for both teams so watch if 0-0 at halftime and take it on  2nd half.

17:00 - RB Leipzig v Hertha Berlin - 1.53 RB Leipzig

  • 2-0 Leipzig and 1-4 Leipzig last 2 head to heads.

RB Leipzig (3rd)

  • Only 4 defeats, all away.
  • 2 consecutive score draws.
  • Only 3 clean sheets.
  • Scored 2+ goals at home in all bar one match.
  • Only 1 0-0 at halftime at home.
  • Scored first in 5/7 at home.
  • Led at halftime in 5/7 at home.

Hertha Berlin (11th)

  • 5 losses.
  • Scored and conceded in 7 of their last 8 matches.
  • Only 2 clean sheets.
  • No 0-0.
  • 4 score draws in 5 matches away v top 13.
  • Not played top 4 away.
  • 6 of 8 goals scored away came 2nd half.

Conclusions

  • If Leipzig can continue to score 2 goals they should not lose. I note a few score draws for Hertha away but they are yet to meet the top 4.
  • Lay the 0-0 in the halftime score market.

SPANISH LA LIGA

11am - Girona v Getafe - 2.16 Girona

Girona (9th)

  • Brilliant season for this newly promoted side.
  • Only 1 loss in 7 matches. 2-3 v Alaves.
  • Scored and conceded in 8 consecutive matches and that ended with a 0-1 win v Espanyol.
  • Scored and conceded in 4 consecutive home matches.
  • No 0-0 at home.
  • Wins v 4th and 19th at home is muddling form.

Getafe (7th)

  • Only 1 loss in 7 matches is v the team that Girona beat recently.
  • Only 4 clean sheets includes 2 consecutive clean sheets.
  • Scored and conceded in 5 of their last 6 away matches.
  • 4 0-0's at halftime away.
  • Losses away v 16th and 17th.
  • 7 of 8 goals conceded away came 2nd half.

Conclusions

  • A muddling match for me given Girona are beating Real Madrid and then 19th in the league at home (the only 2 wins).
  • Strong both teams to score stat.
  • Apart from that it would not surprise me who won . I cannot split them.

15:15 - Celta Vigo v Villarreal - 2.4 Celta Vigo

  • Villareal have won the last 2 head to heads.

Celta Vigo (11th)

  • Scored and conceded in 7 of their last 9 matches.
  • Failed to score only once.
  • Only 3 clean sheets.
  • Only 2 home losses v Sociedad and Atl Madrid.
  • No 0-0 at halftime at home.
  • No win v top 5 but 1-1, 1-0, 3-3 at home v 7th, 8th, 9th.
  • A massive 7 goals scored at home between the 15th-30th minutes.

Villareal (6th)

  • 3 consecutive defeats.
  • Scored and conceded last 4 away.
  • No 0-0 away.
  • 4 0-0's at halftime away.
  • Only 1 win v top 10.
  • 10 of 14 goals conceded away came 2nd half.

Conclusions

  • With Celta matches both teams are highly likely to score. Celta tend to score shed loads first half at home so that suggests they are the likelier first scorers and we can lay the 0-0 in the halftime score market.
  • That is in stark contrast to Villareal though where 10/14 goals conceded away came 2nd half.
  • It has taken a good team to beat Celta at home and with one win v top 10, I would not describe Villareal as currently a good team.

17:30 - Las Palmas v Espanyol - 2.52 Las Palmas

  • 4-3 Espanyol in the last head to head.

Las Palmas (20th)

  • Only 3 wins.
  • Only 2 clean sheets.
  • Won their last home match.
  • No draw in 7 at home.
  • Only led once at halftime at home.
  • Only scored 2 goals once at home and that was in a 2-5 defeat.
  • 14 of 19 goals conceded at home came 2nd half.

Espanyol (16th)

  • 4 losses in 5 matches.
  • Not won away.
  • Only 4 clean sheets.
  • No win in 7 away.
  • Only 1 0-0 at halftime away.

Conclusions

  • I do feel obliged to research these matches but rather would leave matches with a favourite 2.4 odds or higher alone.
  • This is a case in point. These 2 are pants!

19:45 - Barcelona v Deportivo - 1.11 Barcelona

  • Deportivo won 2-1 last head to head.

Barcelona (1st)

  • Unbeaten.
  • Scored in every match.
  • Scored 2+ goals in 13 matches this season.
  • Scored 2+ goals in all home matches.
  • Only 1 0-0 at halftime at home.
  • All wins home and away v 12th.
  • Not conceded a goal home or away v 14th and lower.
  • Tend to score first and lead at halftime at home.

Deportivo (17th)

  • Only 4 wins, 3 came at home.
  • Only 1 away win.
  • Only 3 clean sheets.
  • Failed to score in only 4 matches.
  • Only 1 0-0 at halftime away.
  • 3 matches played v top 5, all defeats to nil.

Conclusions

  • Barca should be scoring 2+ goals today and a possible win to nil.
  • Lay the 0-0 in the halftime score market.

ITALIAN SERIA A

11:30 - Verona v AC Milan - 1.64 AC Milan

  • 3-0 Milan win just a few days ago in the Coppa Italia.

Verona (19th)

  • Only 2 wins.
  • 3 consecutive home defeats.
  • Only 4 clean sheets.
  • Only 1 0-0 at home.
  • Only 1 home win v 20th. 1-0.
  • 10 goals conceded first half, 7 second half.

AC Milan (7th)

  • Unbeaten in 3.
  • Only 5 clean sheets.
  • 2-4-2-1-2 goals scored last 5 aways.
  • No 0-0 away.
  • Only 1 0-0 at halftime away.
  • All defeats have come v top 6.
  • Scored 2 goals in all bar 1 match v 11th and lower home and away.
  • 10 of 14 goals conceded away came 2nd half.

Conclusions

  • Quite clearly AC Milan perform very well outside the top 6. They tend to score 2+ goals and on that basis should not lose, even if Verona score first.
  • Lay the 0-0 in the halftime score market.

14:00 - Crotone v Chievo - 2.46 Chievo

  • Crotone have won the last 2 head to heads.

Crotone (17th)

  • 6 defeats in 8 matches.
  • Only 2 clean sheets.
  • Failed to score in 3 of their last 4 matches.
  • Conceded in their last 10 matches.
  • 10 defeats and then a flurry of 2-2 home draw v 9th, 2-1 win v 10th at home and 2-3 win v 11th away v top 16 teams.

Chievo (12th)

  • Only 1 win in 7 matches.
  • Only 4 clean sheets.
  • Failed to score last 2.
  • Not led at halftime away.
  • All defeats have been confined to top 7 sides so I am surprised Chievo are not strong favs today.

Conclusions

  • I begin where I ended with Chievo. All defeats v top 7 should leave them confident in getting a positive result today. But why the cold 2.46 quote?
  • Is it because Crotone, despite 6 defeats in 8, have chipped in and drawn with 9th and beaten 10th at home and beaten 11th away......and play 12th today.
  • Chievo are highly likely to score today. That is a ready angle. What puzzles me is the 2.46 market quote. Glass half full? Chievo looks value or at least a lay of Crotone looks value.

14:00 - Fiorentina v Genoa - 1.6 Fiorentina

  • 1-0 Genoa and 3-3 in the last 2 head to heads.

Fiorentina (10th)

  • 3 draws in 4 matches.
  • Failed to score in only 3 matches.
  • Scored 2+ goals in each of their last 4 matches.
  • Scored in their last 7 at home.
  • No 0-0 at home.
  • Only 1 0-0 at halftime at home.
  • Only home defeats v 4th and 6th.
  • Scored first in 5/7 at home.

Genoa (16th)

  • 2 consecutive 0-1 away wins.
  • Only 4 clean sheets so rare!
  • 4 0-0's at halftime away.
  • Not beaten a top 13 team home or away.

Conclusions

  • I get the feeling that Genoa are vulnerable to teams with goals in them and Fiorentina certainly have that at home, scoring 2+ goals in each of their last 4 matches.
  • On that basis I would have to lay Genoa if Genoa score first, despite 2 consecutive 0-1 away wins.
  • Lay the 0-0 in the halftime score market.

14:00 - Bologna v Juventus - 1.44 Juventus

  • 3-0 and 1-2 Juventus in the last 2 head to heads.

Bologna (11th)

  • Scored and conceded in 4 of 5 matches.
  • Only 4 clean sheets.
  • Failed to score in 3 matches.
  • Scored in their last 6 at home.
  • No 0-0.
  • A draw and 2 losses at home v top 5 teams.
  • Only 1 win home and away v teams above them in the league.
  • Scored first at home in 5/8.

Juventus (3rd)

  • only 2 defeats.
  • Failed to score only in their last match.
  • 3 consecutive clean sheets.
  • No 0-0 away.
  • Unbeaten at halftime away.
  • All wins v 9th and lower.
  • Scored and conceded in all bar 1 match away.
  • Led at halftime in 5/7 away.

Conclusions

  • On form Juventus should win. 100% record v 9th and lower. They do concede which suggests Bologna could score today. Bologna have scored and conceded in 4 of their last 5 matches.
  • Lay any late 0-0.
  • Bologna have scored first in 5/8 at home which is a good angle today as Juve should score if going behind.

14:00 - Sampdoria v Sassuolo - 1.74 Sampdoria

  • 3-2 Sampdoria and 2-1 Sassuolo in the last 2 head to heads.

Sampdoria (6th)

  • 2 losses and a draw last 3 matches.
  • Failed to score in only 3 matches. only 4 clean sheets.
  • Scored and conceded in 4 of their last 5 home matches.
  • Scored in their last 7 at home.
  • Conceded 2+ goals in their last 4 matches.
  • No draw at home sees 6 wins.
  • All wins at home v teams below them in the league.
  • Unbeaten home and away v 14th and lower.
  • 13 of 20 goals scored at home came 2nd half.
  • Scored first in 5/7 at home.

Sassuolo (15th)

  • Only 2 draws were 0-0.
  • 5 losses in 7 matches.
  • Only 4 clean sheets.
  • Failed to score in 2 of their last 3 matches.
  • All defeats v top 11 sides.

Conclusions

  • Sassuolo may score but tend to score in defeat v top 5. They play 6th today.
  • Samp have scored in their last 7 home matches, and have won all matches v teams below them in the league.
  • Slight concerns that Samp are conceding 2 goals but at home they seem adept enough.
  • Sassuolo have lost every match played v top 11 so should not win today.

17:00 - Benevento v Spal - 2.82 Spal

  • Bottom 4 sides might not make for a readable match.

Benevento (20th)

  • All defeats bar that 2-2 v Milan. I do think that against fellow strugglers is where Benevento can eye their first win.
  • No clean sheets.
  • 2+ goals conceded at home in their last 6 home matches.
  • Not played the bottom 4 at home.
  • 4 of 5 goals scored at home came 2nd half.
  • Opponents have all scored first at home.

SPAL (18th)

  • Scored and conceded in 9 of their last 11 matches.
  • Only 2 clean sheets.
  • Scored and conceded last 5 away matches.
  • Not played bottom 8 away.

Conclusions

  • Unknowns here. Benevento not played bottom 4 at home. Spal not played bottom 8 away. These 2 will be eyeing a win this afternoon as their sights are very much lowered.
  • I do think both teams will score and for me 2-1 / 1-2 as tradable scorelines attract me. I tend to trade out at 1-1.

19:45 - Atalanta v Lazio - 2.46 Atalanta

  • Lazio have won the last 3 head to heads.

Atalanta (8th)

  • Only 3 defeats in 14 matches.
  • Only 1 home loss was v Roma, first match of the season.
  • Failed to score only twice.
  • Only 3 clean sheets.
  • No 0-0.
  • Not yet beaten a top 10 team home or away.

Lazio (5th)

  • Failed to score only first match of season.
  • Only 3 defeats.
  • Scored and conceded in 12 matches this season.
  • 8 consecutive over 2.5 goals matches.
  • No away draw.
  • 7 wins and a loss away.all 5 scorelines away v top 12 were 1-2 (4) or 2-1 (1).
  • 7 of 9 goals conceded away came 2nd half.

Conclusions

  • Lazio love travelling. But then Atalanta have only 3 defeats in 14 matches. They have not lost a home match since first match of season.
  • The fact is that Atalanta are yet to beat a top 10 side and with Lazio with 7 wins in 8 away, I would have to side with Lazio here.
  • Both teams highly likely to score and who's to say we won't see another 2-1/1-2? It does fit in with Lazio's 8 consecutive over 2.5 goals matches.

FRENCH LIGUE 1

14:00 - Nantes v Angers - 2.02 Nantes

  • Nantes have won the last 4 head to heads.

Nantes (5th)

  • Only 2 wins in 7 matches.
  • Only home defeats came 1st and last home matches.
  • Failed to score in only 4 matches.
  • Unbeaten at halftime at home. 4 0-0's.
  • Wins at home v 9th, 10th, 16th 20th. Those wins were either 1-0 or 2-1.
  • 3 of 4 first half goals scored first 15 mins of matches.
  • Scored first in 6/8 at home.

Angers (19th)

  • Only 2 wins.
  • Only 2 clean sheets.
  • No 0-0.
  • Only 1 0-0 at halftime away.
  • Only away losses v 3rd and 17th.
  • 8 of 11 goals conceded away came 2nd half.

Conclusions

  • 9 score draws for Angers is the main reason they are 19th. Only 2 away defeats but 5 score draws.
  • Nantes on form will get a goal. Angers I think can also score today. Nantes may need another 2-1 in order to record a 5th home win. Given the score draws, I would have to lay Angers if Angers scored first.

16:00 - Nice v Bordeaux - 2.24 Nice

  • 0-0 and 2-1 Nice in the last 2 head to heads.

Nice (8th)

  • 3 consecutive wins saw both teams score.
  • Only 1 loss in 6.
  • Only 4 clean sheets.
  • Failed to score in only 4 matches.
  • Only 1 0-0 at halftime in 11 matches.
  • No 0-0 at home.
  • Only 1 0-0 at halftime at home.
  • Only 1 draw at home.
  • Tough to read form, winning and losing v teams throughout the league.

Conclusions

  • And with that, I leave the research. Nice are unreadable at home and therefore not a friend to a trader. Bordeaux have only 1 away win so anything could happen. Not for me!

20:00 - Lyon v Marseille - 2.04 Lyon

  • Historically these matches end in a draw bar an emphatic Lyon 3-1 win last season. Thanks in no small part to Lacasette  who is now at Arsena.

Lyon (2nd)

  • Only 2 defeats. A very young team who, on their day, can simply blow teams apart.
  • 3 consecutive 1-2 scorelines, a loss and 2 wins.
  • Scored 2+ goals in 13 matches this season.
  • Failed to score in only 3 matches.
  • No win in 2 at home now includes that shock 1-2 loss to Lille.
  • Only 1 0-0 at home.
  • Only 1 0-0 at halftime at home.
  • Scored first in 6/8 at home.

Marseille (4th)

  • Only 2 defeats.
  • Scored in every match.
  • No 0-0 at halftime in 11 matches.
  • No 0-0.
  • Only loss away v 3rd.
  • 9 of 13 goals conceded away came 1st half but that might be skewed by 6 goals conceded v Monaco.

Conclusions

  • A fascinating match between 2 teams in excellent form. On the assumption that a clash between the top 4 does not lead in the teams cancelling each other out.....
  • Lay the 0-0 in the halftime score market.
  • Expect a goal from Marseille who simply score in all matches. Lyon, with 2 goals + in 13 matches, should chip in with a goal. Dare we back 2-1/1-2 pre match and hope the both teams to score pattern continues? I tend to trade out at 1-1.

DUTCH EREDIVISIE

11:30 - Sparta Rotterdam v Feyenoord - 1.44 Feyenoord

  • 6-1 Feyenoord and 1-0 Sparta in the last 2 head to heads. Quite a contrast.

Sparta Rotterdam (17th)

  • Only 2 wins.
  • 3 consecutive defeats.
  • 2 clean sheets.
  • Only 1 0-0 at home.
  • Only 1 0-0 at halftime at home.
  • Not beaten a top 10 team home or away.

Feyenoord (6th)

  • Only 3 defeats.
  • Only 2 wins in 8 matches though.
  • Only 1 away loss v PSV.
  • Scored in their last 7 matches.
  • No away 0-0.
  • Only 1 0-0 at halftime away.
  • 9 of 14 goals scored away came 1st half.
  • Scored first in 6/7 away.

Conclusions

  • With only 2 wins for Sparta, even an out of form Feyenoord will be looking for a win today, despite only 2 wins in 8 matches.
  • Lay the 0-0 in the halftime score market as Feyenoord tend to score 1st half away.
  • Sparta have not beaten a top 10 team home or away so lay them if they score first.

13:30 - Utrecht v Heracles - 1.45 Utrecht

  • Heracles have lost only 1 of the last 5 head to heads.

Utrecht (5th)

  • Only 1 loss in 9.
  • 4 wins in 5 matches.
  • Scored and conceded in 8 of their last 10 matches.
  • Failed to score in only 2 matches.
  • Only 1 0-0 at halftime.
  • Scored 2+ goals in all home matches.
  • Only played one of the top 9 at home, and that was 1st placed PSV.

Heracles (9th)

  • Only 1 clean sheet.
  • Failed to score in only 2 matches.
  • 6 consecutive away defeats.
  • Conceded 2+ goals in each of their last 6 away.
  • Only failed to score away v 1st and 3rd.
  • 10 goals conceded in the last 15 mins of away matches.

Conclusions

  • Heracles are 9th in the league NOT because of their away form. They could score today and lose. They are conceding 2 goals regularly and Utrecht are scoring 2+ goals in all home matches.
  • Utrecht have though only played one of the top 9 and that was 1st, so there is something of the unknown regarding other top 9 sides . Utrecht did beat 10th convincingly and that is a hope.
  • It is Heracles' away form which really defaults us to Utrecht.
  • Lay the 0-0 in the halftime score market based on Utrecht.
  • Watch out for late late concessions from Heracles particularly if they somehow find themselves leading coming into the 75th minute.

13:30 - Az Alkmaar v Ajax - 2.08 Ajax

  • Ajax tend to win recent head to heads scoring 2+ goals.

AZ (2nd)

  • Only 3 defeats.
  • 7 wins and a draw in their last 8 matches.
  • 4 clean sheets in their last 5 matches.
  • 5 0-0's at halftime but none at fulltime.
  • Scored in their last 9 matches.
  • No draw at home.
  • Not played the top 4 at home.
  • 14 of 17 goals scored at home came 2nd half.

Ajax (3rd)

  • Only 3 defeats.
  • Scored in every match.
  • Only 2 under 2.5 goals matches.
  • Scored 3+ goals in 8 of their last 9 matches.
  • No 0-0.
  • Unbeaten at halftime away.
  • Not played top 5 away.
  • All 8 goals conceded away came 2nd half.
  • Scored first in 7/8 away.

Conclusions

  • This should be a competitive match. Both sides have only 3 defeats.
  • The problem is that neither side has met the top teams yet.
  • Ajax tend to score first away. I think both teams could score today and if Ajax continue scoring 3+, that should be enough.

15:45 - Excelsior v Groningen - 2.36 Excelsior

  • 2 Excelsior wins and a 1-1 draw in the last 3 matches.

Excelsior (12th)

  • 5 consecutive losses.
  • Scored and conceded in 8 of their last 9 matches.
  • Only 2 clean sheets.
  • Failed to score in only 3 matches.
  • Not scored that 2nd goal at home.
  • Scored in their last 9 matches.
  • No 0-0.
  • All defeats at home v top 13.

Groningen (11th)

  • 2 consecutive score draws.
  • Only 1 loss in 5 matches.
  • Only 1 away win.
  • Failed to score in only 2 matches.
  • Only 2 clean sheets.
  • In 6 of their last 7 matches, Groningen have conceded 2+ goals.
  • Scored in their last 7 away.
  • Only 1 0-0 at halftime away.
  • Only 1 away win came v 8th.

Conclusions

  • Another tough puzzle. Excelsior tend to score and concede and have lost to top 13 teams. They have not scored that 2nd goal at home so will be vulnerable.
  • Groningen failed to score in only 2 matches but have conceded 2+ goals in 6 of their last 7 matches. So are vulnerable themselves.
  • Remember the point of research is to focus on matches which have good angles and other matches like this one which do not have strong angles.

 SCOTTISH PREMIER LEAGUE

12:30 - Hearts v Celtic - 1.38 Celtic

  • 7 consecutive Celtic wins in head to heads.

Hearts

  • 3 draws and 2 wins in the last 5 matches.
  • That's 7 consecutive home matches played.
  • 3 clean sheets in 4 matches.
  • Failed to score in only 4 matches.
  • Only scored 2 goals on 3 occasions this season.
  • Celtic won 4-1 in the first match of the season.
  • 5 0-0's at halftime at home.
  • Not conceded a goal at home in the first half hour.
  • 5 of 7 goals conceded at home came 2nd half.
  • Not beaten a top 4 side home or away.
  • Not scored that 2nd goal v a top 8 side.

Celtic

  • Unbeaten.
  • Scored in every match.
  • 2 consecutive score draws.
  • 4 0-0's at halftime away.
  • Not conceded a first half goal away.
  • Scored first in 8/9 away.
  • Only failed to score 2+ goals once away v top 9.

Conclusions

  • There does not seem to be any let-up for Celtic this season. They are highly likely to score 2+ goals against a Hearts side having trouble scoring 2 goals v top 8 sides.
  • There are quite a few 0-0's at halftime for these 2 so note that . If 0-0 at halftime I'd expect goals. Hearts are unbeaten in 5 consecutive home matches but cannot beat the top 4.
  • I would lay Hearts if Hearts scores first.