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15:15 UK PAOK Salonika v Ergotelis - 1.22 home

Standout Stats

  • PAOK have scored at least 2 goals in 9 of their last 10 head to heads.
  • This is 3rd v 16th in the Greek Super League. PAOK are some 10 points shy of Olympiakos and a resurgent Panathanaikos who have been a while in the wilderness.

PAOK

  • No win in 3 at home
  • Only 2 defeats at home v 2nd and 5th were 1-2 losses
  • All wins at home v 11th and lower saw PAOK scoring 3/4 goals in 5 of the 6 matches.
  • Against 11th and lower, home and away, PAOK have won 11 of the 12 matches.
  • Only 1 win in 6 matches is a slight concern.
  • 2 consecutive 0-0's at home
  • Only 2 0-0's all season came in their last 2 home matches.

Ergotelis

  • No draw in 5 away matches.
  • 7 matches played home and away v top 4 and lost the lot.
  • All losses away v top 7 sides.
  • Only 1 win in 5 was a 0-1 last away match.
  • Only 1 win home and away v the top 10
  • Only 1 0-0 away

Profitable In-Play Opportunities

  • PAOK are expected to score between 2-4 goals , that's if they can put an end to a worrying sequence of 2 0-0's at home. In Ergotelis they meet a team with just one win v top 10 home and away and all losses away v top 7 so they should not strike a blow. Away from home, PAOK have scored 3 goals in their last 2 away matches. Can this be transferred to this home match?
  • Tough to be confident with those 0-0's at home  - the only 0-0's of the season.
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16:45 UK Lech Poznan v Znicz Pruszkow - 1.2 home

Standout Stats

  • On the 3rd March this year, Lech Poznan won 1-5  which makes this home match tough to judge as I am assuming it is a 2 legged affair.
  • Top flight v II Liga so there is a distinct gap in the leagues.

Profitable In-Play Opportunities

  • Not a must win for Lech Poznan with such a commanding lead from the away match. 1-5 scoreline is emphatic.
  • No real angles in here at all. It seems all done and dusted.
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17:00 UK Plzen v Slavia Prague - 1.36 home

Standout Stats

  • Plzen have won only 2 of the last 5 head to heads, and those were away wins.
  • 3 1-0 scorelines, a 1-1 and a 2-0 in the last 5 head to heads.
  • This is 1st v 10th in the Czech Liga.

Plzen

  • Plzen have a game in hand at the top, as well as 2 points.
  • 8 match winning streak at home and 5 overall.
  • No draw in 12 matches and in 8 at home
  • Have scored in their last 14 and last 8 at home
  • 5 clean sheets in 8 home matches.
  • 11 wins in their last 12 matches.
  • Scored 2+ goals in 9 of their last 12 matches.
  • Failed to score in only 1 match.
  • No 0-0

Slavia Prague

  • No defeat in 4 away matches.
  • Scored and conceded in their last 3 matches.
  • Only 2 wins away v 7th and 16th
  • Beat Plzen 1-0 at home
  • Only 2 wins in 14 matches. 6 draws in their last 9 matches.
  • Scored and conceded in 8 of their last 9 matches.
  • Only 2 clean sheets
  • 3 draws and a win in their last 4 away matches.
  • Only 1 0-0 away

Profitable In-Play Opportunities

  • Plzen have won only 2 of the last 5 head to heads and they came away.
  • This season though Plzen are buzzing and have won all home matches. They have scored in their last 14 matches and could score again.
  • Plzen have won 11 of their last 12 matches and tend to score 2+ goals. Which is going against head to heads.
  • Slavia Prague should not win on recent form with only 2 wins in 14 matches. They do, though, seem capable in head to heads.
  • So which way to go?Head to heads or recent form?
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5:30pm - Ceahlaul v Steaua Bucharest  - 1.48 away

Standout Stats

  • 5 Steaua wins and a win for Ceahlaul in head to heads.
  • This is 17th v 1st in the Romanian top flight league

Ceahlaul

  • No win in 15 matches and in their last 7 at home.
  • Only 1 win at home v 9th.
  • Only 4 clean sheets
  • Failed to score in 3 of their last 4 home matches.
  • Only 1 0-0 at home

Steaua Bucharest

  • Only 1 win in 4 matches.
  • No win in 2 away matches.
  • Have actually lost 1-0 at home to 16th and 17th but away from home, emphatic 1-3 and 0-3 wins v 16th and 18th
  • Only 1 0-0 away

Profitable In-Play Opportunities

  • There are about 5 matches left in this league. Ceahlaul need to start winning a few in order to extricate themselves from the relegation play-offs.  Steaua have a game in hand at the top , with a 4 point cushion.
  • Steaua tend to win in head to heads but have been poor of late. Ceahlaul though have no win in 15 matches and did fail to score in 3 of their last 4 home matches.
  • With the favourite is away to a side desparate for points, there is always the chance of a "Burnley v Man City" type of scoreline. But I feel I would lay Ceahlaul if they score first as Steaua have been quite emphatic away to bottom sides.
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19:45 UK Celtic v Dundee Utd - 1.25 home

Standout Stats

  • These 2 teams have met really recently. 1-1  in the Scottish Cup and 0-2 to Celtic in the League Cup.
  • These have been 2 tetchy affairs with a total of 4 red cards in the 3 matches. Indeed it seems that the ties have been concluded with these red cards.
  • I would have to favour Celtic today as they won 0-2 away on the 15th March. It's recent, and it's emphatic enough.

Profitable In-Play Opportunities

  • If Dundee United score first, lay them.  They have not beaten Celtic twice in recent weeks.
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19:45 UK Barcelona v Man City - 1.4 home

Standout Stats

  • For the 3rd consecutive head to head, Barca scored 2 against City, and now 2 away goals at that.

Barcelona

  • 26 wins, 2 1-0 losses and a 0-0 in their last 29 matches in all competitions.
  • 19 wins and 2 0-1 losses in their last 21 home matches.
  • Only one team in that run scored more than 2 goals against them at home.
  • 5 consecutive CL wins scoring 3-2-4-3-2
  • Only 1 loss in the Cl at home since November 2009 was a 0-3 v Bayern in May 2013.

Man City

  • Still can't quite cut it against the elite, and it seems Burnley!
  • 3 losses in their last 4 matches
  • Only 1 win in their last 5 away matches in all competitions.
  • Only 2 wins in 9 CL matches were against Bayern at home ( dead rubber Bayern) and Roma away.
  • Scored in 6 of their last 7 matches, and scored 2 in their last 2 away matches in the CL v CSKA and Roma

Profitable In-Play Opportunities

  • Man City need to score 2 goals as they did against CSKA and Roma to go through , and that's while keeping Barcelona out.
  • I cannot see it happening. City cannot stretch to the level of the  European big boys.
  • I think Barcelona will score at least 2 goals today and put it to bed. 0-1 is layable if  the scoreline arrives and is short enough as it is not enough for City to go through and will be incentive enough for Barcelona to try and finish the tie.
  • For Barca, a 0-0 will suffice. A 1-0 will sound the death knell for City.
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19:45 UK Borussia Dortmund v Juventus - 2.25 home

Standout Stats

  • 2-1 to Juve from the first leg of this Champions League encounter ( CL) and Dortmund do have the away goal which was their goal.

Dortmund

  • 2 consecutive 0-0's now continue the Dortmund "enigma" this season. Just when you think they improve, it all goes pear shaped in front of goal. Well they need to score first in this tie to actually be in with a chance of going through.
  • 4 consecutive clean sheets.
  • Only 1 loss in 11 home matches was a 0-1 v Augsburg
  • No win in 3 CL matches saw away losses to Arsenal and Juventus.

Juventus

  • Only 1 loss in all competitions since November 2014
  • Unbeaten in 11 away matches in all competitions.
  • Unbeaten in 4 in the CL v Olympiakos, Malmo, Atl Madrid and Dortmund
  • 6 away without a win ended with a win v Malmo.

Profitable In-Play Opportunities

  • This is not over. It is tough to get an angle into these matches . Permutation wise, Juventus won but Dortmund scored the away goal which could be critical. 2 consecutive 0-0's for Dortmund could be viewed positively ( clean sheets) or negatively ( they must score today).  Dortmund need a 1-0 to go through and Juventus need a 0-0 bare minimum.
  • Juventus have been very poor away from home in this competition and that may not help today.
  • I'm afraid I cannot think of an angle in here.
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19:45 UK Nottingham Forest v Rotherham - 1.75 home

Standout Stats

  • A 0-0 the last time these 2 met reveals little.
  • This is 9th v 21st in the English Championship

Notts Forest

  • 4 match winning streak at home
  • Scored and conceded in their last 3 at home.
  • Only 1 loss at home v 14th and lower scoring 4-4-0-5-3-0-2
  • Only 1 loss in 9 matches. 3-4-2-2 scored in their last 4 home matches.
  • Only 1 0-0 at home
  • 3 0-0's at halftime at home.
  • 32 goals scored at home, 19 in the 2nd half.

Rotherham

  • Scored in their last 4
  • Have not beaten any team 17th and higher away
  • Have not scored more than a single goal in a match v 14th and higher away
  • Only 3 wins away all v 18th and lower and did win their last away match.
  • Only 2 clean sheets in 16 matches.
  • 8 0-0'sat halftime away
  • 18 of 26 goals conceded away came 2nd half.

Profitable In-Play Opportunities

  • Forest should dominate today but it may take a while for a goal to be scored. If 0-0 at halftime, I would lay the 0-0 for the 2nd half.
  • Rotherham are unlikely to win today so lay them if they score first.
  • With Forest scoring 3-4-2-2 in their last 4 home matches, they could score 2 today so you might want to back Forest if Rotherham score first in the hope they score goals.
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