The Live Action Acca: A 15/1 Four-Fold For The Friday Stream
The SRD crew will be streaming all the action on Friday night including the League of Ireland, English League Two, Belgian FDA and Dutch Eerste Divisie
The All Action Acca last week could hardly have gone better. First, we tipped Eupen to beat Cerlce Brugge (at 17/10) and they won at 5/2 on the night. Then, we had Brescia and Crotone BTTS & O2.5 in the Serie B and that walked in at evens. We told you that Samuele Mulattieri was a hidden gem for Crotone and tipped him at 12/5 to score any time and he bagged a brace.
I even recommended an in-play 40/1 treble live during our stream and it landed. Eupen, Waterford and Torino each bagged second half winners to make it a very enjoyable night of gambling. In terms of points it was one of my most profitable days in the colours of SportsRunDown and I couldn’t be more excited for this week’s acca and stream. Now that we are back in the swing of the live stream BetAlong we’ll call this column the Live Action Acca.
Club Brugge v OH Leuven Fri 24 Sept 19:45 BST
This is a game close to my heart as OHL were my local team for a while. Back then they were regular flirters with the top flight although never quite seemed able or willing to make the move permanent (and we will discuss that on the stream). They comfortably avoided relegation last season but things haven’t clicked yet this term. They are 17th (of 18) and are conceding an average of two goals per game.
After a rocky start Royal Club are back where they always seem to be – perched atop the Belgian league table. They are 2/9 against Leuven and the only thing that could beat them on Friday is complacency.
Eyes On The Prize
Club Brugge’s impressive draw with PSG has completely changed the mood around the Jan Breydel Stadion. Stuck in a group with the Parisian powerhouse along with Manchester City and RB Leipzig in the Champions League it seemed like the European adventures for Bruge would be over before Christmas. Now there is a genuine belief that they can finish 3rd and get into the Europa League, which frankly is much more suited to their level. RasenBallsport are a mess domestically with just one win to their name this season and the Belgians will hold no fear heading to Leipzig next week.
It would be only natural for eyes to turn towards Germany here. Leuven are rarely more than also-rans in the FDA and I think Philippe Clement will ring the changes for this one. As dominant as Club are they are no strangers to the odd clanger and once I see the team sheets I could very well back the upset here.
For the acca though we will play it safe and go for BTTS. Even Brugge’s B team could find a way to score against Leuven and 7/10 is a generous price. Leuven signed Georgian Levan Shengelia this summer and the journeyman has already scored twice from the bench. This game will be something of a free swing for Leuven and I would like to see Shengelia start. If he does he’s a good shout for anytime goalscorer and 9/2.
Waterford FC v Drogheda Fri 24 Sept 19:45 BST
From my one-time local team to my true local team, our attention moves from Belgium to the League of Ireland. I’ve written plenty about Waterford’s change of fortune under Marc Bircham and I think they are still underrated in the market. Their only two losses since July have come on the road against Dublin’s big two of Rovers and Pats (and in neither of those games did Waterford look out of their depth).
Drogheda have just one win in their last 6 away games and I’m not sure why they are slight favourites here. Waterford are unbeaten at home since June and have won four of their last five in the RSC. The last time these sides met Waterford came out on top and I think their form is better now than it was then. In front of a packed RSC and with confidence high after reaching the FAI Cup semifinals I think a home win looks over priced at 7/4.
Barrow v Newport County Fri 24 Sept 19:45 BST
Gaz likes BTTS to score here and at 5/6 it’s going straight into the Live Action Acca. Four of Barrow’s last 5 games saw both teams scoring, with a 3-0 win over bottom-of-the-table Oldham being the only exception.
For their part, Newport have been fairly free scoring this season and have some decent away form (W2, D1, L2). In their 6 away games in all competitions they only failed to score once. Both teams look evenly matched but at the prices I think Newport could be overpriced at 2/1 and will have a small play on Newport win and BTTS at 11/2.
Almere City v Dordrech Fri 24 Sept 19:45 BST
It’s been a while since we’ve had one of Slatt’s Stats Dutch Football Bets and he’s back with a bang for Friday. Dordrecht travel to Almere and goals are in store. These sides have met six times in the last 3 seasons and all 6 games saw at least three goals. Five of those also saw both teams scoring. Both teams are conceding plenty this season and Almere in particular are scoring for fun.
Club Brugge v OH Leuven – BTTS @ 7/10
Club Brugge v OH Leuven – Levan Shengelia to score anytime @ 9/2
Waterford FC v Drogheda – Waterford to win @ 7/4
Barrow v Newport County – BTTS @ 5/6
Almere City v Dordrech – Over 2.5 Goals & BTTS @ 10/11
Live Action Acca: Club Burgge v OHL BTTS, Waterford to win, Barrow v Newport County BTTS, Almere City v Dordrech O2.5 Goals & BTTS at a little over 15/1.
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