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Oostende v Royal Antwerp – Fri 21st Jan 19:45 GMT – LB
This game is hugely important to both teams. Royal Antwerp are tied on points with Brugge at the top of the table, needing a win in order to keep pressure on the perennial Belgian champions. Oostende, on the other hand, are sitting just above the relegation zone looking over their shoulders at Zulte Waregem and Seraing.
The home side’s form makes for pretty grim reading. They have picked up just 6 points from the last 30 available (W2 D0 L8) and are dropping down the league table like a lead balloon. Their early season promise has gone up in smoke. Oostende have taken maximum points from the teams in the relegation zone but on the other hand they are routinely demolished by teams in the top half of the table (W2 D1 L9).
Antwerp are one of the most in-form teams in Belgium. They have been dominant after a horror start to their campaign (W12 D4 L3) and have now scored in 19 consecutive games. While Swiss international Michael Frey leads the line, Antwerp have a well balanced attack, with eight different players scoring their last 10 goals.
The straight win here for Antwerp looks well priced at 19/20 but I think there is better value to be found. Oostende have failed to score in 10 of their 12 defeats this season and could come undone here. For the Live Action Acca I will opt for the slightly more conservative Antwerp to Win & O1.5 Goals at 7/5, although the handicap win (-1) at 11/4 is a great price.
Arouca v Benfica – Fri 21st Jan 19:00 GMT – Slatts
The Portuguese Primeira Liga has been good to us on our live stream in the past, and I’m hoping it will pay off once again. This fixture sees 18th place Arouca welcome 3rd spot Benfica. The visitors are significant favourites, priced at just 2/7.
The away win looks a certainty. Benfica have lost some ground on Porto and Sporting above them and will see this game as a must win to keep their title hopes alive. They look a little vulnerable at the back lately though, with both sides scoring in 5 of their last 6 outings.
Arouca have a similar stat here, with both teams scoring in 5 of their last 6 also, while losing 4 of those 6. A win would see the home side climb out of relegation up to 13th place, and as unlikely as that is, they won’t go down without a fight. The last two occasions Benfica visited the Estádio Municipal they won with both sides scoring. I’m expecting the same here again, priced with plenty of juice at 2/1.
Watford v Norwich – Fri 21st Jan 19:00 GMT – Gaz
This is a relegation six-pointer in the Premier League but it has the look of a decent game. Watford rescued a point in the 87th minute versus Newcastle last Saturday, ending a run of six straight defeats (seven if you include the FA Cup). That’ll be a boost for Claudio Ranieri’s men but it’s still two months since they last won a game and there’ll be massive pressure to secure three points in this game. The main worry for the Hornets has been in defense, they concede far too many soft goals and amazingly have yet to keep a Premier League clean sheet this season.
I watched Norwich live two weeks ago when they played West Ham and I was surprised by what I saw. The Canaries impressed in spells and I wasn’t shocked that they managed to turn over Everton last weekend. They are slightly naïve but play a decent brand of football and I can see them putting in a big performance here. Young Irish striker Adam Idah opened his Premier League account against Everton and if himself and Teemu Pukki can hit form they have the ability to fire Norwich to a great escape. Their inability to score goals has been their downfall this term but they’re showing signs of clicking upfront in recent weeks. With that in mind I’m ignoring the fact they’ve only netted three away goals all season (with two of those coming last weekend).
From a betting perspective I’m siding with the away side here. I can’t see a reason for Watford to be priced as such heavy favourites and I think Norwich are being underestimated. Given the tendency of both sides to concede I think there’ll be goals. Six of Watford’s last eight games have had over 2.5 goals and I’d expect the same on Friday. A Norwich win and over 2.5 goals is priced at 11/2 and that’s the bet for me.
Oostende v Royal Antwerp – Royal Antwerp to Win & Over 1.5 Goals @ 7/5
Arouca v Benfica – Benfica To Win & BTTS @ 2/1
Watford v Norwich – Norwich Win & Over 2.5 Goals 11/2
Above in a treble pays just under 46/1