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UEFA Nations League – England vs Belgium 1×2 – Belgium @ 2.65 and Both Teams to Score – Yes @ 1.76
Gary Neville, a true mastermind slash titan of English football, says that England does not have “a centre-back partnership that is good enough”. The Three Lions have ample firepower, even without Tammy Abraham, Jadon Sancho, and attack-minded fullback Ben Chilwell, who will likely sit out due to breaching coronavirus protocols. Conversely, Belgium have an extremely solid core, although perhaps their defence is also the weakest link. We expect starpower to be the decider here in what may well be a goal-fest. With De Bruyne and Lukaku in such good form, the Red Devils mustn’t be underestimated. How many errors leading to goals will Harry Kane make? The performances of these two teams have been something of a contrast in their respective Nations League group matches so far. Belgium comfortably dispatching Denmark 2-0 away before hammering Iceland 5-1. Conversely England laboured to a 1-0 win away at Iceland and followed that up with a poor display in a disappointing 0-0 draw with Denmark in a game marred by England youngsters Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden being sent home for breaking Covid protocols. Both players have since been left out of the England squad and with Raheem Sterling also out with a hamstring problem England look short of creativity against a Belgian side boasting an abundance of it. Jack Grealish impressed in England’s comfortable friendly win against Wales, but isn’t a guarantee to start with Southgate potentially reverting to playing two holding midfielders as he did against Denmark. Belgium boss Roberto Martinez rested a lot of his star names in their 1-1 friendly, so they are raring to go!
We’ll go with 1 unit on both teams to score and 2 for Belgium to win. As these legs both come from the same fixture, they both cannot be added into the same multi bet. We’ll be adding Belgium to win as our multi leg.
NFL – Cleveland Browns vs. Indianapolis Colts – Winner (incl. Overtime) – Indianapolis Colts @ 1.89
This week in the NFL, we turn our attention to a battle between two 3-1 teams; the Colts and the Browns. After being embarrassed by the Jaguars in Week 1, the Colts have since won three on the trot with their sturdy defense holding their opponents to scores of just 11, 7 and 11 respectively. Also on a three win streak, the Browns are the 2nd most run-heavy team by attempts in the NFL, and since their Week 1 thrashing at the hands of Baltimore they’ve been the most rush heavy team in the league. This was a large reason behind their newfound success. Last week, they lost their star running back, Nick Chubb, to a severe injury. The Browns are left with the talented Kareem Hunt leading the backfield; however, the Colts allow their opponents the fourth fewest rushing yards per game, the equal fewest rushing touchdowns per game and the lowest opposition passer rating per game league wide – meaning that Baker Mayfield may still struggle if they turn to more aerial attempts. In a nightmare matchup for their run-based offense without their star man, the Browns should struggle against the Colts defense here. 2 units on this one.
Fleetwood Town Vs Hull City – English League One – Hull City 1×2 @ 2.33 and Keane Lewis-Potter – Anytime Goalscorer @ 2.75
Fleetwood Town welcome an unbeaten Hull City to Highbury on Friday evening. This is the first time these two sides have met in any competition so no h2h data to use, but The Cod Army have lost each of their last three games in League One, leaving them in bottom 3 and one point from the foot of the table. Meanwhile, they meet a Hull side who have made an excellent recovery from their relegation from the Championship. The Tigers come here with a 100% record, keeping a clean sheet in each of their wins. Four clean sheets is great and this is because they’ve conceded only an average of 8.80 opposition shots per game, with only five teams bettering those numbers. Their defence and superior stats over Fleetwood in practically every offensive metric makes them great value at 2.42. A big reason for their bright start to the season is their Hull-born attacker, Keane Lewis-Potter. The 19yo who leads the team (by some distance) in most shots on goal, and also leads the team in Expected Goals figures, too. Not afraid to shoot and gets in the right areas, we think he will be a threat Fleetwood struggle to handle.
We’ll go with 2 units on Hull to win and 1 on Lewis-Potter to score. Our multi leg will be Hull to win.
UFC Fight Night – Ben Rothwell vs Marcin Tybura – Winning Method – Rothwell by Submission @ 9.00
This is Ben Rothwell’s 50th professional fight, coming in more experienced, taller, heavier, and with a longer reach than his opponent. Rothwell and Tybura have each won their two most recent fights, but have both been somewhat inconsistent recently. One question hangs over this fight: is Big Ben coming in fit and healthy? If so, picking him as the straight winner could be easy money. If not, it could get scrappy. If Rothwell can get in close and get Tybura locked into a solid guillotine choke, keep your eyes out for an easy tap-out. 1 Unit on this leg.
NBA Finals Game 5 – Los Angeles Lakers vs Miami Heat – Winner – Miami Heat @ 3.60
Jimmy Butler is not a team player, the Heat don’t have enough experience or pedigree within their ranks, many of their stars are too old. These are phrases that came from fans and the media alike ever since they acquired Jimmy Butler and Andre Iguodala through trade, and drafted Tyler Herro. FiveThirtyEight had their chances of winning the NBA Finals at ever-so-slightly above zero all the way until August 2020, and only gave them just above a 75% chance of making the playoffs at the start of the season. Coach Spo, Jimmy Buckets, Goran Dragic, Tyler Herro, and Bam stepped up, as did many others within the Heat organisation. If there is an underdog that can stand up to this Lakers team, it is this one. Granted, we expect the Lakers to win the Finals, but we think that Jimmy Butler and Co have it in them to escape a gentleman’s sweep. 2 units on this one!
ATP – French Open Winner – Rafael Nadal @ 2.00
The King of Clay doesn’t look like stopping any time soon – Rafael Nadal has won 98 out of his 100 matches at Roland Garros, and will look to increase his 28 match winning streak with just two more wins, crowning him a 13th French Open title. He has lost just 34 games this tournament in 15 sets, conceding an average of less than three games per set – incredible form. He faces Argentine Diego Schwarztman in the SF, coming off a 5 hour marathon against Dominic Thiem – we will naturally expect Rafa to be too good here. This will likely set up a final against Novak Djokovic, where Nadal’s 17-7 advantage on clay as well as his Roland Garros legacy could be enough to see him over the line. At 2.03 odds, just needing two more wins to capture another French Open, this looks like a value selection over the weekend. 1 unit on this leg.
Cambridge United vs Newport County – Both Teams to Score @ 1.87
Both these sides have had a strong start to the League Two season, sitting in the top 4. Newport look to be the side to beat, having not lost a game so far. Cambridge will be at home and have scored more goals this season than any other side. Picking a winner from this game is difficult as their recent history is very mixed with results going both ways. However, we think both sides will at least net one in what should be a cracking game. 1 unit here.
Multi odds – 1414.10*
*Odds subject to change before start of respective events.
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