Over 2.5 goals in Aberdeen v St Johnstone @23/20
Granted, it’s always a risk backing an early kick-off in an accumulator, but Bwin’s offer of 23/20 for over 2.5 goals in Aberdeen’s home clash with St Johnstone is an afternoon hurdle punters should jump with relative ease.
With a kick-off time of 12.45 at the Pittodrie Stadium, the Dons will be hoping to extend their unbeaten run to seven games and will be buoyed by the fact that only Hearts and Kilmarnock have scored more home goals than they have outside of the Old Firm.
Not bad for a team in the bottom half of the table, although that’s not to suggest that fifth-placed St Johnstone are heading for defeat despite being priced at 5/2 for the win. Over half of the Saints’ games have produced three or more goals this season and I’m expecting both sides to find the target in an end-to-end slobber-knocker from which only the braver will emerge victorious.
Over 2.5 goals in Sporting Gijon v Atletico Madrid @ Evens
Should you overcome the SPL obstacle, cast your eyes over to Spain where relegation candidates Sporting Gijon host Champions League hopefuls Atletico Madrid. The past five meetings between these sides have accumulated 16 goals, an average of over three goals per game.
On top of this, a striking 68.2 per cent of Sporting’s games this season have consisted of over 2.5 goals, most of which have been conceded at the wrong end for Sunday’s hosts. Meanwhile, Atletico’s 22 league games have produced at least three goals on 12 occasions (54.5 per cent).
Furthermore, of those in the top half, only Osasuna and Levante have conceded more on the road than Atleti and just two wins in 11 away games suggests they are vulnerable away from home. With Gijon having the worst goal difference in the division, this meeting is destined to be an open affair with plenty of goalmouth action. Slip this evens event into your treble to keep the ball rolling.
Over 2.5 goals in Palermo v Lazio @ 9/10
Last stop Sicily, where Palermo welcome high-flying Lazio in a promising Serie A encounter. Despite trailing back in eighth place in the table, Palermo boast the highest scoring rate at home this season, although their goal difference remains negative at -1.
Lazio will be aware they are likely to concede such is Palermo’s ruthlessness at Stadio Renzo Barbera, but only league leaders AC Milan have scored more goals away from home than the capital-based club.
Of Lazio’s 23 league games this season, a handsome 14 have involved at least three goals (60.9 per cent), making Bwin’s offer of 9/10 a tidy proposition.
Putting these three picks together gives odds of 717/100, meaning a £25 free bet will return £204.25 if they all prove successful.
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