Saturday Football Tips 24/08/13Comments Off

Saturday is here again, and after­ a solid past 7 days, we look to build on the profit once more. I have a few tips for today – and will have more tomorrow also…

Mainz v Wolfsburg (2:30pm)

Huge value in this tie base on the way these two teams have been playing. Wolfsburg were unfortunate in the opening game of the campaign, ending the game with 9 men and losing 2-0. They withstood a lot of pressure but couldn’t keep out a persistent Hannover side. However, they dominated Schalke last weekend and put in a hugely impressive display winning 4-0. They’ve added well to their squad and are looking dangerous. Mainz have started well, winning their opening two fixtures by the odd goal. Saying this, they’re yet to be truly tested, playing two of the defensively weaker sides in the league in Freiburg and Stuttgart. Wolfsburg will be hoping to break in to the top 6 or maybe better this season, whether this is achievable remains to be seen, but they have the potential to do so. Backing them here is good given the value they offer. I’ve added a little insurance should they not manage all three points.

Hannover 96 v Schalke 04 (2:30pm)

With current form and team news in mind, there is massive value in this fixture. Sure, Hannover come in to this game on the back of a 3-0 defeat at Monchengladbach, but Schalke have had a disappointing start to the season. Defensively they have looked very suspect, conceding far too many shots on goal. Wolfsburg managed 14 shots on target last weekend and another 12 at home to Hamburg. Hannover actually beat Wolfsburg on the opening day (2-0 at home) – albeit against 10 men/9men. Schalke will be without Klaas Jan Huntelaar who is out for a few weeks still, and Farfan picked up a knock in midweek so is also a doubt. Huge value on Hannover today

Hull City v Norwich City (3pm)

We backed Norwich last weekend on the Asian Handicap and the late header from debutant van Wolfswinkel earned us a winner to kick start a solid weekend of profit. They did well in that game, so will be confident of getting something as they visit the KC. Hull posted a decent account of themselves at Stamford Bridge last weekend, but offered very little going forward. Huddlestone and Livermore strengthened the midfield, but they offered very little in the final third. I expect the away side to score here, but I also expect the home side to attack and try and get something from the game. Hopefully we will see Leroy Fer make his Premier League debut; he would certainly offer something to the away side going forward. The value lies on the away side and the draw. Luckily there is enough value in the market to ensure profit with either final result.

NEC Nijmegen v RKC Waalwijk (5:45pm)

When betting it is important not to get carried away when a team is playing well or poorly, as it can always change. However, there are some occasions when backing/opposing the same team for a few consecutive games is very sensible. Here is another occasion. Zwolle netted 5 here last week, and NEC have failed to concede fewer than 4 goals in a league game so far. Now while I don’t expect 4+ goals from Waalwijk today, I also can’t see the home side keeping them out. With this in mind, there is great value in backing the away side in one way or another. NEC may create a little, and could score, but Waalwijk smashed 4 past Vitesse who are stronger defensively. An away win is most likely, but my confidence is slightly less than last week, so backing Waalwijk DNB (+0.00) is a very sensible bet that shouldn’t lose.

Heracles v PSV Eindhoven (6:45pm)

PSV have stated their intent this campaign with some dominant displays already this season. Their game in midweek further stated their attacking threat and they’ll feel unfortunate not to have won against AC Milan. With 11 goals already in the Eredivisie they’ve made light work of some of the weak defences in the league, and with Heracles conceding 8 in 3, you can be sure they will create a lot of chances again today. Defensively – barring their errors in the opening tie – PSV have been decent. They will be tested today, but as long as they decide to take the game to the hosts they are more than capable of coming away with a comfortable win.

Terry’s Tips

Mainz v Wolfsburg – Wolfsburg +0.00 (1.91 – 188Bet)

Hannover v Schalke – Hannover +0.00 (2.00 – William Hill)

Hull v Norwich – Norwich +0.25 (1.90 – 188Bet)

NEC v Waalwijk – Waalwijk +0.00 (2.08 – Pinnacle)

Heracles v PSV Eindhoven – PSV -1.25 (2.00 – Pinnacle)

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