Friday, April 18, 2008



Two typical Ligue 2 sides here, both happier at home, than on their travels. Brest are secure in mid table and have very little to play for, we can expect them to save any extra effort for the benefit of their own supporters.

Reims have lost just 3 of their 17 home starts, winning 9 and lying six points clear of the drop zone, need one more win to secure their safety. I feel that, if they take a look at their remaining fixtures, which of course they will, the hosts will want the three points this evening. They complete their campaign with four games against top 7 sides, including facing the top two teams in Ligue 2.

Reims have won the last two h2h meetings here at the Auguste -Delaune stadium, where they are traditionally strong and this looks a strong home selection to me.

5.5 points Reims -1/2 ball 2.20 general quote.


Last round weekend in the Netherlands, with the Jupiler League concluding this evening.

Volendam tend to spend one season in Eeredivisie every 4-5 years and are just about bang on track, having been relegated in 2003-4. They are currently top of the table on goal difference, with Waalwijk directly competing with them for the sole automatic promotion spot, facing an "easy" looking home game against lowly Fortuna Sittard. Therefore, Volendam will have to look for the win, that will secure their return to the top flight.

They can hardly lack confidence, having won their last 7 matches, scoring 21 goals, they are also looking for a 5th straight road win, having registered 13 goals in winning the previous four.

ADO have secured a play-off spot, but could face one less post season round, if they win this evening and MVV lose. However, again MVV face a far easier task in hosting struggling Cambuur, so that seems unlikely and we can hardly compare the two motivations, or current form, with ADO not having won in three starts.It is all down to the visitors and they cannot ask for more, than to have the destiny of such a big prize, in their own hands.

6.5 points Volendam -1/2 ball 2.0 general quote.

Good Luck.

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