Saturday, September 13, 2008




Going to stick with Town, who finally got off the mark in the league, with a come from behind win at Cheltenham last weekend. They seem certain to stick with the available striking trio of Jevons, Parker and Dickinson and their pace should trouble a defence that looks likely to be without two key players and with another, Ian Goodison, named POTY for the last two seasons, carrying an injury and surely feeling drained, after playing for Jamaica in Mexico and Honduras, over the last seven days. We have discussed Huddersfield many times already, especially in the pre season preview and they look a side finally starting to gel. Reports from training this week have been superb, with confidence levels sky high, they owe their fans a home win and it should come today.

6 points Huddersfield -1/2 ball 2.00 asian line..... there is a little 2.10 around .


Leeds are another side really eager to get going today. Aside from the suspended Lubo Michalik, they have a fully fit squad to choose from and competition for places is keen. They get a little more freedom away from Elland Road, where teams tend to try and "shut up shop", this is clear from the eight goals they have scored in three starts, creating an average of 16 attempts on goal in each. At Scunthorpe, they managed an incredibly high 25 attempts at the Scunny goal and the home side have given that formline a boost, by winning four in a row, scoring ten goals. Hosts have a few injury concerns and are yet to keep a clean sheet, it is hard to see that changing today, Leeds will , as always, have a huge travelling support cheering them on, they have sold their allocation of 3,000 tickets and many more are sure to have made other plans to attend.

6.5 points Leeds United -1/4 ball 1.96 asian line.



My brother knows nothing about betting, but is a pretty good judge of football teams, having said that, he also supports Brentford ! He rated Rochdale as the best side to play at Griffin Park last season and boss Keith Hill has managed to keep most of his squad intact. They have not really hit form this season yet, it was always going to take a little time to get over the play-off final loss, but they remain a talented side and they will come good very soon, if not this week, then next. They suffered a terrible loss when Paul Conway their Sports Scientist, a very popular figure at the club, passed away last week, the players were not in any mood to against Wycombe and it showed. They have come to terms with things this week and want a good result today in his name, ahead of the funeral on Monday. Young Ipswich striker Jordan Rhodes has joined on loan and goes straight into the squad, sooner or later they are going to start converting the many chances they are creating (74 verses Rotherham's 50) and someone will be on the end of a thumping.

Hosts have been a little negative in their approach recently and have not scored in 363 minutes of football. Dale did the double last year, with an 8-3 goal difference, scoring four in each game, they might not be so prolific today, but are unlikely to go home empty handed.

6 points Rochdale +1/4 ball 1.95 asian line.


Good Luck with all your bets today.

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