MK Dons were unfortunate not to take a win from last night's game, they dominated possession and created the better chances, but a draw meant stakes returned and no damage done, so let's move on.
I have sent subscribers previews of six matches today, very even mix with three covering UK fixtures and the same number from mainland Europe. Going to put 2-3 of these on the blog today and will start with ......
ENERGIE COTTBUS- BAYERN MUNICH
I just cannot believe the odds here. Cottbus are proven relegation battlers and beat Bayern here at the same stage of the season and in similar circumstances last campaign.They defeated leaders Wolfsburg 2-0 in their last home game and are desperate to avoid defeat and earn some breating space over the drop zone. Actually, a point will not be too bad for Bayern, as it will keep them in the top 3, which they have claimed is minimum expectation for the rest of the season. The Munich giants are not playing well at present, with just a narrow win over struggling BMG in four starts and the club is in turmoil. To give up 1.25 goals, on the road, against a side fighting for survival seems crazy. The 8.60 for a home win on the exchanges is huge, but the handicap bet for me.
6.5 points Cottbus +1.25 goals 2.05 asian line.