Saturday, March 20, 2010


I have four selections today, putting two online now and might add to those later in the day. However, I am not writing much, just very basic notes.

Swindon have conceded more home goals than any other top 7 side, they do not sit back at their own ground and I certainly do not expect them to do so today. They are secure in a playoff place, effectively three wins clear of the seventh placed side, yet only five points off second spot and an automatic promotion place, so they should just go for the win here.

They showed terrific ambition by signing very promising West Ham youngster Frank Nouble on loan this week and will be confident after consecutive clean sheets and two road wins, including one at highly rated Southampton and Town have already put three past Leeds at the County Ground this year. On the other side of the coin, they were dire in a recent home loss to local rivals Bristol Rovers, so are capable of the odd stinker and a few defensive howlers, which is hardly a negative for our bet, especially against the potent visitors. City are the top scorers in the division, both home and away and have scored in 22 of 23 starts, the only time they failed was when they were reduced to ten men at home to Saints. "Overs" for me, in a game that should be fun to watch.

Celtic fans now know that they are very unlikely to see Robbie Keane next season in a hoops shirt and both he and they, will be looking to make the most of their limited time together. Keane is way too good for the SPL and capable of winning games almost single handedly, I suspect we might see another big win for the Bhoys today, who, with the title race all but over, can play virtually without pressure. they have an amazing record against Saints, whom they normally beat by 2-5 goals , scoring nine in two previous meetings this season and winning the last eight h2h games at Celtic Park, scoring an average of over 3.6 goals per match. Something similar is on the cards today, although in all fairness, the visitors are playing well. However, I do not feel that will be enough today and Saints tend to go for it in games against the big two, even on the road, which is rare and kind of perfect for our bet.

DIV 1 : Swindon Town-Norwich City over 2.5 goals 2.02
SPL : Celtic -1.75 goals 2.0

Good Luck.

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