I got a lot of feedback to my last post, which is always pleasing and I thank you for that, but am still in the process of replying to some of you, so please bear with me.
Big day today where I have found four selections, including one double stake (maximum) bet. I have put brief notes about two of the smaller bets below, as explained on sunday, these comments have been edited and both have been backed, but there is not much else I can do.
FRANCE LIGUE 2
DIJON - SEDAN
I like goals here, two offensive minded teams for starters and Sedan, who opened with a 4-3 road loss at Tours, do not like to take a backwards step and will probably stick with two men up front in all games, home or away. Dijon have similar ideas about the game, only promoted Brest scored more last season and no side in the top 13 conceded more on home soil. H2h record bears these stats out, last 3 meetings have been "over" with both scoring in 5 of the last 6.
"over " 2 goals 1.82 asian line..... if this is not available to you the 2.25 line at circa 2.08 is accepable.
Hard to see as much excitement in this one, a meeting between two teams who are very difficult to breakdown. Hosts were effectively relegated from the top flight by Christmas, scoring just 7 times in their opening 19 matches, their games opened up after that with teams seeing a match with Grenoble as points up for grabs, or probably more likely as potentially points dropped to rivals and the goal count increased accordingly, but that style of football is basically alien to them and they like to keep things tight, happy to stick at 0-0 and if they steal a goal, like in the robbery over Le Havre in their opener, then fine. Reports have been poor and the home side could be in for another long season.
Angers had a terrific season last time round, tightening up in the second half and moving from 13th up to 5th, just missing a promotion spot by 5 points. They have opened with two 0-0 draws and a third is not difficult to see, I have to take them getting a start of any description and this handicap mark looks good.
Angers +0.25 2.17 .
Both are now trading shorter, but bigger may be available later, or early "in play".