Saturday, January 15, 2011


I have a very busy day today, six bets , four live games covered in running and the NFL playoffs ! No time to write a proper preview for the blog, but I can share some baic pre match notes and team news for the live games.....

Doncaster Rovers- Reading

Rovers : Failed to win four of the ten games in which they have lead at the break.

Reading : Impressed me recently and a win could take them into the top six. They have only lost 1 in 12 h2h games with Rovers, winning five in a row here. Collected points in 5 of the 9 games in which they have trailed at the half. They have also 17 more points after the break than Rovers.

Normally goals when these two meet and Rovers had a wide open cup tie with Wolves last week, with end to end chances.

Defender Matthew Kilgallon makes his Rovers debut after signing on loan from Sunderland for the rest of the season.

Leeds United - Scunthorpe

Leeds: Without a win in four, but unbeaten in 8 h2h games with Scunny. Big FA Cup replay with Arsenal in midweek, but promotion is surely a priority. They tend to really open up in the second period, have only won four of the eight in which they have led at the half , yet collected points, including three wins when they have gone in behind !

Scunthorpe: 0-0-9 when trailing at the half, only scoring five goals and lost 5 from 8 when level.

Big changes for the visitors who only name six subs, very strong squad for Leeds.

MK Dons - Tranmere Rovers

Dons: Have taken points from 3 of the 8 games in which they have gone in at the half behind and won more games (six) when level at half time than any other Division 1 team.

Rovers: 6-1-0 when leading, but have conceded a massive 25 goals in matches where they have gone in at half time trailing.

Chadwick and Ibehre in for Dons.

Southampton - Notts County

Saints: best second half team in the division by miles, hardly surprising given boss Nigel Adkins obsession with fitness levels. They have posted the most wins and conceded the fewest goals, are 8-0-0 when leading, but have only won 3 from 10 whe level at the break.

County: Lost 2 of the 8 in which they have led, winning the other six , all 8 matches getting very stretched in the second period.

Very interesting match up between two inform sides , both of whom could have a big 2011.

Alan Gow from Motherwell goes straight into the County starting line up.

Good Luck.

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