Saturday, May 14, 2011


Interesting day today and I have previewed five matches, with selections all priced between 2.10 and 6.50, one of which is previewed below. It feels very odd to have half a round of EPL games taking place BEFORE the FA Cup final and I guess Sir Alex will relish the chance to take the headlines away from Manchester City making their first final appearance in 30 years.

Still no managerial appointment at Brentford, I am available for the job and have been at home all week, but still no call from Griffin Park !


United will be champions with a point, that would mean they could relax ahead of their final start of the season and concentrate solely on their Champions League final with Barcelona. I am certain that they will get the deal done this weekend and a draw would be quite useful to Rovers too. That would give them a minimum one point lead and goal difference advantage over both Wigan and Blackpool, of course, they would like the win which would ensure their safety for another season, but one point might do that in any case and at the end of the day, they are playing Manchester United. I definitely think that both will be a little cautious in the opening exchanges and definitely see value in the half time draw, Rovers are something of a specialist in this market, drawing 20 ( 55.55%) of their 36 starts at the break, have only lost five opening periods and have kept 7 clean sheets in their last ten first halves. United also do not go in at the break trailing too often ( as you might expect), just four times all season, their last four have all been 0-0 at the half and they have not scored in the opening 45 minutes in six of their last seven. This is a tradionally tight fixture, with six of the last eleven ending in draws, Rovers have won three and United twice, which is something of a surprise, with only one of the eleven being one by more than a single goal margin. Another close game in prospect and the half time stalemate looks the best value on offer.

Half Time draw 2.20 + ...2.30 Bet 365 ... 2.38 exhanges.

Good Luck.

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