Wednesday 24th March 2021
In Across the Leagues today:
Northampton beat Oxford by one goal to nil last night, with the goal coming in the second half. Not far off the 0-0 at 6/1+ then, and those two sides should be kept on the radar for goalless draw opportunities. They’ve both had three 0-0’s out of 10 in League One.
On yesterday’s Corners stats in Leagues One & Two, two of our four featured matches ranked the Under 10.5 Corners figures. With the classic ‘one corner too many’ at Mansfield:
Northampton 1 Oxford 0 – Total Corners = 13
Mansfield 0 Forest Green 0 – Total Corners = 11
Barrow 0 Grimsby 1 – Total Corners = 9
Southend 0 Walsall 0 – Total Corners = 7
Some low-scoring games there, too, with two 1-0’s and a brace of 0-0 draws.
Oxford losing was good news for our 14/1 bet on Blackpool to be Promoted from League One…
Blackpool have done well against top-half teams this season, and after a 2-0 win at Oxford last weekend, the Tangerines got another big three points yesterday evening, beating 2nd place Peterborough, 3-1.
Neil Critchley’s side are now into the playoff places, in 6th – and are unbeaten in 10 games. Blackpool are currently trading at 4/1 to go up.
During that 10-game run, our man Jerry Yates has weighed in with six goals, including a couple last night…
A 33/1 pick for League One Top Goalscorer this season, Yates is making ground on the Top 4 places, for the chance of an Each Way return (1/4 odds). He’s on 14 goals, three off of 4th spot.
We turn our attention to International matters now…
If things go to plan, then we’ll have the rarest of football treats to look forward to: back-to-back International tournaments. With the rearranged Euro 2020 booked in for this summer, starting 11th June. And then the World Cup 2022 in Qatar, due to begin on 21st November next year.
At the last World Cup, Russia 2018, we had a great time of it. And I’m pleased to confirm that I will be running a DAILY service for the rescheduled European Championships this summer… AND that it will form part of your current Across the Leagues membership.
In other words: don’t go anywhere. Stay tuned. As well as the culmination of the current 2020/21 season, you’ll be getting full Across the Leagues stats, analysis & advice for the Euros, too. And the World Cup next year…
World Cup Qualifying starts this evening, with the European groups our focus. England v San Marino will be our featured match in tomorrow’s email.
Tonight’s games feature some familiar names in the Anytime Scorer betting. Here’s my at-a-glance guide to the prices, compared to a usual week in the respective club matches:
And now for two names that are slightly less familiar...
From those half-a-dozen names, the price I like most today is 2/1 for Pukki.
From the analysis above, here’s my pick for today…
Finland v Bosnia-Herzegovina
7.45pm, Sky Sports Football (Red Button)
I’ll be back tomorrow with a betting preview and analysis for England v San Marino.
Enjoy the football…