A few days off for me as of poor fixtures and didnt really want to force a bet from the European games. A double from Ireland today, very confident on this one bringing home the wonga.
Irish Double @ 2.28 – Waterford -1.5 AH and Cork City -1.0, -1.5 Asian Handicap 1.5pts
(May be confusing to some so will show betslip to help you out below)
Waterford are simply the best home team in Division 1, they are Division 1s Cork City. In 10 home games they have won 9 and drew 1. They have netted 21 times and conceded just 4 goals. Waterford have scored in all 10 games. Opponents Athlone are the worst away team in the league, playing 10, winning 1, drawing 1 and losing 8. They have scored 10 and conceded 28. Waterford have seen this bet land in 4 of their 9 victories, however, with the gulf in class between the two teams I fully expect Waterford to get the goals required here, plus, in their last 4 home meetings with Athlone, this bet has won 3 times. The last overall meeting saw Waterford thrash Athlone 6-1.
Cork City are the best team in Ireland, 21 games, 20 wins, 1 draw, simple. At home they have played 10 games, won 10, scored 32 goals at an average of over 3 a game and conceded just 5 goals. This bet has landed in 6 out of Cork’s 10 wins. Galway are a strong home team but not so away, they are winless in their 11 away games, drawing 6 and losing 5, scoring 8 and conceding 11. They are yet to keep an away clean sheet and Galway have lost by this handicap in 3 of their 5 losses. Although Galway arent a team that leak goals, I simply expect Cork to be too strong here, and their record speaks for itself.
*Also really like Cork HT/FT here* not advising but had to chose between handicap and HT/FT. Just a bit of insight, Cork have had HT/FT land in 8/10 home games, all Galway’s 5 losses away from home have been HT/FT.
Tom (ASB Tips)