7 fold – Bayern, Swansea, Southend, Sampdoria, PSV, Charleroi and Waregem @ 17.86/1 with Betway
In their last 10 games Bayern have picked up 26 points, the most in the Bundesliga, which has sent them 5 points clear at the top of the table. They face a Koln side that has been in the European places until the last few weeks, but having not won in 4, losing to Hamburg, Frieburg and Leipzig, have slipped to 7th. This is a game that Bayern should be winning, and I expect them to make it 17 wins in 19.
Swansea come into this game on their best run of form in the season so far, picking up 9 points from a possible 15, only losing to top of the table Chelsea and away at Champions League contenders in Manchester City, the latter of which was a close fought contest in which they conceded the winner in the 90+2 minute. They face a Burnley side who haven’t won away all season, and have only managed to pick 2 points from 12 away from their home fortress of Turf Moor. I can only see Swansea winning this one, a win which could send them 5 points clear of the bottom 3.
Southend come into their match tomorrow knowing a win could send them into the play off spots, depending upon other results. Their form has been mixed recently, winning 4, drawing 2 and losing 2 in their last 8. Their home form however is far better, losing only 1 game in their last 17 in all competitions at Roots Hall. In contrast, Port Vale are on one of the worst runs in the EFL at the moment, only managing 14 points in their last 20 league games. This is compiled by their dreadful away form, having only picked up 1 win in 20 in all competitions. I can’t see the Vale getting anything from this game.
Next up in the acca will be Sampdoria at 5:00. They come into this game undefeated in 5, and having only lost 1 in their last 12 at home. They face a Pescara side who are currently bottom of Serie A, and who have only managed to pick up 12 points all season (26 games). They are awful away from home as well, losing 13 of their last 15 on their travels, drawing the other 2. If Sampdoria drop points here, I’ll be shocked.
PSV come into this game after a narrow 2-1 defeat away to top of the Eredivisie Feyenoord. Before that game, PSV had won 7 in a row, and had a very clear chance to get Champions League football for next year. As it stands, they can’t needlessly drop any more points in that chase, and facing a Roda side who are 1 point and 1 place above the relegation zone, they should easily win. Roda’s away form is poor to say the least, only managing 1 away win in 15.
The next 2 games are both in the Belgian Jupiler League, and kick off with Charleroi. They come into this game after winning 4 of of their last 6, and winning 9 of their last 12 at home. They face a Kortrijk side who have only managed 3 points in their last 8 on their travels, and I can’t see them increasing that points tally tomorrow.
The last leg of our Saturday acca is Waregem. Their home form this season has been amazing, being unbeaten in their last 17 at home, and find themselves lying 3rd in the table, 8 points off the top (it’s usually a 2 horse race between Club Brugge and Anderlecht in Belgium, and this year is no different). They face a Westerlo side who are 2nd bottom of the Jupiler League, and have only managed to pick up 22 points this season (28 games). If you thought their general form was bad, look at their away form. In their last 17 away games they have only managed 11 points.