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Unlike in France or Germany, the race for the title in Belgium is a head-to-head battle between two sides – Anderlecht and Standard Liege. Level on 67 points, only a goal difference of plus three puts Anderlecht in top-spot, with both clubs knowing that any slip-up at this stage of the season could prove fatal.
With the pressure on full blast, Anderlecht (1/6)) welcome Dender while Standard (1/5) play host to KV Mechelen on Saturday. Both sides should win, and we are hoping to turn a Â£15 bet into Â£21 return.
Next, we are opting to throw some caution to the wind with a couple of smaller, more high risk bets.
Things are not ticking over like clockwork at Old Trafford. No longer can they boast a watertight defence, the quintuple dreams have shrunk down to the quadruple, and they struggled unnecessarily to turn over Pompey in midweek. Looking to cash in on the mini-downturn are Spurs, who arrive in Manchester on the verge of a European place (even though they don’t want it) and with a run of five wins, one draw and one defeat in their last seven games.
With tasty odds of 10/3 on the draw, we are staking Â£4 in the hopes of a Â£17.33 return.
Over in Holland, Heracles are looking to beat the Eredivisie drop as they look forward to the arrival of the form team in the league, PSV. The visitors are riding high after a run of four successive wins, with Heracles coach Gert Heerkes desperate for the home points as he looks for his side to build on last weekend’s 4-nil drumming of NAC.
With attractive odds of 4/1on the Heracles home win we are hoping our Â£4 bet turns into a Â£20 return.
Lastly, we are looking to back another sinking ship believing that Bologna can arrest a run of five consecutive defeats with a home win over Champions League hopefuls Genoa. The Rossoblu’s form has been woeful, shipping four goals apiece against Juventus, Siena and Palermo in recent weeks but, following a gut-feeling, better fortune is just around the corner.
Sticking with (what is hoped to be) a lucky Â£4 stake, we hope to yield a return of Â£11.60 thanks to generous odds of 19/10 on the Bologna home win.
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