Dortmund v Eintracht Frankfurt14/09/2018 19:30
NEC v PSV Eindhoven II14/09/2018 19:00
Birmingham v West Brom14/09/2018 19:45
Dortmund are very dangerous at home, scoring 16 goals over their last six games and have won five of the last six matches at Signal Iduna Park.
Frankfurt are no pushovers, but they are without two key CB’s and their left back after he picked up a red card in their previous match. They are clinical in front of goal though, only managing three shots on target so far, but registering two goals. They have also been poor defensively, conceding 18 goals away on the road in their last eight matches.
Eight of the last nine H2H matches have seen over 2.5 goals, and in the last three, both teams have scored. Frankfurt may have a poor away record, but they can score goals, even with the very few chances they have been creating.
Dortmund certainly have the potential to run riot in this game, so we are backing Dortmund win and BTTS at 9/5.
Nijmegen have probably the best home form in this league right now. They have won 15 of their 19 games at home, and haven’t lost since the 16/17 season. They have started the season well, including a great 3-2 away win against Roda last week making it three wins in a row.
Both teams have scored in all their matches bar one so far, and it looks likely to be the case again. PSV reserves have a terrible away record though. Even though they finished 5th last season, they lost eight of their 19 away matches. This season, they have already lost two away games, but have scored 3 goals in the process, in which both teams scored.
NEC are good value for the win and BTTS, with their strong home form and PSV’s terrible away record. Both teams have scored in four of the NEC’s last five home matches.
A nice looking Midlands Derby to finish off our tasty treble. West Brom have started to turn up the heat, with the help of Premier League quality Jay Rodriguez, and a Championship goal-scoring machine in Dwight Gayle.
West Brom are the top scorers in the league with 15 goals, but they did get 7 against QPR… After a decent win over Stoke, they will go into this match high on confidence. Birmingham have drawn all three of their home matches so far, but their quality should struggle against West Brom. They haven’t looked too bad in their games, we just don’t think they will be able to handle Gayle and Rodriguez.
Gary Monk will most likely set up defensively, so I am not expecting a flurry of goals. But, West Brom to win 1 or 2 nil sounds about right. Even though West Brom have only kept one clean sheet in their last ten matches. They should be able to hold out here.
Even if they don’t, we think West Brom will keep them to 1 goal whilst scoring 2 or more. Either way, we are backing a West Brom win, with great value at 7/5.
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