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Warbirds reacted to StevieDay1983 in L1, L2, and Scottish Predictions > Sep 27th & 28th
Exeter vs Grimsby
League Two is picking up some pace this season now and we're taking a look at the team at the top of the table for our second preview in this section this weekend. Exeter host fellow promotion chasers Grimsby in a 3pm BST kick-off at St James Park this afternoon. Can the home side extend their lead at the summit of the table or will the visitors close the gap on their opponents?
Exeter are continuing life under former player Matt Taylor and after a consolidating 9th place finish last season the Grecians could not have wished for a better start. 6 wins and 4 draws from their first 10 league games has seen them rise to the peak of the table. Taylor's men have now been sitting in 1st place since 24th August. 4 wins from their last 6 league matches and 2 wins from their last 3 home games shows how dangerous they are. 12 goals scored in their last 6 league matches is proof of their threat up front. The fact they've scored in the last minute or injury time in 3 of their last 4 league games shows they are a side that don't stop going.
Grimsby fans will be pleasantly surprised with how their season has started. A 19th placed finish last season had many of their supporters fearing the worst this season but Michael Jolley appears to be turning a corner with the team in 9th place with 4 wins, 3 draws, and 3 losses from their 10 league matches so far. Just 1 win in their last 4 league matches has slightly derailed their form but they remain in touch with the leading pack.
The head-to-head meetings heavily favour Exeter coming into this game with Grimsby having only won 1 of the previous 9 meetings. The hope for Grimsby is that they did win the previous encounter. I feel Exeter are a side on a mission this season. They're undefeated so far and things are getting a little shaky for Grimsby who have only won 2 of the last 5 away matches this season. I think a home win is the sensible call here.
Exeter to Win @ 1.85 with Bet365
Time of Last Goal (76 mins to FT) @ 2.15 with Betway
Warbirds reacted to GreatCaco in Primeira Liga Predictions > Sep 27th - 30th
BENFICA - VITORIA SETÚBAL
Benfica plays at home after a mid week draw in the League Cup against Vitoria SC. The reds haven't looked good in the last games but this weekend plays at home against a poor side having a good chance to get a good result. Benfica is by far the better team and is playing against a Vitoria Setubal team that have only scored one goal since now. Playing at Estadio da Luz is always a very though task to every team and i cant see this Vitoria Setubal team getting a result against a Benfica side that realy needs a good result to motivate.
TIP: BENFICA AH -2 @1.82
VITORIA SC - PAÇOS DE FERREIRA
Vitória is looking good this year under the command of Ivo Vieira playing a very offensive football. The team comes to this game after a 0-0 draw away at Benfica in mid week in a game where Vitoria was the best team in the majority of the game even with a lot of changes in the starting eleven. This weekend they play at home against Paços de Ferreira after a good win away at Tondela in the last round. I fully expect Vitoria to win at home against a very poor Paços side.
TIP: VITORIA WIN @ 1.57
RIO AVE - PORTO
Rio Ave comes to this game after another amazing victory winning away at Sporting for the second time this year. This is a team full of good players that can cause trouble to every team in the championship what makes me look at the goals market in this game. Playing away from home is Porto that also comes from a victory at home against Santa Clara. Porto haven't look that good in the last away game at Portimonense where almost dropped points getting a win in the last minute. I bealive this will be a very open game with two teams trying to get a win and that makes me see a lot of value on the both teams to score market.
TIP: BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE @1.72
Warbirds reacted to allyhibs in L1, L2, and Scottish Predictions > Sep 27th & 28th
Arbroath v Ayr.
Arbroath is a tough place to go with manager Dick Campbell having them very well organised and hard to break down but promotion chasing Ayr have the players who are capable of getting the 3 points here. Odds on the away win should be nearer Evens I think.
Ayr @ 2.40 (Hills) - 1 pt.
Cove v Annan, Edinburgh v Queens Park.
The finances Cove and Edinburgh have put both clubs on a different level to everyone else in this league and at the moment should be backed every week. Today looks like 2 routine home wins.
Cove, Edinburgh Double @ 2.35 (Hills) - 1 pt.
I'm not getting involved in the lunchtime Hibs game today, I could never back a Hibs defeat but if Celtic play to their capabilities then there's only 1 winner here. I wouldn't put anyone off backing a heavy Celtic win.