For the midweek edition of Goals Galore this week I’ve eyed up 3 fixtures that I think could spell a nice bit of profit and with both teams seemingly set to find the net in this treble, we’re in for entertainment along the way.
Ghana vs Ivory Coast
An all African friendly this Wednesday evening sees two of the continents best take each other on in the first of 2 games against each other in the space of just 2 days as they meet again on Friday. According to FIFA’s world rankings, this is 21st vs 13th we’ll be witnessing 21st take on 13th, but take a quick look at the CAF rankings for Africa and these boys are the big hitters sitting 2nd and 1st respectively.
Considering both of these sides are ranked above Brazil we surely have a lot to look forward to! (That was a joke just in case you haven’t quite grasped my sense of humour yet!)
As for goals, I feel there will be plenty at the Baba Yara Stadium this evening. Ghana have managed to find the net in each of their last 12 games whereas the visitors have managed a goal in each of their last 13 games. The last two meetings between these pair may have been a few years ago but on both occasions there were a minimum of 4 goals with both teams finding the net in each fixture.
These are the pinups of African football and both have plenty of firepower. Expect goals!
Skanderborg vs Thisted
I’m heading to Denmark for the 2nd bet of the treble for a mid-table battle that I think is another certainty for goals at both ends. The two sides have already met once this season in a 1-3 thriller at Thisted and since then, both have been full of goals.
Skanderborg’s last 5 consecutive games have seen both teams find the back of the net and having failed to score just once at home this season they should be perfectly capable of finding the net today. As for Thisted, well away from home they are normally pretty good for goals, despite their last 2 away games ending with some form of “nil”. Sitting 11th of 16 in the league you may assume that they’re nothing special when it comes to bagging a goal or two, but they have managed a goal in 10 of their 13 away games this season and in 6 of their last 7 on the road.
Degefors U21’s vs Assyriska U21’s
Nordic football is about the only thing keeping me going at the moment and I’m looking at the youth of Sweden to finish off a great treble with two sides who have already shared a 1-4 goal fest this season.
It’s the home side that make this bet a great one. They’ve played 5 home games this season which have resulted in a total of 25 goals, an average of 5 per game. With only 1 clean sheet in the process they are not only capable of grabbing a goal but tend to leak the odd few as well.
Assyriska have played only 3 away games so far this season and though they failed to score in their first 2, their most recent display against league leaders GIF Sundsvall U21’s where they grabbed 2 goals away from home in a 4-2 loss was at least a sign of encouragement that they can find the net. They’ve now scored in each of their last 3 games also netting two against GIF Sundsvall U21’s when they returned to Assyriska in their last outing.