Hot-shots can shine on TV

Our football props column has produced a 23% ROI so far this season and after a 4.7 winner on Sunday, make sure you check out Monday’s 3.2 offering…

Glentoran v Carrick Rangers
Monday 28 March, 19:45
Live on Sky Sports Football and Main Event

I’m not going to claim to be an expert on the Northern Irish Premiership but on a day of slim pickings on the football front, there’s at least some sense in focusing on a game which will be shown live on Sky Sports.

It features third-placed Glentoran, who still harbour title hopes – this is their last game before the split so they still have both sides currently above them to play – and 10th-placed Carrick, who are battling to avoid slipping into the relegation play-off place.

It’s therefore no surprise to see the hosts as hot (3/10) favourites, a position underlined by the sides’ recent head-to-head record. They’ve met five times in the past two seasons with Glentoran having won every match, the scorelines being 3-0, 2-0, 5-0, 2-0 and 6-0.

That’s more than a hint that there could be a few goals for the TV cameras to film so what’s the betting angle?

Well, it’s notable that Glentoran boast the league’s top two scorers in Jay Donnelly (23 goals in 30 games) and Conor McMenamin (18 in 29).

In terms of recent form, Donnelly has scored in three of his last five; McMenamin has netted in six of his last 10 in the league.

The record of both against Carrick is also highly impressive – Donnelly has netted in his last five against them (seven goals in total), while McMenamin has scored in four of his last five against the same opponents (six goals in total).

In their three games they’ve played together against Rangers, both have scored in two of them.

11/5 about the pair both finding the net in this one may look pretty short at first glance but those figures show why it may pay to make the obvious play.

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Source: BetFair Tips


Author: Julie Holland