For the first time in 63 years, Lillestrøm and Ranheim meet for a new series match. That is really worth to point out transformation from amature team to mayube not top but member of Eliteserien league.Home side used to generate a lot of corners in past season and as 5 rounds beghind us Lillestrom contiunne high streak; took 1-9 agains Kloftka in a Cup, concede 9 and won 4 against Molde and so on.
Visitors are an offensive team and play a little risk. As far, always create couple 12 for instance vs Kvik in a Cup, 0-8 ck over Sandefjord. All other numbers oscylite around 9-10 in total.
In nutshell line 9.5 is too short, other ties is set on 10.0/10.5 line.
Rijeka could decide on the champion by the end of the HNL there were only six more rounds, while Rijeka, Osijek, and especially Dinamo and Hajduk offered us a unknown finish that nobody expected a few months ago. Osijek with chance to steal podium still have to fight for. In general term Rijeka is that team which you can trust in order to bet of corners. Unfortunately there is limited option for Croatian football and only during a in-play markets we can get race to x corners which might be profitable in this case. You could find various result in past weeks since HNK Rijeka played 5 matches away from home in a row. At home turf used to be regular and pointing out their rival by corner kicks. Won;t be surprised if Osijek concede again huge amount of corners like Dinamo did in last round (14-1).
After two defeats in a row, at home against Yeovil (an ugly one) and on the road to Notts County, players of Coventry managed to bounce back with a better performance on the road to Crawley Town last Saturday evening. It was important three pointer with a 1:2 result that kept them in the play-off race for now.
They have entered the game very strongly, taking the lead in fifth minute already with a goal from Ponticelli. Hosts responded within next minutes thanks to Young, but should be said that the players of Coventry remained being better. As the time progressed they improved and increased pressure, deserving another leading goal from Ponticelli fifteen minutes before the end.
It was their first victory after three rounds, as the side now stands at seventh position and have just a point more than out of play-off zone placed Mansfield, meaning that a victory here is their only target.
Coventry should play in 4-3-3 formation with Ponticelli, McNulty and Clarke-Harris as forwards. Offensive midfielder Jodi Jones (19/5) is injured, same as long term absentee offensive Tony Andreu (5/0). Their coach probably won’t change much for this one.
I am going to predict that there will be more than 10 corners in the game that faces Ajax and VVV, numbers overall, recent fun of both camps suggest that in tradition manner and consistency line of 10 has big chance to be crossed today.
9/15 line of 9 ck reached by Ajax in current campaign gives average 10.6 comparing to VVV is 10.42. After defeat to PSV strong reaction is expected.
Schalke did really well last time out in front of own fans as the team defeated Dortmund with a 2:0 result last Saturday afternoon. They were slightly better in the first halftime and maybe looked just bit more dangerous, taking the lead in 50th minute thanks to a goal from Konoplyanka.
From that moment on, players of Dortmund had complete control over the ball and have created chances, while Schalke stood satisfied with the current result and tried to defend their lead. However, just when Dortmund was attacking the most, Schalke scored their second goal, in 82nd minute via Naldo to seal the three pointer.
With this victory, Schalke is now second at the table with four points more than Leverkusen and Dortmund and now they look almost as sure participant of Champions League knowing that they have eight points more than Leipzig.
Burgstaller should lead their attack in 3-4-2-1 formation together with Goretzka and Harit as offensive midfielders. Central defender Matija Nastasic (24/0) is injured. Forward Breel Embolo (20/2) is doubtful for this clash.
Rapperswil Jona welcomes Winterthur in the last match of the 28`th round of the Challenge league. Things are already decided in the league and teams don`t play for much but for a better position. Rapperswill Jona was barely in contention this season but for a new team in the league they are so good. With a win in this round they would be 4`th with just 2 points behind third place and 3 behind second place. That is just amazing and I have confidence they are gunning for that. Their form has been outstanding in spring and Jona has lost just once in the last 8 matches. That was against the leaders Xamax while they really raised their game on home ground. All together Rapperswill Jona is wicked at home having 8-4-2 and 28:12 gd with also the best home defense. Form is excellent here with 5 wins from the last 6 and only high flying Will managed to stay undefeated taking a 1:1 draw.
Werder Bremen will welcome RB Leipzig at the Weserstadion on Sunday evening for the Bundesliga round 30. Both teams are expected to show great performance, knowing their attacking style of play. The host will try to take advantage of their home crowd and also to the fact that Leipzig had a tough game in the midweek which caused them elimination from the European Competitions, a 5-2 defeat to Marseille.
However, they now will return to Bundesliga and need points in order to stay in track for the fifth and sixth position leading to European Qualifications. They are currently placed seventh with 46 points the same like Frankfurt and Hoffenheim above them. While, the hosts thanks to their good run of late, registering four wins in a row at home, are safer from the relegation zone with 9 points above.
There is very interesting situation in Polish Ekstraklasa on the podium is so tight. Lech Poznań is just one point away from Jagiellonia Białystok and Legia Warsaw. – Each team has similar opportunities but Lech showed the best performance lately. Legia will have a problem defending the Polish champion’s title. However everything stay in their hands, this means that the team of Romeo Jozak has to reach full set of points in order to keep in touch with the top places. Rival is KGHM Zagłębia Lubin. Team from Lubin secured a ticket in the championship group only in the last round of the regular season. Although the team of Mariusz Lewandowski is 8th in the table.
Legia is supreme the highest ranked team in domestic league with average 10.93 corners per game, usually line for most of games is set at least on 10 corners but this time I see discount cannot be missed.
Bet : Over 9.5 Corners
Hobro meet FC Midtjylland in the quarterfinale of the DBU Cup. It is the club’s third mutual meeting this season. The two previous have ended with victories to FC Midtjylland.
It is the second time in 2018 that Hobro IK is taking FC Midtjylland. On February 25, at DS Arena in the Alka Super League we have seen 12 corners overall.
FC Midtjylland is going to win the tournament, that is a clear message; “We must be aggressive, play the course and run for each other. Our game must be alive, not stationary. We also have to look at Hobro, but it’s the most about ourselves” says coach of FCM.
Propably line for 1×2 should be also consider as Hobro without a defensive trio in the trophy’s day may affect their balance. In domestic league Midtjylland is playing Playoff of Championship. They have won both games and are temporarily with Brondby as the brightest candidates to lift the trohpy this season while Hobro and Midtjylland are clearly two different names in the Danish league. Host is an unknown minor league firm.
Fulham welcome Reading to Craven Cottage with automatic promotion starting to become a real possibility.
There is no doubt Fulham have been the best side in the league in recent weeks. They have played all of the top teams recently and beat them all. Wolves, Derby, Aston Villa, Sheffield United and Middlesbrough have all given 3 points to the London outfit. Out of their 5 remaining games they have 3 at home and every opposition is outside of the top 9 places.
They also have a side that looks ready for Premier League football and they also boast the hottest property in the league in Ryan Sessegnon. The 17 year old has bagged 14 goals from his 41 league games this season.
Jokanovic really has he side on top form at the crucial part of the season.
Reading still have some work to do to stay in the Championship. They currently lie 5 points above the drop zone after their narrow 1-0 victory over Preston last time out. 2018 hasn’t been kind to the Royals, they have only picked up 3 wins this calendar year and that could cost the come the end of the season.