The Football Bet of the Day moves on to the Blue Square Premier on Friday, looking to continue the red-hot football betting form shown so far this week (We have tipped 3 winners from 3). Luton travel to Grimsby to take on the Mariners at Blundell Park, and there is a clear value bet to take advantage of.
Match: Grimsby v Luton Town
Bet of the day: Both Teams To Score ‘No’
Best Odds: 2.22 with Betfair
Grimsby and Luton have both made solid starts in the Blue Square Premier. The Hatters were, and remain, favourites for the title, but have been turned over twice in shock defeats, with both Alfreton and Telford downing their colours. Grimsby meanwhile, have been solid, but have drawn too many (five) of their nine games, and despite only being beaten once this term, they sit in 9th, three points behind today’s visitors. In a tight match, the outright market is a minefield – but the ‘Both Teams to Score‘ market throws up a hint of value.
Of the 18 games played by these two teams this season, 9 have seen both teams score, 9 have not. The recent trend has been lower scoring affairs for both teams, so odds-against for one team to fail to score looks a clear value punt on what is effectively a ‘coin toss’. Luton also appeared to batten down the hatches last time out against Wrexham after a couple of sloppy defensive displays – that finished 0-0. Facing a tough trip to Grimsby, that solidity may again be the priority for manager Paul Buckle (pictured), making goals even less likely.
Football Bet of the Day
Both Teams to Score – No. 2.22 with Betfair. (Alternatively ‘Yes’ can currently be laid at 1.82 offering even better odds for those comfortable laying).