Eastleigh the business here

November 28th, 2015 | Ian Carnaby's Sports News

Last week was a profitable one with goals arriving in the games between Bristol City and Hull, plus Sheffield Wednesday v Huddersfield. I think it’s generally a value bet but it’s important to examine the record of teams which habitually give goals away but have the fire-power to make things good at the other end.

ThE place to look for both teams to score is the Championship (apart from one wretched afternoon recently), and I like the look of Nottingham Forest v Reading. The visitors have managed to cling on to Steve Clarke in face of an approach from Fulham and I think the players may celebrate here. Slowly but surely Forest are overcoming their slow start and they can contribute a goal or two of their own.

In the Premier League I’d be wary of the 4/7 about Manchester City at home to Southampton. City are inconsistent at present and have their injury worries, quite apart from the fact that they have just returned home from Italy. Of course, the best of their attacking football will see them home but the Saints are pretty well organised at the back these days and can cause problems with lightning-quick breaks. I’d be surprised if there were more than two goals over the ninety minutes.

I’m not greatly attracted by the Bristol City price at Rotherham but they are playing well and are due to put a few past a struggling team. Rotherham need to be on their mettle to avoid a setback on their own pitch and I feel they will soon be under maximum pressure. A more solid investment is Eastleigh, who may not be far away at season’s end, to account for struggling Southport in the National League.

Nottingham Forest v Reading 25 units Both Teams To Score

Millwall v Bury 10 units Both Teams To Score

BRISTOL CITY 15 units at 29/20 (Coral) to beat Rotherham

EASTLEIGH 40 units at 4/7 (Coral) to beat Southport