Gills and Bury can hit the target
November 13th, 2015 | Ian Carnaby's Sports News
We fared quite well last week with both teams scoring in the north London derby and also in the Rotherham v Ipswich game. However, I’m bound to say that we should have had another 40 units in the Arsenal-Spurs confrontation because the visitors were clearly the better side for at least 75 minutes. As you know, I think they will make the top four this season if the Europa League does not get in the way.
There is a restricted programme this weekend because of the international fixtures and it will be very quiet on the punting front in this corner. The ‘good things’ are Bradford to beat Crewe in League One and Grimsby to account for Welling in the National League but the prices are too short. As for Sheffield United against Southend I’d be very careful indeed and I admit to some concern over my ante-post bet on the Blades.
There is no consistency there at all and they have slipped out of the play-off places. They are a typical example of a team with the right ideas and scoring power who will play well against the better sides but slip up at home against the ordinary ones. Also, they have not drawn a home game so far so I shall stand back when they face Southend.
The one solid investment is both teams to score when Gillingham meet Bury. I have lost count of the number of times the Gills have done us a good turn and they certainly hit the target on a regular basis, especially at home. Bury are a neat, compact footballing team who have done very well against the top sides in the section and they can play their part in an attractive set-to. There should be goals at both ends.
To smaller stakes, Blackpool v Doncaster makes some appeal as well. Blackpool are poor but have been taking teams the distance recently, while Doncaster are out of immediate danger and should at least get on the scoresheet.
Gillingham v Bury 25 units Both Teams To Score
Blackpool v Doncaster 15 units Both Teams To Score