20 March 2019, by: BET Contributor
7 Matches To Punt On During Coronavirus Outbreak
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, football has been put on hold in most leagues across the world. Keyword being most as not all have decided to suspend football in their country. The Turkish football divisions are the biggest leagues to continue playing – even though it will now be happening behind closed doors. Some other leagues have followed suit in Angola, Singapore, Australia and a few others, so let’s try and find that ultimate betting slip.
Australia: Western Sydney Wanderers vs Sydney FC – Australia
Australian football lovers will no be starved of action as the Hyundai A-League looks set to continue behind closed doors. Western Sydney Wanderers hope to cause an upset here against their local rivals, Sydney FC, with the home side sitting in eighth place on the table. The visitors top the standings by 10 points and have played two games less than the team in second place. They’ve won seven of their nine away games, losing just once.
A-League: Newcastle United Jets vs Melbourne City
The tie against Newcastle Jets shouldn’t prove to be too tricky for Melbourne City, who are chasing a spot in the finals. The visitors are unbeaten in their last three matches and sit second on the standings. Central Coast Mariners have lost nine games in a row and sit last on the log standings. If they lose this tie as well, they’ll equal their worst run of 10 straight defeats, which happened last season.
Angola: Sagrada Esperanca vs Desportivo Huila
This seems to be where our big value bet is for the weekend. Sagrada Esperanca sits in sixth spot and recently lost their last game 1-0. They’ve also only won just one of their last three home ties. Desportivo Huila sits in the third spot, but have two games in hand over the top-placed team. The visitors have a strong chance of winning the league and claiming that famous CAF Champions League spot and have recently beaten both of the teams above them.
Angola: Recreativo Da Caala v Sporting De Cabinda
Another interesting encounter in Angola sees Recreativo Da Caala host Sporting De Cabinda. For the hosts, it’s all about keeping up their recent form as they’ve won their last three times on home soil. Sporting De Cabinda are yet to win away this term, claiming just three points from nine matches, losing six times.
Singapore: Tanjong Pagar United v Albirex Niigata
Tanjong Pagar United are in the top-flight of the Singaporean league for the first time since 2014. Sadly, they’re still in search of their first win after two games played. Albirex Niigata are still unbeaten after two matches and are the highest scorers in the division at this early stage, scoring six goals in two ties. With home advantage, Tanjong Pagar United might just cause an upset.
Honduras: Honduras Progreso vs Motagua
It’s a clash between top and bottom as Honduras Progreso host Motagua this weekend. The visitors will be looking to continue with their league dominance as they sit well-clear at the top of the standings. The hosts have been disappointing this campaign and are yet to win a home game, losing three of their six encounters played. Motagua have won four of their six away matches.
Honduras: Olimpia vs Real Sociedad
Olympia’s run of seven games without defeat ended last weekend, but they’ll fancy their chances of returning to winning ways against Real Sociedad. Olimpia have won four of their six matches played at home, scoring 16 goals – no side has scored more on home soil. Sociedad have been utterly disappointing, winning just one of their five away encounters.