England Premier League
Manchester United vs Everton (Sunday 4:00pm)
Manchester United were given a -1.5 handicap for this game and it looked fair after Everton’s struggle over the last week. Valencia got the home side off to a perfect start after 4 minutes but after this they struggled. Everton, inspired by Rooney, performed well and could consider themselves unlucky not to score. However, they ran out of steam later on and conceded 3 late goals to beat both the Handicap line and the Goals Line and though Everton can consider themselves unfortunate to be on the end of such a big score, Manchester United beating the Handicap should be considered fair.
Actual Outcome: 4-0 (-1.50)
Fair Outcome: 3-1 (-1.50)
Italy Serie A
Milan vs Udinese (Sunday 2:00pm)
A goal line of 2.75 was reasonably set with the onus on Milan to bounce back from a heavy defeat to Lazio last weekend and produce goals. After taking the lead on 22 Minutes, Udinese quickly equalised but Milan went back ahead to mean Overs would be at least a half win by 31 minutes. The game then remained with this scoreline but a controversial decision denied the full win on 82 minutes, when Milan scored but the goal was called back by the VAR system – further viewing makes this seem like the wrong decision and the goal should have stood.
Actual Outcome: 2-1 (-1.25)
Fair Outcome: 3-1 (-1.25)
China Super League
Shanghai SIPG vs Shanghai Shenhua (Saturday 12:35pm)
With a Goals Line of 3.5 this was expected to be an exciting and end to end game. Shanghai SIPG were big favourites but the 1st half was a non-event with the score at 0-0 and no quality chances to speak of. The line had drifted at this point but things changed dramatically at the start of the 2nd half – by 63 minutes the score was 4-1 to Shanghai SIPG with the Over line coming in with a 4th goal in the space of 5 minutes between 56′ and 61′.
Actual Outcome: 6-1 (-1.50)
Fair Outcome: 4-0 (-1.50)