Burton Albion vs Wolverhampton Wanderers (Saturday 3:00pm)
Despite the perceived gulf in quality between these sides the goals line was set at a relatively low 2.25. This was even though Burton had lost 4-0 at home to Aston Villa in midweek and had already suffered big defeats away to Leeds and Hull and with Wolves having both first choice central defenders out. The dominant visitors made a mockery of the low line, scoring twice in the opening 11 minutes before eventually confirming the Overs with a 3rd goal on 41 minutes. They added a deserved 4th in the 2nd half for good measure.
Actual Outcome: 0-4 (2.25 Goals Line)
Fair Outcome: 0-4 (2.25 Goals Line)
Stabaek vs Valerenga (Saturday 5:00pm)
In this battle of two mid table sides in Norway, Stabaek were made slight favourites given a -0.25 Asian Handicap. By half time, they found themselves 2-0 down against a side that doesn’t score many but also doesn’t concede many and it looked like a lost cause. However, an impressive 2nd half saw Stabaek continue to make chances and they took 4 of them to complete the turnaround.
Actual Outcome: 4-2 (-0.25)
Fair Outcome: 3-1 (-0.25)
England Premier League
Stoke City vs Southampton (Saturday 3:00pm)
With another 2.25 goals line set this was again expected to be a tight game. However, there were quite a decent number of chances even before Diouf headed Stoke in front. Before half time Berahino missed a penalty and Southampton looked like they’d made them pay with Yoshida’s equaliser on 75 minutes. The Goals line looked appropriate at this point as the game headed towards a draw but up popped Crouch in the latter stages to sneak the win for Stoke and force the overs on the Goal Line.
Actual Outcome: 2-1 (2.25 Goals Line)
Fair Outcome: 2-2 (2.25 Goals Line)