Both tips were successful last night with Walsall beating Northampton 1-0 in their F.A.Cup 2nd round replay at the สล็อตออโต้ Stadium and in the process won the -2.5 goal bet.
Tonight I am going into the Champions League and the make or break tie between Rangers and Lyon at Ibrox. Rangers need only a draw to progress to the knock out stages as they beat Lyon 3-0 in France so Lyon will have to come out and go for the win.
Lyon lost 1-0 at the weekend to Caen with an under strength side but take nothing away from Caen`s performance on the day as they are currently the form side in France over the last 6 games.
This is a very close game to call as both sides are doing well in their respective leagues. Rangers are 2nd in the league 5 points behind eternal rivals Celtic with 2 games in hand and have won 7 of their 8 league games at home this season scoring 23 and conceding only 3, the only blemish on an otherwise perfect home record was the 1-0 defeat to Hibernians at the beginning of October.
In the Champions league their home record has been equally impressive with wins in the qualifying rounds against Zeta (2-0) and Red Star Belgrade (1-0) followed up in the group stage by a win against Stuttgart (2-1) and a creditable 0-0 draw against Barcelona in their last home tie.
Lyon inevitably sit top of the French league 4 points of 2nd placed Nancy but have not been as dominant this season as they go in search of their 7th consecutive title. They have already lost 4 league games this season from 17 played and their away form reads won 5 drawn 0 lost 3 scored 16 and conceded 9, the defeats coming at Toulouse (14th), Lorient (11th), and as previously mentioned last weekend at Caen (8th) and with the greatest of respect to the afore mentioned teams none of them are big name sides.
Their 2 away games in the Champions league this season saw them roundly beaten by Barcelona 3-0 and then winning 2-0 at a disappointing Stuttgart so I do not feel much can be drawn from that line of form.
I am going for a Rangers win tonight as I feel with a full house behind them the team will rise to the challenge, and though a point is all that is required I cannot see them settling for that result. The fact that Celtic has already made it into the knockout stages will be further impetus in any was needed for them to progress tonight and in the process make history as it would be the first time two Scottish sides have made the knock out phase.
Early team news is that Rangers will be without the injured trio of Jean-Claude Darcheville, Nacho Novo and DaMarcus Beasley and Smith may opt to play Daniel Cousin as a lone striker in a 4-5-1 formation.
Lyon coach Alain Perrin left out Fabio Grosso and restricted Juninho and Sidney Govou to second-half substitute appearances against Caen at the weekend and it would be fair to assume that they will all return to the starting line up tonight.
23/10 with Bet365 and Boylesport is to good a price to miss for a Rangers win tonight and though Lyon will be tough opposition I expect a home win tonight.
As a saver I may well have a small investment on Rangers +0.25 goals on the Asian handicap to cover the eventuality of a draw which VCBet are offering at 22/23 at present.
As always good luck,