We’re looking further afield than Europe for our Friday night/early Saturday morning treble with some international matches in Africa and World Cup qualifiers down in South America, where qualification for Qatar 2022 is about to get underway.
Morocco have been in decent form of late, losing just one of their six matches at home, winning two and drawing three. There haven’t been loads of goals though, with only two of those six matches seeing Over 2.5 Goals landing.
Senegal have won three, drawn one and lost one over their five most recent matches and on their travels they’ve won two, drawn one and lost two. Again there’s not been many goals in their matches, only one of those matches saw Over 2.5 goals. We see that trend continuing; we’re backing Under 2.5 Goals.
00.30am (Sat): Colombia vs Venezuela – Under 2.5 Goals
Colombia begin their journey to Qatar at home to Venezuela, where they’ve scored just two goals in their past five matches. Overall they’ve won two, drawn two and lost one over their five most recent fixtures in front on their own fans. Venezuela have three wins, a draw and a defeat from their last five games, while on their travels they’ve won three and drawn two leading into this game.
The hosts are massive favourites here, but looking back at previous meetings between the sides in Colombia they have only won one of the most previous five, with Venezuela coming out on top twice, and two draws. OK, some of those matches date back to 2009 but both teams will know only too well about those previous matches. The sides most recently met around this time last year in a 0-0 draw and neither side are known for their goals.
As said above, Colombia have only scored two in their five most recent home matches. Venezuela have netted 10 in that time, but were scoreless in two of those. We can see this being a cagey start to qualification for both sides, so are backing Under 2.5 Goals.
01.30am (Sat): Brazil vs Bolivia – Brazil -2
Taking a look at the Win/Draw/Win market here and your first thoughts might just be ‘pray for Bolivia’ and then looking at Brazil’s forward players in the squad; Neymar, Roberto Firmino, Rodrygo, Matheus Cunha and Richarlison and yeah, Bolivia look doomed. Philippe Coutinho and Casemiro are in the midfield as well. It just gets worse and worse for the away side here.
Brazil have kept Bolivia scoreless twice in their eight most recent meetings on home soil and the away side have now lost their last six matches in a row, scoring just once. The handicap here is at -2, meaning we need Brazil to win by three, something they’ve done in two out of two recent meetings between the pair here. Bolivia have lost by three goals in all of their last three away matches to boot, so we’re going with that -2 Handicap.
Paddy’s Friday footy treble
- A Paddy Power treble of the above 3 bets clocks in at 6/1
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