Heracles Almelo v Feyenoord - Saturday 17.30 Sky Sports

Heracles are unbeaten this term and are generally a tough side to beat at home as they’ve lost only six times in 19 games there since the start of last season. However, three of these losses came against the Big Three as they went down 1-0 to Feyenoord, 2-0 against Ajax and 2-1 to PSV in games that have tended to be tight. They in fact managed to beat Ajax on the opening day, and indeed Feyenoord haven’t won in Almelo by more than one goal since 2005/06. Feyenoord edged out Excelsior 1-0 in their opening away game and that’s been somewhat typical of their away performances in recent times – 10 of their 12 away wins since the start of last season were without conceding and eight were either 1-0 or 2-0 scores. We’re backing the Feyenoord win and Under 2.5 Goals

Feyenoord & Under 2.5 Goals - 1pt @ 39/10

Ajax v Zwolle - Saturday 19.45 Sky Sports

Ajax bounced back from their opening day defeat at Heracles with comfortable victories in their last two games including a 3-1 home win over Groningen meaning they’ve now won 15 of 16 unbeaten games at the Johan Cruijff Arena. They’ve covered the -2 handicap in five of their last seven home games and indeed in four of their last five when hosting bottom-half sides.  Zwolle were poor travellers last term as they lost 10 of their 17 road games and conceded 12 goals in their trips to the Big Three, including a 5-1 defeat at Ajax themselves. They’ve trailed at the break in seven of their last nine away defeats while Ajax have led at the half in nine of their last 12 on their own turf and so the Half-Time/Full-Time double looks like fair value at 1.75, but we’ll stick to the -2 handicap for our best bet

Ajax -2 - 1pt @ 13/8

New England Revolution v Montreal impact - Sunday 00.30 Sky Sports

As with so many MLS teams, there’s an enormous disparity between New England’s home and away results as while they’re yet to win on their travels (they’ve lost their last five) they’ve won seven of their last nine at home. They’ve beaten the likes of Columbus and league leaders Toronto during that run and so they’re justifiably favourites. However, we’re not so sure they’ll have it all their own way against a Montreal side that has won four of their last six and have lost just four of their last 11 on the road, with three of those defeats against sides above New England in the table. They’re drawn at high-flying New York City and Chicago and we think they can pick up a point here as well. We’re backing the draw, but for a long shot it’s worth noting that Montreal tend to be much stronger in the second half as they’ve trailed at the break in nine of their last 12 on the road. New England have led at the break in seven of their last nine at home so the New England/Draw Half-Time/Full-Time is worth a punt

Draw - 1pt @ 3/1