A collection of the best bets from Holland and USA this weekend.
Real Salt Lake v Portland Timbers - Sunday 02:30
Real Salt Lake have put themselves back in contention for a playoff spot with four wins in their last six but they’ve had a soft run of fixtures as each of those victories have come against sides in the bottom-seven of the overall standings. The market appears to have overreacted to those wins as they’re as short as 2.05 against a Portland side that tops the Western Conference and has won three of four unbeaten games, the latest of which was a win at New York City, who are 2nd in the East. RSL have won just six of their 14 home games this term and four of those victories were over bottom-eight sides.
Portland’s only defeat in their last six on the road came at Eastern Conference leaders Toronto and each of those games were against sides above Real Salt Lake in the table. The visitors look an excellent bet on the Double Chance.
Den Haag v Ajax- Sunday 13:30
Den Haag picked up their first win of the season last week but they face a far tougher test here as they host Ajax. Nonetheless, Den Haag were competitive when hosting the top teams last term as they drew 1-1 with PSV and went down 1-0 to Feyenoord and 2-0 against Ajax themselves. Indeed, all of their home games against top-seven finishers had fewer than three goals and they’ll no doubt be set up to be tough to break down once again. Ajax have won only three of their last seven on the road and are in fact a strong ‘unders’ side on their travels as 12 of their last 17 away saw fewer than three goals. So we don’t expect this to be a resounding win for the visitors, particularly since they’ve scored more than once in only three of their last eight on the road.
PSV v Feyenoord- Sunday 15:45
Champions Feyenoord head into the clash in better form having won all four of their games, netting nine in their last two. PSV, meanwhile, were beaten 2-0 at Heerenveen last time out and were also beaten 1-0 by Feyenoord in this fixture last term. Indeed, Feyenoord did the double over them last season as a 2-1 defeat at Ajax was their only loss against fellow Big Three opposition. PSV, on the other hand, have won only one of their last five against the Big Three, scoring just three goals across these and so we’re looking to take them on, particularly off the back of a defeat. We’re siding with the champions to maintain their unbeaten record this season by backing them on the Double Chance.