Monday’s Bet Of The Day: Play-off goals at a premium


JACK Wright's (@JackWright_BSB) Bet of the Day continues on Monday as we head to Scotland.

Edinburgh City vs Dumbarton | Monday 17th May 2021, 19:35

It’s the crunch time of the season as the massive games come thick and fast and we are heading back to Scotland for a relegation/promotion play-off to open the week.

A late 88th minute Josh Campbell strike salvaged Edinburgh City a 2-2 draw against Elgin at Ainslie Park, and it was enough to secure a 3-2 aggregate win to book a place in this two-legged crack at promotion to League One.

Opponents Dumbarton earned their right to have a crack at avoiding relegation to League Two with a 1-0 aggregate victory over Stranraer – which tells you pretty much all you need to know about their approach to recent games.

Jim Duffy’s side have been a go to side for me since their return to action in March having played 17 games now with an incredible 13 seeing under 2.5 match goals – the same amount saw both teams fail to score – 76% of those games.

For a side that finished the regular season second from bottom, the Sons only conceded a meagre 24 goals from their 22 games – only Champions Partick Thistle and the side that finished third Cove Rangers conceded less, some achievement.

That being against League One opponents, before rubber stamping their defensive resilience with those two shut outs against the League Two Blues.

The game plan would appear clear – keep it tight, try nick a goal but take a clean sheet back to The YOUR Radio 103FM Stadium – and for that reason my only tough decision in this Bet of the Day was choosing between BTTS no or under 2.5 goals – keeping an equally palatable for the away side 1-1 draw on side I have gone with the latter at generous looking odds of 9/10 with Bet 365.

Best Bet

Edinburgh City vs Dumbarton – Under 2.5 Goals (9/10 Bet365)

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Having had a passion for football for as long as I can remember – I’m talking Shoot League Ladders here – one of my first “bets” is still my biggest win. After begging my mum to let me fill in her pools coupon so I could show off my knowledge, eight draws later and a cheque for £11,500 was soon in the post. As a Norwich fan it’s important to have a good grasp of what’s going on in the lower leagues and I also like exploring those less popular leagues to have a delve into any stats-based markets that are available. Right now, I’m particularly enjoying player bets. Outside of sport, I love eating and drinking - maybe a little too much - as well as listening to a varied spectrum of music, both from the comfort of my own home and at festivals.

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