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Home And Away: Bet from Brazil

Will Fred fire for Fluminense?

Jorginho will know that his side must win their home games, but this one won't be easy, against a Fluzao side full of momentum and confidence.

Back Fluminense (AWAY) @ 2.5

Jonno Turner cast his eye over football from Brazil to Bassetlaw today as he selects his home and away bets...


The footballing cup doesn't exactly overfloweth today, but that's not to say there's not value out there. Rest assured, I've had my hand down the back of the sporting sofa, and have plucked out a couple of bets to see us through.

We're off to Brazil for our first pick of the day - and Serie A leaders Fluminense travel to struggling Bahia, looking to cement their position at the summit of the division by weighing in with another victory here.

Visitors boss Abel Braga will be delighted by the consistency his side have shown this campaign - and the Fluzao go into this game having tasted defeat just twice all season.

And the leaders will travel to their hosts full of confidence having lost just one of their last 14 away from the Estadio Olimpico Joao Havelange.

But it's not just the results which will have pleased Braga - three clean sheets from their last three on the road indicates that the visiting defence should be more than a match for a Bahia attack which has yielded an average of just a goal per game over their last three.

The away side look well placed to improve upon their third placed finish of last year, but will need to keep grinding out the results to ensure that they don't succumb to the challenge of the sides in second and third place, breathing down their necks.

Hosts Bahia have won just two from their last five in Serie A, and will be desperate to arrest that slump on their own patch this evening.

Coach Jorginho will be hoping that his side can use their home advantage to their benefit as they welcome a side which has run away with the top tier so far campaign.

The last time these two sides met, Fluminense ran out 4-0 winners, and that could play on the minds of the home side here - as the pressure of the end of season run-in hits.

The Arena Fonte Nova are currently in 13th place in the league, but are not safe yet - and sit just seven points from the dropzone at this point.

Jorginho will know that his side must win their home games, but this one won't be easy, against a Fluzao side full of momentum and confidence.

Bet 1: Fluminense (AWAY) @ 2.5


From sandy beaches to Sandy Lane for our second tip, and back to more familiar climes, as in-form Worksop Town welcome Eastwood Town in this local derby.

The home side are managed by Simon Clark, and will be full of confidence ahead of this encounter with their rivals - three consecutive league wins, and 12 goals smashed in that time, lifting the hosts up to mid-table in the Northern Premier League.

Five undefeated from their last seven in front of their own fans has seen the hosts garner a reputation as something of a formidable force on their own patch, and they will be keen to continue those performances in this one.

Visitors Eastwood are on a bad trot of late, and go into this one on the back of three consecutive losses - a run which has left them floundering in the relegation zone.

John Ramshaw's side have struggled since their relegation from the Conference North last year, and will be desperate for their luck to turn following 20 defeats from their last 24 outings.

That disastrous form will see confidence at an all-time low in the away camp, and I'm sure they'd rather be playing their local rivals on the back of some more encouraging results.

A win this evening could lift the home side up towards the fringes of the play-off positions - and I can't see them missing that opportunity here.

Bet 2: Worksop Town (HOME) @ 1.674/6

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10 October 2012

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