Football Bet of the Day: Rockets will take a while to fizzle out

Happy Christmas!
Happy Christmas!

It's Christmas Day, but that hasn't stopped Kev from digging out a selection from Kuwait's top flight.

"Al Jarah haven't led at the break in any of their home games in the league this season."

Lay Al Jarah in the Half Time market at 2.0521/20

Al Jarah v Al Sulaibikhat
Friday December 25, 16:30

We could afford to leave Santa an extra mince pie and a better class of sherry last night, after Al Ahli delivered the 2-0 win over Al Qadisiya we needed. Now, if you can drag yourselves away from your socks, shaving sets and body butter, then we can head to Kuwait for today's game.

We're checking in with Al Jarah, as they take on Al Sulaibikhat in a top-flight encounter. The hosts finished third in last season's Kuwaiti Premier League, and they are currently sixth in the standings. After a decent start to the campaign, they have somewhat faded, taking just two points from their last three games.

There are usually plenty of goals when Al Jahra play - six of their eight league games this term have featured at least three goals, which is why Over 2.5 Goals is priced at a prohibitive 1.51/2 on the Sportsbook.

Al Sulaibikhat aren't in great form, having won just one of their eight league outings. They have lost four of their five away games, but they are tougher to break down than that record suggests. In the eight matches they have played in the top flight this season, the Red Rockets have only trailed at half-time on one occasion.

That ability to resist pressure - at least for a while - dovetails nicely with the fact that Al Jarah are slow starters. They haven't held the lead at half time in any of their six home games, and only once overall.

Based on that evidence, I think the price of 2.0521/20 for Al Jarah to be leading at half time is there to be opposed.

Recommended Bet
Lay Al Jarah in the Half Time market at 2.0521/20 (Sportsbook product)

2015 P/L (1 pt per bet)

Points Staked: 175

Points Returned: 163.31

P/L: -11.69 points

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