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After a non-starter on Monday, Kev's hoping to actually see a game in Portugal on Tuesday night.

"Sporting have won their last eight home games, and none of those victories have featured more than three goals."

Back Sporting/Under 3.5 Goals double at [1.91] on the Sportsbook

Vitoria to stay in the danger zone

Sporting v Vitoria Setubal
Tuesday 21 July, 19:00

Drama and controversy in Spain last night, as Deportivo La Coruna's crucial game against Fuenlabrada was dramatically postponed because of positive tests for COVID-19. The rest of the second-tier's final matchday went ahead, and I don't think we'll hear the end of this for quite some time.

With our stake burning a hole in our pockets, we'll hop over the border to Portugal. Sporting are facing relegation-threatened Vitoria Setubal, and I suspect we'll see the hosts triumph.

Sporting lost to champions Porto in their last outing, but their home form under new coach Ruben Amorim is outstanding. The Lions have won their last eight games at the Jose Alvalade, a run that stretches back to late January. Interestingly for our purposes, all eight of those victories have featured fewer than four goals, so there is scope here to double up a Sporting win and Under 3.5 Goals on the Betfair Sportsbook's Same Game Multi.

Vitoria Setubal are fighting for their lives in the relegation battle, and any kind of positive result would drag them out of the dropzone with just one game left. However, the signs aren't good for Lito Vidigal's men - they have lost their last six Primeira Liga games, including an embarrassing loss at rock-bottom Desportivo Aves.

I'll back Sporting here, and given that only three of their last 15 away games have featured four goals or more, I'll chuck in Over 3.5 Goals as well.

Seeing as Monday's bet went west before we even got started, I'll do something highly unusual for this column and include a bonus selection from Iceland. Grindavik have only won two of their seven competitive games so far this season, and they have won just once at home. Tonight they face in-form Afturelding, who have won their last three second-tier games 7-0, 4-0 and 3-1. Grindavik seem too short at [1.75], so I would recommend laying the hosts.

2020 P/L

Points Staked: 103
Points Returned: 84.08
P/L: -18.92 points

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