Football Bet of the Day: Chaves to take a bite out of the Pastries
In Portugal tonight, Tobias Gourlay reckons struggling Chaves can cause Europe-chasing Belenenses a problem or two
"Belenenses have conceded twice on each of their last two away days and let in at least two goals in 6/9"
Chaves v Belenenses
At the time of writing, yesterday's bet was still a live one. As we await news from China, there's time to tell you all about what might happen in this evening's Primeira Liga match from Portugal.
Relegation-threatened Chaves really need to start winning their home games. Jose Mota's men have only won 3/14 at Estadio Municipal de Chaves all season. However, their record against teams from outside the runaway top four is a borderline respectable W3-D4-L3. Overall, they've scored in 10/14, including six of the last seven. Chasing three points this evening, we fancy they get on the score-sheet at home to seventh-placed Belenenses.
The visitors have faint hopes of Europe next season, but really need a win to keep them alive. On the road, the Pastries have not always risen to the occasion, going W4-D7-L3 since the start of the current campaign. They have conceded twice on each of their last two away days and let in at least two goals in 6/9. That shaky defence, up against Chaves's better-than-expected scoring record, persuades us there's value in backing Both Teams to Score at an odds-against price.
2019 P/L (1pt per bet)
Back Both Teams to Score @ [2.14] in Chaves v Belenenses