This week, at least until the weekend, will not be particularly rich in football events. Mainly, some postponed matches and cup games are being played, but there will surely also be cancellations due to bad weather that has hit a large part of Europe. The odds were valid at the time of writing the ticket of the day.
Middlesbrough – Chelsea – 2&0-3 @ 2.60 at betBonanza
This is a match of the semifinal of the English EFL Cup and from this round two matches are played. This, in itself, increases the chances of the better team to advance, which in this case is Chelsea. Surprises are more common when one match is played, and that’s how Middlesbrough reached the semifinals, although they were also lucky in the draw from round to round. The team from Riverside only eliminated teams from lower leagues until the semifinals, namely Port Vale, Exeter, Bradford City, and Bolton, and all these teams are not even in the second league. In the Championship, M’Boro had two losses in three rounds and Chelsea comes at an awkward time. They were also defeated in the FA Cup last weekend, but showed their teeth against Aston Villa. In the meantime, Chelsea is on a three-win streak, two in the Premier League and one in the FA Cup. They did not have a tough opponent on Saturday and beat Preston 4:0. They had quite a few challenges until the semifinals, the biggest being against Newcastle in the quarterfinals when they eliminated the Magpies only after a better penalty shootout. It is true that a return match at Stamford Bridge is also played, but we believe that the Blues will finish a good part of the job in the first match for placement in the final.
Our suggestion is a win for Chelsea with a small number of goals. For 2 & 0-3 the odds are 2.60 at betBonanza.
Rizespor – Beşiktaş – 1x & ov 3.5 @ 4.00 at betBonanza
Between two weekends, the postponed 16th round in the Turkish Super League will be played, the one that was postponed due to violence on the fields, when the president of one club attacked the referee. It’s about the president of Ankaragücü, and at that time his club played exactly against Rizespor, the team hosting Beşiktaş in this round. Rizespor is in excellent form, without a loss in the last seven rounds, in that interval they have four draws and three victories, and in the meantime, they advanced in the Turkish Cup. The last failure of Rize was experienced in early November in Gaziantep. All this has also reflected on the table, so this team is currently sharing the 4th to 6th place, and that position is shared with the teams of Kayserispor and Beşiktaş, and all three teams have 29 points.
The black and whites from Istanbul are their guests in this postponed round. Beşiktaş arrives in Rize after only one victory in the last five championship rounds. All this has caused great upheavals in the club so the management also suspended several players with whose performance everyone was dissatisfied, and who were engaged for a lot of money. From the first team, Eric Bailly, Vincent Aboubakar, Jean Onana, Valentin Rosier, and Rachid Ghezzal were excluded. Some have been returned in the meantime, but the results are not there. In the last round, Beşiktaş lost to Kasımpaşa 3:1 at home. We expect Rize to continue with successes, but it won’t be easy against Beşiktaş. Goals are assumed in such matches.
For 1x & ov 3.5 the odds at betBonanza are 4.00.
The total odds on the ticket for Tuesday at betBonanza Nigeria are 10.40.