While some nations are playing international football this weekend, others are playing in the lower leagues across Europe. I scour the leagues to find great value for us tonight.
Rangers to score over 2.5 goals v Raith @ 1.72 (Bet365) – 3 points
Rangers have been in fine form to start of the Scotland Championship league this year; and will be determined more than ever to secure as many early victories as possible to potentially seal this ASAP, after narrowly losing out in the playoffs last year.
Rangers have started with 4 wins from 4, while scoring 14 goals in that time and conceding only 3. The beauty of Rangers is that they have spread their goals across the board in their games with Waghorn, Holt, Miller, Taverneir and Wallace scoring 11 out of the 14 goals so far. Manager Warburton has got the entire team playing for each other and together they have been putting a solid effort on both the attacking & defensive end.
Tonight they take on Raith who have had a total mixed bag this campaign. They have managed to win 2 and lose 2 while scoring 6 and conceding 3. The 2 games that have been losses for them have come away from home so far against 2 decent sides at home in Falkirk and Hibernian. This will be something for them to worry about when they go to take on Rangers who normally have Ibrox as a fortress and more motivated than any other season than before knowing that the Premiership is just a season away.
I expect a Rangers goalfest tonight; and 3 goals shouldn’t be an issue for the strong Glasgow side at home.
Ghana to beat Rwanda @ 1.83 (Bet365) – 3 points
Ghana come into this game against Rwanda as favourites owing to the fact that they have a lot of talented players who are playing all across the globe and a lot of them have now become first choice for their team, while playing in competitive leagues.
Let’s start up front where you have 2 solid forwards in Asamoah Gyan and Jordan Ayew. Gyan was a star in England, before making a huge name in the the UAE and final off to a scoring start in his new home in China. Ayew was a good player in France and just making the transition in England at Villa. The midfield is lead by Andre Ayew, and no surprises why a lot of people will expect him to probably get in the goals after his cracking performances in the Premier League to start of the campaign. He will be accompanied by Atsu, Wakaso and Acquah. The back 4 has been consistently same for a while now with Afful, Baba Rahman, Mensah and Boye. Ghana already had a great friendly to warm ups against Congo where they won by a score of 3-2 in a hard way; that should get them well prepared for tonight encounter against Rwanda.
Rwanda on the other hand won their first game by a narrow 1-0 scoreline against Mozambique. Things will expect to get tougher as they take on one of the best teams in Africa tonight. Rwanda will be counting a lot on home support to try and usher them through this game. The lack of high standard of football could be the potential downfall for Rwanda with almost all their player making their living either in Rwanda or Tanzania. This game might come as a wakeup call to these players who will face some of their talented Ghanians who will be looking to show them what it means to step up to the next level.
A price of 1.83 for Ghana against an in-experienced Rwanda side is too good to pass up on.