I’m starting a new ladder challenge this weekend with the aim of turning my £10 starting stake into £500 in 7 bets by rolling winnings. Bet 1 kicks off at 2pm on Saturday afternoon and has been boosted to best price on Betfair so you need an account with them to get involved.
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You don’t have to start on a £10 starting stake like me by the way. You could start lower e.g. £5 to £250 or even £1 to £50. Just keep it fun and sensible to you. My research behind the first bet is attached below and will be in the same place on each bet throughout the challenge:
Strommen vs Ham-Kam (Ham-Kam to win or draw)
- I know how many of you loved following the Ham-Kam game in the last challenge, or to give them their full name Hamarkameratene Fotball, well here we go again!
- We had them to score 2+ in the last challenge, a feat they managed in just 12 minutes
- They added a third before half time and saw the game out at that score line
- That made it 7 straight wins in all competitions, 5 of them have been wins to nil & they’ve scored 2+ in every single one
- Tuesday’s win cemented our new friends as the front runners for promotion to Norway’s top flight
- They’re 4 points clear, have scored the most goals and conceded the least in the division, they really are the full package
- They’re also incredible on the road, they’ve played 9 away matches this season (W7, D1, L1) they’ve scored 21 times and conceded just 5. They’ve won their last 5 by scores of 4-2, 2-1, 2-0, 4-0 & 4-0
- I quoted an OBOS expert last time who heaped the praise on manager Kjetil Rekdal, he’s ‘transformed the whole mentality’ of the club and is expected to manage at the very top level one day
- Enough praise now for Ham-Kam, on to their opponents for this one – Strommen
- Strommen are having a shocker at the moment, they’re 2nd bottom of the table and have won just 2 of 18 matches this season
- They haven’t won a league match since the 2nd of July, that’s 10 matches in a row without victory
- It’s no surprise either, only one side produces a lower xG than Strommen
- xG is expected goals and highlights how many goals a side should be scoring based on the chances they create
- At 0.98, only Ullensaker-Kisa have a lower xG
- Not a massive surprise then that Strommen are the lowest scorers in the whole divison, they’ve only managed to notch 15 times, nearly 3 times less than Ham-Kam
- By comparison, Ham-Kam striker Jonas Enkerud has 10 goals, midfielder Kristian Eriksen has 8
- Worth keeping an eye on Thelonius Bair, the Canadian striker has joined form Vancouver in the MLS, since signing he’s bagged 3 in 5 games and has given them a new dynamic in attack
Bolton vs Rotherham (Over 1.5 goals)
- If I’m looking for goals in the EFL this season, my first port of call is Bolton
- There’s a great feeling around Bolton right now, following promotion from League Two, the Whites sit 3rd in League One
- They come in to this one after absolutley smashing title favourites Ipswich, Wanderers ran out 5-2 winners at Portman Road in midweek
- With this good feeling, the excitement is growing in the City, Bolton have already sold 16,800 tickets for the game, surpassing their highest attendance so far (16,087) tuned exoevted to be 20,000+ inside the University Of Bolton Stadium come 3PM on Saturday
- They deserve to be up there too, only one side has scored more goals than Bolton (14 in 7) and only one side has a superior xG (Opponents Rotherham)
- With their performances so far, Ian Evatt has said there’s ‘an air of confidence, borderline arrogance’ about the squad, which will keep them playing at the level they have been
- Key marksmen Oladapo Afolayan and Eoin Doyle will lead the line here, they’ve got a combined 7 goals in the 7 games so far
- Josh Sheehan has chipped in with 3 from midfield so far after his summer move from Newport
- Brilliant going forward, but Bolton are vulnerable at the back, they’ve conceded that 10 in 7, remarkably the 4th worst defence despite being 3rd in the league
- On to Rotherham and as mentioned, they actually have the highest xG in League One at a massive 1.73 per game
- They were one of the big favourites to go up but have made a stuttering start, what has been consistent though is their ability to create chances
- Their last 4 have seen over 1.5 goals land & their xG shows that there’s more to come
- More should come too, as Micheal Smith begins to hit form, he’s got 5 in his last 5 starts
- Freddie Ladapo is missing for this one but Will Grigg is a more than able replacement
- Shane Ferguson is touch and go for this one, he apparently suffered little to no discomfort when returning to training and Paul Warne has said that to him, that means he’ll play at least some part
- This should be an end to end game with both teams going for the win, BTTS looks very likely, but I’ll play the over 1.5 to be safe
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