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A Bank Holiday betting bonanza

SOME people will be dragged up and down the shops on Bank Holiday Monday, completing wasting their day rather than doing something more fulfilling like sitting in front of the telly all day.

Thankfully, I am not some people and the TV companies are really spoiling us with no fewer than three Football League matches, two clashes from Serie A, a London derby in the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga and Scottish Premiership.

And if that isn’t enough, we have the Welsh Cup final, the women’s Super League tussle between Notts County and Liverpool and if you have Chelsea TV you can watch the Blues against Everton in a live Under-21 contest to check out which players will be on loan at Vitesse next season.

The studying never stops and nor does the punting opportunities and I think the best bet comes in League One with over 2.5 goals in Walsall v Fleetwood.

Walsall need to win to stand any chance of automatic promotion and they also need to make up five goals on second-placed Burton’s goal difference in the next two matches.

Expect the Saddlers to go chasing goals but also expect them to concede - Walsall have managed only two clean sheets in their last 11 matches.

A point effectively makes Fleetwood safe from the drop but the Cod Army have managed only two clean sheets against top-ten opponents this season.

Get the betting bank on goals at the Banks’s stadium on Bank Holiday Monday.

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Match in Focus


Genoa v Roma

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Genoa have kept six clean sheets in their last eight home games
Expert verdict
Genoa’s outstanding home form – they are unbeaten in their last eight at the Luigi Ferrari – makes this a tricky test for Roma, who are still chasing down second spot. Roma have themselves won 11 and drawn the other three of their last 14 in the league, so this could be tight.