After another profitable week for the column, Kevin Hatchard picks up the reins, and is taking us to Germany.
Third-tier sides set to entertain
Preussen Munster v Eintracht Braunschweig Monday 11 November, 18:00
Struggling Southend fell over in Dover yesterday, as their 1-0 FA Cup defeat denied Tobias a fifth straight winner. He won't worry too much, as he's already banked a big profit, and that list that's heading Santa's way next month is going to be pretty long.
I still have work to do to avoid a lump of coal in my stocking, and I'm taking you to Germany tonight. Preussen Munster are up against Eintracht Braunschweig in the Dritte Liga, and I fancy a few goals.
I was in Braunschweig a couple of years ago to see Eintracht narrowly miss out on promotion to the Bundesliga against Wolfsburg. Since that balmy night, Braunschweig have tumbled out of Bundesliga 2, and are far from certain to win promotion. There are some big beasts in the third tier these days, and Eintracht find themselves fifth. Their games are usually entertaining - nine of their 14 league matches have featured at least three goals.
Preussen Munster have never won a major honour in Germany, and finished eighth in the third division last season. In the 21st century, the Dritte Liga is the highest level they have reached, and they are currently second from bottom. They have leaked an eye-watering 28 goals in 14 games, and it's therefore no surprise to learn that six of their last seven league games have seen an Over 2.5 Goals bet land. Munster usually score - they have only drawn a blank in two of their 14 league outings.
At 1.89, Over 2.5 Goals is too tempting a bet to ignore.