Home and Away: Dominant Longford looking for five unbeaten on the road

14Jun 2013


Trips to Estonia and Ireland are on the cards for Jonno Turner as he looks to end the week with a bang...

We're off to Estonia for our penultimate selection of the week - and the Meistriliiga, as Sillamae Kalev host Paide at the Kalevi Staadion, looking to extend their unbeaten form on their own patch.

Sergei Ratnikov's side line up for this one without defeat in seven outings in front of their own fans, and that run of results has seen them to fourth in the table - just six points behind the Europa League places, with a game in hand.

Three clean sheets from five at home suggests that the Whites are more than capable of holding out their opponents in this encounter, and they will be keen to post another three points on the board here.

And a 2-0 victory over second placed Levadia in their last outing on their own turf will have boosted morale in the home camp ahead of this one.

Visitors Paide travel to the north east in mixed form, and two losses from their last three on the road leaves them sitting fifth in the league.

Boss Meelis Rooba will be keen for his side to secure a positive result here, but seven clashes without a clean sheet indicates that their hosts are likely to be presented with a chance or two in this game, and that could give them the edge in what promises to be a tight fixture.

Bet 1: Sillamae Kalev (HOME) @ 1.63


Switching our attentions to Ireland now, and the First Division, as top of the table Longford Town travel to Athlone.

The visitors go into this one with a nine point lead at the top of the table, and with three wins and a draw from their last four on the road, they will be confident of extending that margin here.

Tony Cousins' side have smashed eight goals in that time, and will be keen to build on a 2-1 defeat of second placed Mervue United in their last outing on the road as they travel to Lissywollen.

The hosts line up for this clash in mixed form - and just one win from four will have knocked confidence in Roddy Collins' side.

The Town have lost their last two in front of their own fans, and will be keen to arrest that slump here - but it's not the best preparation for a visit from the league leaders.

Longford have won the last two meetings between these sides, and have not lost in half a dozen - which will give them much confidence ahead of this one.

Bet 2: Longford Town (AWAY) @ 2.18


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Keywords: Home and Away, Longford, Sillamae

Source: Betfair

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