The Eerste Divisie, also known as the Jupiler league, returns tomorrow night where it offers soccer bettors a full set of fixtures and the oppurtunity to get down on some action on a usually quiet Friday night.We also have the French Ligue 2 on Fridays as well of course
The Jupiler league has a reputation as an 'over' league and indeed it is generally high scoring and the prices and goal lines offered by bookies reflect that.
In the 342 fixtures last season 210 went over 2.5 goals (61%) whilst 132 stayed under.This excludes games that were played by HFC Haarlem who folded in January of this year and whose season record was expunged.Also of note was if you took the over/under of 3.0 for every game, it would have ended up going 136 - 132 with a whopping 74 pushes.
I've no data on prices for these games but you can imagine a blind bet on the over in every game wouldn't have yielded much profit at the end of the season,so you have to pick your spots carefully. Don't forget the over is usually juiced heavily.Some teams do score more than others whether they are at home or away,also a top against bottom game usually sees more goals than a midtable clash as is the case in most leagues.
I hope to improve my knowledge of this league this season as it's nice to have a full set of fixtures on a Friday night to pick from and don't forget we also have the French 2nd division if we can't find enough potential winners here.To tell you the truth if this league was played on a Saturday like most other Euro leagues, I probably wouldn't bother with it as there is plenty to choose from in the English leagues as well as the Bundesliga,Ligue 1 as well as a couple of Serie A and La Liga fixtures on a Saturday evening.
So if anyone is betting this league I hope we can all have a good season