Football Bet of the Day: Vegetti can strike again for Vasco da Gama

 | Thursday 13th June 2024, 15:22pm

Thursday 13th June 2024, 15:22pm

Although the attention may be on Euro 2024 kicking off this weekend, we’ve searched elsewhere for value, given Germany are short-priced favourites against Scotland. I’ve cast my eye over to South America to analyse Brazil’s top division, Serie A, and I think I’ve found some value. 

Palmeiras host Vasco da Gama in São Paulo (01:30, Friday), and there’s a particular goalscorer who is in the middle of a purple patch, and is my selection for Friday’s Football Bet of the Day. 

Football Bet of the Day - Friday, June 14

  • Pablo Vegetti to score anytime @ 3/1

Palmeiras are giants of Brazilian football, but my selection comes from the away side Vasco da Gama, and their 35-year-old striker Pablo Vegetti. Now, Camisas Negras have been in pretty awful form, losing five of their last six league matches and only progressing in Copa do Brasil on penalties, after a 3-3 draw with Fortaleza.

This away trip to São Paulo looks to be a difficult one, and they are a massive 13/2 to come away with all three points. I don’t believe they will be able to do that, but they should be able to find the net at some point thanks to their not-so-secret weapon. It comes in the form of the big Argentine, who is enjoying a simply wonderful campaign from an individual point of view. 

Vegetti scored plenty of goals in Argentina for Belgrano before joining Vasco da Gama in 2023. He scored 10 goals in 21 games in all competitions over the second half of last season, and has continued where he left off, with 12 goals in 20 already this term. 

Despite his age, he shows no sign of slowing down in front of goal and is arguably just getting better and better. His physicality is impressive and he currently leads the Serie A scoring charts with four goals in seven league games. This is what he is managing to produce in a team that is out of form and struggling to pick up points. 

Now Palmerias are good defensively, and have kept four clean sheets in their last seven matches in all competitions, but they are down in 7th in the league and will need to start to take more risks if they are going to rise up the table. 

I think we are getting great value here on Serie A’s top goalscorer to find the net at anytime at 3/1, and he is a whopping 17/2 to open the scoring. He is also Vasco da Gama’s designated penalty taker and has now scored four goals in their last three outings in all competitions. 

His side may have turned a corner, which is perhaps naive to say after a 6-1 defeat to Flamengo, but they were down to 10 men in that one before half-time and fell apart in the second half. He scored the opener in that match, while his side did end their losing streak with a 2-1 win over Vitoria in the previous league game. 

I’m always happy to back a man in form for find the net, and proving that age is just a number, Pablo Vegetti is just that. To score anytime at 3/1, Vegetti is our Football Bet of the Day for Friday, June 14.


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