Well fellow stripey people, a week has past and our account is sitting at £55.30, which is not too bad at all from
The Badger contemplates this weekend’s fixtures and his forthcoming wagers.
a standing start of a tenner. All winnings to be donated to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation at the end of the season.
Arsenal gave the unwashed a run around whilst Mr Di Canio was not smiling as much as last Wednesday and it was rather gratifying to observe another tantrum on the sidelines from the Italian, and while I was considering taking Arsenal minus a goal, I am content to watch the Albanian implosion with glee and settle for reasonable profits without higher risks.
Dundee managed to hold out for a draw against league leaders Hamilton and Leyton Orient grabbed a late winner to bring up the Trixie bet for all you who had the naivety/foresight to follow last week’s tips.
I had as you know, mused over doing Benteke anytime to score, but left it out and instead tried a longer odds punt on JT and Lescott.
The latter didn’t play, and the former was too busy trying to chase Everton shirts whilst suffering a surprising defeat in the process.
Anyway, ho hum; this week’s fixture list in the premiership at least, looks likely to produce another smattering of draws and closely fought matches. Last week, half of the ten games were drawn, so it goes to illustrate the competitive nature of the league as only Man Utd and Arsenal won by more than a single goal.
As much as I am tempted to include some to draw in the premiership, I will look elsewhere for selections, and first up is Loftus Road, where Joey Barton is playing well and has finally left his twitter account alone from riddles and mysterious quotes from philosophers and the like, and is showing signs of his best form for many a moon.
QPR play a struggling Yeovil side, who are sitting third from bottom and without a league win in five games. This is in stark comparison to the league leaders who should have won by a handful through the week against Brighton, but were denied by lady luck on more than a few occasions.
QPR are 4/5 with bet365.
Next we are off to Wycombe, who are fifth in the second division and who face York at home who are second from bottom.
Wycombe should see them off at their place and at 19/20, look a decent bet.
Last but not least, we head over to Holland to the Eredivisie, which sounds like a spooky league and even more so when remembering Steve Maclaren speaking English in a foreign accent to a reporter a while back, the silly twat.
Herenveen sit third and depending on results could even go top, and they are up against Roda JC who have shipped 9 goals in the last two matches, and look to be vulnerable against the top teams.
Herenveen are 6/4, which I think is a cracking price, but as usual, you never know how reliable statistics are this early in the season.
Same bet as last week, three two pound doubles, and a two pound treble, (2 quid Trixie, – that’s 8 pounds in total), and with the remaining two little nuggets, I will throw caution to the wind and bet one pound each way on our captain Colo to score first against Hull, at 28-1 and bet365 pay a third of the odds should he score anytime after the first.
With Hull’s backline a bit unremarkable, I am thinking it might just pay dividends to side with him to hopefully score a header from a corner or set piece, as we all know they have been sparse and must be surely due to change.
Other teams that caught my eye were Aberdeen and Inverness who look likely to draw at 5/2, but I will leave them out and stick with my three above.
Best of luck to all who have a bet.