I have been busy lately so I haven’t had time to give some tips for the Football markets. My sports-book accounts are still flourishing (especially after tonight) so I will provide a brief insight into the upcoming games this weekend, with some info and suggestions for all games (to help those who like to dabble with accumulators).
Here is a rundown of the upcoming games (starting Saturday 27th):
Birmingham v Arsenal
This is a no-brainer and will go Arsenal’s way. Birmingham started this season fantastically but have dipped in form recently whilst Arsenal have picked up and are now fighting for the title. Look for a -1 handicap bet for Arsenal.
Chelsea v Aston Villa
Villa’s form has been poor and although Chelsea have recently been kicked out of the CL and knocked from the top of the league, they will be able to turn over Villa here. The game will be close though, but it will fall Chelsea’s way.
Hull v Fulham
Hull have a new manager and the players normally like to play for their places in front of him, but they had a chance to do that against Pompy and failed. Fulham are in a different class but are also very tired thanks to a rigorous schedule. The odds will favor an away win but I would be tempted to go for a draw, possibly 1-1 as I expect Hull to perk up and Fulham to feel tired.
Tottenham v Portsmouth
Big win for Spurs here. Look for a -2 Handicap win for the home side, they could easily run away with it and knock in 4 or 5, but -2 is the safe bet.
West Ham v Stoke
The Hammers are on a terrible streak and recently lost 3-1 at home to Wolves who they were expected to beat. They should pick up for this game and give the fans something to cheer about but I still expect Stoke to stick a spanner in the works. I’d go for a draw, 2-2 could be on the cards.
Wolves v Everton
There is no doubting Wolves form but Everton are also on a good run. Normally that would indicate a draw, especially with Wolves at home, but I think Everton will be too strong for them and could take this 2-0.
Bolton v Manchester United
Man Utd have to slip up some time if Arsenal and Chelsea are to stand a chance of winning the league and I think they will; but this probably won’t be the game. Personally I am tempted to bet against Utd here but my head is telling me otherwise and my tip would be a -1 Handicap win for Man Utd. Get your money on Rooney to score as well; he just can’t stop at the minute.
Liverpool v Sunderland
Sunderland have held their own recently and pulled off some great results. Liverpool’s form has been off and on and this weekend I think we are looking at another ‘off’ day. My money would go on a draw. Torres and Mascherano could find themselves in the book again and a bet on Campbell to continue his scoring streak for Sunderland should provide a good return.
Manchester City v Wigan
Man City really need to get their finger out after some shocking results. As I write this I have just watched them slump to a 2-0 home defeat to Everton, and although Wigan are a totally different side, the same could happen here. A roasting from the boss and a rallying cry should help City to a 1-0/2-1 victory though.
For those who like to bet in numbers, I would recommend the following bets in an accumulator:
Arsenal to win by 2 or more.
Chelsea to beat Villa
Tottenham to win by 2 or more
Rooney, Torres, Kevin Davies all to be booked.
Hull/Fulham to be a draw
I haven’t checked but dropping a Pounds 10 on that should easily bring in a return of well over Pounds 100.
All the best, look out for more predictions in the coming weeks.