This weeks treble bet focuses on the Championship. It is not often that the layers give us any more than a ruffle of the hair after delightedly taking our hard-earned cash. But this week there seems to be a chink in the armour. Firstly, giving odds of 2.4 on Portsmouth beating Nottingham Forest seems generous. Pompey have won five of their last six, whilst Fozza have just one win away from home this season. Secondly, Middlesbrough at almost evens attracts the gambler. Boro have Tony Mowbray in charge, and he could not have wished for more pleasant beginning than bottom of the league Bristol City at the Riverside. Finally, whilst QPR have slowed down in recent weeks, they should be too strong for a Burnley side that lost 4-0 at home to Reading.
£10 on a Portsmouth, Middlesbrough and QPR treble gives you £78
Manchester City well and truly bent themselves over last week with young Boyata getting himself sent off before I had even had chance to settle down with a shandy. This week things should be a little easier, as Mancini’s side take on Mick McCarthy’s whippets and ferrets. Football’s Wurzel Gummidge and his side haven’t won since the opening day, and score as often as me in Chasers on a Friday night.
£10 on Manchester City to win to nil gets you £29
Everton’s strikers this season have been as sharp as Forrest Gump,so it is a good job that everyone’s favourite Aussie (after Kylie and Holly Valance) has been banging them in with his head. With Stoke’s rotten away form considered, generous prices on yer man Tim bagging the first here should be snapped up quicksmart.
£10 on Tim Cahill to score first goal gets you £65