With a profit breeze blowing in my hair
Last week I described how in the topsy-turvy nature of our domestic football season, an international break provided us with an ideal chance to make some significant profit. As if by magic (although I would label it as skill obviously), three of four bets came in, getting £101.50 back on a £40 outlay.
This week we return to domestic bliss, and hope for similar success:
Norwich have been flying this season, and with players such as Simon Lappin, Korey Smith and Leon Barnett all playing a prominent role, it looks like Gok Wan was right: it is all about the confidence (girlfriend). They should have too much for Scunthorpe his weekend. Elsewhere, Bristol City have won their last three at home, whilst Doncaster haven’t won in four games. Combining this with League 2 leaders Chesterfield continuing their match could return a tidy profit.
£10 on Bristol City, Norwich and Chesterfield to win gets you £47.50
Wigan have been woeful this season, as their bottom place confirms. Therefore backing a team that is pushing for Champions League at 2.3 seems reasonable, especially as Spurs dropped points to West Ham last time out. In addition to this, we can make thisa truly speculative bet by gambling on Sunderland to get a draw at Eastlands. Funnier things have happened (Fulham 1-1 last month) and the way Asamoah Gyan performed on Tuesday, City will be hoping Joleon Lescott has a better day.
£5 on Spurs to win and Manchester City to draw gets you £46
Another speculative number will be placed on some Scottish league football. Whilst Livingston and Dunfermline are both top of their respective leagues, Airdrie are very much midtable in Scottish Division 2. However odds of 2.63 of them winning at bottom-placed Peterhead look generous. In the first division, Dundee would sit above Raith without their 30 point deduction, so back them to be victorious
£5 on Dunfermline, Livingston and Dundee gets you £45
£5 on Dunfermline, Livingston and Airdrie gets you £41
The last bet of the week will be the ‘safety net’ or ‘banker’. Every regular punter likes to mix a few speculative bets with a large value bet on low odds. The safety net means that even if none of the speculatives progress, a large financial deficit is avoided. This week we will focus on Mourinho’s boys, Gillingham’s impressive current run and the Swiss runaway leaders.
£15 on Real Madrid and Gillingham to win and FC Basel to win at -1.5 gets you £54