Bet’s be ‘avin you: Football betting tips for 24th-25th April
You really should be following this advice you know. In the first half of the Easter weekend double (not necessarily what Jesus would have wanted) the forty pound stakes I advised drew in £87 in returns, with the Spanish big two, Marlon King and an Elland Road stalemate doing the business.
This time we can focus on some of the Easter Sunday games, but also look to a full programme in the Football League on Monday. Keep gambling, and the profits will keep coming!
Firstly, we look at the one Premier League game in the day, which pitches perennial bottlers (can we say that yet?) Arsenal against last week’s Chokers of the Week Bolton. I’m backing RVP to continue his quality run and notch at anytime, as 18 in 28 is good enough for me. Combine this with a La Liga special, courtesy of an Atletico Madrid home win, and hopefully some nice profit is to be gained.
£10 on Robin Van Persie to score anytime and Atletico Madrid to win gets you £32
And so to Bank Holiday Monday. We will open up with something of a safe bet, although I am aware it is potentially foolish to say such a thing at this end of the season (or indeed at any point in this ridiculous campaign). What I propose is to back QPR at 1.8 to beat Hull. The odds are inflated because of Hull’s recent away record, but they lost 4-2 at home to Boro on Saturday and QPR are leading the way. Add to this a League One double of Southampton and Sheffield Wednesday, and a tenner magically increases in your hand, or so the theory goes.
£10 on Southampton, Sheffield Wednesday and QPR to win gets you £44
One more ten pound bet, and this time it concerns La Liga, where on Monday night Real Zaragoza face Almeria, knowing that a win would almost relegate the visitors. Zaragoza have been poor this season, but should beat a side that has scored just 12 away goals all season. Spreading my ten pounds (well-earned) across two markets.
£5 on Zaragoza to win to nil gets you £15
£5 on Zaragoza to win 1-0 gets you £35
To round things off, and after the success of Marlin King on Saturday, I will plump for a couple of first goalscorers. I dallied with it for King but in the end went for anytime, and got my fingers burnt. What price the opposite occurring this time? Anyway, Scott Sinclair has scored the first goal of the game with 11 of his 17 goals this season, while 8 of Lewis McGugan’s Forest goals have been the first. Fiver each, please.
£5 on Scott Sinclair first goalscorer for Swansea v Ipswich gets you £24
£5 on Lewis McGugan first goalscorer for Forest v Bristol City gets you £42.50
Reading back they look a little bit ‘naughty’ but what the hell, its Bank Holiday, go nuts.