A geordie gypsy, a begrudging Blackpool bonus and Becchio bagging
It has been a great few weeks for yours truly on the betting front. Simply by following my tips for the last six of these columns you would have staked £450, and received back £450. There aren’t many tipsters giving you a 45% profit level folks, so get on board.
I’m not one to ignore my own advice, so let’s hit the money trail again, with an extended domestic weekend of football that provides plenty of value.
Firstly we take on the Premier League action. Liverpool are clearly a club on the up, and whether or not you agree that £35million is an incredible amount of money for a gypsy (and it is), their strikeforce does look more potent that Peter Lovenkrands, Shola Ameobi, Leon Best and Nile Ranger. Liverpool for me. Alongside this, I have to plump for a Blackpool win. I don’t like doing so, partly because looking down their team it should be struggling in the Championship and partly because I have an irrational hatred of Ian Holloway. But with Stoke having increasing glances on the FA Cup final, the Tangerines can take a big step to safety. But come on Stoke!
£10 on Blackpool and Liverpool to win gets you £41
Dropping down to the Championship, and there is still a ridiculous amount to play for with just two games left. In the early game, back Luciano Becchio to score at anytime. Again tempted to have him as first scorer, but trying to keep things less speculative here. By combining that bet with a Derby home win you can get really good value. It is our old friend Robbie Savage’s last home game, and will want to go out in style, and with neither side having much to play for, it is generally savvy (see what I did there?) to back the home win
£10 on Luciano Becchio to score anytime and Derby to win gets you £57
Continuing on the anytime goalsscorer theme, I am tempted to set aside £20 extra for these bets. To be fair they aren’t stakes that give high returns, but when watching Gilette Soccer Satruday they do at least keep you watching until the end with interest. This weekend we will back some of the more successful performers of the season to conttinue their business successfully.
£5 on Grant Holt to score anytime gets you £11
£5 on DJ Campbell to score anytime gets you £13
£5 on Yaya Toure to score anytime gets you £19
£5 on Kris Commons to score anytime gets you £11
Final flutter of the week is a tenner treble. Firstly, Bury sealed promotion to League One last week, and can be snapped up at better than evens to follow this up with a home victory over Wycombe. To this I will add the top two in the Conference (and it will always be referred to that rather than the Blue Sq Premier). Easy really, for a decent profit.
£10 on AFC Wimbledon, Crawley and Bury gets you £59