Another successful week last time out, with the punt on Robin Van Persie to score two or more goals easily vindicated (and actually frustrating given that we should have predicted a hat-trick). Forest and Sheffield United also came in as a double, meaning that our £30 stake returned over £73. It’s easy, I tells ya.
This weekend is international football, which generally means short odds and little value, but I think I have found a bit. Firstly to the game between Russia and Northern Ireland. Aleksandr Kerzhakov may have stunk the place out during the Euros, but he has three goals already this season for Zenit, and scored twice in his last game. With that in mind I am backing him to score first against Northern Ireland, who I think will struggle in the game and lose comfortable. Bet accordingly.
£5 Aleksandr Kerzhakov to score first goal gets you £25
£5 on Russian to win 3-0 gets you £40
£2 on Kerzhakov 3-0 scorecast gets you £58
Now on to England, who have shown promising signs under Roy Hodgson thus far. There will be no hopes being got up chez Daniel, but a trip to Moldova should provide three points with which to nicely begin a group stage. Given that Moldova only scored six goals in their eight Euro 2012 qualifying games not inluding games against San Marino, odds of evens on an England victory to nil look too tempting to ignore.
£20 on England to win to nil gets you £40
I will finish on an £8 treble, rounding the stakes to £40, which I think is a nice number. It leaves £10 from a crisp fifty for some diamond white and a stuffed crust pizza to start the weekend off in eventful fashion (it would be false advertising to say ‘in style’). For me, it has to be Russia, Croatia and Bosnia to all win by more than one goal. Now that’s an Eastern European treble to match a night I had in a Minsk strip club.
£8 on Russia, Croatia and Bosnia all to win by more than one goal gets you £39