Oh balls, pride before the fall and all that jazz. A huge week a fortnight ago and then last week pretty much nothing about. Manchester United failing to win by more than two was the killer, because there is no way they should have let QPR score the first goal. Chances, chances, chances.
The single bet this week is for a Notts County victory. They are available at 2.75 to beat Rotherham away in the FA Cup second round. Rotherham are fourth in League Two, but have lost three home games this season. Notts County, meanwhile, are sixth in League One but more importantly are the only unbeaten away team in the Football League. The odds just seem generous.
£15 on Notts County to beat Rotherham gets you £41.25
Will also be punting on England international David Nugent to score the first goal against Derby in the East Midlands derby this weekend. Leicester won their last home game 6-0, whilst Derby have lost their last three away games. Nugent has scored four in four games, including three in the last home games. He has the first goal of the game in three home games this season.
£5 on David Nugent to score first goal gets you £27.50
Treble time, and I am getting on QPR to start with. It’s pretty dangerous given no win in 14 so far, but the Redknapp effect will kick in and Villa are poor away from home. Leicester are added given the reasons above, while Tranmere are also gambled on. They face Chesterfield in the FA Cup but sit 35 places above their opponents in the league ladder, and prices around 1.7 are a touch helpful.
£20 on QPR, Tranmere and Leicester gets you £119