Bloody hell eh. Malaga nine away games contain nine goals, and then when I get involved they go and win 3-2 at Mallorca. Goals, goals goals. Still, both of the other bets came in, including Matej Vydra’s first goal against Nottingham Forest. Our Coventry money was returned as they lost a lead but held on for a draw.
This meant that we were able to make profit again, but it could have been more. And no £25 bets only to get screwed over this week.
Bet 1 – Doncaster to beat Bury – 31/20 (Bet Victor) – £10
First bet of the week is in League One, where Doncaster travel to struggling Bury. There isn’t much science to this one other than to question how on earth Doncaster can be longer than around 13/10 to beat a Bury side that hasn’t won in twelve games. Doncaster have taken 16 points from a possible 18, and no team in the entire country has taken more away points. Pile on, my friends.
Bet 2 – Tranmere to beat Carlisle HTFT – 21/10 (Coral) – £15
Whilst I am confident that Tranmere will beat Carlisle, mainly because they are top of the league and their visitors have won one of their last eight away from home (defeated 4-0 at Swindon last time out), the main reason for this bet is because it’s just sodding good value. Tranmere are almost evens in places to win, which just seems madness. I will go greedy with the HTFT bet at 21/10, but Tranmere at -1 on the handicap is 23/10, which also tempts.
Bet 3 – Ghana to beta Cape Verde – 8/11 (Betfred)- £25
The final (and biggest) bet of the week is for Ghana to beat Cape Verde Islands in the quarter finals of the African Cup of Nations. Ghana won their second and third games in Group B to top the group, scoring four goals without reply. Cape Verde, meanwhile, needed a late goal to qualify for this stage. They have phenomenally well, but I think that this may be where the fairy tale ends.
Story so far…