The Daft Punt
It is getting towards the business end of the season where trophies, relegation and promotion are going to be decided. With this in mind, let’s take a look at this weekend’s football fixtures and some of the less obvious ways you can spend your money in the bookies this weekend.
A hat-trick to be scored in the Arsenal v Fulham match
Arsene Wenger’s men have found goals hard to come by recently at the Emirates, but Robin Van Persie is looking in fine form so he could be the man to end the Gunners goal drought with three for himself. Place £5 on this to win £100.
Middlesbrough to win first half, but lose game against Liverpool
This is an excellent bet if you fancy a team to start well but eventually fall short of getting a positive result. After a fantastic win at Real Madrid, I expect Rafa Benitez’s men to fall behind, but come back with the help of Steven Gerrard in the second half. Place £5 on this to win £165.
The first goal in the Carling Cup final to come in the final ten minutes
Personally, I don’t expect this one to be a classic. That’s why I am tempted to stick some money on the first (and probably the only) goal coming between the 81st minute and full-time. Place £5 on this to win £100.
Cardiff City to win the Championship
The Welsh side have three games in hand over the majority of teams around them and still sit in 4th placed. As long as they keep Michael Chopra fit and away from Facebook, they have every chance of achieving automatic promotion at the very least. Especially when you consider that Wolves and Birmingham keep stuttering. Place £5 on this to win £41.
Gerard Houllier to be the next Pompey manager
Just a feeling I have. No need to say anything more. There are actually some rather generous odds in this field, so check it out. Place £5 on this to win £1,745.
So, there we have it for another weekend. There are plenty of Premier League games in midweek as well, so this presents another opportunity to place a few bets on. There always seem to be more goals in midweek Premier League games, so this is worth remembering!
How about a 4-4 draw between Stoke and Bolton on Wednesday? Ok, maybe not….but it might have to be worth a cheeky fiver now I’ve said it. Otherwise, I’m going to be gutted, aren’t I?
Put your money wear you mouth is and enjoy the weekend of football. Good luck!