Bet’s be ‘avin you – Betting tips for the 19-20 January
Two weeks of the column in 2013 and two weeks of profit. Last week’s yields were less than the last time out, largely due to Notts County’s game on the South Coast being called off on Saturday lunchtime, but Napoli won 3-0, giving me an easy return on the 19/20 stake. Perhaps could have been more greedy there.
Cardiff were the only team to let me down, drawing 0-0 in a game of few chances. I knew it would be tight (hence the prediction for Cardiff to win by a single goal, but no matter, we plough onward.
Bet 1 – Morocco to beat Angola – 5/4 (Bet Victor) – £20
The first bet comes from the African Cup of Nations. Morocco are dark horses (in my eyes) for the tournament, and can call on Karim EL Ahmadi of AstonVilla, Udinese’s Mehdi Benatia and Fiorentina forward Mounir El Hamadoui. Angola, meanwhile, are still reliant on former Manchester United striker Manucho, and I just think Morocco will be too strong for them. Better than evens seems generous.
Bet 2 – Watford to beat Huddersfield – 4/5 (Coral) – £20
Whilst betting at odds on forces me to again use the £20 stake, I still think that Watford are useful at these odds, particularly as they are as short as 1/2 in places. Quite simply put, Watford are in the playoff positions after a run of two defeats in thirteen, whilst Huddersfield haven’t won in eleven games and in their last four away games in the Championship have scored twice whilst conceding twelve goals. The Championship throws up mental scores all the time, but I’m hopeful that this one is safe.
Bet 3 – Lazio to beat Palermo HTFT – 10/3 (Coral) – £10
Last bet is the more speculative shout, and it’s off to Serie A. This isn’t any form of rocket science in that Lazio are in second place in the table, and travel to second from bottom Palermo. I haven’t pushed as far as 10/3 yet, but given that Lazio are top of the league in the half time table, the optimistic is shout for them to lead at both half and full time. The reason for the long price is Palermo’s relative happiness at home compared to misery on the road, but given that Lazio haven’t lost in 14 games and have won 11 of those, why not? For what it’s worth, Palermo haven’t won in seven and lost their last home game 3-0 to Fiorentina.
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