Bet’s be ‘avin you: Football betting tips for the 18-19 February
Given that the ‘Magic of the FA Cup’ has returned this week, this week’s column will be sponsored by the use of clichés. So with Chelsea facing Birmingham at Stamford Bridge, manager AVB is really feeling the pressure, but if you can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen. Chelsea have lost just 1 of their last 29 FA Cup games so whilst there are no easy games at this level, they should have enough for plucky Birmingham.
£10 on Frank Lampard to score two or more goals gets you £90
£10 on Draw/Chelsea gets you £48
Dropping down into the Championship, and there is a relegation six-pointer at the City Ground. There has been little home comfort for Nottingham Forest this season, who face Coventry in a winner-takes-all affair. Forest at odds on should be avoided like the plague (not won at home since November), so why not take a punt on the method of first goal being a header. Reason? Forest concede a lorryload of headers.
£10 on Method of first goal: header gets you £85
And now into Bonnie Scotland, where it has been revealed that Rangers are up financial sh*t creek without a paddle. Staying away from them, why not back Andy Kirk to find the onion bag against Inverness CT? The striker has scored nine goals this season, in each of his last three outings and notched a brace when the teams met earlier in the season.
£10 on Andy Kirk to score anytime gets you £34
Anyone watching Arsenal on Wednesday could be forgiven for thinking bookies had made an error when pricing up Sunderland at 2/1, and those odds are too good to turn down. So raid your wallet, get out that rainy day money and go through the kids’ money boxes, there aren’t many better options for trebling your money.
£10 on Sunderland to beat Arsenal gets you £30
Finally, a filthy little accumulator to round things off. With no Premier League games, choosing one team in each of the four divisions below. And with Sheffield Wednesday available at evens for a trip to neighbours and strugglers Chesterfield, this form the basis for success.
£10 on Sheffield Wednesday, Wrexham, Swindon and Southampton gets you £65