Bet’s be ‘avin you: Football betting tips for 3-4 November
Slightly disheartening last week. Port Vale’s early red card ruined that bet, but at least Demba Ba scored first at St James’ Park to give us back £32.50 from our £40 stakes. Must do better, but after four consecutive weeks of profit I guess it had to end at some point.
First bet will focus on the lunchtime game on Saturday, and it’s game of the weekend (I’m not going anywhere near Leeds this weekend). Given that Arsenal’s defence has been dreadful at times this season, and Robin Van Persie and Wayne Rooney have started to hit their straps to create a flourishing partnership, I will opt for SkyBet’s offer of 2.75 on United winning by more than one goal. Arsenal have not won away at Old Trafford since 2006, and the last games between the two at OT have read 8-2, 2-0, 1-0, 2-1, 0-0, 1-0, 2-1, 4-0. Done.
£15 on Manchester United to win by more than one goal gets you £41.25
Yes it’s jumping on the tedium bandwagon, but with the dreariness on show at the Stadium of Light on Saturday, there must be value in 0-0 between Sunderland and Aston Villa. Sunderland have had only 12 shots on target in eight games this season, which is (and I’m using the technical term here) f*cking dreadful. Between them, the two teams have 15 goals in 17 games, so 9/1 is good value.
£5 on Sunderland v Aston Villa to be 0-0 gets you £50
Football League treble time now, and the first selection will be Birmingham at home to woeful Ipswich at 10/11. Ipswich will have a new manager, but those odds are too good to turn down. Moving quickly away from the Championship. In fact, we’re moving away from the Football League altogether, as the FA Cup proper gets underway. Crawley will surely beat Met Police away from home and Accrington will beat Fylde.
£20 on Birmingham, Crawley and Accrington gets you £89