We probably should have avoided returning to action last weekend. There were very few good opportunities to be had and, despite our best efforts, there were four losses from the five recommended bets. Manchester City again failed to hit the heights against a Liverpool side begging to be beaten in a horrendous 0-0 draw. Rotherham couldn’t find the goal that would’ve brought our 8/1 shot in as they drew 1-1, Tottenham gave Wigan an unexpected pasting and Orient fell 1 goal short of Tranmere. That meant only our only winner was over 2.5 goals in Newcastle’s win over Preston.
We’re not going to be deterred though and our confidence (stupidity) leads us to committing further money to the bookies this weekend. We’ll avoid the Prem this week after last week’s woes, with the temptation to again back a Tottenham draw with Everton being ignored.
In the Championship, Watford take on Newcastle at Vicarage Road. The Hornets have been pretty decent at home this season despite their mid-table position, and coupled with the Magpies’ recent fondness for away draws, we’ll take the 12/5 about the draw.
In League One, there’s a Friday night match between Southend and Charlton which should be a close game. Southend find themselves bottom of the form table but Charlton have stuttered recently with only 1 win in 6 which explains the 13/10 on offer for the Addicks. To give ourselves a bit of insurance, take 4/6 on Charlton draw no bet.
We’ll dip into the Conference for the next two offerings, with Luton travelling to Crawley on Saturday. Crawley have been good at home with their away form explaining their mid-table position, and despite Luton’s good away record they’ve draw most of their matches when visiting the better sides. That makes 12/5 on the draw worth taking. Elsewhere, Ebbsfleet are top of the form tables and take on lowly Barrow. Take Fleet to win at 11/10.
Our last bet this week is a cheeky accumulator attempt. Our four home teams are Notts County, Sheffield United, Coventry and York which gives odds of 21/4 when combined.