I hope Jack Frost hasn’t been biting you too much this week.
We felt the cold on Tuesday/ Wednesday night when Derby let us down at home to Ipswich – well done to anyone who backed a Tractor Boys away win, I doubt there were many who did – for the Win 5fold.
And in the 17/2 BTTS 4fold I needed goals from Stoke against Liverpool’s leaky defence and Aberdeen, sitting second in the Scottish Premier League, to net against Rangers, but both failed.
It looked as though the 10/1 Draw Double had a great chance with just a stalemate needed between strugglers Everton and West Ham but with the news Sam Allardyce was their new manager, the Toffees decided to step up out of nowhere and smashed the Hammers.
Anyhow, it’s the magic of the FA Cup this weekend, which means I’ll be leaving those games alone, so it’s all about the Premier League, Championship and European games as I go in search of some much-needed victories.
A quick reminder for everyone, this is supposed to be a bit of fun, while obviously trying to make a bit of cash, too, so don’t feel pressured into betting a certain amount, or at all.
Hopefully some big wins will be on the way soon. We’ve certainly been extremely close in recent weeks – including being a Barcelona goal off the 141/1 4fold just a few weeks back – but sadly close doesn’t buy Christmas presents.
This week, I’m putting my faith in some big hitters across the continent and while I don’t usually like going for the early kick-off in an acca, I’m doing that this weekend because I fancy Barcelona and Chelsea to see off Celta Vigo and Newcastle respectively.
Later in the day, I like the look of Bayern Munich to defeat Hannover, Sevilla to beat Deportivo and Monaco to complete a winning 5fold by making Angers angry.
I can make a case for every team not just winning, but winning convincingly so hopefully they should land us some much-needed profit to replenish the coffers after Black Friday, which seemed to last about two to three weeks this year!
Elsewhere, the Lucas Joao odds are lower than usual which should mean there is more chance of the bet winning. If it comes in I will not be complaining.
Spurs away at Watford are the slightly nervous selection after their recent average form but there should certainly be goals in the game.
While I was impressed with Watford offensively against Man United – and have been all season – in midweek, their defence was dire, and that should be a worry up against the likes of Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli.
The Set Odds’ Betting Tips
Barcelona (12pm), Chelsea (12.30pm), Bayern Munich (2.30pm), Sevilla (5.30pm), Monaco (7pm)
3pts at 5/2 (Betway – bet HERE)
Watford v Spurs, Brentford v Fulham, Bolton v Barnsley, Bayer Leverkusen v Dortmund (2.30pm)
1pt at 11/2 (Bwin – bet HERE)
Bolton v Barnsley, Brentford v Fulham
0.5pts at 12/1 (Betfair – bet HERE)
Barcelona (12pm), Bayer Leverkusen (2.30pm), Spurs, Sevilla (5.30pm)
0.5pts at 73/1 (Bet365 – bet HERE)
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