The week got off to a fantastic start as Arsenal landed us an 8/1 winner thanks to their 2-0 win against Leicester on Monday.
But Sergio Aguero’s missed penalty against Shakhtar on Tuesday and Chelsea’s injury time winner over Atletico Madrid on Wednesday cost us 9/2 and 13/2 accas respectively.
I needed just one goal in the Man City v Shakhtar match to land the 9/2 Over 2.5 goals acca on Tuesday but free-scoring Aguero fluffed his lines.
Wednesday night was even tougher to take as I put up just one bet, a 13/2 5fold, and everything was spot on until the 94th minute when Michy Batshuayi popped up with a Chelsea winner to leave me feeling the Blues.
Turning attentions to this weekend, the biggest banker so far this season has to be Man United to see off Crystal Palace on Saturday – so that selection is straight in the Win 5fold.
On his current form, Romelu Lukaku on his own could beat the Eagles about 3-0 so with his 10 team mates alongside him Mourinho’s men should have no trouble.
As I’ve said a few times on here, I feel a bit uneasy about tipping my side Aston Villa but this Saturday we face a Bolton team who have taken just two points from 30 in the Championship.
Add to that the fact we were sublime at Burton on Tuesday night – I cannot remember the last time I enjoyed an away game since … oh yeah, the 3-0 win at Barnsley two weeks ago – and it looks like a home win all day long.
We’re banging them in for fun and big JT is helping keep them out, so the Trotters may as well send out Del Boy, Rodney, and Uncle Albert on Saturday.
Speaking about trying to become a millionaire – this bet could help. Villa are 12/1 for the title with Coral (bet HERE).
It’s a huge price when you consider we can score goals and keep them out and have strength in depth – we brought the likes of Scott Hogan and Josh Onomah off the bench on Tuesday night.
I’ve had a bit of Monday’s winnings on us each-way (top three). You heard it here first, ladies and gents!
In other Championship news, Preston have conceded just four goals in 10 games, and they entertain Sunderland – my outside 14/1 ante-post tips for relegation – who have let in nearly an average of two a match, so I’m siding with the Lilywhites to get the job done.
The last time I backed Blackburn they let me down for an acca by somehow losing 1-0 at home to Wimbledon in League One.
Since then they’ve drawn 1-1 away at leaders Shrewsbury, and beaten fellow Championship relegationees Rotherham 2-0 at home.
So, Rovers are back in favour this week and I’m on them to see off manager-less Gillingham, who I tipped to go down at the start of the season. Nobby Solano could be in charge of them this time next week!
Coventry had a slow start to the season but they’ve been on somewhat of a resurgence, winning four of their last five, including becoming the first team this season to take maximum points off Exeter, last weekend.
I’m backing Cov to outdo a dismal Crewe team who have lost their last four games, including an awful 5-0 home defeat to Carlisle. That completes my 5fold for this Saturday.
Elsewhere, Middlesbrough have been so inconsistent of late – losing at home to goal-shy Norwich 1-0 on Tuesday a classic example – so I fancy improving Brentford to get a draw when they head to the Riverside on Saturday.
Ipswich hammered Sunderland 5-2 in midweek but will face a tougher test when Bristol City, unbeaten in their last eight Championship games, head to East Anglia on Saturday.
While the Robins’ appear to have forgotten how to lose, the Tractor Boys continue to be undervalued by the bookies despite taking 18 points from nine games.
They have a game in hand on the top five, a win in that would take them to second. I think they’ll cancel each other out and it’ll end in a stalemate.
Once again I’m looking to the lower leagues for the Lucas Joao, who actually scored last week in the Steel City derby, but couldn’t prevent a 4-2 home loss for Sheffield Wednesday.
While this bet rarely comes in due to the astronomical odds, it’s worth pointing out it is actually in profit this season for those who cashed out for big money a couple of weeks ago.
I’ve personally staked 4.5pts on it since I started The 4-4-2 Betting System, but cashed out for 10pts in Week 5 when three of four selections came in and Man United led 2-1 at Stoke, only for the Potters to equalise and put a disappearing spell on my 104.5pt return.
Keep the faith!
The Set Odds’ 4-4-2 Betting System
Man United, Aston Villa, Preston Draw No Bet, Blackburn, Coventry
2pts at 9/2 (Betway – bet HERE)
Man United v Palace, Aston Villa v Bolton, Blackburn v Gillingham, Fleetwood v Charlton, Portsmouth v Oldham, Coventry v Crewe, Forest Green v Accrington, Yeovil v Colchester
2pts at 7/2 (Betway – bet HERE)
Man United -1, Aston Villa -1, Coventry -1
1pt at 15/2 (Bet365 – bet HERE)
Middlesbrough v Brentford, Ipswich v Bristol City, Reading v Norwich (5.30pm)
1pt at 9/1 (Bet365 – bet HERE)
Middlesbrough v Brentford, Ipswich v Bristol City
1pt at 21/2 (Bet365 – bet HERE)
Fleetwood v Charlton, Peterborough v Oxford, Portsmouth v Oldham, Forest Green v Accrington, Yeovil v Colchester
1pt at 17/1 (Bet Victor – bet HERE)
Man United, Cardiff, Millwall, Fleetwood, Wycombe
0.5pts at 161/1 (William Hill – bet HERE)
Win 5fold selections + Cardiff Draw No Bet, Fleetwood Draw No Bet, Peterborough Draw No Bet, Shrewsbury Draw No Bet, Luton Draw No Bet
0.5pts at 46/1 (Betway – bet HERE)
Stoke v Southampton, West Brom v Watford, Middlesbrough v Brentford, Preston v Sunderland, Reading v Norwich, Wimbledon v Rochdale
0.5pts at 31/1 (Bet Victor – bet HERE)
Sheffield United, Fleetwood, Accrington, Wycombe
0.5pts at 374/1 (Bet365 – bet HERE)
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