It was a drab weekend of international results and our 3.5pts sadly went down.
Of the few EFL matches I backed, somehow Blackpool managed to equalise twice against Portsmouth late on before eventually throwing it away in the 86th minute to deny us the chance to get 2pts back from the Mixed Multiple.
It wasn’t all bad though as the man who squashed the Tangerines with two goals, Brett Pitman, was one of my two pre-season League One top scorer tips at 14/1.
At least the game had some goals in it though. I watched four international matches over the weekend and all four ended 0-0 – so I can’t wait for the Premier League and Championship to return.
Before they do though, there are still a few things to sort out with Italy and Sweden facing off tonight for a place in Russia next summer, and Ireland and Denmark doing the same on Tuesday.
Both are fairly evenly poised with Sweden taking a 1-0 advantage to Italy and Ireland drawing 0-0 in the first leg in Denmark.
I’m tempted to back both games to be a draw after the international stalemates I endured over the weekend but I’ll probably save my money completely for the weekend – I certainly won’t be wasting any more on FGSs in these two.
One game I certainly don’t hope is 0-0 this week is England v Brazil on Tuesday.
I’m off to Wembley to check out the Selecao, who, as you’ll know if you’ve been an avid reader of these Post-Weekend Review posts, I’ve been backing for World Cup glory for the last few weeks.
They’re available at around 6/1 (Betway – bet HERE), and I think that’s big given their brilliant qualifying performance and strength in depth. Jesus, Coutinho and Neymar could win it for them alone!
This weekend should be a lively affair as Arsenal host Spurs in the north London derby on Saturday lunchtime – look out for a Big Match Preview later this week – and there are sure to be goals when high-flying Man City head to Leicester.
I fear for my team Villa over the next six weeks though as we go into battle without John Terry. A trip to QPR – who have beaten Wolves and Sheffield United at home recently – on Saturday doesn’t bode well. It’s a shame as we’d started to look good.
Elsewhere, Everton are likely to have a permanent manager in charge when they head to Crystal Palace this weekend.
Marco Silva has suddenly shortened into second favourite which would be an absolute gutter for Watford. I’m still holding onto hope it’ll be Sean Dyche though after backing him at 16/1 a few weeks ago.
The Set Odds’ Betting System total profit/loss 2017/18 = -97.5pts
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