The week gone by…
Firstly, congratulations to the man that placed £126 on Germany to throw away a 4-0 lead with 28 minutes to go to draw the match 4-4 at odds of 999-1. That bet would have returned a £126,000 as well as enough German red faces to generate the heat required to dry out the pitch for England in Warsaw. France were another team to score a dramatic injury time equalizer against Spain, ending their hosts’ impressive record of winning every single qualifying game since 2007. Northern Ireland did themselves proud too by upsetting the odds and earning a 1-1 draw away to Portugal in what proved to be a disappointing 100th cap for Ronaldo and a very happy Tuesday for bookmakers.
This weekend’s betting…
There are a number of games to get excited about this weekend and the highlights are Tottenham -v- Chelsea and Sunderland -v- Newcastle. But neither game makes for a sound betting proposition and this is something that we need to recognise. We need to make sure that we don’t bet on the so called big games simply because they are the most interesting matches. We should instead concentrate on spotting value and sometimes this means looking at the less glamorous games.
This leads us to Sunday’s showdown at Loftus Road where QPR -v- Everton will be the afternoon’s entertainment. Rangers manager Mark Hughes recently received the backing of his board but he will nevertheless by desperate to secure Rangers’ first league win of the season. The Hoops have conceded 16 goals and scored just 6 in their seven games this season. Everton on the other hand will see this game as very winnable and they will be looking for goals and all 3 points to secure their place in the top 4. With no significant injuries for either side, this game is set for an open-affair with plenty of goals. Stat: 71.4% of QPR’s matches and 71% of Everton’s matches this season have resulted in over 2.5 goals being scored.
Betting Recommendation: Over 2.5 Goals @ 5/6 with Setantabet.com
Looking a little further down into Championship, the standout game from a betting perspective is Crystal Palace -v- Millwall. Glen Murray has been in lethal form for Palace. The striker has scored 8 goals in his last 9 Championship appearances. Wilfried Zaha has been another outstanding talent for Palace this season, scoring 4 goals in 10 matches as well as notching a couple of assists. The tricky winger is a handful for any defense and Millwall who have struggled away from home this season will find it very difficult to contain him. The Lions are unbeaten in three games but they have been unconvincing and Palace are a value bet to get the job done.
Betting Recommendation: Crystal Palace to win @ 21/20 with Setantabet.com
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