Another weekend brought us joy on the betting front, and the big Â£100 profit is already firmly in our sights. You know the score by now, sign up to 888.com here, follow our predictions, and sit back with a cold bevvy as the money starts flowing in. Our record shows we know what we’re talking about.
It wasn’t all joy at the weekend, as a dodgy linesman cost us cashing in on Little Micky Owen scoring, while the stingy French league popped our optimism as Caen held Toulouse to a goalless draw. But our Eto’o/Barcelona double, combined with home wins for Arsenal and Standard Liege brought us in a healthy Â£42.67 in returns, so we are all smiles again.
Onto this week’s predictions, and we start with Manchester United’s Champions League quarter-final with Porto at Old Trafford.
The feel good factor around the champions elect is feverish today as everyone starts to add Federico Marcheda as their new friend on Facebook. However, Tuesday night’s meeting will unlikely be a time for upstarts, rather the United old-guard will be called on by Sir Alex to ensure no slip-ups happen against the Portuguese.
Porto would be wise not to cling onto to memories of Jose Mourinho, with the visitors best chance of getting through the night being to hold out for a draw, while looking sparingly for an away goal on the counter. But United should have too much at home, and with Wayne Rooney returning up-front goals look on the cards.
On Wednesday night the top two in Scotland face off against the bottom two in the league, as Celtic host Falkirk and Rangers travel to St. Mirren. With the Bhoys having chalked up 12 wins in their last 13 league matches and Rangers winning 7 of their last 8 matches against St. Mirren the Old Firm double is the only way to go.
Our final two bets are a little bit riskier.
As a rule of thumb, never bet against Liverpool in a knock-out match. The Reds are arguably the best competition club side in world, let alone England, and their recent Champions League graveyard including the likes of AC Milan, Real Madrid and Barcelona lays testament thereof. Nevertheless, something feels right about backing a Chelsea win, and with odds of 5/2 the bookies are laying down a tasty teaser. We are biting, backing the Blues with a Â£6 bet. (Full match odds here.)
Lastly, in spite of the knowledge that no French team has ever won the UEFA Cup, Marseille look to be in fine form ahead of their Ukranian trip to Shakhtar Donetsk, and we fancy the away win. We are stakingÂ Â£7 on Marseille at 13/5. (Full match odds here.)
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