Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (total £15.04, down £9.96)

Last weekend’s betting, whilst we got Stoke’s win at Pompey correct, turned out to be a washout. Looking to get back to the basics of picking winners, we’re backing the bankers this weekend, and happily there seem to be a few to pick from.

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On Saturday in the Premier League two home wins look likely at Stamford Bridge and St. Andrews.

Forget about the Terry-Bridge will they/wont they shake hands nonsense, the bottom line is that already whispers are turning loud chatter that Bobby Manc wont last longer than the summer at Eastlands having seen City drop out of both domestic cup competitions. Further, and perhaps even more telling, Chelsea haven’t been beaten at home since November 2008 and a 2-1 loss to Arsenal, while the Blues have won 27 of their last 29 home games.

Birmingham have been experiencing a bit of a wobble recently, losing at Fulham and West Ham in two of their last three games, but their home form has stayed formidable being unbeaten in ten on home soil. Wigan on the other hand wish they were having just a wobble as the wallow in a serious funk of just two wins in their last 15 games.

Onto Germany on Saturday, where league leader Bayer Leverkusen entertain 14th-placed Cologne in the fiery Rhine derby. Leverkusen have not lost all season and can break the record for unbeaten matches from the start of a season by avoiding defeat against to the relegation strugglers.

Finally, over in Spain powerhouses Barcelona and Real Madrid face bread and butter fixtures facing Malaga (home) and Tenerife (away) respectively. The Catalans have a two point cushion over Los Blancos in yet another nip-and-tuck title race between La Liga’s big two, and both sides will be desperate to avoid any slip ups this weekend against sides they should be able to beat.

Backing Chelsea (4/9), Birmingham (EVS), Bayer Leverkusen (4/11), Barcelona (2/11) and Real Madrid (30/100), we aim to turn a £2 stake into a £12.32 return.