We learned a lesson from the last week of betting. Overall three of the four predictions went down the toilet, with only our Lyon and Auxerre double proving a wise forecast. And being seventy-five percent wrong did bring us a loss. But the damage was only minimal, a measly eighty-two pence, and from where we are standing that’s a cheap price for having a bit of laugh and spicing up our football watching in the past few days.
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Eighth placed Spurs entertain Mark Hughes’ City at White Hart Lane on Saturday, with only one point separating the EuropaÂ League chasing sides. Harry Redknapp’s charges have been imperious at home in recent months, unbeaten in front of their own fans for the last 14 matches, chalking up eight wins in the process. By contrast, City have been homesick for the majority of the campaign, with just a pitiful two away wins to show compared to a whopping eleven defeats away from Eastlands. Despite the seemingly weighty odds in the Lilywhites’ favour, a tight match is anticipated with stakes high for the offer of European football next year.
Predicting more than 2.5 goals in the match (8/11), and backing Robbie Keane to find the back of the net during the 90 minutes (11/8), we aim to turn Â£7 into Â£21.72 profit.
Without doubt, the most exciting title race in Europe is found in the German Bundesliga with five teams still with realistic ambitions of walking away with the crown. Looking to come from behind to take the spoils, fourth placed Stuttgart host second bottom Energie Cottbus while outsiders, fifth placed Hamburg, entertain sinking Cologne, currently holding 12th position in the table.
Sunday in the Premier League sees Liverpool travel to the Baggies, while Blackburn head to Stamford Bridge. Both Liverpool (4/11) and Chelsea (2/7) are huge favourites for the respective wins, and we are backing the strikers for both the Blues and the Reds to find the back of the net.
As standard, we finish with two riskier bets that carry the lure of bigger rewards.
Ligue 1 has turned into a two-horse race between Bordeaux and Marseille, as the dictatorship of Lyon has been brought to its knees. Rumours this week have suggested that a mass clear-out is planned at Lyon this summer, as a total overhaul of the wounded 7-time champions looks on the cards. Yet, heading to Marseille after thumping Nantes 3-nil in their last match, there appears to still be some fight in OL as they head to the Stade Veladrome this Sunday night.
Backing Lyon to inject a massive twist into the French title race and beat Marseille in front of their own fans (11/5) we hope to make an Â£11 profit off a Â£5 bet.
Last but not least, having sown up the first of their potential three-trophy haul midweek, Barcelona head to Mallorca on Sunday night looking to close out the Spanish league title. The omens for a Barca win are high, having won their last six meetings with the islanders, and in Samuel Eto’o, the Cameroonian striker returns to the club of his former glories.
Backing Eto’o to grab a brace (7/1), we hope Â£5 will turn into a Â£40 return.