Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (total £21.92, down £3.08)

Ouch! The last week of betting was a little rough and sadly we’re a little down after our first two weeks of betting.

That neither Wigan nor Manchester United won midweek was a shock. That Fiorentina drew late on at Sporting Lisbon was a real kick in the teeth. That Sunderland lost at home to Chelsea, well, that was kind of expected. Thankfully though we didn’t have a complete washout as our Everton-Twente-Benfica triple home win in the ridiculously bloated Europa League proved spot on.

So we’re just over a pint and a packet of crisps down, and hopefully two weeks wiser on picking trends that we can financially exploit. As always, we encourage you to bet along with us, and all you have to do to claim your FREE BETS is to click on this link and make the minimum deposit. William Hill will then top up your account and you’ll be all set to win, win, win.

We start this weeks predictions in the Premier League, where on Saturday the new conquerors of the Nou Camp, Manchester City, take on newbies Wolves at Eastlands. Then, on Monday, Liverpool play host to early season strugglers Aston Villa.

Despite Wolves’ startling win at the DW Stadium, we cannot believe that lightening will strike twice in a week. Similarly, Martin O’Neill’s charges have opened their new year with back-to-back defeats after closing out last year on a major downer.

Staking £5 for both Manchester City (4/11) and Liverpool (4/9) to win, a winning ticket will produce a £9.85 return.

Not much good has come out of Elland Road for some time now, but in 25-year-old striker Jermaine Beckford, Leeds have one of the hottest goalscorers playing in the Football League. Last season the forward notched 27 goals in 36 appearances, and this season Beckford has claimed three in four.

On Saturday the former Liverpool duo of John Barnes and Jason McAteer bring their Tranmere side to the Lilywhites, and another home win is predicted. Hoping for both a Leeds win (4/9) and that Jermaine Beckford will score in the match (EVS) we aim to make £5.78 from a £2 bet.

The long awaited start of Serie A begins this weekend, with Jose Mourinho’s Inter entertaining newly-promoted Bari on Sunday in the first weekend of the Italian season. Bari, who are in the middle of a takeover by Texan billionaire Tim Barton, may be all smiles off the field, but against the champions at the San Siro matters will likely prove much more difficult.

With Samuel Eto’o having looked in fine form for the Nerazzurri in pre-season, we predict that both the Cameroonian will score on his debut (8/11) and that Inter will run out winners (1/5). On a £2 stake we hope to double our money with a £4.15 return.

Lastly this week we head to the Turkish league where, surprise surprise, Fenerbahce and Galatasaray lead the way being the only two teams to have six points heading into round three of the season. This weekend Diyarbakirspor welcome Fener while Gala will be aiming to give their fans something to cheer about when Kayserispor come to town.

Backing both Fenerbahce (8/15) and Galatasaray (2/7) to win, a successful £3 bet will produce a £5.91 return.