If you like a drop a couple of [your local currency] having a flutter on the football results, pull up a chair and let’s have a chat. I like to look for value, rather than a sure thing, and here is where I see it this weekend.
Newcastle v Bolton – Away Win (@ 15/4)
Newcastle did well to come away from Old Trafford with a point, and they could have had all three. However, I saw signs of their trademark defensive shakiness on a number of occasions, enough to suggest that Keegan hasn’t got everything figured out just yet. Bolton looked good last week against weak opposition. I think they could pull a smash-and-grab at St James’s Park.
West Brom v Everton – Home Win (@ 8/5)
West Brom hardly got a touch last week, but against Arsenal that’s almost to be expected. They came away with a little credit for not collapsing completely. Everton’s close-season problems don’t need repeating, and they were enough to give Paul Ince a gentle start to his Premier League tenure. Will they hand the three points to another rookie Premier League manager?
Liverpool v Boro (@ 15/2)
Liverpool huffed and puffed against Sunderlands last weekend and only a piece of individual skill by Torres gave the Scousers all three points. Boro conceded a lot of possession at home, but moved the ball swiftly and with intent given the chance. Boro have a wretched record at Anfield, but with all the distractions that Benitez has created these last couple of weeks, they might never have a better chance of pulling off what would be the upset of the weekend.
So what do you reckon? Are these three simply lambs to the slaughter? Where is your [currency] going this weekend?