What have Chelsea v Liverpool and your pre drinks session got in common?
Well for starters, both start at 8 o’clock this Friday night; and at some point in the evening there will be a crowd of lads on their arses.
That’s where the similarities end, because I can see plenty of goals in this one, but I can’t see you lot scoring.
Sorry, fellas. Prove me wrong.
Chelsea have bagged at least two goals in all five of their competitive games so far this season. Liverpool haven’t quite matched that, but their gung ho style of gegenpressing (German for “just run around like maniacs, they’ll lose the ball eventually”) is certainly grabbing attention and grabbing goals.
Chelsea to continue their hot streak and score in both halves is a tasty 21/10 with BoyleSports. The same bet for Liverpool is 14/5. Back both as singles and you’re guaranteed profit if one of them comes in. Just don’t come to me when it ends 0-0. Cheers.
The following day sees a classic Arsenal banana skin game, as they follow up their encouraging draw with PSG with a tie at newly promoted Hull. Arsenal are characteristically soft on the road, and they don’t tend to fair well in the games that come after their Champions League ties.
The Gunners have only won one of their last 5 Premier League away games, including four successive draws at the back end of last season. A draw this weekend is 14/5 with Ladbrokes, but my tip in this game is Hull to capitalise on a tired Arsenal defence and grab the first goal of the game, priced at 21/10 with BoyleSports.
Everton look a solid bet at 4/6 to beat Middlesbrough at Goodison Park, and West Ham are cracking odds of 9/5 to turn their form around against West Brom. The Hawthorns is not the happiest of places at the moment, with Baggies manager Tony Pulis having a strop after the board failed to land “marquee targets” Lionel Messi and Neymar.
The Championship looks like a draw fest, which is tipster speak for “I can’t pick a winner out of these, lads”. A winner should come at Ashton Gate however, where Bristol City host Derby. The Robins have had a mixed set of results over the past few weeks but have scored nine goals in their last four games, while Derby only have one goal all season. ‘nuff said. Back a Bristol City win at 8/5 with Ladbrokes.
My tip of the day features Chesterfield for the second time this season, and after they let me down in my first blog, I’ve turned my backs on the Spireites…
Northampton Town have an astonishing 31-game unbeaten league run and visit the Proact Stadium on top form. They have back-to-back wins, and morale will be high, with a League Cup tie against Manchester United next week. The cobblers are 21/10 for the away win. On you get.
Cappa’s tip of the day: Northampton Town at 21/10 with BoyleSports and Ladbrokes to win at Chesterfield.