Some 0-0 Stinkers To Leave You Smelling Of Roses (And Cash)

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Some 0-0 Stinkers To Leave You Smelling Of Roses (And Cash)

James Capps

Okay, let’s get the customary Burnley home tip out the way…

The Clarets are facing champions Leicester, who [ctrl + v] are yet to win an away game in the Premier League this season. Burnley’s home form since November is better than the likes of Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, which tells you how much of a fortress Turf Moor is. Leicester’s away form, on the other hand, is worse than f*cking everyone’s. A home win looks huge at 19/10, which suggests BoyleSports and Ladbrokes know something that we don’t. But ignorance is bliss, so back Burnley.

Now that’s out the way we can focus on the crunch tie at the top on Tuesday night, where Liverpool face Chelsea. The Reds could find themselves as good as eliminated from their third competition in seven days if they fall to a fourth straight home defeat. Chelsea are undefeated in their last five trips to Anfield, and avoiding a loss once more will leave them sitting pretty at the top with an almost unassailable advantage. The smart money, also known as anybody’s money but mine, should be going on the draw, at 11/5 with Ladbrokes. A 0-0 snooze fest would more than suit Conte and Co too, and is a single that will keep you entertained even if the game itself doesn’t.

The Chelsea lads will be more than happy with a 0-0 at Anfield on Tuesday. (Source: BBC sport)
The Chelsea lads will be more than happy with a 0-0 at Anfield on Tuesday. (Source: BBC sport)

Speaking of games that stink of 0-0, we head to the Riverside for Middlesbrough v West Brom. These two have as much attacking flair as a pair of hard boiled eggs, and for the love of egg-related puns, I can’t see either side cracking in this one. A stalemate pays out at a tidy 11/2.

Time to move as far away from Middlesbrough as possible in our quest for clean air goals, and that takes us to south Wales for Swansea v Southampton. If you like to back form, the best bet is to back a 1-0 win, but for which side, I’m not so sure. Five of the last six meetings between these two have ended in that scoreline – four of those in the Saints’ favour, but I can see Southampton slowing down in the Premier League, following their EFL semi-final victory over Lolverpool last week. The head says Swansea need it more, so back them to clinch a tense 1-0 win at a lovely 8/1 with BoyleSports.

I fancy a cracker at the London Stadium. Her name’s Julie and she sits in the E Block of the West Stand. In other news, a now Payet-less West Ham host a still pretty defensively clueless Man City on Wednesday. City, for once, looked pretty dominant when they knocked out the ‘ammers in the FA Cup Third Round at the start of the month, and while I’m expecting them to win again, this one should be a much closer affair. West Ham are starting to find their feet in front of goal, but they don’t know their arse from their elbow at the defensive end of the pitch, with just three clean sheets in their last fourteen games. City have similar problems, but their firepower up top will prove the difference. Pep’s men to win with both teams to score is 19/10 with BoyleSports, and is my tip of the day.

Will Payet's departure breathe new life into West Ham? (Source: BBC Sport)
Will Payet’s departure breathe new life into West Ham? (Source: BBC Sport)

If a “Both teams to score” acca is your idea of a fun Tuesday night in, then your first stop should be the City Ground where Nottingham Forest are hosting basement side Rotherham. Forest have only kept three clean sheets this season, and just one at home. Rotherham have just one point on the road all season, and even fewer clean sheets. For those without a maths degree, that’s zero away clean sheets. Goals should be a given in this one, and 8/11 is your price for both sides to get at least one each.

Finally, we take a trip deep into south Somerset where Yeovil Town face Plymouth in League Two. Yeovil haven’t scored in four games at Huish Park, while the Pilgrims have only lost once in five away games. If you’re struggling for a final leg on your acca, make it a Plymouth away win at 11/8 with BoyleSports. Place your bets, ladies and gentlemen.

El Capitano’s Tip of the Day: a Man City win plus both teams to score at West Ham, at 19/10 with BoyleSports.

Cappa’s Acca: £10 on Swansea, Sheffield Wednesday, Aston Villa and Plymouth returns a whopping £523! Back it here.

Check out what the new kid on the block and fellow tipster Sam is backing here.