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Statistical conclusions

In Betting preview, Soccerball, Top Tips on February 24, 2012 at 21:07

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Chelsea v Bolton (Saturday 3pm)
Out of 18 home games in all comps this season, Chelsea have won with a clean sheet in six of them – that’s a strike rate of 66%. In their last three meetings with Bolton at Stamford Bridge, Bolton have failed to score. Chelsea will not have a better chance of getting back to winning ways than this Saturday.

Chelsea to win with a clean sheet YES EVS.

Newcastle v Wolves (Saturday 3pm)

Wolves have gone 22 league games since their last clean sheet. Newcastle havent exactly been fluid in scoring in their home games, averaging about 1.5 goals per home game with Demba Ba scoring around 44% of their goals. Looks like a low-scoring game but if the Magpies were to score, Demba Ba would be the man to score it.

SCORECAST Newcatle to win 1-0 and Demba Ba to score 18/1.

QPR v Fulham

QPR’s home record is fairly dreadful – just two wins in 12.
Couple that with Fulham’s apparent travel sickness – one win in 12 – and you have a London derby for the purists.
Mark Hughes hasn’t quite got his new squad firing on all cylinders yet but they do have a decent strike force available with the likes of Djibril Cisse, Federico Macheda and Bobby Zamora in their ranks.
There has been an average of three goals scored in total in QPR’s last three home games and Fulham’s last three away goals.

TOTAL GOALS U/O 2.5 Over EVS.

West Brom v Sunderland

West Brom are on a cold run of form, having lost six of their last eight home league games, while Sunderland are on a roll under the guidance of Martin O’Neill, winning four of their last six games on the road.
In those six games, the Black Cats have averaged two goals per game, while WBA’s last three home games have all finished 2-1 to the away side.

CORRECT SCORE Sunderland to win 2-1 9/1.

Wigan v Aston Villa
Gabriel Agbonlahor likes the JJB – the striker has scored on three of his last four visits to the ground. The 25-year-old has netted in 25% of his appearances for Villa this season – he’s due a goal because he hasn’t scored on his last three outings.

FIRST GOALSCORER Gabriel Agbonlahor 15/2.

Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur

10 out of 21 arsenal home games have seen Gunners score mor than one goal, so more than half the time, Arsenal score one or less goals, while almost half of Spurs away games have seen the London side score one or less goals. The historical data indicates that there have been three goals or more in 14 of the last 16 North London derbies. Buck the trend and respect current form.

TOAL GOALS U/O 2.5 Under EVS.

CARLING CUP FINAL
Liverpool v Cardiff (Sunday 4pm)

Liverpool have scored 25 goals in their nine cup games this season, but surprisingly have only kept clean sheets against Chelsea and Manchester City in those nine cup ties. That means Liverpool have leaked goals against lower league opposition like Brighton (twice), Oldham and Exeter. Expect Cardiff to have their moment in the sun on Sunday afternoon.

BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE Yes 11/10.

THE ORGANIC HERO

In Soccerball on June 3, 2010 at 10:10

Corporatisation has ruined sport. The guy who signs the broadcasting cheques is the real boss of modern era sport. Gone are the days when all professional sport was played on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. Now, there is a massive variety of sport broadcast live 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Money obsessed corporations have insisted on round-the-clock sports coverage and this over-exposure of commercialised sport has ruined the appetite of many sports fans.

However, not all sport is the work of the devil. True sporting heroes and heroines still exist. They can be found living next door to you, on the next street, the other side of the village, in the next town or even in your own house. Hats off to every man, woman and child who gives up three evenings a week after a hard day’s work to train, and a further afternoon at the weekend to play their respective sport. They don’t get paid, they don’t receive free gear and equipment, and they don’t receive endorsements. They volunteer their bodies and efforts for a cause they believe in. They sweat for the good of their parish. They do it for the combat, the challenge, the intensity, the competition, the camaraderie.

Participating with their local club or society draws people out of their houses, away from their computers, off their sofas, and out into the fresh air, mixing with other people, and plotting their rival’s downfall at the weekend. Training, perfecting, honing. Sport gives people an escape, an outlet to vent frustrations, let off some steam.

The excesses in modern professional sport are to be deplored. Cheating is rife amongst elite sportspeople. More and more tales of corruption are leaking all the time. There is little doubt that many sports are rife with drug abuse. Cheats win. Check out David Walsh’s investigations about Lance Armstrong and his cycling teammates. The end result: Game over.

Amateur sport is the new dawn. There is a real sense of community when it is my street against your street – my parish against your parish – my village against your village – my county against your county. Whatever the sport, the competition is of the same intensity. An overwhelming sense of belonging exists at amateur level. You and I losing a match against those people over there hurts much more than Manchester United losing to Chelsea. It’s tribalism at its purest. Sport played with passion, heart, commitment and courage wins out every time. A sense of place – a place in your community.

So why buy a sporting hero? Nothing beats growing your own.

Liverpool 1-0 Everton match report

In Soccerball on February 6, 2010 at 15:15

Liverpool 1-0 Everton

Ultra-consistent Dirk Kuyt saved the day for 10-man Liverpool by nodding home his 10th goal of the season to send the Anfield faithful delirious in what was an aggressive 213th Merseyside derby.

A beautifully delivered corner from Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard had Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard flapping in front of Kuyt, who took full advantage by nodding the ball downwards into an empty net despite close attention from Phil Neville.

Up until the goal in the 54th minute, Everton had been holding their own against a Liverpool side unbeaten in their previous six Premier League matches. However, the Toffeemen failed to make their numerical advantage pay dividends much to their manager’s frustrations.

Everton started brightly in the opening 10-minutes and took the game to Liverpool with an array of tough tackles.

Thorn in Liverpool’s side Landon Donovan set out his stall as early as the second minute when getting in behind the Liverpool defence to win a corner from a Marouane Fellaini through ball.

Everton continued to cause the Liverpool defence problems, especially from set-pieces. A corner from the left had Kyrgiakos and Fellaini tussling at the back post, with Greece defender Kyrgiakos eventually ending up on the ground and winning a free kick.

However, Liverpool soon found their feet and a fluid passing move from one end of the pitch to the other resulted in a cross from Carragher on the right being lashed over the bar from Lucas.

Kuyt was booked for a challenge on Donovan around 25 yards from goal. A curled free kick by left-footed Baines had Reina at full stretch to tip it over the bar.

 An explosive high-tempo midfield battle was threatening to boil over approaching the half-hour mark.

Kuyt was kicked in the face by Fellaini after being chopped down by Pienaar and just moments later Pienaar was lucky receive just a yellow card following a very high lunge on Javier Mascherano. Seconds later Carragher was booked for an old-school retaliation on Pienaar deep into Everton territory.

A decisive moment came in the 34th minute when Kyrgiakos slid in with a two-footed block on Fellaini. Replays suggested that both Fellaini and Kyrgiakos could have seen red for that clash, having both gone at each other with two high feet. However, it was Fellaini who came off worst physically and was stretchered off, needing six minutes of treatment on his right ankle before the physio admitted defeat and Mikel Arteta entered the fray. In the meantime, a visibly frustrated Kyrgiakos was sent off by referee Martin Atkinson.

In a first half heaving with strong challenges, a highly motivated Jamie Carragher was leading by example, marshalling the home sides’ defence and keeping the Everton forwards at bay. He started the game at right back, and within seconds of the match kicking off, clobbered Pienaar. The strong, full-blooded challenges continued from the Liverpool vice-captain, who switched to central defence after Kyrgiakos’s dismissal, and continued to dominate and clear anything Everton threw in his direction.

Minutes before half-time, Gerrard controlled a ball 25 yards from goal but went over quite easily from Cahill’s lunging leg. Gerrard took the free-kick himself and his curling effort pinged the crossbar, just out of reach of Howard’s out-stretched fingertips.

However, best chance of the first-half fell to Cahill, who had a free header at the back post from six yards out. A misdirected defensive header from Mascherano found its way to Cahill on the back post and with Reina scrambling across his goal line, Cahill’s diving effort brushed the top of the bar.

Liverpool started the second full of gusto and immediately put the Everton defence under pressure. The Reds won a corner which was dealt with effectively and Everton countered through Donovan, whose pace was too much for Insua. He played in Cahill whose drive was saved well by Reina.

The Kop showed their appreciation for Mascherano, who chased and harried the Everton attackers single-handedly on the left-hand side of the Liverpool penalty box and eventually blocked an attempted cross.

Liverpool regained the upper hand and started to control the pace of the game. They were rewarded with Kuyt’s simple headed goal from which Everton were visibly shaken by the goal and took them some time to recover. Moments later, Gerrard had a free kick easily saved by Howard and also caused some problems from a corner.

Late on, a sliding challenge from Gerrard on Pienaar, who was already going to ground from a Mascherano tackle, caused a mêlée in the middle of the pitch, with substitute Anchibe retaliating most. Both he and Gerrard were booked for their parts in the tussle.

Anchibe could have carved a decent scoring chance for Everton as he took a touch too many deep inside the right-hand side of the Liverpool box, but his attempted cross was charged down by a sliding defender and collected at the second attempt by a grateful Reina.

Pienaar was sent off deep into injury time for a second bookable offence. He challenge Gerrard late in the air and referee Atkinson had no hesitation in brandishing a second yellow to the South African.

Kuyt was substituted with just seconds remaining on the clock to a standing ovation. As the final whistle  blew, the Anfield crowd roared their approval at their sides’ hard fought victory again their city rivals and the winning of three vital points to lift the Reds into the much-coveted fourth place in the league.

Soccer picks for February 6th, 2010

In Betting preview, Soccerball on February 6, 2010 at 10:45

Here’s a few brief tips I’ve come up with by scouring the Saturday morning papers.

Liverpool v Everton — HOME — 5/6

Tottenham v Aston Villa — HOME — 23/20

Nottm Forest v Sheffield Wed — HOME — 8/13

Swindon v Charlton — HOME — 6/4

Wycombe W v Yeovil — HOME — 13/10

Hereford v Torquay — HOME — 13/10

Rochdale v Crewe — HOME — 4/6

East Fife v Dumbarton — AWAY — 7/4

East Stirling v Berwick — AWAY — 11/4 (great value)

For more tips, and in-depth previews on the Liverpool/Everton and Spurs/Villa games, go to www.sportsnewsireland.com . (Also preview of Sunday’s Chelsea/Arsenal game.

WOLVES v ARSENAL betting preview

In Betting preview, Soccerball, Top Tips on November 6, 2009 at 16:52

WOLVES v ARSENAL

Premier League, Saturday November 7th

Molineux. Kickoff 17.30

 

Arsenal are really proving all their pre-season doubters wrong. They’re scored freely while playing that exciting passing game that Wenger has drilled into the squad. Arsenal have been, for quite some time now, the best team to watch in the Premier League by a long way. Their football is exciting, fluent, and skilful – the way football should be played.

However, after selling Adebayor and Toure in the summer, not many pundits were giving the Gunners a chance of finishing in the top four, let alone win the championship.

How wrong they all were.

Arsenal are playing their best football for quite some time, and now the results are being strung together and the Gunners are shaping up into proper title contenders.

They have lost two games this season in the league, but Arsenal should have beaten Manchester United, and were just caught on a freak day by Manchester City.

Wenger steadied the ship immediately and their Premier League performances, coupled with their excellent Champions League form has turned Arsenal’s season around 360 degrees.

Arsenal come into this tie with Wolves on the back of a whopping 4-1 victory over AZ Alkmaar. Confidence is as high as ever and with no fresh injury worries for Wenger to contend with, Arsenal have the class and will to brush aside a plucky Wolves.

Wolves appear to be at the other end of the spectrum to Arsenal. Although they are unbeaten in their three previous games (all draws), Wolves have not won since September 20th when they beat Fulham 2-1 at Molineux.

However, their last three games are not that bad. They were beating Everton at Goodison Park until Bilyaletdinov scored a late equaliser in the 88th minute. The following weekend they met Aston Villa at Molineux and equalised with a late penalty. Still, that’s a decent result against a good Villa team, and a hard-fought local derby to boot. Last weekend, Wolves showed great guts and determination to come back from 2-0 to draw with Stoke.

Perhaps Wolves are beginning to turn their season around. Mick McCarthy, though probably not suited to international management, is a good motivator and a fine manager. He has already confirmed that Sylvan Ebanks-Blake will start this game against Arsenal while striker Chris Iwelumo has suffered a recurrence of a metatarsal injury.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

Arsenal haven’t lost to Wolves in their last 13 meetings. Wolves last beat Arsenal at Highbury in 1979! In the most recent seasons, the two sides have met four times, with Arsenal winning every encounter with an aggregate score of 13-2. Their last game at Molineux was in 2004 and resulted in a 3-1 win for the Gunners. History does not look to be on Wolves’ side.

VERDICT

At first glance, everything points to an Arsenal win. At second glance, and after looking at recent form, everything still points to an Arsenal win. Wolves will be confidant of putting up a good display and there is little doubt that McCarthy will be viewing this as a vital game to get a decent result for the club. However, Arsenal’s form far outweighs anything that Wolves have ever done and the Gunners should take all three points at a canter.

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HALF-TIME/FULL-TIME  Draw/Arsenal    4.90 BETFAIR

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Arsenal v Spurs betting preview

In Betting preview, Top Tips on October 31, 2009 at 11:31

ARSENAL v TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Premier League, Saturday, October 31st

The Emirates, kickoff 12.45pm

 

For a massive psychological boost, Arsenal really need to put one over Spurs in the Saturday lunchtime match. Chelsea don’t play until 3pm, and Manchester Utd aren’t taking the field until the evening, so for a few hours at least, Arsenal could see themselves slide into second place in the Premier League.

That’s not bad for a team who were written off by every pundit known to man before the season began.

It’s no secret that Arsenal are playing scintillating football this season and are scoring goals with considerable ease. However, they are leaking goals and have kept just five clean sheets in all competitions this season.

On the other hand, Spurs desperately need a win too.  A win over the Gunners would put them level on points with United and within shouting distance of top spot – a massive confidence booster to all at White Hart Lane.

Spurs showed great character in bouncing back in style from their home defeat against Stoke last weekend by pushing aside Everton mid-week in the League Cup. There is little doubt that Harry Redknapp has his squad in the best possible condition both physically and mentally. One worrying aspect of their play is their tendency to leak goals. To have conceded 14 goals in 10 league games is not title winning defending but it is their ability to regularly score at the other end of the pitch that has Spurs in their best position for many a year.

Roy Keane, Jermaine Defoe and Jermaine Jenas have been in prolific form while Aaron Lennon is surely playing the best football of his career. However, disappointingly for Redknapp, Defoe (suspended) and Lennon (ankle) will miss out on this big game. Peter Crouch is available for this game but other Spurs’ absentees are Cudicin, Woodgate, dos Santos, Modric and Ledley King.

For the Gunners, Almunia is available to play, as is Nasri, though he is likely to start on the bench. Fabianski, Rosicky and Walcott will all miss out through injury.

It will be intriguing to find out how both teams will cope with each other’s attacking qualities.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

There have been six meetings between Arsenal and Spurs in the last two seasons. A draw has been the most common result occurring three times, including a 4-4 thriller at The Emirates almost exactly a year ago to the day. The Gunners have won twice, while Spurs have beaten their big rivals just the once. However, Spurs record against Arsenal has been improving over the past few years and with the Spurs squad in as good a shape as it is, another good result could be on the cards.

 

VERDICT

Defoe’s suspension and Lennon’s injury will make this already tough game for Spurs even tougher. However, in Peter Crouch they have a very effective replacement for Defoe. He will cause aeriel problems for Arsenal and it will be interesting to see how the Arsenal back-line cope with him.

With both defences liable to leak goals, and both strike forces liable to grab goals, expect the ball to hit the back of the net more than once in this encounter.

If you search, you could find 1.80 available for both teams to score during the match which is surely a guaranteed outcome.

Arsenal will not walk through this game by any means, but it is very difficult to find value in this match without getting too worked up in the obscure bets. The bookmakers seem to have got their sums right. With home advantage, Arsenal are worthy favourites and should overcome a tough battle against a lively Spurs outfit. To turn a profit in this game, back a home win, and all variations of it.

 

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BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE                1.80 (available)

ARSENAL TO WIN             1.59 BETFAIR

HALF-TIME/FULL-TIME  Arsenal 2.58 BETFAIR

 

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To buy, or not to buy, a Premier League title

In Soccerball on July 30, 2009 at 15:20

Manchester City just can’t stop. They’re addicted. I can’t blame them…i used to be the same on a Saturday morning when i got my £1.50 pocket money. I’d leggit down the shop and buy Shoot! or Match!, a couple of Dan Bars and as many Jaw Berries as my little hands could hold. Mark Hughes must be feeling that burning sensation in his pocket too.

I saw a programme on TV3 recently about addictions to hoarding. Some bloke, who was obviously nuts, could not stop himself collecting bicycles. He had about 5,000 bikes all around his house, garden and shed. In fact, his hoarding got so bad that he couldn’t open his front door so he spent six years sleeping on his porch on a mingy sofa. Needless to say, the authorities got involved and slapped a barring order on him collecting any more than 15 bikes at a time. He obeyed the order, for about a month. He got wrist-slapped again when he was found with thousands of bikes and the ban was more strictly imposed. He now only has a few hundred bikes. Phew, he’s got that addiciton under control, thank God. Most people have a canary if they have more than two or three bikes obstructing their freedom in the garage.

I think Mark Hughes has a similar problem. Not with collecting bikes, but as Manchester City manager, he’s addicted to buying players. Not just any players, mind, but strikers and forwards. He has more attackers on his books than Liverpool have full-backs. Adebayor, Cruz, Tevez, Bellamy, Robinho, are all the supposedly top quality forwards on the payroll, though City have recently shipped out Elano and Bojinov to relieve competition slightly.

The gas thing about all of Manchester City’s purchases are that none are really gonna make  a title-tilting impression. Adebayor, Toure, Barry, Santa Cruz and Tevez are all decent players, but I simply do not think they will improve the mediocre City squad enough to lift the Premier League title come May.

If they had landed John Terry, and he was joined by Joleon Lescott (City seem determined to sign the Everton defender), and if they had signed a world-class striker instead of a gaggle of moderate ones, then they may have a squeak of finishing in the top three or four.

With players of the calibre of Micah Richards (who is recovering from swine flu), Stephen Ireland, Shaun Wright-Philips, Petrov, Robinho, Shay Given and Richard Dunne, the nucleus of a good squad is present. However, those who believe a Premier League title can be bought — beware. Real Madrid are attempting to buy La Liga, and they are going about it properly. They’re buying the world’s top players and paying top dollar for them. Manchester City are scrounging the left overs of those who believe they are good enough to play for Real Madrid, but who actually aren’t and still want to earn grotesque wages.

Look what happened Chelsea — they bought a rake of players for loadsa cash and they …. well, they won the Premier League twice. Maybe it can be done, time will tell. But I can predict one thing — Mark Hughes will not be in charge at Manchester City this time next year unless they win the Premier League, or at least finish second and win a cup.

England U-21

In Uncategorized on June 26, 2009 at 16:31

ENGLAND U21 v SWEDEN U21

England’s future stars have had a terrific performance thus far in the European Championships and are deservedly favourites to see off free-scoring Sweden.

England’s squad is strong and well-prepared and no player has hit the net more than once. However, Arsenal’s Theo Walcott has proved to be a pivotal member of the team during his time on the pitch. He was taken off at half-time in England’s opening match against Finland, was brought on after 60 minutes against Spain, and was introduced at a similar time in the 1-1 draw with Germany.

Despite being pretty quiet against Finland, Walcott was instrumental in setting up James Milner for England’s second goal against Spain. Perhaps manager Stuart Pearce is using Walcott sparingly during the group games to save the lad’s energy for the latter rounds of the tournament. Walcott was used by Fabio Capello in the senior’s games against Kazakhstan (45 minutes) and Andorra (90 minutes), and without getting a break of any significance, Walcott will be heading back to pre-season training with Arsenal very soon.

However, in recent interviews, Walcott has underlined his commitment to the international cause, no matter what England team calls him up, and the 20-year-old’s determination has never been questioned. Dropping down from competitive senior action to under-21 level must seem like taking candy from a baby for baby-faced Walcott. Providing he plays at least 45 minutes of the Sweden game, Walcott’s pace, strength and bravery should provide the ultimate reward.

Walcott is as short as 7/4 (with Ladbrokes) to get on the score sheet at any stage of the game, but Paddy Power are currently offering odds of 3/1. With Walcott eager to prove to everyone (especially Arsene Wenger) that he was correct to play all of these international games during his summer vacation, he will be more determined than ever to get a result.

Even though Pearce’s team selections are as unpredictable as Rafa Benitez’s, he will play his strongest line-up in Friday’s game, and that will surely include Walcott. However, perhaps waiting to see his name on the team sheet is advisable.

Theo Walcott     To score at anytime        3/1 (Paddy Power)

England U21       11/10 (general) Draw     9/4 (general)      Sweden U21      2/1 (general)

Top Tips 3 – Cheltenham Friday 2009

In Top Tips on March 13, 2009 at 12:23

Today is Cheltenham Gold Cup Day. It should be a terrific day’s racing.

I’m a traditionalist. I like Kauto Star and can’t see past him in the feature race of the day.  There will be challengers to his crown but Kauto has the class, talent and the jockey (Ruby Walsh) to regain his Gold Cup crown. At the time of writing, you can easily get 15/8.

Overall it is a competitive day of racing. The opening race is the JCB Triumph Hurdle and any number of the runners could win it.

The form points to Walkon winning this one but I have a sneaking feeling that Silk Drum could run a huge race at a huge price. He has good form behind him and has been consistently improving over his past couple of runs. And the key is that he stays beyond the two miles he’ll face here, a vital compenent needed to get up the Cheltenham hill. If you’re quick, you may get 50/1 about him winning.

In the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle, I’m going to plump for Hangover. He won on soft ground at Gowran Park last month over this trip and also won on similar ground over two miles and five furlongs at Limerick at Christmas.  Additionally, he has as super jockey on board in Paul Townend. You can easily get 12/1 on Conor O’Dwyer’s charge winning this one.

In the Premier League over the weekend, there are no stand out bets at all, though there is a stand out match. Manchester United take on Liverpool in a game Liverpool must win to have any chance of winning the title. It’ll probably end up a draw.

If I simply had to have a bet in this weekend’s fixtures, I’d side with a Bolton/Fulham draw. Bolton are rubbish at home and Fulham are rubbish way having drawn half of their matches. In fact, because they’ve only scored three goals away, why not lump on a No Goalscorer in this one?

 

Any thoughts anyone?

Top tips – Cheltenham Wednesday

In Top Tips on March 11, 2009 at 10:22

Right. cheltenham is capturing the hearts and pockets of punters nationwide this week but there aren’t too many nice bets today.

Yesterday was much better. I backed Celestial Halo, L’Ami and Quevega as part of a Lucky 15 each-way. However, I’ll only be collecting a small amount.

Today, I won’t be having a bet…..but if i was, this is what I would do.

I’d do a Lucky 15 combining tonight’s football and today’s racing at Cheltenham.

Firstly, Mikael D’Hagenuet. Needs soft ground and has four times in Ireland for Willie Mullins on that type of ground. He could have done with more rain at Cheltenham but this is a horse I like a lot and he could be winning the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle at around 4/1 today.

Secondly, Master Minded. An absolute machine who will win easy bar a disaster. However, at odds of around 1/3 he is best included in a Lucky 15.

Now, on to the football.

After Liverpool’s brilliant win in the Champion’s League last night, and Chelsea’s win, English football is on a high. This will continue tonight. I can’t see either Arsenal or Manchester United not getting through. However, because I’m a Liverpool fan, I cannot back Man Utd. Therefore, I’m concentrating on Arsenal’s match with Roma.

Arsenal hold a 1-0 lead from the first leg, and I don’t see them crumbling tonight. Roma have a fair home record this season but I don’t see them breaking through what will be a very organised Arsenal team. I’m plumping for a draw in that one at odds of around 9/4.

Now, back to the Premier League. Fulham play Blackburn at Craven Cottage. Fulham’s form has dipped lately but their home record is fairly solid. Blackburn on the other hand, have been very hit and miss all season and currently lie in the relegation zone. Furthermore, their away form is terrible having only won three out of 13 games on their travels this season. I’m fancying Fulham at odds of slightly over 5/4.

 

A Lucky 15 at the odds quoted costs €15 and will return a lovely €192.38 if they all win. 

Oh sit down!