Betting on football is a lot like living with a woman, there are always an incredible amount of rules you have to follow to make the experience pleasurable.
Rule no 1 in football betting is also rule no 1 in female cohabitation; avoid the Psycho.
Manchester City have always been a team to steer clear from on the weekly accumulator, occasionally magnificent, sometimes woeful but consistently inconsistent. Amazingly, Stuart Pearce has steered his team to an 11 match unbeaten run, and Man City at 8/13 are the weekend’s best bet. It’s Psycho logical.
The game of the week will be played at White Hart Lane, where Tottenham and Chelsea meet in a top of the table encounter. The Champions looked very impressive in midweek, and would appear to be an excellent investment at even money. Spurs have definite ability in their team, but I would advise the following; don’t get mad, get evens.
Here’s a stat that even a pre-therapy Joey Barton would find difficult to argue with, the last five matches between Middlesbrough and Charlton at the Riverside have ended in a draw. Boro won well in midweek, but Charlton’s unique policy of starting the season well before collapsing like Wayne Rooney’s deck-chair makes the draw a cracking bet at 12/5.
Alan Shearer’s personal plea to the referee not to send off Paul Konchesky has been hailed as an act of great sportsmanship, but I noticed his plea began after the West Ham man was on his way to the shower. Big Al goes up against old foe Roy Keane on Super Sunday, and Man U at 4/5 are the pick. The Reds have scored goals for fun at St James’ Park in recent years; they’ve netted an impressive eighteen goals in their last six visits. It could be …