Saturday’s bets

Sheffield United wrecked my treble last weekend, they did fight back to claim a 2-2 draw but apparently Southend could have been out of sight before they started their response so I don’t feel too hard done by.

It does leave me in a bit of a hole though, had I gone for singles as well it would have been a small profit but that’s irrelevant now, and like any true gambler I’m going to keep spinning that wheel until my number comes up.

Swansea V Bournemouth

Two teams struggling for form doesn’t make for a classic at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.  I feel for the Cherries, key forward Callum Wilson is a long-term injury victim, as are big summer buys Tyrone Mings and Max Gradel, and the January transfer window can’t come soon enough for boss Eddie Howe. It could be a case of trying not to let the season slip away from them before they do get a chance to strengthen but Swansea away is a tough task – despite their current slump.

Bournemouth have lost five of their six away games to date and I can see Swansea adding to their misery.  The Swans are 10/11 with most bookmakers and I’m tempted by Garry Monk’s men at just shy of even money.

Bristol City V Hull

The Championship’s early kick off sees pacesetters Hull City travel to Ashton Gate, where they face a Bristol City side with one of the worst home records in the division.  Granted, the Robins have picked up on home soil in recent weeks but the gulf in quality could tell here and I’m going to go for an away win.  Hull are 11/8 with a couple of bookies, the price on this one varies a lot so it might be worth having a look at oddschecker.

Espanyol v Malaga

I’m going to dip into Spain’s La Liga for my last one and I quite fancy a home win for Espanyol against Malaga.  Both could well be involved in the relegation battle at the end of the season but Malaga’s away form makes me think the Espanyol are good value at a best price 7/5.

I’m 6.84 ‘points’ down from 20 spent so far so it isn’t looking too good.  With than in mind I’m putting this on as a treble with a point as well, which pays out at 9/1 with the bookie I’ve gone with – there may be better odds I just can’t be bothered to shop around as it won’t be a huge difference.

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