I feel like the Audley Harrison of gambling at the moment, despite (at best) abject performances and all too frequent losses I’m clinging to the belief that a huge win is around the corner. Who knows maybe it is? Maybe not only will I get a world title fight – I’ll win it. And by that I mean the roughly 14/1 treble listed below.
Championship; Huddersfield v Charlton (Tues)
Huddersfield won the reverse fixture earlier in the season and are in the form to do the double over the Addicks, who themselves are winless in eight. The home side are a best price 7/10 and that looks safe to me, it may even be worth a match result and both teams to score at 14/5 but I’ll keep it simple and stick with Huddersfield in the standard match betting.
Premier League; Southampton v Watford (Weds)
This is a risk but at a best price 10/3 the Hornets have to be worth backing. With players like Deeney and Ighalo in their side they can cause anyone problems as Southampton could well find out. Saints are really out of form and that mauling of Arsenal recently was almost a freak result. Watford are flying at the moment and acquitted themselves well in defeats to Spurs and Man City. Watford and draw is around 4/5 but the straight win is over-priced in my opinion and worth backing.
Stoke v Norwich (Weds)
Stoke’s Britannia Stadium may have lost some of its reputation as a stronghold this season but it is still a pretty tricky place to go. Admittedly, the Canaries have found some form in recent weeks but most of their results have come at home, with the win at Manchester United a rare exception. Stoke are odds against at 21/20 and that seems good value to me.