Midweek wasn’t a total bust, two out of three as only Watford let me down. I’ve no idea where that Hornets performance came from, or the Southampton one for that matter, but that’s why we love football… and lose money on it from time to time, the unpredictable swine.
Newcastle v West Ham
I looked at this one thinking a West Ham win, but Newcastle’s mid week performance against Manchester United could have given them a bit of belief and I’m not sure I want to back against them. Even though neither side have been particularly prolific of late I do think there could be a few goals in this one and both teams to score at 8/11 is my call here.
Aston Villa v Leicester
Is that midweek win over Crystal Palace the spark Villa needed to mount a Leicester-esque survival push? Who knows… but my guess is no. The Universe has conspired to send the Foxes to Villa Park after that second league win of the season as the hosts get renewed hope on their mission impossible but I think they’ll by sent crashing back down to reality and will be backing Leicester at 5/4.
Bristol City v Middlesbrough
Sometimes you sack your manager and get a reaction, and sometimes you do it ahead of the visit of the league leaders presumably as it’s a game you’ve written off. I think Bristol City have done the latter here and an in-form Middlesbrough at evens are on my coupon.
Ipswich v Preston
Normally I stick at three but the 7/1 treble above won’t dent my sizeable losses so this weekend I’m adding a fourth. Ipswich have struggled at home a bit but have picked up of late and are overpriced at evens to down North End.
The fourfold pays out at just under 14/1, which looks a decent bet to me. Odds may change so take a look at Oddschecker if you are keen to shop around. I am not affiliated with them, or any bookmakers in any way.