Gonzo’s Betting Diary; so close

Only Crystal Palace let me down in midweek but I still made a small profit given the prices for both Leicester and West Ham.  Maybe that elusive win is close, anyway here we go.

Swansea v Crystal Palace

The Swans head into this one unbeaten in three and looking like a team making a real survival push after their early season struggles.  Palace, meanwhile, are bottom of the form table with no points from their last five games and have been hit with a double injury blow this week, with James McArthur out for the season and Jason Puncheon facing a spell on the sidelines.

Swansea are 13/10 to take all three points and I’ll be adding them to my treble.

Stoke v Everton

I find it hard to back against the Potters at home but they’ve endured a difficult few weeks.  Stoke were knocked out of both cups in the space of a couple of days and then outclassed at Manchester United in midweek, and Everton could add to their woes on Saturday.  Ross Barkley is in good form and Romelu Lukaku should be involved, although he is a concern with a back injury.

Everton have been inconsistent all season and they’ve managed to wreck a few of my bets but like the fool I am I can’t resist them at 15/8 at the Britannia.

Burnley v Hull

This should be a cracker in the Championship on Saturday between two sides battling for promotion.  Hull have the advantage at the top of the table with a four point lead over the Clarets in third spot but the fact this one is at Turf Moor might swing it in Burnley’s favour.

Hull have won their last three on the road but those games weren’t against anyone with the class of Burnley.  The Clarets humbled Derby 4-1 in their last home game and could pick up another big win at 45/23 this weekend.

As always I’ve used Oddschecker for the top prices and as a treble this comes in at 18.45.

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