Welcome to this week’s blog. Now that
the Premier League season is finished, over the coming weeks I will be looking
into other football-related markets and also a few other sports. However there
are still three games on which it may be worth pinning a few £ on over this
First up on
Saturday is the Champions League final which is between Bayern Munich and
Borussia Dortmund, let’s try to highlight a few tasty bets in that match.
Bayern have a very good defence and don’t concede goals many but I really think
it could be a goalfest at Wembley, and I reckon it could end up 3-2 to either
side! So taking that on board, the following bets must be worth a couple of £.
Goals @ 4/1
win 3-2 @ 35/1
win 3-2 @ 22/1
If you fancy
a Goalscorer bet then Robert Lewandowski is 6/1 to open the scoring or to score
anytime is 17/10, however the value bet on him is 11/4 to open the scoring for
Goalscorer to watch out for is Thomas Muller who is 13/2 to open the scoring or
15/8 to score anytime, he is 4/1 to open the scoring for his team.
If you think
it may be a cagey game then it may be worth backing each team to win in
Extra-time. These odds are
win in Extra Time- 13/2
win in Extra Time – 14/1
Think it may
go to the dreaded penalty shootout? Then either side to win on spot kicks is
Now onto the
other game at Wembley over the next few days, the Championship playoff final between
Crystal Palace and Watford. Playoff finals usually are high-scoring affairs so
+4.5 goals @ 5/1 looks appealing.
I’m going to
flag three high-scoring results that pay high odds as again both sides should
go for it.
3-3 Draw @
win 4-3 @ 150/1
win 4-3 @ 125/1
One bet that
interests is Wilfried Zaha to score a hattrick is 80/1. The wide pitch may suit
him on his last game for Palace before he leaves to join Manchester United.
This Weeks Tenner Bet
Goals in Palace v Watford playoff final
have a look at the managerial betting markets, as there are so many vacancies
at the moment.
Manchester City Job-
Manuel Pelligrini – 1/20
Benitez – Both 22/1
Real Madrid Job
Carlo Ancelotti – 1/5
Benitez – 12/1
Jupp Heynckes – 16/1
Andre Villas-Boas – 40/1
( I was told a few weeks ago AVB would be approached by RM when Jose
Mourinho – 1/19
else starts from 28-1.
Those of you
who enjoy boxing will be aware of the Carl Froch/Mikkel Kessler fight on
Saturday night. Although I enjoy watching boxing I will admit I’m no expert on
the sport so I asked a guy I follow on Twitter (@macho_Grande1) who knows his boxing
thinks Kessler’s best days are behind him and that Froch will stop him in the
latter rounds. The group round betting for this tip is:
Froch by stoppage
in group round 7-9 @ 8/1
Froch by stoppage
in group round 10-12 @ 9/1
Next Week I’ll
be looking at odds for players who are on Arsenal’s radar…..
only bet ££ you can afford to lose. Feel free to contact me on Twitter @yorkshiregunner and tell me your thoughts
or any decent bets you have found.
Born in Mining Town of Doncaster in 1973. Supported Arsenal FC thanks to my first footballing hero who was Pat Jennings whom I loved. My first Arsenal Game was an away game at Grimsby Town in January 1986 ( 4-3 win thanks to a Charlie Nicholas Hat-Trick of Free-kicks). I’ve since followed The Arsenal Home, Away & Abroad and my wife still doesn’t know how much I paid for the CL final ticket v Barca!
My All-time Fave’ Arsenal player is probably Dennis Bergkamp although I have soft spots for Tony Adams, Rocky & Steve Williams (!).
I`m a Proud Father of 6 who doesn’t get to as many games as I’d like for financial reasons (6 kids, you do the maths) but lives and breathes The Arsenal.
I write occasional blogs.