As ever, this blog entry begins with my excuse for not putting up more stuff on here- this time, it's that I'm busy writing for the good folks at Bettingexpert.com. But let's get some good old-fashioned tips up:
- There's another round of Champions League games this week. There's not all that much value in sticking a traditional accumulator on across either Tuesday or Wednesday, but there's plenty of fun to be had in some of the games, particularly Manchester City v AS Roma, arguably the highlight of Tuesday night's games. One should expect goals in this game with the way both sides are set up. Roma will attack city's somewhat questionable defence with a 4-3-3 formation- the interest here is in that front 3, with their likely starters in those front 3 positions all well priced at over 3/1. As ever with goal scorer bets, wait until the team sheets are published, but level stakes across the 3 forwards starting (likely to be any 3 from Gervinho, Francesco Totti, Alessandro Florenzi, Juan Iturbe, Mattia Destro or Adem Ljajic) should yield a profit
- Away from the Champions League, there's the standard full Championship card. The whole "opposing Blackpool" trick is not one I'm particularly keen on blindly backing, but Middlesbrough demonstrated v Liverpool that they are a fine side, and should be backed here/ Norwich have also hit the ground running, and should maintain their excellent run of form at home to middling Charlton, while Aberdeen should comfortably see off St Mirren in the SPFL Premiership
- One of my favourite gambling weekends of the year is approaching: it's Scottish Cup 2nd Round time! This round, where the SPFL League 2 teams join the competition alongside the best non-league teams in the country always provides opportunities for profit as the bookies frequently misjudge the game between League 2 and the leagues below- the Highland League, Lowland League and Juniors all feature players who could comfortably play at a higher level. Moving on to Saturday's matches, Brora, East Fife, Hurlford United and Nairn County should all be bankers for your coupon, while there certainly could be upsets at Turriff (Mon I Turra), Berwick, Cove and Whitehill
"I REALLY FANCY A CAN OF CUKE"