Five winners from thirteen last week then. Not exactly clairvoyancy. Two of the teams tipped got hammered while all of the other games were close – but if you’ve been following these bets then by now you might like to buy the man tipping them a couple of pints (if you read these bits too you probably wouldn’t hang around while I drank them). We’re doing well, averaging around three winners in ten. “Then there is the man who drowned crossing a stream of an average depth of six inches” (W.I.E Gates).
A word to the wise. I had a spell in all this when I had ten winners from seventy extending to 24 from 130; a marginal improvement but overall an unmitigated and prolonged haemorrhage of cash. If you’d followed those too, would you still buy us a pint?
You’d still be 12% up.
Sat 24th Jan
Norwich v Brentford
It wasn’t so long ago that Norwich couldn’t win the toss of a coin at Carrow Road but, as predicted on here, they’ve turned that around in style. Brentford haven’t had results all go their own way of late, but they rarely put in a bad showing. This could well be a close game, so Brentford should be more like $3.5 than the whopping $5.41 on offer from
Wigan v Huddersfield
Huddersfield have fared better at home than away recently, but there’s not much to go on with that as their loss at Middlesbrough last time out was their first trip since Boxing Day, and they gave Boro a good game. Nothing like that can be said of Wigan. Back Huddersfield at $3.4 with
Port Vale v Crewe
These two have similar profiles at the moment as they’ve both had a sharp improvement in form after weak starts to the season. This could go either way or neither, so take Crewe to win at$4.2with
AFC Wimbledon v Accrington Stanley
These two have been indifferent in their last couple, and therefore $3.5 for Stanley to win equals a bet with
Bury v Carlisle
There aren’t many occasions to oppose Bury but their last couple of performances haven’t been any better than those of Carlisle, who defended and attacked well away last week. $5 for them is enormous so take Carlisle with