Our regular followers know that we keep our feet on the ground when we’re going well because the way we bet does expose us to losing runs as well as occasional great returns; that we play a long game and hope for an aggregate profit when the dealing’s done.
For all this marvellous philosophy, I default to an un-Zen like state of mental balance which leads me to drop-kick the laptop into the next street, start a bonfire, and stare at it deep into the night when we draw a blank like we did with all twelve last week. (This really works and is recommended for male followers.)
Having since reviewed our losers, it’s clear that we didn’t do anything different from any other week. It’s just that the results weren’t right. In some of these games where the home side is strong eg Newcastle, Sheffield United, we’re not helped when they score early – it’s often game over. It’s when they don’t that we stand our best chance with these, and this happens too. It may be that we look a bit closer at those in future and are a bit more selective with them.
The trick is to stick to level stakes come rain or shine, starting with our next lot:
Aston Villa v FULHAM
Villa have a Premier league squad which is unfit and under-confident, according to their new manager, Steve Bruce. They’ve had a poor start since relegation and we expect them to get into their stride before too long – but not yet, as they’ve a few key players missing, andFulhamare no mugs. Take themat @ $3.77 with
Sheffield Wednesday v QPR
QPR make it onto our coupon because their price suggests their opponent is much better than them. There’s not much to choose between them lately, and if they can stay in it, they always carry a goal threat. Wednesday’s excellent keeper might miss this one, too.QPR @ $5.50 with
Wolves v LEEDS
Both of these have shown flashes of excellence and rubbish so far this season, with neither achieving any consistency. They’ve both go goals in them though, and fancy they’ll both get at least one today in a game that could go either way.