By Rob Cocozza
After the wheel of fortune has mown us down and left us for roadkill last time out, the match details suggest we’re not doing too much wrong. Many of the selections could just as easily have won their games as not. Several scored first, at least two had players sent off in the first half, and loads ended in draws. C’est la vie.
This midweek has thrown up a couple of eye-watering prices to tempt us, and a few value picks elsewhere:
There doesn’t seem to be much between these two, both are playing very well in most games they play, wherever that may be. It’s right to surmise that Derby won’t lose many at home all season, but didn’t deserve more than the two draws achieved there in their last two. Bournemouth are one of few who could go the extra goal, and I fancy them at $3.80 with
Fair enough, Blackpool’s results don’t suggest they’re up to much, and Middlesbrough have been brilliant at times at home, though not consistently so. The Seasiders have assembled a squad now though, and are proving trickier to strong opposition lately. Basically, they shouldn’t be anything like the $10 with
Charlton have held their own in all their games so far, and they’ve had some tough ones. Norwich, one of the favourites for a swift return to the Prem, are generally under-priced given some of the wobblier efforts, especially in leaking two early on against Birmingham last time out. Take Charlton at $10 with
A close match up, this one. Ipswich don’t roll over these days, and Wednesday have looked a bit shaky at the back when put under it. Take Town to sneak this one at $3.6 on offer with
Neither of these teams are as bad as their form suggest, and although it’s the home side who have turned the corner first in terms of results that doesn’t make them as superior to the Trotters as the book suggests. They’ve fared pretty well without results in recent aways to strong teams, and stand a chance for a win at last here. Better than a $4.32 chance that are laying anyway