I said in a previous post that I like to bet, not much and just for fun and I posted a five game betting ticket which surprisingly turned out to be a winner! It wasn’t a huge payout, but fortunately all five games turned out like I predicted. So this week “the betting maestro” (that’s me of course) returns with another five games for this weekend:
Saturday April 24, 2010
Manchester United – Tottenham 1 (odds: 1.5 or 1/2)
Manchester United is chasing Chelsea for the Premier League title and with 3 games left to play they lie in second place with only one point behind and have a great home form, winning 14 games out 17 played at Old Trafford. Tottenham is in 4th place and hopes to catch that last Champions League spot. United is the better team (with Rooney probably in the starting 11) and with Tottenham’s away form of only 6 wins in 16 games, I’m going with a United win.
Wolverhampton – Blackburn under 2.5 goals (odds: 1.6 or 4/7)
Wolves have the weakest attack in the Premiership, scoring only 28 goals in 35 games and Blackburn have scored only 11 goals in 17 away games this season. Blackburn are safe from relegation and Wolves are 6 points away with only 3 games to go, my guess is that it’s going to be a quiet game in terms of goals.
Sunday April 25, 2010
Sporting Gijon – Real Valladolid under 2.5 goals (odds: 1.8 or 4/5)
Both bottom half teams. Valladolid are fighting to save themselves from relegation, but with little chances, playing away at Gijon, a team 5 points away from the first relegation spot. Both with weak attacks and Gijon with a not so bad defense playing at home.
Fiorentina – Chievo 1 (odds: 1.6 or 4/7)
Fiorentina has little chances of catching a european spot this year, but I think they’ll try anyway. On the other hand Chievo are safe from relegation an away win for them is unnecessary and improbable.
Marseille – Saint Etienne 1 with handicap (odds: 1.8 or 4/5)
I’m playing this game just for the good odds. Saint Etienne is in 17th place and Marseille the leader of the Ligue 1 and is probably going to win the title. A Marseille win is very likely and a win by 2 goals or more is a good possibility, so let’s go for it.
So these are the games this week. Betting on these five games will bring approximately 12 times the bet amount. Keep in mind this is only a personal opinion (nothing is for sure). Hope you’ll win, hope I’ll win and have fun!