Bet’s be ‘avin you: Football betting tips for the 14-15 January
First column of the new year last week, and we managed to purloin £136 from our £50 stake, leaving us with a profit of £86. With a degree of trepidation I decided to state my profit and loss and the bottom of the column each week, something that will come back to haunt me more than one of the wife’s king prawn jalfrezis.
With that in mind I will be taking something of a reserved look at this week’s fixtures, disregarding my usual speculative flair in the hop of actually continuing to make some pennies. The first bet takes in some of the big guns from various divisions. Manchester United will damage Bolton more than Klitschko will to Derek Chisora in the near future, whilst I can only see Spurs dispatching whippet, lovely cup o’ tea, eyes reet parched Mick McCarthy’s boys with ease. In addition, Leicester take on a Barnsley side who have lost four of their last five, and Huddersfield will surely have too much for Pull Dick Off’s men. PS Rhodes will score two or more.
£15 on Manchester United -1, Tottenham, Leicester and Huddersfield to win gets you £72
A ridiculous accumulator from Europe to follow for the next bet. I shouldn’t give away my secret but I’ve gone for the proverbial stick-a-pin-in-a-betslip approach to this one. Controversially, that’s how I chose the names of the oldest two little ‘uns. Hence why Apple-Dwayne and Shaneequa-Floella doesn’t necessarily roll off the tongue.
£10 on PSG, St Etienne, Porto, Benfica, Peterhead, Falkirk and Galatasaray to win gets you £91
Still time for a £15 accie before the final bet of the week, which this week looks at that old romantic the FA Trophy. I use the term ‘old romantic’ loosely there, as in: “Gosh, Leslie Grantham is an old romantic isn’t he? And as for his friend Mr Glitter, why he’s an awful rotter.” Nevermind, there is money on offer so stoop low into the barrel I will
£15 on Grimsby, Luton, Lincoln and Kidderminster gets you £71
Finally, take a look at some first scorer bets for Sunday’s live games. With Demba Ba (he’s scored fifteen since Ramadan (One for the Geordie fans there)) off away at the African Cup of Nations (or ACON (and Young Jeezy) as I call it) Newcastle need a score and Hatem Ben Arfa (or HBA as I call him) stepped up with a worldy against Kean’s Really Awful Players (or KRAP as I call them) last week. Back him to bag first, and then you can’t look further than Robin Van Persie (or RVP as everyone calls him) to follow suit at the Liberty Stadium. Ever seen more brackets (round or square) in a betting tip?
£5 on Hatem Ben Arfa to score first gets you £45
£5 on Robin Van Perise to score first gets you £20
Profit/Loss for the year: +£86