SPORTS BETTING: SHEP’S WEEKEND TIPLE
Betrescue MD Jonathan Shepherd takes his weekly look at all the top sporting action and pulls out a five fold football accumulator that pays 10/1.
United didnt play so slip to second having played a game more than Chelsea whilst Arsenal, on the same points and games played as the champions were held to a goalless draw by Aston Villa.
Martin O’Neill’s side remain in seventh place and are out to 5/1 at Partybets to claim a champions league place.
Despite Spurs 2-0 victory over Fulham, to retain fourth spot they remain 5/2 at 888sport for a place in Europe’s elite competition next season. Liverpool are three points behind after a nil nil draw at Wolves and can be backed at 9/4 at bet365 for a top four finish. Manchester City, with two games in hand, remain Ladbrokes 6/5 favourites.
At the other end of the table, Portsmouth are huge favourites for the drop at 3/10 (bet365), Hull City are 8/13 for the drop with the same firm and Burnley are 4/6 (Stan James) to return to the Championship.
The draw can be backed at 9/4 with totesport but with United struggling to find form away, the Gunners are taken to edge it by the odd goal. A 2-1 victory for the home side can be backed at 9/1 at 888Sport.com. Cover this with a bet on the game to produce three goals or more in Victor Chandlers over and unders market at 10/11.
Elsewhere expect home wins for Liverpool (1/2 Bet365), Crystal Palace (8/11 Betfred), Sheffield Wednesday (8/11 totesport), Leeds United (8/13 Ladbrokes) and Rotherham (4/7 Betdaq.co.uk). These five form this week’s accumulator bet which pays combined odds of 10/1 at Partybets.com.
Totesport make the defending champion 9/4 to win the final in straight sets and 11/4 to win 2-1 whilst Henin is 9/4 at Ladrbokes to win 2-1 and 3/1 to win in a deciding set. A two set final is 4/6 at Betfred with three sets an 11/10 chance with 888Sport.
St Helens are again expected to be their main rivals with Stan James chalking up odds of 11/4 and 7/2 respectively against the Merseysiders in the same markets.
It’s hard to see past these two but there does appear to be value at the other end of the betting where cash strapped Celtic Crusaders look a belting price at 5/6 with Ladbrokes to finish bottom of the pile.
The Welsh side get proceedings underway in tonight’s televised class on Sky against the Champions. Take the Rhino’s to beat Betfred’s 24 point handicap at 10/11.
Finally golf and William Hill have slashed the price of Tiger Woods playing in the US Masters in Augusta to 1/4 from 4/6 following a sustained plunge from punters in favour of the world number one this week.
Best single: Arsenal to beat Man Utd; 8/5 Bet365.com
Best handicap: Leeds – 24 points to beat Celtic Crusaders; 10/11 Betfred.com
Best acca: Liverpool, Palace, Sheff Wed, Leeds, Rotherham; 10/1 Partybets.com