SPORTS BETTING: Jonathan Shepherd gives his pointers on the weekend’s football action including a coupon busting 18/1 acca. Plus read all the latest Super League and Six Nations Betting News
The Premier League’s top scorer Wayne Rooney is 4/11 at Stan James to win the “Golden Boot” and the in form striker looks great value at 6/5 to add to his tally of 21 against former club Everton in Sky’s lunchtime kick off.
Should United falter, Chelsea (4/11 Ladbrokes) can extend their lead at the top with an away win at Wolves and third placed Arsenal can close the gap at home to Sunderland with the Gunners an inviting 8/13 at Betfred to better a one goal handicap start.
With the race for the final Champions League place likely to between these two, an Eastlands stalemate could be the way forward, an outcome quoted at 23/10 by bet365. 888Sport.com make City 11/8 for a top four finish with fifth placed Liverpool a fraction shorter at 6/5.
Elsewhere on Sunday in the top flight, Fulham’s impressive form at Craven Cottage suggests Betfred’s 11/10 about a home win over Birmingham could be the value bet of the day whilst a 2-2 draw in the Lancashire Derby between Blackburn and Bolton looks worthy of a few quid at 14/1 at StanJames.
William Hill’s even money for Aston Villa to be leading at the end of both halves against lowly Burnley and Paddy Power’s similar price against an away victory for Spurs at Wigan complete Sunday’s outlook.
West Ham and Fulham are joined in this week’s accumulator by Newcastle (4/7 Stan James), Colchester (8/13 Betdaq) and Port Vale (evens William Hill). The five fold acca pays combined odds of just over 18/1 at totesport.com
Bradford currently prop up the Super League table having lost their opening two matches but they can register their first win this evening and they subsequently appeal at 10/11 with Victor Chandler to prevail by more than four points. Meanwhile, on Saturday, two early high-flyers, Warrington and Wigan, face off at the Halliwell Jones Stadium with the Wolves slight favourites to edge a tight affair and priced at 10/11 to edge past Stan James’ two point handicap.
The tournament takes a break this weekend and returns with Wales hosting France next Friday. Scotland travel to Italy the following day when England face Ireland at Twickenham.
Best single: Fulham to beat Birmingham; 11/10 Betfred.com
Best handicap: Bradford Bulls – 4 pts to beat Castleford; 10/11 VictorChandler.com
Best acca: Fulham, West Ham, Newcastle, Colchester, Port Vale; 18/1 totesport.com