Bruin Brown has a treble of Bruin’s Shoo-Ins on this weekend’s football that pays 5.9 at Betfair.com. A tasty £118 return for a £20 stake.
You put your left foot in, your left foot out, in, out, in, out, you shake it all about. But do you take your shoe off first? On this point the instructions are not clear. Does the Hokey Cokey in fact have a subliminal message about betting and shoo-ins, or shoo-outs? We’ll probably never know. Something to think about though, I’m sure you will agree.Chelsea v Wolves: Premier League: Saturday 15:00
A room not unfamiliar with the logistics of the song is Chelsea Football Club’s manager’s office. Had Andre Villas-Boas had a similar start to life at any other Premier League club then his employment status would not be in question. Opt to work for a man that demands success inside the time it takes him to do a three-point turn in his yacht, and then you’re asking for trouble.
Fortunately for AVB Chelsea are up against a Wolves side in free fall this weekend. Mick McCarthy’s men have just one win in their last eight games, and even that came against Wigan, and they’ve not won on the road in the Premier League since the opening day of the season at Blackburn.
However, they have been scoring goals, finding the back of the net in six of their last seven games in all competitions. Up against a Chelsea defence that has more leaks than a blind plumber’s bathroom they’ll have plenty of opportunity to keep that run going. That means Chelsea will need to score at least twice in order to win the game, and that means at least a few goals. Back Over 2.5 goals at odds of 1.55 (8/15) over at Betfair.
Portsmouth v Leicester City: Championship: Saturday 15:00
In the Championship Nigel Pearson began his second spell at Leicester with an impressive 3-0 home win against Crystal Palace. They say you should never go back in football, but I believe that saying is more appropriately applied to displays of aviation.
Portsmouth, meanwhile, began life under their new manager with a 2-0 defeat against Watford last Saturday. Michael Appleton’s first home game as Pompey manager comes this Saturday against The Foxes and I’m predicting back-to-back defeats for the former West Brom coach. Back Leicester to beat Portsmouth at odds of 2.56 (8/5) with Betfair.
Kilmarnock v Rangers: Scottish Premier League: Sunday: 12:45
North of the border Rangers dropped points for just the third time this season after a goalless draw at home to St Johnstone last Saturday. The result allowed Celtic to close the gap at the top to seven points and breath a little life into the SPL title race.
With The Hoops – which incidentally has to be one of the most unimaginative nicknames in football – can close that gap to four points on Saturday but I expect Rangers will extend it again on Sunday when they meet Kilmarnock.
Killie – damn these nicknames are imaginative, where do they get their inspiration – have won only one of their nine games against teams above them in the league, while Rangers have won all seven of their SPL away games this term.
Rangers to beat Kilmarnock at odds of 1.5 (1/2) is your final shoo-in for the week at Betfair.com Bruin’s Shoo-ins
Back Over 2.5 goals in Chelsea v Wolves @ 1.55
Back Leicester to beat Portsmouth @ 2.56
Back Rangers to beat Kilmarnock @ 1.5
Treble pays @ 5.9 at Betfair.com