So, the dating game has been going well. Or at least it was until a couple of days ago when the girl I was dating found out I had herpes; she said I should get my own peas.
Despite not having had a bet on the Arsenal game in midweek I was cheering the Gunners on as most neutrals were. But what was even more amazing than the first-half blitz from Arsene Wenger’s side was the 14 i-phones that I won while watching the game on a live stream on my laptop. Not sure what I’ll do with them but if you’re looking for a new handset send me a postcard with your details.
Due to my newfound relationship status I had a peaceful Sunday in front of the telly box watching all three of the live matches. Although the North East derby and Tottenham versus Man Utd games were entertaining the thing that took my most by surprise was just how poor Wolves were. Poor enough for captain Roger Johnson to hit the bottle.Wolves v Blackburn: Premier League: Saturday 15:00
Having been appointed on an interim basis Terry Connor deserves the opportunity to prove his worth, but I can’t help thinking that the Wanderers’ board have made a huge error in not appointing an experienced manager to try and keep them in the division this season.
This weekend they have a genuine relegation six-pointer against Blackburn and defeat could see them spiralling towards the Championship. Wolves have not won at Molineux in their last six games, losing five in that period. I fancy them to extend that dreadful run this Saturday and will be laying them appropriately at odds of 2.4 (11/8). on betfair.com
Reading v Leicester: Championship: Saturday: 15:00
West Ham and Southampton both failed to pick up maximum points in midweek opening the door for Reading to close the gap. Brian McDermott’s side duly obliged with their seventh consecutive victory and their sixth win to nil in that period.
Having backed them to rewarding returns to beat Millwall last week there is no need to desert The Royals this week when still available at odds-against prices. Against a Leicester side that have lost three of their last four away games in the Championship we’ll take the 2.2 (6/5) available on a home win. at betfair.com
As well as profiting from jumping on the Reading bandwagon last week we were similarly rewarded by the in-form Dundee United after they comfortably beat Inverness Caley Thistle at Tannadice on Monday night. We won’t, however, be following them this week when they host a Celtic side in sumptuous form.Motherwell v Aberdeen: Scottish Cup: Sunday 15:45 Live On SS3
Instead we’ll look at Sunday’s other Scottish Cup quarter-final where Motherwell host Aberdeen. Well appear to be sniffing blood and an opportunity to dislodge Rangers and break into the top two of Scottish football, and can carry their solid SPL form into the cup this weekend.
Stuart McCall’s side have now lost just one of their last eight games, with that defeat coming against Celtic, and have won three of their last four. Aberdeen, meanwhile, have won only one (against Queen of the South) in their last six games. Back Motherwell for the win at odds of 2.2 (6/5). only at Betfair.com
Lay Wolves to win @ 2.4
Back Reading to win @ 2.2
Back Motherwell to win @ 2.2
Treble pays @ 8.3 (just over 15/2) at Betfair.com