The Sunday Supplement – The 19th hole edition four
We had another successful Saturday with great profits. Our Single and double romped home, with a double chance treble and two from three selections from Magic Mark, also yielding a profit.
With the Premier league still a week away, the latest odds are thus:
- Man City – 9/4 general
- Chelsea – 5/2 Betway
- Man Utd – 13/5 Skybet
The rest are 10/1 and above.
Looking briefly at relegation:
- Palace – 4/7 Coral
- Hull – 13/19 888sport
- Cardiff – 7/4 Skybet
Interestingly, we said on this column a few weeks ago that Sunderland appeared to be some value at around 11/2 – 6/1 and have now shortened to 9/2 in places and 5/1 at a few of the major firms still, such as Paddy Power. Sunderland have an unproven manager and we think they will struggle to score goals.
In the BIG season Racing post preview, their excellent preview on the football league made the publication worth buying back on Tuesday 30th July!
Looking at what they said, prices may well have moved since.
Racing Post selected recommendations:
- Cardiff 3 pts 15/8 Boylesports for relegation
- Sunderland 1 pt 5/1 general for relegation
- Hull to finish above Palace – 4/6 Paddy Power (8 pts)
- Southampton to finish above Newcastle – 6/5 Ppower (5 pts)
- Villa to finish about West Brom – 1/1 Hills (5 pts)
- Spurs to finish in the top four – 11/5 Ladbrokes (3 pts)
- Newcastle to finish in the bottom half – 8/11 Hills (3 pts)
We enter Sunday with plenty of European action as well as the community shield between Manchester United and Wigan. Wigan have reportedly sold just over 6,000 tickets for today’s final. How reliable this figure is will remain to be seen. Manchester United are 4/11 to win the game, with Wigan 10/1 to win the game. Those with short memories will remember how big Wigan were in the betting price at the time they scored in their game.
It will be the first real test for new united gaffer as the team looks to move forward!
In the Championship, Leicester entertain Leeds, where courtesy of opta sports; No side managed a better goal difference in home matches in the Championship last season than Leicester City (+23). Leeds have scored exactly one goal in each of their four league games against Leicester City since the start of 2011-12. The Foxes have picked up just one win in their last six home games against Leeds United (D4 L1).
10 of the last 13 competitive meetings between these sides have seen both teams hit the back of the net. Leicester have kept only one clean sheet in their last 16 league games (inc. playoffs). A win over Watford on the final day of the 2012/13 season ended a 12-match winless run (D4 L8) away from Elland Road for Leeds United.
Leicester have seen five of the last six see both teams scoring, and Leeds, one less with four from six. Ladbrokes go 4/5 on both teams scoring, and as a TV match will see the bet entertain for the full 90 potentially!
Looking at Sweden, Hacken face Osters where six of the last seven meetings have all ended with fewer than three goals and is good enough at 10/11 to end as a low scoring affair!
- Leicester/Leeds – Both teams to score: 4/5 Ladbrokes, Bet365 and Paddy Power
- Hacken/Osters – Under 2.5 goals: 10/11 general
- Bristol City or draw and Marseille or draw – 1.82 Boylesports
- Schalke Win and Hearts game under 2.5 goals – 8/5 BetVictor