Christmas is coming so we need our wallets fat! That’s the plan this weekend with my betting selections. After an exciting week of European action it’s back to the bread and butter of domestic games, and that’s where my heart belongs to be honest.
This Saturday looks plentiful for potential bets, but I have managed to narrow them down to my 3 main selections which is where my money will be invested. Good luck if you follow!
Peterborough v Wolves 3.00pm
Bet – Wolves (draw no bet) – 10/11
Peterborough are proving to be a costly team to follow recently, yet people withhold blind faith in the team that started the season in scintillating fashion. After winning 10 and drawing 2 of their opening 13 fixtures, the Posh have lost 5 on the bounce and now have to take on league leaders Wolves who haven’t tasted defeat in League One since mid-September.
Wolves away form of 6 wins and 2 draws from their last 8 is of the highest order, and they will approach the trip to London Road full of confidence.
Peterborough are in all sorts of problems with captain Tommy Rowe out injured until the new year as well as top score Britt Assombolonga being banned for this game. Wolves with the insurance of a refund if it’s a draw looks a very solid bet.
West Ham v Fulham 3.00pm
Bet – both teams to score – 17/20 Ladbrokes
A clash between two teams that really need to get their act together if they are going to avoid being in a relegation dogfight. On the face of it this doesn’t look like a classic match up for plenty of goals; the Hammers have failed to score in 3 of their last 4 Premier League games.
However, this game has all the hallmarks of a possible goalfest. Both teams are out of form, desperately need the points, and will both be undoubtedly going for the win. This could well be Martin Jol’s last game in charge if Fulham lose, and I’d imagine he’s going to instruct his team to win the game at all costs.
The stats don’t back this bet up but it’s a bet I’m very confident on given both teams current situation.
Middlesbrough v Bolton 3.00pm
Bet – Middlesbrough to score under 1.5 goals – 8/11
Bolton, although sitting in 15th position in the league are currently top of the form table having collected no less than 14 points from the last 18 available, conceding just 4 goals in the process.
The Trotters have taken maximum points from Birmingham, Bournemouth and Watford in their last 3 away days and they come up against a Middlesbrough side that aren’t picking up enough points at present.
Bolton have looked really solid defensively recently, especially away from home. With 3 clean sheets from their last 4 away matches they’ll be very confident of keeping Boro at bay.