I wasn’t at my best at the weekend and that showed with a refund on the Everton draw no bet selection and then Arsenal conceded early against Crystal Palace to put paid to my Arsenal to win to nil pick. However there’s a load of games to get my teeth stuck into this Tuesday and I’m pretty confident I can make some profit tonight.
Here is where my money is going. As always, good luck if you follow.
Cardiff v Wigan Athletic 7.45pm
Rather like the weekend with my Everton selection I’m going to err on the side of caution with this bet, although I do like the look of the home win. We’re still very early in the season and I don’t want to go full steam ahead while I’m still looking for teams to settle into a rhythm.
Cardiff have hit the ground running this season after relegation from the Premier League last term and Kenwyne Jones looks particularly impressive at this early stage. His brace at the weekend in their 3-1 win over Huddersfield added to his goal away at Blackburn on opening day, and in complete contrast Wigan are yet to find their stride. A last minute leveller from James McArthur saved their blushes in a 2-2 draw with Reading, and then they were knocked out of the League Cup by Burton Albion last midweek. The weekend just gone saw them go down 2-1 to Charlton.
Adam Le Fondre and Kenwyne Jones can cause plenty of damage at this level and I’m taking them to continue their good form in front of a home crowd tonight. However I’m going to take some insurance and back Cardiff (draw no bet) at 7/10 with Betfair Sportsbook. That’s a rather generous price in my opinion and is much shorter elsewhere.
A medium stake for me here.
Advised Bet: Cardiff (draw no bet) 7/10 Betfair SportsbookBet now at Betfair
Bournemouth v Nottingham Forest
A bet I like here is both teams NOT to score. As mentioned in an article a week or so ago, Nottingham Forest are going to be very strong defensively this term if Stuart Pearce has anything to do with it, and their trip to Bournemouth looks like a tough one.
The Cherries sit top of the table after collecting maximum points from their opening two games and they are yet to concede a goal. However Forest are likely to pose more of a threat than Brentford or Huddersfield did and I think this will be a niggly game with neither side wanting to concede their unbeaten start to the season.
Forest were embarrassed 4-1 in this fixture last season and I’m taking them to be much sterner this time around. It wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest if either of these teams manage to keep a clean sheet, making both teams NOT to score pretty good value at 5/4 with Coral.
A small stake for this one.
Advised Bet: Both teams to score NO 5/4 CoralBet now at Coral