Firstly I’d lake to take the chance to say Happy New Year to all readers of GGT. It’s been a good year, and I hope 2014 brings plenty more of the same. Secondly, I have to mention the current run of winning bets. The last 18 advised bets from me has seen 13 winners 2 refunds and just 3 losers. I’m really pleased with ho things are going on the football tips front and I hope to continue that into the new year.
Here is where my money is going on 1st January:
West Brom v Newcastle
This is definitely my bet of the day. West Brom are in shocking form at present and are without a win in 9 games (a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on 2nd November). Newcastle on the other hand were on a 4 games undefeated run before their 0-1 home loss to Arsenal last weekend, and I’m taking them to bounce straight back form defeat.
Since early November Newcastle have beaten Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United, as well as hammering Stoke 5-1 and Crystal Palace 3-0.
The Baggies don’t have too much trouble finding the net but they just don’t seem able to finish games off. With Shane Long likely to return it may improve their hopes slightly, but Newcastle are playing much the better football and are doing pretty well defensively too (they’ve only conceded 3 in their last 5).
Newcastle have also got quite a good recent record against West Brom too. They’ve won 3 of the last 4 meetings between the two. The even money with the insurance of a refund if it’s a draw makes this bet very appealing indeed.
Peterborough v Brentford
Brentford are a team in absolutely blistering form at the moment and they simply need to be followed no matter who they play in the league. Today they come up against promotion hopefuls Peterborough at London Road and I rate them a great bet to take the spoils.
The Bees have only dropped 2 points in their last 12 games, a spell which has seen them score 26 goals. They’ve already beaten Peterborough this term (3-2 at Griffin Park, trailing 1-2 after 60 mins), and look unstoppable at the moment.
While the home side possess the quality to bounce straight back into the Championship, they are an inconsistent bunch, and come into this huge clash on the back of 2 straight losses (1-2 v Carlisle and 2-4 v Coventry). Hardly ideal preparation for England’s most in form team.
To add to Peterborough’s woes, striker Lee Tomlin (16-4) is suspended for accumulation of bookings. Brentford draw no bet looks an absolute cracker.