When Rangers scored that late equaliser last Sunday my testicles descended deep in to the lower reaches of my stomach. Determined to right my wrongs, I’m back this weekend with a Banker that should cover the Paddy’s day pints.
Banker – €50 Returns €180
Everton are in flying form lately, winning their last 5 home Premier League games and keeping 4 clean sheets in the process. The Toffees host Hull on Saturday who have only managed a single point in their last 11 away games scoring just 4 times. Despite beating Swansea at home last week, the firepower of Lukaku and Barkley will make Hull shit the togs. Rock solid 1/2 selection.
Tottenham are unbeaten at home this season and look to continue this record against Southampton on Sunday. Spurs are still chasing title leaders Chelsea from a distance and should have more fire in the belly than the Saints – who are caught in mid-table limbo. For a team coming second in the league and winning their last 9 home Premier League games, 4/6 seems like a nice price.
PSG are 3 points behind leaders Monaco in Ligue 1. They take on Lyon in Paris this Sunday night who last night qualified on aggregate over Roma in the Europa League. Timing will be crucial in this fixture. Lyon look too far behind Nice in the race for UCL qualification and will have tired legs from last night. Sticking with the Home form teams, PSG are also unbeaten at home this season and are 4/9 for the win.
5-Fold Accumulator – €10 Returns €155
Last weeks effort got very ugly very quick, this week we look to get off to a better start with a Dortmund win tonight at 2/7. They are home against second from bottom Ingolstadt and should win comfortably.
Next up is QPR to win at home to Rotherham at 2/5. To put it simply, QPR are the in-form team in the Championship and Rotherham are muck. Bottom of the table Rotheram have managed only one away point all season.
Real Madrid are away to Athletic Bilbao who are never easily beat, but any time you back Real Madrid at 8/11 you are getting decent value so this bulks up the returns nicely.
Man United are away to Middlesbrough for the 12pm Sunday kick off. Ibrahimavic is suspended which might scare punters away but United should still manage to win in what is likely to be an underwhelming game. The Riverside is the least imposing stadium in the league and you can sense this by the way Boro have performed lately. The United win is 4/6.
Back to the French League for what might be the biggest value bet of the weekend. Nice are 2/1 to beat Nantes away and have won 50% of their away games this year. The title looks beyond them at this stage but they wont have given up yet. Could be decent entertainment value watching Mario Balotelli either complete or destroy your accumulator.
By Ciarán Cunningham, 17th March 2017