Coupon Busters - Game Week 33Saturday, April 7 2018
Stop! It's Matt Nesbitt time. He wants to bust your coupons...
Greetings pop pickers.
This is how things look from BaDMan Towers this weekend.
Banker of the Week
It’s not a weekend for wading in, folks. Derby days, dead rubbers and a couple of six-pointers make nailed-on bankers thin on the ground. But there are a couple of bets worthy of a cocky strut up to the counter…
First up, Bournemouth have the dirtiest sheets in the Premier League - just one has remained clean in their last 13 matches. But they are handy in front of goal, so I can see another Both Teams To Score when they host a Palace in reasonable form and hungry for a result.
To accompany that we’ll oppose West Brom at home to Swansea. Not my bravest ever stance, but at 6/10 it’s all about the value.
- Bet: Double – Bournemouth v Palace BTTS & Swansea Double Chance v WBA at 8/5 (2.6)
There are a couple of stone-wallers this weekend. Arsenal are as bankable as anyone outside of the Manchester teams at home and should – no, will beat Southampton.
Elsewhere, their North London nemeses Tottenham have the steel and momentum to do it on a windy afternoon at Stoke. And Brighton’s slip last weekend and their visitors this (Huddersfield) will only strengthen their resolve to clamber out of the relegation pit, once and for all.
Now, I’ll level with you… The upset potential of Stoke and/ or Huddersfield playing above themselves and slashing all over our chips has not gone un-noticed, or un-pondered. But picking between the two would be the toss of a coin, so let’s just chuck them all in shall we? (Half your stakes if you want to be a wuss about it).
- Bet: Treble – Brighton, Tottenham and Arsenal all to win at 11/4 (3.75)
Value of the Week
Whisper it on Merseyside, or anywhere else they still cling to the belief that the interests of fans are anything more than a footnote in a clubs’ pursuit of commercial opportunity. But Liverpool have got bigger fish to fry than at Goodison Park on Saturday lunchtime.
Jurgen started laying the groundwork to excuse a weakened team in his post-match interview on Wednesday. Plus, they’ve got a 10pt qualification cushion between them and 5th place Chelsea so getting a result at Everton is less important than coming out of it with a clean bill of health.
Big Sam, meanwhile, will have been feeding his players raw meat all week long. And will recognise the chance to sugar coat a pretty dire reign by plotting the defeat of one of the best four teams in Europe. Probably.
So I propose a value bet on Everton to Win. You’ll get 3/1, perhaps a smidgeon more. But can squeeze that price up a bit taking the Everton Win & Under 3.5 Goals. If Liverpool score twice, I can’t see Everton getting three – so all bets are off. But this covers a 1-0 and 2-1 and is on offer at 21/5 with Coral.
- Bet: Everton Win & Under 3.5 Goals at 21/5.
Watch and earn with these three this weekend…
Everton (+2) v Liverpool
Man United (+2) v Man City
Arsenal Win to Nil
- Bet: Treble at 4/1
Collect your money.
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Matt's short, unremarkable football career was ended by his own bad driving. His long, distinguished career as a football tipster was ended by his own good advice. Because bookmakers don’t like a winner. First, they closed his accounts. Then his members’ accounts. Then his tipping service. And now they employ him as a consultant. Funny old game.