Another little regular segment will be a betting preview. Or more so, I pick out some bets and try to justify them to you. I'm gonna start by giving myself a fiver each week to play with, and we'll see how things go. We'll start with a look at this weekends match away at Fulham!
Of course, I'm an SAFC fan, and like most, I will be picking out the positive bets, akin to on a matchday when something in your water (overpriced pre-poured lager usually) suggests we'll get a rare good result.
Looking at the Correct Score market, there's one thing I know for sure, SAFC will NOT keep a clean sheet. The fellas over at Ladbrokes don't seem to think so either, with the most favoured score being 1-1 at 11/2. Looking on the positives though, I'm staking £1 of my fictional fiver on an SAFC 2-1 win at 10/1. We've got the fire power, and a leaky defence. So it kinda adds up. Plus so far this season we've managed to score at least 2 goals on 6 occasions, slightly less than a third of our matches.
Second of all, I like my Dad's favourite bet of Draw/Sunderland which is 11/2. If games ended at halftime, we'd have drawn 9 so far this season, Fulham would have drawn 6. As for the second period, both us and Fulham have a similar record. However with out 11 second half goals, I fancy us to add to that tally. Stick me down for £2.
And lastly, I'm gonna goof around and stick my final £2 on Zenden to score at any time. There's absolutely no stats to suggest this is going to happen, it's just a hunch. I expect him to play, and he's always got a dangerous shot in him. On numerous occasions already he's gone quite close or hit the post etc. 5/1, any time. Why the hell not?
So... The Bets:
SAFC to win 2-1 @10/1 - £1
Draw HT/SAFC FT @11/2 - £2
Zenden anytime scorer @5/1 - £2
There isn't a huge amount of value around this game, and most write it off as a bore draw (I'll take that away from home).
Don't worry you negative ninnies... I've got some Fulham based bets for you too. Here's what you could put on if you're so inclined:
*** Brede Hangeland anytime scorer @7/1
** Fulham win 1-0 @7/1
* Diomansy Kamara to score a hat-trick @40/1
No money from me, be it fictional or real will be placed on an SAFC defeat, so take these with a pinch of salt. Also, I am in no way responsible for you losing money. Just incase you think I'm some sort of gambling genius, I'm really not.
Bring on Saturday, Ha'way the lads...