As a collective we lost £93 quid last week. Pretty good going, eh?
Rory Fallow remains top of the league on £94.50, whilst in second is Gav on £71.76. Danny is in third, Brian is in forth, and Andy - in last place - is back into minus figures. The poor lad can't catch a break.
Week #17 Table:
Last Week's Profit/Loss
|@SAFCSource||- £15.00||- £8.00|
I don't know what to think about our game against Chelsea so any bet I make this week will just be a stab in the dark. I'm hoping Chelsea will still be feeling the effects of their absolute bruiser of a game against Spurs and that may play into our hands. 4/1 for Sunderland to win and the game to have over 2.5 goals seems a decent bet, even though it's quite optimistic but that won't stop me sticking a fiver on it.
I'll keep up the optimism by placing a double on both our relegation rivals to lose. It probably won't happen but if both my bets come off this week it'll be absolute scenes for Sunderland and for my bank balance. £5 on wins for Manchester United and Aston Villa has a potential return of £49.50 - Backing a Villa win, what's wrong with me?!
Man Utd & Aston Villa both to win: £5 returns £49.50
Chelsea have struggled by their standards this season and their bruising encounter with Tottenham on Monday night will have taken a lot out of them, however you would still expect Sam Allardyce to respect Guus Hiddink's team and try to keep things tight defensively. This will allow Chelsea to have plenty of possession, leaving us to create chances on the counter attack and from set pieces. Wahbi Khazri's set pieces have been very erratic but when he gets them right they cause havoc in the opposition defence, so I am betting he gets at least one of those right, with Lamine Kone getting on the end of one to give us the lead.
The players and fans of Leicester clearly loved winning the Premier League title on Monday night, maybe a little too much considering they have another game this weekend. The newly crowned champions have done very well defensively this season but I am expecting a more open game this weekend in what will be a party atmosphere. Everton create plenty of chances but are wide open at the back which should lead to an entertaining game and one full of goals - which I am going to guess will end the same result as their previous encounter this season, when Leicester triumphed 3-2 at Goodison Park.
Leicester to win 3-2: 18/1 - £5
Well last week was a disaster. Hopefully I can break even this season . First is the Sunderland bet. I hate this part, hate speculating and predicting on my own club. Under 2.5 goals is 19/20 and I'm going to cop out with a fiver.
Next bet is the one I need to make count. Premier League treble for me. This is getting harder as team get little to play for. First I think Leicester will celebrate in style as the entertain Everton at home, A home win and lifting the title would be a fitting end where everything has just fallen into place for the new champs. To add to this I'll be taking Spurs and LIverpool for home wins.
Leicester (10/11), Liverpool (4/9) & Spurs (Ev) all to win: £15 stake returns £82.73
Jermain Defoe to score the first goal of the game has been price-boosted to 6/1, so I fancy five quid on that. Defoe hasn't scored at the Stadium of Light since we played Aston Villa in January, so he's due one - eleven of his fourteen league goals this season have came on the road, strangely.
I'm going to take Dafabet up on their acca refund promise this week - place a 5+ fold on any football matches and if one leg lets you down, they'll refund your stake (up to £50). West Ham, Burnley, Oxford United, Accrington and Celtic all to win - hopefully it comes off but if it's only one team that drops me in it, I won't have lost anything at all. Bonus.
West Ham, Burnley, Oxford United, Accrington and Celtic all to win: £10 returns £56.33
I know we need the win and we'll be extremely tight at the weekend, but Dafabet are offering 11/8 odds on Chelsea to pick up the win. I can't help myself with those odds, so a £15 bet will see me earn £35.63.
My acca this week will be a fiver bet on Accrington to beat Stevenage and Oxford to defeat Wycombe to earn both a automatic promotion spot. My final team, 4th placed Bristol Rovers, will hope I'm wrong with a win against Dagenham & Redbridge needed to keep the pressure on both 3rd and 2nd. All three teams need the three points, and with all of them being at home, you'd expect them to do what they need to do.
Treble: Accrington, Oxford and Bristol Rovers all to win: £5 - 1.14/1
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