What we learned from Game Week 32

Tuesday, April 3 2018

 

That Matt Nesbitt has a peak at the blinders from the weekend...

The Premier League played ball again over Easter weekend. Six out of seven Tap-ins delivered just shy of 3pts profit, with a solid five out of eight Smarts Bets chucking in 4.91pts. But the star performer was the Scorecasts with a 10.5pt profit. 

GW 32

Strikerate

Pts Profit

Tap Ins

6 out of 7

2.98

Smart bets

5 out of 8

4.91

Long Shots

0 out of 4

-4.0

Scorecasts

2 out of 10

10.50


Heroes of the weekend were Burnley for delivering a scorecast for the second week in a row. And the back-fours of Man United, Arsenal and Newcastle for keeping three clean sheets to land our Win To Nil Trixie – and a 6.71pts return. 

Coupon Busters

Pts Profit

Bankers

4.21

Value Picks

6.71

TV Treble

10.50


Woofter of the weekend was me for choosing the Trixie over the straight Treble. Note to self: grow a set. 

Here’s what else we learned at the weekend…

We’re a step closer to landing our 16/1 Relegation Treble…

If the league table doesn’t change between now and the final day, we’ll be collecting. 

Three more defeats shortened the West Brom/ Stoke/ Southampton combo in to 9/4 – from the recommended 16/1 (February 27th post). 

Of the three, you’d say Stoke have the cojones to at least go down fighting. They showed a bit of spirit at Arsenal – and were perhaps a bit unlucky with the penalty decision. They still have West Ham, Palace and Swansea to play so could yet drag one of them (or Huddersfield) into the quicksand and clamber out over the top.

Southampton’s latest surrender (in the six-pointer at West Ham) tells me they are resigned to going down. Not that any of the players will give a single, solitary shit or course. It just means a summer of pestering their agents for a transfer. But phone reception is pretty good on the beaches of Dubai.

I’m less confident about our 16/1 Juventus punt…

If you also followed me in on Juventus to win the Champions League before their second round tie with Tottenham – and didn’t tear up your betting slip when they were a goal down in the second leg – you will have been as choked as I was they didn’t draw Roma or Sevilla in the quarter finals.

You have to fancy Real Madrid to ease past them over two legs. The bookies certainly do – Juve are currently priced at 12/1, so we can’t even trade our bet. So we might just have to suck that one up, Badmen.

But it’s that bloody Cristiano Ronaldo’s fault. Despite being past his best/ less effective/ being caught up by Kane, etc (copyright any football writer you care to name over the past 12 months – they are all equally clueless…). Big Ron is averaging a goal every 38 minutes since the turn of the year. 

Oh and a goal a game for nine seasons. Phe. Nom. E. Nal. 

Footballers don’t make old bones…

I hope Ray Wilkins pulls through. Sixty one is no age and he is a top bloke. We had him on Tip TV a few times – a Sky Digital TV show that was mostly shit, but great fun.  He was always a gent and gave me a lift to Ealing in his chauffeur-driven car once (he was serving a drink driving ban). We shared a kit-kat, fact. Top fella.

I’ll be back up in your grill on Thursday with the smart money bets for Game Week 33. 

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