What we learned from Game Week 35

Tuesday, April 24 2018


That Matt Nesbitt oddball is back again. This time banging on making you £25 a week or something...

Plenty of gravy to be mopped up again this weekend – 9.91pts if you’re counting. 

That’s over 110pts in five months, or 22-ish pts a month. So if you were betting, say, just £5 per point you’d be up about £110 a month. 

Figures – by the way – would have most tipping services wanking themselves silly over. Plus, they’d be charging you £20… £30… £40 a month.

But right here it’s all free. Yes, that’s £25 a week in your top pocket, from one BaDMan to another. 

De nada. 

Our Coupon Busters did the damage for us this weekend. Liverpool flirted with delivering us 7/4 and 7/1 winners, but decided on a late collapse instead. So they are the villains of the week.

GW 35


Pts Profit

Tap Ins

6 out of 8


Smart bets

2 out of 7


Long Shots

0 out of 3



1 out of 8


Dishonorable mentions to Arsenal and Man City too, for each steering us a goal away from 10/1 and 7/1 windfalls. WhyIorta…!  

Coupon Busters

Pts Profit



Value Picks


TV Treble



But our old pals Burnley were on hand to return a hat-trick of winners, totalling 12pts. I do like a team that punch their weight. Every week.  

Here’s what else we learned at the weekend…

I love the Champions League, me like…

Plenty of punters are wading into the 9/4 about Liverpool to lift the big one, thinking that history is on their side. But Roma fans are thinking precisely the same about their team, especially after pulling off the ‘impossible’ 3-0 reverse over Barcelona in the quarters. And they are trading at a much better value 8/1.

Personally, I’m looking at the other semi-final for the winning team. But that 8/1 about Roma could be a bit shorter after tonight’s match. Roma do their best work on the road. They have collected more points away in Serie A than at home – 36 v 31 – only losing the once (to Juventus). And have returned from 17 away days with sheets that don’t need cleaning.

Just saying.

You have to put your money where your big fat mouth is…

So where am I betting? 

For a bit of fun, I’ll be taking Liverpool to Win & Both Teams to Score at 11/5. And on Wednesday I’ll be taking Real Madrid to Win & Cristiano Ronaldo to Score at 10/3.

For two reasons. One, I fancy both. And second both are enhanced prices on offer from Coral And that’s a nice little combo to have going on before stepping into the com-bet zone.

If you haven’t got a Coral account, get on board today and you’ll get bonus £30 in Free Bets for your trouble…

It looks all done and dusted domestically…

The climax of the Champions League is looking more exciting than the Premier League damp squib. City have been Champions-in-waiting since Christmas, perhaps even two week previous, when they beat United at Old Trafford. Their narky neighbours will be second though, having 3pts to play with over Liverpool and Tottenham. Both of whom are confirmed at the Top Four table. 

Chelsea are untouchably fifth. Likewise Arsenal in sixth. Oh, and Burnley seventh. 

Leaving the ten between Everton (8th) and Swansea (17th) four more matches to avoid injury before they hit the beaches and bars of Dubai. Unless they dragged to Russia, of course.

Southampton, Stoke and even West Brom have shown a flicker of a pulse in recent weeks – and Swansea play them both before the curtain comes down. So - technically, at least - there is a sliver of a chance that the Final Day might be worth watching. 

But I wouldn’t be on it.  

Landing in your laps this week…

Neverless, I’ll be ploughing through the dead-rubbers to bring you another set of winning picks. Shall we say Thursday?  


Matt Nesbitt

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World Cup 2010 Prediction Panel with Ruud Gullit and Sky’s Charlotte Jackson

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