Best Bets for the Weekend

So we had it almost right - Jason Donovan and Harry Judd are there, and Harry is the huge favourite at 1/4 with most bookmakers - but they’re joined by Chelsee Healey, a girl we originally dismissed - and don’t lie, you all did - as a walking chav-boob. How wrong we were. She’s great and we’re really hoping she wins, especially as she’s 5/2 at the moment and has become hugely popular. This could be a weekend to lay the favourite…

Jason Donovan, however, can forget it. He’s far to earnest, far too… professional.

In the Premiership, Newcastle are a bizarrely short 8/13 to beat Swansea at home on Saturday. There must be something up there - I’d have had them at least 1/2 so if you’re accumulating, then this is a good pick to start with. Everton’s goal problems continue - and will do until they shake off Bill ‘I have no money’ Kenwright - so a draw at home to Norwich will actually be quite a good result for them. Sad, isn’t it, to think that a draw at home to Norwich may be considered a good result. It isn’t. But if you’re having a punt, 13/5 for the toffees to continue mis-firing is good money.

I’m intrigued by Tottenham vs Sunderland - it’s perhaps not a great one to bet on, with Spurs coming off the back of a European match and Sunderland on a high with the appointment of a manager who thinks tactics are something other than very small sweets that you get in newsagents. The also-rans in the Premiership should be very worried that Sunderland now have both the nous and the cash to compete for a European place.

Looking ahead to the King George XI on Boxing Day, Long Run is the deserved favourite at 6/4, but Captain Chris is the big mover in the market - going from 16/1 in to 7/1 with most bookmakers. One to watch, but it will be very hard, even for Kauto Star, to beat Long Run in the biggie.

The Paddy Power free bet is still on offer if you want it - bet £10 and you’ll get £20.

published: 15th December 2011 by Free Bet Bookmaker

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