What to bet on this weekend - bookies odds for 28/29 April

No such thing as “a good thing”, but statistically, Everton’s 10 consecutive home wins over Fulham makes them “a good thing”... or at least, as close to one as you’ll get this weekend. Fulham’s record at Goodison absolutely stinks, and Everton have done OK at Craven Cottage of late, too. With their four goals at Old Trafford providing a much-needed boost, Everton are the ones to take in the Premiership this weekend.

Let’s cap it all off with a Norwich win over Liverpool, shall we? Ash over at In The Stands reckons Norwich are the best team of rubbish players he’s ever seen. However, that Grant Holt is some player and I’d just love it - LOVE IT - if Norwich beat Liverpool tomorrow. As I’ve got a tenner on it.

Now then, a couple of weeks ago, I was backing West End Rocker at Aintree, and I’m probably not going to make the same mistake in the Bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown. Never back a faller, they say. Le Beau Bai pulled out of the Grand National so he’s probably in the right condition for a soft ground slog here - you can get 7/1 with Bet365 themselves. Other good bets include Rare Bob and Tidal Bay.

In the Major League Baseball - Friday night for us - we’re taking the Yankees to beat the Detroit Tigers. Now, with Verlander on the mound, you would usually back the Tigers, but his starts are seemingly ending in defeat for the Tigers who are 2-5 in the last seven - that’s won two, lost five for those not familiar with Baseball speak. You’d back the Yankees at Yankee stadium, and you can get evens with Paddy Power.

The Angels take their rotten record to the Cleveland Indians, and you can get excellent odds against the Indians, making them a value pick at 5/4. They might be out of nick, but a return to form isn’t beyond them, especially at those odds.

Snooker, and we’re still not backing anyone, although Stephen Maguire is due a big tournament win at some point in his career. He seems to be playing well enough to be in the reckoning here, but as we said last week - wait your time out on this one.

Back to the football, and it’s high time to look at those end-of-season oddities. For example, sides that have already been relegated tend to start winning games. So Wolves at Swansea might give you good value - Swansea struggle to score, and Wolves - well, they’re shit. However, they’re freed from the responsibilities of trying to avoid relegation, which might spark them into action.

Equally, if you’ve got the time to analyse Serie A in Italy (I haven’t) - try to find games between teams who have nothing to play for. Equally, teams who both benefit from a draw. I’m not saying Italians are crooked. I’m implying it.

published: 27th April 2012 by Free Bet Bookmaker


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