As we know, you can bet on something to lose on Betfair (known as laying), something I often do while watching inplay action. Here are what I consider the best and worst options for this weekend’s football.
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BACK – CARDIFF CITY v Millwall 3.00pm
Odds – 1.9 (at time of writing)Cardiff City are nigh on unbeatable at home, just a single loss to Peterborough a couple of weeks ago blotting an otherwise perfect copybook. Millwall have improved this season no end, and teams have a hard job trying to break the Lions down, but if any team is capable of this then it’s Cardiff.
The Bluebirds goals have been provided all over the park this season, and Millwall will find it difficult to peg them back.
Cardiff are as short as 1.73 with Stan James for a victory, making the 1.9 available look very attractive.
LAY – Sunderland v TOTTENHAM 12.45pm
Odds – 2.16 (at time of writing)
There’s no doubt that Spurs are on top of their game at the moment, and the 4-0 hammering of a poor Aston Villa side will boost confidence no end.
However, Sunderland have caught my eye lately ; winning 3 of their last 4, including a 1-0 win over current champions Manchester City.
The Black Cats have conceded just 1 goal in their last 4 games now, and despite Spurs hitting plenty recently, I think Martin O’Neil’s side will most definitely avoid a loss at the Stadium Of Light, making a 2.16 lay of Spurs look an inviting wager.
STAY AWAY – Reading v West Ham 3.00pm
You’re a better man than me if you can predict the winner of this one. Reading normally guarantee goals at the Madejski, but a 0-0 against Swansea on Boxing Day threw a spanner in the works there.
West Ham’s last away win came against Newcastle in mid November, and they’ve picked up just 1 of 9 points available on the road in their last 3 games, however, they were difficult games against 3 in form sides (United, West Brom and Spurs)
Its likely Reading will be relegated in their first season in the top flight, but they can be a tough nut to crack, and the Hammers are hardly prolific in front of goal at present. This looks a real game to avoid.