Every week we’ll be providing you with a Euro Banker. It’ll mostly be Asian Handicap accumulators but to start you off we’ll go with straight wins. We had great success with these last season and hope to continue.
PSG vs Bordeaux – 7.45pm
First stop France and the Super Cup. Paris have invested heavily over the summer, the landmark signing being Edison Cavani who has been on the wish-lists of all of the top clubs over the last year. Bordeaux have only signed one player over the summer; Jeremie Brechet on a free transfer from Troyes. This should be a formality for PSG, however there haven’t been many goals between these two in recent memory.
Only six goals in the last five meetings and neither team netting twice in any of the those games. With PSG now a European force though it’ll only be a matter of time before they start getting more respect from bookmakers, 4/7 offered by Ladbrokes seems generous.
PSG to win – 1.57 Ladbrokes
ADO den Haag vs PSV – 5.45pm
From PSG to PSV. PSV and Ajax are really dominating Dutch football once again. PSV have added to their squad this summer with Dutch international midfielder Stijn Schaars and versatile Colombian Santiago Arias from Sporting Lisbon.
Schaars, 29, has signed a three-year contract with 21-year-old Arias following his Sporting team-mate on a four-year deal. PSV have had a fruitful pre-season with notable wins against Fenerbahçe and Hannover 96. ADO den Haag had a torrid time towards the end of last season and will do well to maintain a mid-table standing this term.
The odds for a PSV are understandably short but it work for our accumulator this week, future Euro bankers will feature handicaps for games like this.
PSV to win – 1.40 Ladbrokes
QPR vs Sheffield Wednesday – 3.00pm
A less glamorous European bet this one but we’re staying true to the three letter bets. QPR crashed out of the top flight last season but Harry Redknapp has stuck by them which is admirable really when he could have moved on easily.
They have an expensive cast on their books, a number of whom have been moved on. Harry will have QPR playing this season, no doubt about that. It doesn’t take him long to turn things around and get his team attacking and we think this could be a rout. Sheffield Wednesday have had a fair pre-season with mixed results, but they’ll be desperate to turn around last years performance which say them finish four points above the relegation zone. QPR will have too much for them here, with new signing Charlie Austin scoring for fun and if the like of Remy hang around for a while at least, this could get silly. QPR to have a ten point lead by Christmas? You heard it here first.
QPR to win – 1.80 Ladbrokes.
£10 with ladbrokes at 4.000 (3/1) wins you £30.