AT first glance Saturday’s coupon looks a tough one to crack. It’s Super Sunday in England with Arsenal v Leicester and Man City v Spurs and hopefully we can bet on those games with bookies’ money.
My first run through the coupon saw me mark up a pile of draws – especially in England’s top two tiers – and that’s always bad news.
The Alloa v Rangers bet is interesting as under 2.5 goals pays 23-10 at McBookie. Alloa are narrowing their plastic pitch to deny the Ibrox side space and the last time they did this they lost 1-0 to Falkirk in a pretty dull game.
Southampton to keep a clean sheet is in there as well with Fraser Forster not conceding in five since his return from injury. He has to be beaten sometime but will it be by Swansea?
I’d have Spurs and maybe Leicester draw no bet if they were being played on Saturday.
I know some people will fancy Ross County at Celtic at a fancy price – as big as 12-1 – but they played midweek and were well beaten and it’s almost a must-win for Hoops boss Ronny Deila.
So here’s my top-10 shortlist – these are priced at evens or above and take in form and stats but team news won’t be checked until Friday.
Let me know what you think and if there are any sides who shouldn’t be there. At this stage I’ve no idea what my pick will be – and of course it could be something I’ve not initially listed.
Super Single Shortlist
BOURNEMOUTH v Stoke
EVERTON -1 v West Brom
SOUTHAMPTON clean sheet at Swansea
Blackburn v HULL
Gillingham v BARNSLEY
Scunthorpe v SOUTHEND
Hartlepool v YEOVIL
Alloa v Rangers under 2.5 goals
BRECHIN v Cowdenbeath
ANNAN -1 v Montrose