FEB 5: BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE

I WAS a bit unlucky with my selections yesterday. All the games I picked out on Friday featured both teams scoring but I had to make changes as games fell to the big freeze.

And in the end one team, Bolton, beat me for an English five-timer while in Scotland I managed a treble with the other two being postponed late on.

So let’s hope for bigger returns on Sunday and for better fortune when it comes to matches beating the weather.

I’m going to start with the big one, Chelsea v Man United. I reckon United will edge a win but with David de Gea in goal they are always likely to concede.

They have let in eight in their last four away games without a clean sheet while Chelsea have netted five in their last two home games but will be without Didier Drogba and Florent Malouda.

I’m also taking the other Premier League being played on Sunday, Newcastle v Aston Villa. Newcastle are boosted by the return of Demba Ba from the African Nations and is joined by new signing Papiss Cisse Demba from Freiburg.

Alan Pardew’s men may have been struggling for goals but Villa have suddenly found their shooting boots with 11 in five games. This could be an open affair with a few goals.

Next look at Rangers v Dundee United in the Scottish Cup. Much has been of the sale of Nikica Jelavic to Everton for £6million but in the three games they played without the Croat this season the Ibrox men won them all.

They beat Hibs 4-0 in the SPL last week in his absence so will hope the likes of Sone Aluko, David Healy and Steven Davis can make up for his departure.

The fixture has a history of goals with 37 in the last eight meetings so hopefully both sides will be on target here.

Moving to the continent now and Serie A produced for me in midweek with my two selections producing 14 goals.

Several games stand out on Sunday including AC Milan v Napoli and Genoa v Lazio but the one I’m plumping for is Fiorentina v Udinese.

Fiorentina have found a bit of form and have every chance of beating the third-placed side who historically struggle in Florence.

Udinese have conceded 13 goals on their last three trips to the city and there have been 29 goals in the last six meetings between the sides.

For my final selection I’m heading to France and another game that always seems to produce goals.

Eight of the last 10 match-ups have seen both score including scorelines including 4-3 and 3-2.

Marseille have been strong at home, losing just once this season, while Lyon need a decent result after losing their last two away to slip eight points off the summit.

Both teams to score

  • Chelsea v Man Utd (4pm)
  • Newcastle v Aston Villa (1.30pm)
  • Rangers v Dundee Utd (12.15pm)
  • Fiorentina v Udinese (2pm)
  • Marseille v Lyon (8pm)
  • Perm any 4 and all 5 (6 bets)
  • Pays a biggest £209.90 to a £10 stake at William Hill
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7 Comments
  1. Reece 6 years ago

    Rangers the muppets. Paul I feel your pain. Been 1 goals away on your last 3 both teams to score bets I’ve done. Keep up the good work mate.

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      Mr Fixit 6 years ago

      Reece, if anyone was going to let me down I didn’t think it would be Rangers but they were as poor as I’ve seen. Consoled by taking Dundee United draw no bet at 6-1. I’ve hit the bar so often there’s a big dent in my head but you’ll be a few quid up if you permed them.

  2. Badham 6 years ago

    Gutted because all the other teams scored but it was let down so early :( I’ll keep following unlucky mate

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      Mr Fixit 6 years ago

      Yeah it was a shame about Rangers and loads of goals in the rest of them. The one I was slightly concered about was Marseille but it was 2-2 at half-time.

  3. Craig Liddell 6 years ago

    Followed your bet but missed the rangers match and put in athletico but not looking good always worse if it’s the last one !

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      Mr Fixit 6 years ago

      Craig, honestly it’s worse if it’s the first at least you had a run for your money and a chance to hedge your bet.

  4. Tony 6 years ago

    That’s why the big man says perm them. Youd of had your stake bake for Tuesday’s picks boys.

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