WHOEVER advised met to concentrate on goals (Greg) failed to warn me about Caen.
I’ve been focusing more on goals bets in recent weeks with some success but last night Caen’s failure to score at home to Nantes beat up my treble and that was a sore one.
Today’s UK card looks tough to pick winners so I’m focusing much more on goals although for the Super Single I’ve taken Stoke to make it four wins in a row by beating Watford at home.
As far as goals go let’s start with the only team in the English four leagues who have scored and conceded in every match this season. They are Leicester who tackle Crystal Palace with punters hoping they can extend that run.
City have won punters bundles this season – and not the way they expected. Claudio Ranieri was made sack race favourite after succeeding Nigel Pearson but the Tinkerman has turned Thinkerman to keep the Foxes flying.
He’d love a clean sheet more than a proper pasta but for now will settle for thrills and spills at both ends as long as his side are picking up points.
Eight Premier League meetings with Palace have totalled 36 goals and there’s more chance of Jose Mourinho praising a ref than this ending 0-0. Back over 2.5 match goals at 4-5 with McBookie to kick off an English goals treble – and I also like over 3.5 at 21-10 with the Scots firm.
Next I’m on Norwich whose defence is as porous as TalkTalk’s. Alex Neil seems to have adopted the old “we’ll score more than you” attitude and it had worked to an extent until they visited Newcastle last weekend.
It could have been 4-4 but ended in an embarrassing 6-2 crushing for the Canaries. Neil might have to rein in his attacking ambitions when facing sides such as Arsenal and Man City but he’ll have no such fears against a powerpuff West Brom defence.
The Baggies have netted just twice on the road and seven times overall but Norwich have allowed 20 in nine matches so I expect both to score at 19-20 with Coral.
I was tempted to complete the treble with West Ham v Chelsea but the Blues let me down by not conceding last week so I’ll lave it out.
Instead I’m going right down to League Two and taking Morecambe v Orient. Five of Morecambe’s last six have gone over 3.5 goals including a 5-2 win and 4-3 defeat.
Orient should also bring goals to the party – they’re last eight have seen both score. Four have been 1-1 draws so take btts at 3-4 with McBookie ahead of overs. The treble pays just under 5-1 at McBookie.