IT'S Friday the 13th and I'm hoping it's lucky for some. Luck can be measured in different degrees.

For some it's winning the lottery, for others it's about a lift on the fixed odds and for me it's going home and hoping the girlfriend's got a headache.

Friday the 13th has thrown up one helluva game in Southampton v Reading but it's easier to call than trying a bucking bronco on speed (apparently).

It's a titanic Championship clash between the top two and it will see the winner installed as a short price to be crowned champions. They are locked on 82 points, with West Ham six behind, so cynics will saw a draw would suit both. Bet365 have them both 1-7 for automatic promotion.

And to be honest I'm looking at a stalemate while accepting it's unlikely on-form Reading will lose. The Royals have seven of their last nine away from home but looked jaded at Brighton in midweek when they escaped with a scrappy 1-0 win.

A draw pays a best 23-10 with BetVictor, Saints are 13-10 (various) and Reading 12-5 at boylesports.

Key to Saints' success is top scorer Rickie Lambert who took his tally for he season to 26 with a double at Crystal Palace and without him his side lost 3-0 at Blackpool and were held by Portsmouth at home.

So Lambert to score at 11-8 with BetVictor is an obvious bet while he is 9-2 at Paddy Power to break the deadlock. On-form Billy Sharp has hit all Saints' four goals in their last two home outings and is 11-2 (various) first and 15-8 (Stan James) at any time.

Reading don't have a prolific scorer – Adam Le Fondre leads the way on nine – so a bet I like is veteran deadball expert Ian Harte at 6-1 with Paddy Power to net at any time. He hit the only goal at Brighton.

When you look at the sides involved you assume there will be goals galore but the last three meetings have all been under 2.5 – and all draws – and I'm looking at a 1-1 here. Under 2.5 pays 4-5 (various).

Fleetwood cost me a few quid when they were held by Wrexham in midweek but should make no mistake and wrap up the Blue Square Premier title at home to Lincoln.

The Highbury outfit are unbeaten in the league since October and will be out to clinch it in style. They beat Lincoln 3-1 away and should at least cover the minus one handicap at a biggest 10-11 with Stan James.

Just to win Fleetwood are 4-11 with Coral and 5-6 at Paddy Power to be leading HT and FT.

Stuttgart were a side confidently tipped by Mr Fixit at Augsburg in midweek and I see no reason to desert the men in form tonight at home to Werder Bremen.

They have netted 11 goals in their last three games and the improvement in form has seen them climb to fifth. Werder haven't won in five and have lost four of their last five to Stuttgart, conceding a remarkable 20 goals in those four defeats (1-4, 1-4, 3-6 and 6-0).

The home price is big enough to back at 10-11 with the likes of William Hill but I'm going bigger on the anytime scorer market.

Stuttgart should win well and their improvement has coincided with the arrival of Vedad Ibisevic from Hoffenheim at the end of January. He has netted eight in 11 starts including singles in their last three games.

The Bosnia striker is 11-8 with BetVictor to score and 5-1 with them and William Hill to net the first.


Southampton draw

(23-10, BetVictor)

Fleetwood -1

(10-11, Stan James)


(10-11, William Hill)

Ibisevic to score

(11-8, BetVictor)

Leagues Tipped:
  1. Matt 12 years ago

    Going to back stuggart 1st goal scorer what’s his face and it’s giving me each way on it if I choose!!
    Don’t understand what it means???
    Any one explain please??

  2. Mark Bowes 12 years ago

    Usually means you get each way odds if he scores the 2nd goal

    It should say in the terms and conditions with whichever site you’re using

    Hope this helps Matt

  3. Matt 12 years ago

    So I got him to be 1st goal scorer but if I take the each way I will still get sum thing if he scored 2nd or 3rd but it would double my stake????

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Matt, taking him each-way will of course double your stake. As has been said the terms and conditions depend on who you bet with. Some each-way first scorers will provide half or one third the first scorer price if your man nets second or third or sometimes at anytime.

  4. Mr Chris Guy 12 years ago

    Matt ew you get 1/3 of the odds to score at anytime with bet365. Some bookies offer the same bet but only the first 3 goals or first 5 goals.

    Just say for instance a player is 6/1 to score first. If you put on £10 each way the bet would cost you £20. If he scored first you would get £10 at 6/1 returning £70 plus you would get £10 at 2/1 (1/3 odds) returning an additional £30 so £100 back in total.

    If your player doesn’t score first but scores at any other time with bet365 you would just get the £30 returned.

    Just use the same calculation for any price. Do if he was 3/1 you would get even money on the place as evs are 1/3 of 3/1.

    Gone are the days when the bookies offered 1/2 the odds and I gave them an absolute tanking.

    Sometimes it pays to do ew as I’ve seen a player at 6/1 to score first which means 1/3 odds is 2/1 but if you were to back him to score at anytime you might only get 11/8 or 6/4. But then again when you back a player to score ew you really need him to score first as otherwise your pretty much just getting your stake back u bless the player is a big price.

    Most of the time it pats just to put a large bet on anytime and then maybe a few quid on first and even last that way even if he doesn’t score first or last but scores at anytime you will still be in profit. If he scores first or last it’s an added bonus,


  5. Matt 12 years ago

    Cheers chris I just put £32.50 EW on him and it said I could win I think it was just over £200 that must be if he scores 1st then??

  6. Nobby 12 years ago

    Paul u agreed that stugartt will win well

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Nobby, Stuttgart look a decent bet to me. I actually fancy them on the handicaps, -1 is my bet.

  7. John Henderson 12 years ago

    Checked paddy power betting for goalscores markets for stuttgart game ibisevic not mentioned in betting ??

  8. Badham 12 years ago

    Me too John :s?

  9. Matt 12 years ago

    I got him on ladbrooks .

  10. Jamie Smith 12 years ago

    stuttgart fleetwood and reading treble tonight just think reading have the momentum.

  11. Matt 12 years ago

    And on sky bet

  12. joe knotts 12 years ago

    Staying clear of saints and reading game tonight. Best home record in the league against second best away record. Both teams been scoring goals. But this is a big game with the biggest prize in football at stake. Dont think theyll play with their usual attacking freedom and could be a very cagey affair so gonna stay clear of btts as well. Hope im wrong tho as im looking forward to watching the game and would be good to see them both go for it!

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Joe, it’s a close call and as Scott says a draw suits both.

  13. Mr Chris Guy 12 years ago

    Yeah ibisevic not listed with some bookies but according to the Eurosport website he should be playing. He is 11/8 with a couple of bookies so I might just wait until I hear the team news. If he’s playing I’ll back him also especially after Scott’s 3/1 winner yesterday.

    Not sure whether to back Rickie Lambert at 5/1 with Stan James or back him at 4/1 with Boylesports who will refund the £100 if he scores second. So If I bet with one firm I will get my £100 if he scores second or if I back him with the other ill win an extra £100 although there is no safety net if it goes tits up. Decisions decisions. I may even just do £120 with Boyledports to make up for the difference in price.

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Chris, I can’t see anything in team news saying Ibisevic won’t play but it’s worth keeping an eye on. As far as Lambert I’d take the second option.

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Chris, just saw a piece drop on official Bundesliga website that doesn’t mention him in the team news. They predict a 5-1 Stuttgart win which is incredible! And they have a piece on head to heads: Vedad Ibisevic v Sokratis – The Greek right-back looks to be a stand-in at the heart of Werder’s defence tonight and will be tasked with thwarting the in-form Bosnian striker. Ibisevic has had a stunning impact since his £5m transfer from TSG Hoffenheim in January with eight goals and four assists in 11 matches for Stuttgart. Given the openness of this clash, Sokratis could be exposed against the talented striker with Harnik and Hajnal supporting.

  14. Alex 12 years ago

    What about Helmond -1 They melting everyone home and away,no problem!!!!

  15. robbie d 12 years ago

    Mr F, do you think then that Stuttgart -1 at 11/5 is a good bet?

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Robbie, looking at past results and current form it looks a shout. I’m taking it but if you’re not comfortable then obviously a straight win is less risky but remember neither are certs. Werder Bremen are a bit off form but no mugs.

  16. Nobby 12 years ago

    I’ll back stuggart but small bet, football throws up these strange results every so often, stuggart flying it and werder Bremen in awful form, yet Bremen get something from the game and leave us punters feeling like mugs again,
    Racing post tipster on Irish football tipped drogheda v st pats btts,, Wexford v limerick should have over 2.5 aswell

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Nobby, you called it perfectly. We can all see the form, stats etc and make a reasoned guess but football has a nasty habit of being unpredictable.

  17. Mr Chris Guy 12 years ago

    Sorry Mr Fixit just to make it clear would you back him at 5/1 or 4/1 with the chance of money back

  18. Mr Chris Guy 12 years ago

    Also Paul why is the guy not mentioned in the team news?

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Chris, I’m talking about team news that tells you who is missing so he shouldn’t be mentioned.

  19. robbie d 12 years ago

    Cheers, think I’ll have a small bet on them at -1.

  20. Nobby 12 years ago

    Tonight I’ve gone for stuggart fleetwood and over 1.5 in st Patricks game and Wexford game


  21. Mr Chris Guy 12 years ago

    Nr Fixit would you rather do 11/5 on Stuttgart -1 goal or Stuttgart to be winning in 30 mins at 11/5?

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Chris, it’s a tough call. If I’m looking for them to win -1 I’d hope they’d be ahead after 30 minutes. I’m backing them simply to win and taking a wee chance on the handicap. It’s easier to try to get out off inrunning.

  22. Mr Chris Guy 12 years ago

    Just to clarify Paul, would you do Rickie lambert at 5/1 or 4/1 with possibility of money back if he scores second?

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Chris, I’d take the 4-1 option but as was said earlier maybe up the stake. But I’d be more comfortable with Lambert at any time. Southampton are no gimme here by any means and there is just as much chance of Reading scoring first.

  23. Mr Chris Guy 12 years ago

    What about ibisevic to score in both halves at 12/1?

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Chris, if he scores at any time I’ll be delighted and if Stuttgart win I’ll be happy too. If he doesn’t and they don’t I’ll post Scott’s address on here later (and tell his girlfriend what he’s been up to).

  24. Badham 12 years ago

    Chris what sites that on?

  25. Mr Chris Guy 12 years ago

    Skybet I just stuck £30 on it mate

  26. C 12 years ago

    Stuttgart Fleetwood double tonight. £20 returns £50. Southampton and reading game too difficult to pick a winner. What’s people fancying for the national tomorrow? Got a 12-1 shot, polaneck, meant to be a really good jumper!

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Jokes on here are getting worse. Look at the comments and you’ll see the tips so far.

  27. joe knotts 12 years ago

    Wasnt going to bother tonight as slim pickings again but went fleetwood -1 and bit more cautios on stuttgart with straight win.

  28. George kelly 12 years ago

    Im skint :( £10 i can seni afford to lose but need a win! Any tips mate? I know anything an happen but f you were to try make money with a tenner what would you guys do!? Thanks!

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      George, tips have been put up all day so have a look.

  29. George kelly 12 years ago

    Saw that mate was wondering if you thought maybe a gOod value bet, eg stuttgart -1

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      George, just back after a long walk with the dog. Stuttgart -1 was the bet I recommended early in the day.

  30. Badham 12 years ago

    I meant the 12/1 both halves punt Paul.

  31. Badham 12 years ago

    Adam La Fontre to score anytime @11/4 Paddy Power

  32. Mr Chris Guy 12 years ago

    Badham the 12/1 is with Skybet

  33. Badham 12 years ago

    Cheers Chris… Jumping on that! By what Scott said his like a Papiss Cisse to Newcastle… New and on fire!

  34. Mr Chris Guy 12 years ago

    That’s my bets on peoples.

    £120 on Rickie Lambert to score first goal at 4/1 (will be refunded if he scores second)

    £100 on ibisevic to score anytime at 11/8

    £50 on ibisevic to score first at 5/1

    £30 on ibisevic to score in both halves at 12/1

    £300 on, let’s hope for a healthy return. Good luck to everyone. Wife is dragging me around the supermarket just now. With a bit of luck I’ll be home before the second half kicks off!!

  35. Mr Chris Guy 12 years ago

    Lets hope so Badham

  36. Matt 12 years ago

    Chris shitting myself now put £200 on that bloke from stuggart to score any time!!!!!
    OMG biggest bet I ever done !!!!
    Shaking like a shitting dog man!!!

  37. chris 12 years ago

    U guys must b loaded! big bets……wow

  38. Richy B 12 years ago

    Omg not good Stuggart 1-0 down my bets are on downwards slope.

  39. Richy B 12 years ago

    Man this is me done my luck run out with betting off here Reading scored and went with Lambert first scorer.

  40. robbie d 12 years ago

    2-1 Stuttgart now.

  41. Matt 12 years ago

    Im shitting it waiting on lambert to score put £200 on him and £200 on that bloke!!

  42. Mr Chris Guy 12 years ago

    Matt I’m waiting for them also

  43. George kelly 12 years ago

    Come one fleetwood!

  44. Mr Chris Guy 12 years ago

    Lambert just scored Matt!!!!

  45. Mr Chris Guy 12 years ago

    Getbin there, now for the Stuttgart guy!

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Chris, are you watching the game? Wondered if our man has had a chance. I took him and Lambert to score at anytime as singles and of course Stuttgart -1.

  46. Mr Chris Guy 12 years ago

    No mate not been watching it. He has 10 mins to produce the goods

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      To be fair to Scott he looked a good bet on paper. I didn’t know much about the guy but looked at his stats after he flagged him up and he’s been on fire.

  47. joe knotts 12 years ago

    I took stuttgart but fleetwood -1 is gonna let me down. Ah well better football coming up at weekend to get ma teeth into. Hope u can give us a few winners mr f :)

  48. robbie d 12 years ago

    I went for singles on the scorers and a treble of Stuttgart, Fleetwood and a draw in the Southampton game. Fingers crossed for a Fleetwood goal in the next few minutes.

  49. Badham 12 years ago

    That’s my super single i wrote on here up Adam Le Fondre anytime @11/4 COME ON!! Took him @ 12/1 to score next when he came on as well.

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      That’s well done with Le Fondre. Great win for Reading if they hold out.

  50. joe knotts 12 years ago

    Jeezo if u knew at start of night stuttgart were gonna get 4 goals u wuda put your house on that dude scoring! Also cant believe reading scored as flashscore stats showin saints heavily dominating posession and chances!

  51. Mr Chris Guy 12 years ago

    Yeah it’s just one of those things. He did look good on paper plus he is a lone striker. I’m quite surprised at the fact they won 4-1 though and he didn’t find the net. Oh well back to the drawing board.

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Chris, that German website went close with the 5-1 prediction. I was already going with Stuttgart -1 from my own research but they totally convinced me. Now thinking I should have gone -2.

  52. Matt 12 years ago

    Chris lambert saved my arse tonight mate.
    Would have loved German bloke to score aswell would of been up but at least I got money back thanks to lambert!!!

  53. Mr Chris Guy 12 years ago

    Ok guys what you think of this bet:

    Barcelona, Real Madrid, Man Utd and Man City all to be winning in 30 mins.

    £10 stake returns £219.45 at Ladbrokes

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Chris, I’d perm it. I’m sure one will let it down, possibly Man City although I think ultimately they will win.

  54. John Bryan 12 years ago

    7/9 games in the Dutch Eerste Divisie were BTTS (again) a fantastic league to follow for this bet.

  55. Mr Chris Guy 12 years ago

    Paul some good prices on btts with b365 for Scottish divisions

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Chris, picked my games, just going to write it up now. Glad to see bet365 have got it sorted.

  56. Richy B 12 years ago

    Chris Guy i would be very reluctant to bet against Norwich at moment they are on good run of form Norwich burned me twice.

  57. robbie d 12 years ago

    Chris, Man City would make me a bit nervous in that bet. How about Sheff Utd instead? 6/4 with Ladbrokes to be leading after 30 mins.

  58. Nobby 12 years ago

    No luck, fleetwood left me down and no goals in one Irish game also, Johnny ward racing post had drogheda v st pats btts, 0-0 finished,

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Nobby, both were surprises but that’s football.

  59. Mr Chris Guy 12 years ago

    Liverpool or Everton. How on earth can you call that

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Chris, as I’ve said it’s a tough call. Unfortunately it’s one I have to make and I’ve plumped for Everton simply going by form but it’s not always what counts in derbies and/or semi-finals.

  60. robert miller 12 years ago

    as much as Dalglish is the luckiest person this week to still be in a job ive got a sneaky suspicion that Liverpool will get to the final. after all he chose the signing targets

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Robert, it’s Everton for me but form goes out of the window in derbies and semi-finals and for once that could be in Liverpool’s favour.

  61. phil 12 years ago

    I think man city are a great punt tomorrow I might even have a bash at them -1

  62. robert miller 12 years ago

    phil, whilst i was in Lads this mornin their shop price shifted from 8/13 to 1/2

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