IT'S Good Friday but it can't be that good because I'm working.

I noticed Mr Fixit commenting he was concentrating on the weekend tips but when he called me I'm sure I heard someone shouting “Fore” in the background.

But maybe that's a punter telling him how many lines he's had up this season!

Anyway that's the rub of the green and I could turn Good Friday into Fab Friday by picking some winners.

There is one game in the Premier League but it's not an easy one to call. Swansea's home record deserves respect but Newcastle are flying after three wins in a row.

If anything I'd back Alan Pardew's visitors at 85-40 at BetVictor but best bet could be Papiss Cisse to score after a run of seven in seven games.  I'm a bit of a big Cisse fan so take him at 2-1 with Stan James and Coral. Kick-off is 4.30pm.

Championship title-chasers Reading look much more appealing at home to struggling Leeds who haven't improved under Neil Warnock.

Reading can go top for the first time this season with a win and I reckon they'll have a right go at a side still reeling from conceding seven at home to Nottingham Forest recently. You can have Reading at 8-13 (various) and the action starts at 2pm.

West Ham haven't been a gimme recently but away to Barnsley looks a must-win if they are to keep pace with Southampton and Reading.

The Hammers were pretty much outclassed at home to Reading last week and have often struggled in front of a demanding home crowd that's never really taken to Sam Allardyce.

However, the Hammers have won more times on the road (11) and should be able to outscore a Barnsley side that's scored just once in five games (that's once more than me after my digs at my girlfriend Chunky). They are a best 17-20 at BetVictor and William Hill and this one kicks offs at 5.15pm.

Number one choice for goals could be Watford v Blackpool (3pm). You never really know what you're going to get with the Tangerines these days (I bought one the other day and it was just mush inside) but invariably both teams score. It pays 4-6 at BetVictor and Coral.

Goals should also be on the menu at Wycombe v Carlisle (3pm). The northeners head towards the Big Smoke on the back of fine 2-1 wins against Huddersfield and MK Dons and at first glanced looked decent value at 17-10 with BetVictor.

But their last three meetings have been drawn and Wycombe have drawn three and won three of their last six, with five of them seeing both score. So take goals galore at 8-13 (various).

For a straight win in League One look to Scunthorpe or Scunny as I like to call them. Why's that I hear one of you ask. Well, it's because Scunny make you money especially at home to a rotten Exeter side.

Scunny followed five draws with an impressive 4-1 win at Chesterfield while Exeter ended a run of five defeats with a draw at home to Colchester.

Make some Scunny money by backing the home at a biggest 4-5 with William Hill. This one starts at 3pm.

There is a full card in League Two where Aldershot and Torquay are the top picks. Aldershot are unbeaten in five ahead of a visit from financially-challenged Port Vale (3pm) who have lost four of their last five. The Shots are trying to make a late run at the play-offs and are 21-20 at BetVictor and William Hill.

Torquay's only defeat in seven was to leaders Swindon and they're looking good for an automatic promotion spot. They are at home to an Accrington outfit with one win in six. It's a good Friday holiday for the Seagulls (KO 3pm) so they should get your line off to a flier at 8-11 (various).

Leaders Swindon should follow up their midweek win at Barnet with a victory at a Morecambe side who have lost 10 at home this season. Paolo di Canio's men are 10-11 at William Hill and Betfred. Kick-off is 3pm.

In one of the late kick-offs (7.45) Shrewsbury should be too hot for Macclesfield and the away win pays 19-20 at William Hill.

Complete a both teams to score treble with Crawley v Crewe (3pm). Crawley are back in the hunt for a promotion place while Crewe are targeting the play-offs so it should be a great game, even for those people who just go to Crewe to watch trains.

Both sides have scored in their last six games and it was 1-1 at Crewe earlier this season with fans travelling up on the GR7171717gs. This one pays 10-11 at Blue Square and 888sport.

Sometimes when you're eyeing up both teams to score games you see one that cries out no to that question. Colchester v Hartlepool(3pm)  has that sort of feel.

Colchester have netted exactly one goal in five of their last six games (none in the other) while Pool are shooting as many blanks as the Edinburgh pandas with just one goal in six games. A better price than no to both teams to score is under 1.5 goals at 9-4 with Ladbrokes.

Top treble




Pays £57.90 to a £10 stake at BetVictor

Both teams to score treble

Watford v Blackpool

Wycombe v Carlisle

Crawley v Crewe

Pays a biggest £50.10 to a £10 stake at Blue Square, 888sport

Super Single

Under 1.5 goals at Colchester

(9-4, Ladbrokes)

Bonkers Bet

Reading 3, Leeds 1

(12-1, various)

That Friday Feeling …

I wouldn't usually put up a sixfold but this one's for people who might do something like five from six and all six (seven bets at 50p)

Reading, Aldershot

Torquay, West Ham

Scunthorpe, Swindon

Perm any 5 and all 6 (7 bets)

Sixfold pays a biggest £31.91 to a £1 stake at BetVictor

Right, I should be on holiday so I'm off to find Mr Fixit's balls. Good luck if you decide to have a bet.

Leagues Tipped:
  1. Mark T 12 years ago

    My BTTS for Friday

    Swansea v Newcastle
    Burnley v Brighton
    Watford v Blackpool
    Tranmere v Stevenage
    Wycombe v Carlisle

    Good luck folks!

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Mark, I noticed two of those, Watford and Carlisle, are on Scott’s treble so I’ll definitely be starting with them.

  2. Welshy 12 years ago

    All over more than 2.5 goals at Swansea at 19/20 with Hills.

  3. Mark T 12 years ago

    Yeah I had an idea in my head last night about those two games.The other games, I’m looking at Swansea’s result at home to Everton and I feel that Newcastle can score against Swansea but I don’t believe that they will keep them from scoring. The others I’m just going with my gut feeling on them. I haven’t put it on yet but I’ve priced it. I am going to take your advice and perm the bets

  4. Felix Gillespie 12 years ago

    Nots county Colchester reading & westham just under 13/1 !

  5. Andrew 12 years ago

    Newcastle and West Ham is printing money bookie bashing

  6. callum giffen 12 years ago

    reading 8/13 and over 1.5 goals in watford blackpool game 2/9 . double my money stuff

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Callum, liked the look of that but Reading have to get a move on.

  7. Jamie Smith 12 years ago

    watford swansea tranmere both to score and reading too win 7/1

  8. Guy 12 years ago

    Like your style and tips Scott…keep both the tips and funnies coming ;-)

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Guy, I’ve told him the funnies are OK if the tips are good. If the tips are bad he’ll be a fanny and not a funny!

  9. Chris H 12 years ago

    Nearly choked on my pint when I saw your Colchester Under 1.5, I’m doing my groundhopping duties at Colly today but I hope its a very entertaining 1-0 win for it to come through. Best of luck to everyone.

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Chris, for your sake I hope I’m wrong. Looking at the stats it has the feel of a 0-0 or 1-0 Colchester. But early goals change matches so you never know.

  10. Peter brown 12 years ago

    Went for £15 on Btts on Swansea v newcastle burnley v Brighton Watford v Blackpool Wycombe v Carlisle Crawley v Crewe….good luck lads!!

  11. Mitch 12 years ago

    Golf and the cricket not going too well so back to the football and btts in the Swansea game looks good.

  12. Chris 12 years ago

    Lmao nice comeback Paul

  13. Betfly 12 years ago

    Nice call on Cisse to score!

    Also read this late & got on Scunny @ 6/4

    Maybe will be a fab friday, might have enough for a Special Fish tonight!

  14. Richy B 12 years ago

    Jesus christ im having no luck on bets Aldershot losing 2-1 screwing me for treble.

  15. Cathair 12 years ago

    Took reading, torquay, Swindon, Scunthorpe and west ham – fourfold of 5, hopefully west ham win for 5.. Left aldershot out as i dont like doing 6 teams… Waiting on west ham and Shrewsbury on another treble

  16. Marc Currie 12 years ago

    Looking like a very good Friday! Went big on Valencia last night and put 75% of the profit on reading. Also backed west ham win and Newcastle draw no bet in sepetate singles and both are looking good although I may just have jinxed it!

    Planning on old firm double tomorrow. Was thinking of adding Utd to make a treble. Was toying with adding Chelsea to make it 4 but Wigan are playing well just now and Chelsea played on Wed.

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Marc, personally think Chelsea will be fine despite Wigan’s improved form.

  17. Willie McGuire 12 years ago

    Aldershot done me for £338 for a £5er accer. Ragin!!

    Now onto my £5er accer Euro line for tonight-
    Mlada boleslav

    A few mouthfuls in there!!!

    • Willie McGuire 12 years ago

      Paul the sausage men of sassuolo can now go and get ‘porked’ because Im sick of the 0-0 draws now!!

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Looks like vegetarian sausages, all substance no taste.

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Willie, Aldershot did me for about £800. I followed Scott’s advice though and permed them so got about £80 back. Thought it was a decent line and funnily I wasn’t too concerned about Aldershot against a struggling Port Vale, on and off the pitch.

  18. Tom 12 years ago

    What time are you putting Saturdays tips on!?

    My treble for tomorrow is –
    Sheffield utd

    Pays 100/30 at coral

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Tom, top tips always go up at 8am and your treble isn’t far off mine!

  19. Tom 12 years ago

    Also one other cheeky treble –

    Sheffield wed

    Pays a massive 16/1

  20. John G 12 years ago

    Just backed your 3 aways Tom. They look good. Cheers mate

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      John, obviously the hardest one there is Wednesday at Huddersfield but they’re capable of winning it unless Rhodes is on fire.

    • Tom 12 years ago

      John, there you go part one of my bet complete Sheff Wed 2-0 !

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      John, the game beat me all ends up. Went for the draw and both teams to score. Hate when that happens with the early game.

  21. Chris H 12 years ago

    Well, during the Colchester vs Hartlepool game i totally forgot that i was watching a League 1 game. Very very poor standard through out, neither side could string more than 3 passes together and never looked threatening the unbusy Pool keeper, Colly were very lucky to get their penalty. It should have been 0-1. I will be backing against them in future matches unless something drastic changes, the fans i spoke to have been frustrated by the standard of football they have seen this season and cant see anything get any better soon, they havent got much confidence and after what i saw nor do i. Odejayi is a complete waste of space on a football field and he gave my extremely obese mate a great hope that one day he could become a footballer after seeing him, Izzet didnt have a good day but Sears and Massey looked good when they were able to get the ball, and it was Massey who cunningly conned the ref for the penalty.

    I might have a cheeky go for Bury DNB or DC vs Colly on monday, the odds and chance shouldn’t be half bad that.

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Chris, you’d be better watching the Bankies. Loads of goals and I’d buy you a pint at half-time. That game to me looked a low scorer all the way and I’m gutted to hear it shouldn’t have been penalty which bombed my bet.

  22. Richy B 12 years ago

    Nice one Tom i backed the same one as you for this. :)

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