GREG'S in better shape than me today although to be fair I'm sorting out Saturday's columns and selections.
He's got a New Year's Day tip and says: I hope everyone had a fantastic Xmas and wish them a happy new year. I’m as fresh as a dasiy today (bed at 11.30 last night). Changed days – and changing nappies!”
QPR v Hull (5.15pm)
Most of you will be aware of my love for a late goal in a Newcastle home match – it’s probably been my most successful trend bet in that I reckon I’ve backed it 15 or so times now and it’s only failed on three occasions!
Always looking to see what other trends are out there and one thing from watching Gillette Soccer Saturday there always seems to be a late goal at Loftus Road.
Looked into it and that’s certainly the case! Twenty-three of their last 27 competitive home matches in all conpetitions have seen a goal scored after 68 mins (17 of those in the last 10 minutes of matches).
This is likely to be a low-scoring affair but bet365 are being extremely generous with their late goal time! Usually you’d expect to see 72 or 73 mins+. Today, however, we are getting a goal after 67:59 minutes – if you include injury time that’s at least 25 mins for a goal to be scored! Making this my best bet of 2016 so far!
Back a goal after 67:59 minutes 5-6 (Bet365) (NAP)