AFTER all the weekend shocks who'd be a football punter? Anyway we've dusted ourselves down and are ready to go again.

There are four games in the Premier League and the one I've got my eye on is Aston Villa v Newcastle. I haven't fancied the Tynesiders for a while but Alan Pardew has been busy in the transfer market by signing five French stars.

Pardew has reacted to the loss of striker Demba Ba to Chelsea by swooping for five French stars and Yoan Goaffran and Moussa Sissoko in particular should give them a lift.

The new boys strengthen a squad that has been running on empty in recent weeks and have arrived at a bad time for Villa who have just been knocked out of both cups to lower-league Bradford and Millwall.

If the Toon recruits hit the ground running this could be Newcastle's first away win of the season in the league. Newcastle are 9-5 at Paddy Power and bet365 with Betway.

With my treble I'm taking a chance on three aways. Watford were simply superb as they romped to a 3-0 win at Nottingham Forest at the weekend and Gianfranco Zola's side can repeat the feat when they head for Bristol City.

Watford have recovered from losing to Man City in the FA Cup to romp to wins over Nottingham Forest, Huddersfield and Middlesbrough and can climb to the lofty heights of second tonight.

City drew 2-2 at Vicarage Road earlier in the season and Sean O'Driscoll notched his first win as boss at the weekend as his men beat Ipswich 2-1 at home.

But before that the Robins had suffered four successive defeats and if Watford bring their A game to Ashton Gate they should win. Watford are 6-5 at Coral.

Add League One fliers Swindon who return to action at Orient. Paolo di Canio's men have won five of their last six to nil to climb into the play-off places and face an Orient side who have been inconsistent all season.

Orient have won just one of their last six but will be boosted by the memory of beating Swindon at home earlier in the season. Swindon are 11-10 at Ladbrokes.

At the moment it looks as if backing against Portsmouth each week will be pay dividends. Guy Whittingham's skint side have lost five in a row, conceding 15 goals, and next up is a home meeting with a Notts County who have lost just once away all season but six times at home. County are just 7-10 at Betway and that tells the story.

Elsewhere Man City head to a QPR side who were at one point 4-0 down at home to League One MK Dons in the FA Cup at the weekend before hitting two late goals.

However, Harry Redknapp rested players and the will be back to full strength. QPR have made it tough for the likes of Spurs and Chelsea recently and City, without skipper Vincent Kompany and star turn Yaya Toure, will face a test.

Roberto Mancini's men won 1-0 at Stoke in the Cup at the weekend and it has the feel of another low scorer. City are no bigger than 1-2 with the likes of William Hill and that doesn't interest me.

In the Championship new boss David Flitcroft has hit the ground running at Barnsley with three wins and a draw. Last weekend's 1-0 success at Hull was impressive and his men are 15-8 at BetVictor and bet365 to notch another three points against a Milwall side who do their best work at home.

Anyone interested in betting on outsiders might fancy Barnsley and Northampton who travel to Gillingham for a second v third battle in League Two. The Saints, with five wins in six, are 10-3 at bet365 so probably worth a look plus one.

Last Sunday's anytime scorers treble came up and I'm having a go at Watford hotshot Matej Vydra, six goals in three games, and Motherwell Michael Higdon's who hit a hat-trick in his last outing against St Johnstone.

Add Alain Traore who netted twice for Burkina Faso in their 4-0 win against Ethiopia on Friday. Regulars will know I've made a few quid backing Lorient this season and Traore has been a star turn for the French side.

Prices will be included in the top tips piece.

  1. Sean Ireland 11 years ago

    SWINDON 1/1
    WATFORD 1/1
    STOKE 1/1
    Swindon have been going great guns recently,unbeaten in 7 in the league,won their last 5 with 17 goals for and only 1 against,this run included a 5-0 demolition of Tranmere,they should have too much for orient.
    Watford have won 5 of their last 6 league games that has included away wins at boro,brighton and the weekends 3-0 thumping at Forest,Watford have the best away record in the league and im confident of them adding to those stats tonight.
    Stoke may at first glance have looked a bit hit n miss of late but 2 of those recent defeats in january have come against Man City in the lg and F.A cup and another against Chelsea,before this downturn in january Stoke had been on an unbeaten run of 10 games and have only been beaten once at home all season,i cant see a Wigan side with only 1 league win in last 11 coming away with any points.

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Sean, Watford and Swindon are in my treble. Stoke are a good price but I slightly worry about them after the goals they’ve conceded recently.

    • Sean Ireland 11 years ago

      Your pick Notts county havent won away for 6 games and have only 1 win in last 9 in the league,i know pompey are poor but theres not a lot between these teams on recent form and could easily be a low score or no score draw,i think stoke will give me a better chance,good luck.

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Sean, you have to go with what you feel but from what I’ve read Pompey are worth opposing. County’s last two away were a 2-1 defeat at MK Dons (no disgrace) and 2-2 draw at Shrewsbury which is a good point.

  2. Craig alves 11 years ago

    few decent offers this morning
    stan james – 5/4 a frenchman scores anytime for newcastle tonight
    betvictor Рplace a treble on the prem league midweek and get a free matching treble for the weekend, max £10

    I’m on Newcastle Stoke and City toniggt for ¬£83 returms

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Craig, it’s not bad. There should be a few chances in there.

  3. Craig alves 11 years ago

    notts County
    overs den bosch /az
    overs Sunderland/Swansea

    2.70 on for 31 bak

    30p yankee on mileseys horses and £1 to do a random longshot

  4. usa man 11 years ago

    mr fix it who would u side with mk dons or yeovil.

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      usa man, as you’ve seen I’ve left it alone. MK Dons were superb at QPR but doesn’t mean they’ll repeat it. Yeovil are very much an up and down side but have won four out of five in the league with their loss coming at Bournemouth. Could be a draw or if MK Dons take Saturday’s form into it then an away win. But I’m not punting on it.

  5. Craig alves 11 years ago

    anytime scorers steven fletcher, gouffran, vydra and higdon plus either juventus or lazio to win on pens.
    2 50p lines paying £254 for each line

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Craig, think you have a chance but remember Gouffran could play wide. He’s a decent forward who scores some goals but isn’t a prolific striker.

  6. alex walker 11 years ago

    My single tonite. Man city -2.
    Got them all wrong at the wkend .But not 2nite.
    3to1. Should have far to much up front for Qpr!

    • robert miller 11 years ago

      gonna disagree therr Alex, i think Bet365,s 1.875 for QPR with a +1 and a +1.5 on the asian is a great bet

  7. Stevie H 11 years ago

    Im going for a 18.23/1 4 team accum tonight with b365


  8. Greg Browning 11 years ago

    Northampton over 1.5 goals 9/4 for me

  9. Jonathan Grieve 11 years ago

    Higdon’s the bet for me,think Dundee Utd could struggle with Houston being away

  10. Bob 11 years ago

    im thinking watford -1, Gillingham and Linfield treble is about 10/1

  11. dicobhoy 11 years ago

    watford to be winning ht or ft 8/13
    swindon win £20 dble.

  12. Scott Morgan 11 years ago

    I got a football bet for this week, have a look and see what you think of it.

    Tuesday, Arsenal W/D 1.4 , Man utd w 1.25,

    Sat/Sun Man utd W vs Fulham 1.57 , Real Madrid W 1.33
    Athletico Madrid W 1.44 and PSV Win 1.2

    Ps. You could always add Benfica at 1.10

    Total 6.35 ‚Äď 1 (without Benfica)

    Other good bets Chester, Queen of the South

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Scott, there’s nothing to argue with there because you’ve taken a load of hot favourites bar Arsenal. And there’s no guarantee Arsenal won’t lose to Liverpool. I wouldn’t have the draw no bet at about 1-2.

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