BACKERS of favourites got their fingers burned on the FA Cup last weekend.

Tonight four of the big guns who return to action are odds on and punters must decide to back them or blank them.

I'm quite happy to support two of them but worried about the other two. Man United are no bigger than 1-4 with the likes of William Hill and BetVictor and shouldn't have too much trouble at home to Southampton.

The Reds beat Fulham 4-1 in the FA Cup despite resting stars such as Robin van Persie and I fancy the Dutchman at 11-4 with Coral to score first.

With United being so short consider them at 4-7 with Paddy Power minus one against a Southampton with just one in six and still finding their feet under a new boss.

The other odds-on side who should win are Everton but again a price of 8-13 (various) at home to West Brom looks a bit skinny.

Bookies are aware the Baggies haven't won in eight but Steve Clarke's men could come alive at any time.

The ones I worry about are Spurs and Chelsea. After losing at Leeds it's an away trip to Norwich for the White Hart Lane men.

Spurs were short of strikers at Elland Road but their overall display was poor and interestingly they head to a Norwich side who have much to prove after being knocked out at home by non-league Luton. This one looks a draw to me.

Chelsea were lucky to escape from Brentford with a 2-2 draw and need a massive improvement at a Reading side fighting for their lives. Brian McDermott's men have won four in a row, including two FA Cup ties, and confidence is as high as it's been all season.

You don't really know what Chelsea is going to turn up these and there is a possibility of Reading battling to a point the way QPR did against Man City. However, 0-0 is unlikely as Reading have conceded 22 goals in 11 homes games – exactly two a match.

And so to the big one – Arsenal v Liverpool. The Gunners' only defeats in recent weeks have been to Chelsea and Man City so Arsene Wenger's men must rise to the occasion.

Liverpool played a strong side at Oldham but still crashed out of the FA Cup and Brendan Rodgers has to lift his troops.

Recent meetings have been low scoring – with the last five at the Emirates being under 2.5 goals – and earlier this season it was 2-0 to Arsenal at Anfield.

Arsenal look in slightly better shape than Liverpool with French forward Olivier Giroud suddenly hitting form. If forced to bet I'd side with the Gunners but I'm not confident enough to put hard cash on it.

Liverpool will be boosted by the return of keeper Pepe Reina but for me the bet is Giroud at 2-1 with Ladbrokes to score at anytime.

Likewise West Ham v Fulham looks tough to call but the Hammers have won there on two of their last three visits and beat the Cottagers 3-0 at home this season – so they are one of their favourite opponents. It could be a draw but I'm slightly tempted by the Hammers at 13-5 with BetVictor.

In the SPL, it's all about whether Celtic can bounce back from shock League Cup semi-final to St Mirren.

Gary Hooper netted in the 3-2 defeat and was the only one of the champions' players to be awarded pass marks by boss Neil Lennon.

The Irishman laid into his players after the flop and Killie, who beat Celtic in last season's League Cup Final, are bound to feel the backlash.

Celtic are no bigger than 1-4 at bet365 to return to winning ways while Hooper is 5-2 virtually across the board to hit the opener. I can see an emphatic win for the Bhoys and like the look of Celtic minus one at 4-6 with Blue Square.

Two sides who had contrasting League Cup fortunes meet in Paisley and St Mirren v Inverness could end all square with both scoring (13-10, BetVictor).

Saints were superb in beating Celtic but were hammered by Ross County in their last home again. Billy McKay let Hearts off the hook on Saturday but it should be a blip so consider him at 11-8 with Skybet to score.

For Saints the man to watch is on-form Steven Thompson at 19-10 with BetVictor.

Hearts can build on their semi-final victory by beating Dundee at home. The Jambos are 4-6 with William Hill and on-loan Michael Ngoo, who hit their goal at Easter Road, is 7-4 with bet365 to net at anytime.

Ross County have lost just one of their last five and are worth a look at 8-5 with Ladbrokes against a Hibs side that's netted just two goals in their previous five.

Aberdeen have beaten St Johnstone twice this season but after failing to score in their last two games may have to settle for a point in Perth.

44 Comments
  1. Milesey 11 years ago

    Arsenal V Liverpool / Liverpool @21/10

    Algeria V Ivory Coast / Ivory Coast @4/6

    Ivory Coast -1 @11/8

    Huddersfield V Crystal Palace / Palace @13/10

    Real Madrid V Barcelona / Real Madrid @2/1

    Benfica -1.5 @11/8

    Milesey.

    • Milesey 11 years ago

      Go on the pooooooooooool ;)

    • Milesey 11 years ago

      hahaha, think i just JINXED them there ;), 2-2 now.

    • Guido 11 years ago

      theyre givin it a good go tho Milesey

    • Milesey 11 years ago

      .. but 2 goals as quick as that, now huddersfield are 1 up on palace.

      Milesey.

    • Guido 11 years ago

      lost concentration I think… :-( no over yet

    • Milesey 11 years ago

      Oh well 1 win on the football tonight !

      Benfica -1.5 @11/8

      Milesey

    • Danny 11 years ago

      Milesey is there any particular reason you put your name at the bottom of your post simply curious

    • Milesey 11 years ago

      it’s just my unique thing i do ;)

      other sites have signitures, what you fill in and it comes up on every post you do !

      Milesey ;)

  2. Chris Guy 11 years ago

    Watching the National Lottery with interest tonight! Anyway here are my bets for tonight:

    £100 RVP First Goal @ 11/4
    £100 Giroud Anytime @ 2/1
    £100 Barcelona Ht/Ft @ 3/1
    £100 Wanyama First Goal @ 7/1
    £50 Wanyama Last Goal @ 7/1
    £100 Charlie Mulgrew anytime @ 5/1
    £50 Charlie Mulgrew First Goal @ 16/1
    £50 Charlie Mulgrew Last Goal @ 16/1

    Good luck everyone for the bets and tonight’s draw.

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Chris, I see Tam Cowan’s slagging off Mulgrew’s new barnet in today’s Record. I’m assuming you’ll have nothing bad to say against him.

  3. delboy 11 years ago

    Any horse racing tips today milesy to make up for the poor footy results last nite??

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Delboy, where have you been. They’ve been on the site all morning.

    • Milesey 11 years ago

      Lump on MODULE
      2.30 Leicester 1-4

      ;) ;)

      Milesey

  4. Striker 11 years ago

    I’m going for a big single on Real Madrid over 1.5 team goals at 11/10 bet365.

  5. delboy 11 years ago

    im new mr f ive been reading ur site for a couple of months now but this is my first post ,, what thread are they on ??

    • Milesey 11 years ago

      JAN 30, MILESEY’S RACING TIPS

      you need any info or help just askdelboy

      Milesey

  6. cheeky number 11 years ago

    milesey id be lumping on arsenal and not liverpool tonight, its a cert, u heard it here…. oh and giroud anytime is tasty as well

    • Milesey 11 years ago

      No such thing as a cert ;) ;)

  7. delboy 11 years ago

    yeah ive got it now ,, cleaned up 2 days ago milesy with 6? ov the tips/ favourites going in at wolv , yday was a less cleanin more wipein (out) day lol

  8. BIG JOCK 11 years ago

    Delboy I wouldnae go there less ya have 600 tae throow oon a gg at 1/6 on.They’re tha only tips smilesey gets oop.

  9. Milesey 11 years ago

    MONDAY 28TH JANUARY

    Wolverhampton 2.40
    HIDDON COIN 2-1

    Wolverhampton 4.10
    MICK DUNDEE 11-4

    Wolverhampton 4.40
    NARU 9-4

    Wolverhampton 5.10
    Hepworth 7-4

    • Guido 11 years ago

      Dunna be rising to BIG JOCKs or anyone elses bait Milesey. Easy to knock folk…u put a lotta time n effort into this. Everyone shood have their own opinion…if they don’t agree that’s fine but say so/nobody forcing you to put it on…..most folk appreciate ur eforts and I for one have made a decent few bob on yer tips. I’m sure Paul has had 100s of gurners on for some team not winning that hes tipped over the years!! if winning was guaranteed there wid be no bookies in business to take the bets…fairly simple to understand really.

  10. BIG JOCK 11 years ago

    MA tips tha night Barcelona, Arsenal,Celtic-1 and Man utd-1.

  11. cheeky number 11 years ago

    its like backing the pony’s then, its a cert until it clips the last fence

    • Milesey 11 years ago

      ARSENAL are a cert to win nothing this season ;) ;)

  12. delboy 11 years ago

    dont bet with enough funds to make big odds on worth a punt ,, n ive found milesys tips to be handy, generally x ref tips n come up with the best for a doub/treb n sum singles

  13. cheeky number 11 years ago

    im a united fan so im happy to hear u say that, but honestly they’ll breeze past the pool tonight, no doubt

    • Milesey 11 years ago

      hahaha, not getting involved in a debate.

      Watch the game tonight and we’ll see, Liverpool are going to react over their loss on sunday, that’s all i will say ;)

      Milesey

    • Guido 11 years ago

      Milesey, I’m hankering toward Liverpool as well for the reasons uve said. Liverpool r ait unpredictable (like everything else in sport) but they need a boot up the arse/reaction after Swansea. Im a Barca fan/fantastic fitba team….but seeing 21/10 on RM at home cood be too good to ignore. Both are good value bets tonight I’d say….r u very confident?? Ross County 13/8 as well at home…know yer not into Scottish fitba but I fancy them (assuming the games goes on cos its hellish windy in Scotland!!)

    • Milesey 11 years ago

      Both going to be great games to watch, wouldn’t double them up though myself, i am keeping them as singles, so if one comes in then i’ll make some profit.

      If both teams get their act together, then i can see both winning, Liverpool is of cause how they react from sunday. I think they will, Arsenal have been as hit and miss as liverpool this season anyway, they have come and thumped teams, then go and lose to swansea, norwich.

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Guido, I quite fancy Ross County but could be a lottery with the wind.

    • Muzza 11 years ago

      I reckon btts maybe a 2-2 draw with Suarez & Walcott anytime scorers is a good shout….

  14. Milesey 11 years ago

    According to sources

    Fit-again trio Jose Reina, Jose Enrique and Glen Johnson return for Liverpool.

    Manager Brendan Rodgers will revert to a more familiar line-up after fielding an inexperienced side in the FA Cup defeat at Oldham.

    —————————————————-

    Liverpool have won the last 6 games out of 9 matches played between the 2 teams.
    —————————————————-

  15. cheeky number 11 years ago

    its a friendly chat haha

    teams that are have decent recover from a loss not liverpool tho, bad outfit all year and wont be changing anytime soon.

    yes indeed should be an entertaining game all the same

    • Milesey 11 years ago

      Think Liverpool will be more solid at the back, so will give them a good base to start from, Reina, Enrique, Johnson back, but i’d play Johnson in front of Wisdom, ship downing off to Sunderland, and put Sturridge on the bench, and play Sterling.

      Milesey

  16. BIG JOCK 11 years ago

    MrFixit ya shood give a thread tae ma Birdie tips, Hes a bit like ma woman BIG AGGIE, she always looks for a bit o value before she ooopens her pursno throwin her cash on expensive knickers wi a name brand she goos for value wans wi a strong elastic aroond tha waiste, she disnae want all on display fram a brooken elastic when she gits on tha bus and excited young men gatherin roond tae help herpull em back ooop.Ya cannae beat a bit o value .

    • Milesey 11 years ago

      Agree totally:

      LUTON 8/1
      OLDHAM 12/1

      ;) ;)

      Milesey

    • Guido 11 years ago

      hahaha…;-) u surprise me JOCK..the way u talk aboot BIG AGGIE gies me the impression she widna wear any…commando more her style??…;-)

  17. Emmett 11 years ago

    Thamks Mr Fix it.

  18. dicobhoy 11 years ago

    celtic game 1st half over 1.5, 11/10
    aberdeen win,13/8
    £20 dbl.
    Good luck everyone tonight.

  19. Sean Ireland 11 years ago

    Gone for: Man Utd -1
    Celtic -1
    Everton
    Anderlecht
    Benfica
    Madrid v Barcelona over 2.5 goals
    comes in around 13/1,hope ive better luck than last nights disaster, watford pfffttt!!!shoulda listened to Mrfixits notts co tip.

  20. alex walker 11 years ago

    Milesey am a liverpool fan and they havent beat a top 6 side this season! Was at anfield earlier in the season and the gunners ripped us apart. Not to sure of a reds win tonite. Am happy with a draw myself.

  21. Guido 11 years ago

    How about wee stakes correct scores yankee/lucky 15
    St M 2-2 ICT (last 2 matches tween em have finished 2-2)
    RM 2-2 FCB (1st leg/draw not a disaster for either what can ya say…shooooood be goals
    Arsenal 2-2 Liverpool (both score a few n let in a few!)
    MU 3-1 Southampton (MU ave roughly 3 a game n concede on ave 1 at home)..
    stranger thing have happened

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