Championship betting - 7 Aug 2016

Sheff Wed - Aston Villa, Sheff Wed -0.25 at 1.93 (12Bet)
It’s certainly walking in the dark, but am going to believe my gut here. Sheff Wed have upgraded their team, with Steven Fletcher and Almen Abdi in particular. Last season they were rock solid at Hillsborough, having a total of only two defeats.
Aston Villa look arrogant and overpaid, they go to the pits and I don't think they’re ready for it. Players are in clash with the fans, and Di Matteo is a fake in my opinion. I think they’ll need some time to wake up and accept reality.

League One Betting - 6 Aug 2016

Bradford - Port Vale, Bradford -0.75 at 1.90 (188bet)
Two sides that will probably finish on two opposite sides of the table. Bradford lost in play-off final last season, now they have German consortium running the club, a new manager and eight signings have come in. On the other hand, Vale are the joint favourites to relegate with Oldham.
Nice opportunity for a strong start of campaign.

Champions League Betting - 02 Aug 2016

Crvena Zvezda-Ludogorets Razgrad, C.Zvezda and btts at 4.50 (bet365)
My team plays Bulgarian side Ludogorets, trying to beat 2-2 that we brought home from their soil. We have rubbish defence, with all four back players prone to errors (no really matter which 4 manager picks). Their defence is a little bit better, but still two slow side backs. Both sides have plenty of talent in midfield and front lines, with us being physically stronger (chance in set pieces) and them being quicker (counter attacks). They have more experience playing games like this, while we have packed stadium with 50k fans they didn’t use to play on.
I think this game has both teams to score written all over it, and I believe we can progress. I’m taking Red Star Belgrade as outcome and both teams to score at 4.50 (bet365).


Watford - Leeds, Watford -1.0ah at 2.00 (Pinnacle)
Watford look like they know their place, doing well against bottom half sides, losing against top level. And here’s second tier Leeds. Next EPL game is in 7 days, no need to rest anyone. Leeds had a lucky draw, past two bottom sides from Championship - Rotherham and Bolton. I’m on Watford -1.0 at evens. Like, 2-0 Watford.

League One betting - 10 Oct 2015

Chesterfield - Gillingham, Over 2.75 at 2.05 (Sbobet)
Chesterfield have an average of 2 goals scored in their last 20 home games, while Gillingham are the top league scorers.

Oldham Athletic - Scunthorpe Utd, Over 2.5 at 2.14 (Sbobet)
Scunthorpe have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 14 away matches in league. I expect both teams to go for a win, producing one entertaining game.

Stoke - Liverpool, 9 Aug 2015

Stoke - Liverpool, Over 2.5 at 2.17 (Sbobet)
I think those odds are very acceptable.

Saturday betting - 8 Aug 2015

Norwich City - Crystal Palace, C.Palace 0.0 at 2.13 (Marathonbet)
This one is based on my season expectations where I predicted pretty good season for Palace and the bottom spot for Norwich. Think Pardew has been doing some wise business since he took over, they were playing really well in the second half of previous season and I like their acting in the recent transfer window. It’s the opening game in front of their own fans, so I cannot really exclude the draw here.

Bolton Wand. - Derby County, over 2.5 at 2.06 (Sbobet)
At the moment, Bolton look doomed for the coming season with no finance to back a decent squad. For this game, apparently they have some serious issues to collect back four players. On the other hand, Derby are one of two favourites for direct promotion, in my opinion. Their squad list looks quite powerful, but they’ll need some time to learn to play together. I expect Bolton to score (Madine?) and taking goals instead skinny offer for away win.

Rotheram United - MK Dons, over 2.5 at 2.16 (Sbobet)
I always liked the football philosophy of Karl Robinson and expect him to carry on with attacking style from previous season. Although only couple of places separated them, I think Dons will find the life in the second tier more difficult. Goals for me.

Ante post betting - worth a fiver

Good time for ante post planning. While I'm writing down my first thoughts, here's a quick gamble.
How many days left? Can't wait...

Chelsea to win Champions League
Middlesbrough to win Promotion
Sheffield United to win Promotion
Treble is paid 74.50 at bet365

What are your thoughts?