Saturday bets - 1 Oct

Reading - Middlesbrough

Will be very brief, today. Think the odds aren’t set correctly here. Reading are not the same team from last season (without Shane Long). Same thing was in their previous two away games when they were rated 2.20-2.35. They won seven points from last three though, but not top rivals (Donny, Coventry, B.City). ‘Boro are still undefeated, four of four on the road with best defence in league - only five conceded in first nine (haven’t conceded in last four). Price is very good and main reason for my bet.

Bet: 'Boro 0.0
Odd: 2.12 (Ladbrokes)
Stake: 7/10
Crystal Palace - West Ham
Palace look more solid than last season, but I think they’re punching above their weight and expect them to hit a bad streak very soon. They scored three goals in midweek derby to defeat Brighton (six of their 12 goals they scored in last 12 mins), but before that had three defeats in a row. The Hammers have had plenty of problems at home (last time lost vs. Ipswich 0-1), but on the road three defeats and one draw against Millwall. Conceded just one goal in these four. As with ‘Boro, I feel the price is too good to be refused.

Bet: West Ham -0.25
Odd: 1.87 (Pinnacle)
Stake: 7/10  
Brentford - Huddersfield
Brentford got new manager and in the first game defeated Oldham away. It is certainly a morale boost for the squad that in three home games before that noticed just a point. Hudders are undefeated in (I think) 35 league games so far. They are again promotion contenders, although have six draws of opening 10 games (four wins). They’re usually overconfident, they know to act like prima donnas and I am avoiding them against bottom sides. Brentford have enough quality to pull out the best of them, but aren’t strong enough to win. In my opinion, of course. Additionally, Hudders conceded two late goals last weekend against Leyton at home (2-2) which is embarrassing I’d say and need to respond.
Bet: Hudders 0.0
Odd: 1.96 (Ladbrokes)
Stake: 8/10
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