Home & Aways Week 9


After nailing a decent 5/1 accy last weekend and narrowly missing out on a 40/1 monster by just one result (let down by the football league’s bottom club Accrington holding on to a 0-0 draw!!!) it’s time to keep the run good going.


After Man Utd dropped points at home to Southampton last weekend, which I did actually predict no less, I feel they have to bounce back with a win against opponents Stoke today. Back to back winless home showings would be unspeakable and Stoke are perhaps the ideal team for David Moyes men to pick themselves off the floor and get back to winning ways. Elsewhere in the Premiership Liverpool take on West Brom at Anfield and Tottenham entertain Hull at White Hart Lane. Both should be fairly straight forward wins for the high flying clubs, barring anything silly they should have far to much quality for their rivals. Swansea may offer the extra bumper odds at 4/6 to down West Ham on Sunday afternoon.

In the Championship last weeks winners Leicester and Reading look solid options to add another win at home this weekend. Taking on Bournemouth and Millwall respectively on paper should cause no problems. I know it never works out that way but if we’re following the form these two games will probably end up on the slip. Derby‘s impressive away win at Watford last week means they’ve picked up 7 points from their last nine and I fancy them to continue their good form against an indifferent Birmingham side.

Leyton Orient suffered their first defeat of the season against Coventry and it seems the bookies see that as sign of their imminent downfall as they are 23/20 to beat Rotherham today. For me they have to go on the slip, odds like that are too good to pass up on a team who are still top of the league and only dropped 7 points all season. It could be worth taking a chance on Brentford who welcome Shrewsbury as one of League 1′s other home options.

League 2 looks difficult to predict but Morecambe take on bottom side Accrington. I’ve been burnt no less than 3 times already this season by the away side. It’s about time they helped me out!


Arsenal would seem a shoe in to down Palace in the weekends early KO. I really like the look of Newcastle at 7/5 to beat Sunderland in the early derby game on Sunday. From what they’ve shown so far this season, Sunderland look a cert for the drop and, despite these games always being a fraught affair, the away side should surely have too much firepower in the shape of Remy, Ben Arfa and Cabaye.

Nottingham Forest to beat Yeovil could be the best chance of picking up an away 3 points in the Championship. Forest are unbeaten in 7 and the leagues bottom club are winless since the opening day of the season.

Peterborough may look to capitalise on leaders Orients recent wobble by downing Colchester away today. I also like the look of in form Coventry against Walsall. 7/5 looks a good accy booster despite the home side being a fair few spots higher in the league than their opponents. Without the 10 point penalty Cov would be right amongst it at the top.

I can’t confidently pick a single away result in League 2. But the form side are Hartlepool having won their last 4 games. Their trip to Scunthorpe could provide a cracking slip bumper at odds of 12/5


Utd, Spurs, Arsenal, Reading, Forest @ 5.5/1
Utd, Spurs, Arsenal, Reading, Derby, Morecambe, Peterboro, Newcastle @ 47/1