Sunday, 30 December 2012

Arsenal V The Toon: Tips Round-Up

My Tips For Arsenal V Newcastle United: Round-Up

Every match I give myself 100 points to place a few hypothetical bets on Newcastle and 100 points to place a few general football bets using the odds available from  I then compare how the two sets of bets perform and analyse whether it's better to bet with your heart or your head.

If you'd said we would score six goals on our away trips to Man U and Arsenal I think most people would have bit your hand off.  Incredibly though, six goals still weren't enough to get anything from the games.

This is how things went with my tips for Arsenal V The Toon...

Team Total Goals:
30 points on Newcastle To Score Exactly 1 Goal at 2.5 - LOSS
I was overly cautious with this bet, but our three goals still weren't enough to get a result.

Team Bets:
20 points on Both Teams To Score In 2nd Half at 3.25 - WIN 65 points
At times the second half was like a kick about on the school field with eight goals being scored in the second half.  That's now 6 of our last 9 league matches which have seen both teams score in the second half, so this looks like a bet worth considering for future matches.

Both Teams To Score:
20 points on Both Teams To Score - Yes at 1.73 - WIN 35 points

10 points on Demba Ba to score in 90 minutes at 3.0 - WIN 30 points
The back pages of today's newspapers report that Demba Ba could be heading to Chelsea, so if the stories are true Demba Ba may have possibly notched two of his last goals for the Toon against Arsenal.  He now has 13 league goals from 20 appearances this season.

To Win Either Half:
20 points on Newcastle To Win Either Half at 3.25 - LOSS
Despite the late collapse, in the first half we looked the better of the two sides but unfortunately we were unable to turn that possessional advantage into goals and so this bet didn't come off.

Making an overall return of 130 points from 100 points and therefore an overall profit of 30 points.

My general football tips were a total wash-out this week so the head to head between my two sets of tips now stands at:

Newcastle tips – 8.5 
General football tips – 7.5

The tight Christmas/New Year schedule means that I'll be making my tips for the Everton match straight after I publish this post.

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