Thursday, 31 January 2013

Aston Villa V The Toon: Tips Round-Up

My Tips For Aston Villa 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.

What a difference a couple of weeks can make.  Not long ago confidence levels seemed to be sinking fast with every match, but the flurry of transfer activity (and of course Cabaye's return from injury) means the future is suddenly looking cautiously brighter.

Despite our victory against Villa being our first win since our defeat of QPR back in December, we're actually now only six points off tenth place.  Ladbrokes currently have us at 8/1 to finish in the top half of the table and if we can repeat our first half performance against Villa on a consistent basis then it may be worth a small speculative bet.

Anyway, for the third week running my tips had mixed results as once again my general football tips outperformed my Toon tips...

Match Result:
20 points on Draw at 3.3 - LOSS

Goals from Cisse and Cabaye, and an all round impressive first half performance, helped us to our first away win of the season and ensured I was overly cautious with this bet.

1st Team To Score:
20 points on Newcastle at 2.0 - WIN 40 points
We've now scored first in 5 of our last 7 league games.

Double Chance:
20 points on Newcastle Or Draw at 1.53 - WIN 31 points

Team Total Goals: 
20 points on Newcastle To Score Exactly 1 Goal at 2.5 - LOSS

Under/Over 2.5 Goals:
20 points on Under 2.5 goals at 1.83 - LOSS

Making an overall return of 71 points and therefore an overall loss of 29 points.

My general football tips performed slightly better and just sneaked a modest profit...
Norwich V Spurs - Match Result:
30 points on Spurs at 1.8 - LOSS

Man United V Southampton - Match Result & Both Teams To Score:
25 points on Man United To Win and Both Team To Score at 2.38 - WIN 60 points

Reading V Chelsea - Double Chance:
20 points on Reading or Draw at 2.5 - WIN 50 points

Bristol City V Watford - Match Result:
25 points on Watford at 2.1 - LOSS

Making an overall return of 110 points and therefore an overall profit of 10 points. 

My general football tips have now made a profit for the last three consecutive weeks which means they've edged into the lead in the running head to head totals:

Newcastle tips - 9.5
General football tips - 10.5

Saturday's match against Chelsea will be a tough test and I'll be posting my tips tomorrow.

Disclaimer:  A small bet can make the match more exciting but gambling can be a risky business so never bet more than you can afford to lose.  The safest way to bet is with a free bet, so if you'd like the chance to claim a totally free £10 bet then sign up to SkyBet today using the banner link below:

Footnote: All odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

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