Four To Watch – Weekend 25/26 February 2012

This entry was posted on Friday, February 24th, 2012

Chelsea are very much a split camp right now, with Villas Boas + Bosingwa against pretty much the rest, but as they welcome Bolton this weekend, they will surely fancy their chances of grabbing a much-needed win. The Blues defence has been pitiful at home this season, leaking 19 goals in 12 league games. Bolton meanwhile arrive on the back of defeats to Norwich and Wigan, so whilst they should at least score, we still favour AVB’s rebels. (In addition, it has been almost a year since Bolton drew with anyone away from home in the league.) Both teams to score is at Evens with Ladbrokes whilst Chelsea -1 on the Handicaps can be backed at 4/5 with Bet365.

You’d have thought that with the bubble still yet to burst, punters would start seriously backing Newcastle given their impressive showings to date. So we can’t believe the huge 1.63 you can get with Betfair on them beating Wolves this weekend, a side who when their managerial vacancy is discussed on the radio, even I turn it down. Newcastle have won four at home on the bounce in all competitions, and so we’ll back Newcastle winning to nil, which is 13/8 at Bet365.

Nobody has taken fewer points than West Bromwich Albion on home soil in the last six matches (just the one against the league leaders), so it is rather surprising to find ‘Martin O’Neill’s Sunderland’ available at a huge 10/1 to win their encounter 2-1 tomorrow. Get involved.

The first trophy of the season will be allocated on Sunday, as Liverpool take on Cardiff at Wembley in the Carling Cup final. Finals are often tight these days, and we like the draw after 90 minutes at 7/2 with bluesq.

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