welcome to your weekly blog where we try to bash those nasty bookies and put
some hard cash into our pockets. It’s been an interesting week on the transfer betting
markets and, as has been the norm over the summer, we will start there…
has not been mentioned in any way shape or form as a possible Arsenal signing and
his odds at the start of the week reflected this – 66/1. Then there was a run
of this price so much so he is now as low as 6/5 to add some bite to Arsenal’s
strikeforce. If you think there could be something in this you can shop around
and 4/1 is still available on Luis Suarez joining the Gunners.
Fabregas has also seen a fluctuation in his odds. Last week he was 4/1, Wednesday
night he was 7/2 and Thursday afternoon went out again to 4/1. As I write this
on, he is now as low as 5/4. You can still get 5/2 and once more I’d advise anyone
reading to have a bet on this.
McCarthy is now 3/1 to become the next Arsenal goalkeeper, it was mooted that
we made a bid earlier in the summer but personally I see Julio Cesar as a more
viable target purely because he`s available at a knock-down price and his odds
reflect this at 1/4 on. McCarthy to Chelsea may be worth a few quid at 5/1 as
they are in the market and sounds like they want an Englishman having had a bid
turned down for John Ruddy, who is EVS to become a Chelski player this window.
was linked to The Arsenal this week, to be honest this has to be a complete
non-starter and anyone thinking of investing hard earned cash on this occurring
at 2/1 would be better advised to keep their powder dry here.
non-starter in my view is Fernando Torres who can be had at 14/1. I just don’t
see this happening at all and he could be 140/1 and I still wouldn’t wager on
this coming true.
friend Marouane Fellaini is still odds on at 3/4 to be creating havoc for
Arsenal next season.
With all the
rumours about players joining The Arsenal it may be worth having a butchers at
players’ odds on some that may or may not be leaving Arsenal….
Bendtner looks to be on his way out and with reports his move to Eintracht
Frankfurt supposedly stalling due to his wage demands. The 1/3 on offer seem a
little slim, Malaga can be had around 5/1 or if you think the world’s greatest living
striker will be strutting his stuff and showing his pants (or should that be
showing he’s pants) at West Ham United those odds are 10/1.
has had his worst season in an Arsenal Shirt and with Carl Jenkinson breathing
down his neck the odds on him joining another club this summer offer a little
bit of value, the big two French clubs with money to burn can be had at PSG
(5/1), Monaco (8/1 ) looking a bit further down the list brings in Barcelona at 40/1 , Chelsea, Manchester
United or City are all 50/1. (none of these clubs would be in the market for a right-back
I would say) I’ve tried to find a price for Inter Milan but as yet haven’t had
us to Jack Wilshire, a few weeks back I shared a titbit I’d heard about Jack
possibly wanting away his odds are unchanged at 10/1 to join a certain ex-Arsenal
captain at Manchester United. I’m happy to report I’ve heard nothing more on
the subject of him leaving The Arsenal.
brings the decider in the British and Irish Lions Test series down under and
what an absorbing game the second test was last Saturday. For the first time in
the series the Aussies come into a game as odds-on favourites at 20/21. The
Lions can be had at 6/5 with a draw as big as 20/1.
Again I see
better odds in the HT/FT markets. AUS/AUS can be had at 7/4 and LIONS/LIONS is
2/1. When you start throwing a turnaround into the mix the odds become much
more appealing. AUS/LIONS is 15/2 with LIONS/AUS 13/2. The game last week
became a very edgy affair and one could find value in no tries being scored at
sees the conclusion of Wimbledon and Andy Murray can be had at 19/10 to triumph
with Novak Djokovic outright favourite at 8/11. The two outsiders are Juan
Martin del Potro at 15/1 and Jerzy Janowicz is 20/1.
You can get
EVS on a straight forecast of Djokovic/Murray or Murray/Djokovic is 9/4.
Final on Saturday sees Sabine Lisicki ( 5/11 ) take on Marion Bartoli ( 2/1 ) ,
Lisicki to win by 2 sets to 1 is 10/3 with Bartoli winning by the same margin
paying around 9/2.
There is no
BFG bet this week due to his abysmal “tip” last Sunday…the Jockey actually
fell off the horse I was told. So let’s stick a tenner on the following.
AUS / LIONS
No Trys £10 @ 14/1.
please only ever bet with cash you can afford to lose and also remember no tip
is ever certain to win and please get in touch if you feel the need to discuss
the following or have any tips for forthcoming events , I can be found on
Born in Mining Town of Doncaster in 1973. Supported Arsenal FC thanks to my first footballing hero who was Pat Jennings whom I loved. My first Arsenal Game was an away game at Grimsby Town in January 1986 ( 4-3 win thanks to a Charlie Nicholas Hat-Trick of Free-kicks). I’ve since followed The Arsenal Home, Away & Abroad and my wife still doesn’t know how much I paid for the CL final ticket v Barca!
My All-time Fave’ Arsenal player is probably Dennis Bergkamp although I have soft spots for Tony Adams, Rocky & Steve Williams (!).
I`m a Proud Father of 6 who doesn’t get to as many games as I’d like for financial reasons (6 kids, you do the maths) but lives and breathes The Arsenal.
I write occasional blogs.