Coming into Saturday’s fixture against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, Aston Villa lie a point behind their hosts in the Premier League table. Both sides managed wins in the last round of fixtures; Villa beating Everton 2-0 at Villa Park while Palace damned Manchester United to a 2-1 loss at Old Trafford. Villa – the away side – may carry more form into the game however after a routine 6-1 Carabao Cup win over League Two side Crewe Alexandra while the Eagles fell on penalties to another League Two side in Colchester United.
After only managing to catch the second half of our first game back in the Premier League since 2016 for being in Bulgaria – and funnily enough the half we got battered in our opening weekend loss to Spurs – I had hoped to watch the full ninety against The Cherries. A flight home knackered that one. Step 1: Land in Manchester, Step 2: flight mode immediately OFF, Step 3: Score Centre app, Step 4: Pissed off for the rest of the day. Imagine my sheer effing disappointment when I remembered I had agreed to work the 23rd August on the North side of Leeds; Friday night football at home on the couch then.
We are back! After a break in the betting series as there’s normally little value to be found… we’re now back to domestic action with a full compliment of fixtures to choose from.
Prior to the break we found ourselves a little unlucky on the 13/2 4-fold (+5% boost with our partners FansBet) as Hartlepool made their 660 mile round-trip to Yeovil count with a 2-1 win – and in doing so dashed our dreams of profitville.
Today we’ve got a few more tips lined up for you along with our Villa Specials – the Albion and Blues to lose and the Villa to win looks a good one!
There’s clearly been a lot of positives at the club over the past year or so; the NSWE takeover, one of our own Dean Smith coming aboard and steering the club to promotion, mouth-watering commercial deals being locked up by Purslow, the summer spending spree and just the overall buzz around the ground on match day. Everything has gone near on perfect except one thing – Kappa.
One thing is for sure… we’re no longer getting on Mansfield! They were one of my tips to go well in League Two this season and after a bumpy start I thought that their fightback from 2-0 down against Morecambe to land a point and the win at Carlisle might’ve been a turning point. And despite then slipping to a midweek defeat versus Leyton Orient, I was confident that they’d bounce back at home to Stevenage before playing out an uncharacteristic goalless draw. No more ‘to win’ money on them… but they are usually good for a goal!
This week we’ve got the usual 5-fold and 4-fold acca’s along with the BTTS 6-fold. Added in for good measure is a couple of Heart of the Holte ‘Villa Specials’ ahead of our trip to Crystal Palace plus some succulent boosts by our partners over at FansBet.