Mike’s Football Bets 5th November

Once again we venture to the Reebok stadium for one of my main bets this weekend as Owen Coyle’s men face a resurgent Spurs, fresh from taking Inter Milan apart on Tuesday. Despite all the hype surrounding Spurs, I am siding with the home team again, where you can get 1.84 with SBOBet on them with a +0.25 Asian Handicap. Bolton are a strong team on their own patch and were very unlucky to lose last Sunday so I expect them to get at least a draw here, all things being equal.

Bolton’s victors last Sunday were Liverpool, who have flattered to deceive of late and face a real test up against a very slick Chelsea outfit. I was surprised to see odds of 2.15 on Ancelotti’s charges to win at Anfield as that represents a 46% chance of them winning, which I feel undervalues them. I don’t expect the Liverpool back line to cope well with the likes of Malouda, Anelka and Drogba in their current form and it would be no surprise to see the 3 points go to Stamford Bridge.

Sunderland were dire last weekend and everything that could go wrong did as they were taken apart far too easily by local rivals Newcastle. At the Stadium of Light however they are a different proposition and face a Stoke side on a losing run of their own. The price on a home win has gone out to 2.15, which looks to me an over-reaction to one poor performance and I am lumping on.

A couple of shortlist bets as well with a chance taken on City to get back to form at what looks a value price. The same down at Craven Cottage where the over 2.5 goals price is too big, Villa have to start scoring goals soon and Fulham have Dempsey in great form and quality support from the likes of Dembele and Andy Johnson.

Main Bets
1.5 pt Bolton (+0.25 AH) V Spurs. 1.84 SBOBET
1 pt Chelsea to beat Liverpool. 2.15 12Bet
1 pt Sunderland to beat Stoke. 2.15 Unibet

Shortlist Bets
1 pt Man City to beat West Brom 2.17 5Dimes
1 pt Over 2.5 goals – Fulham V Aston Villa. 2.35 Canbet/SBOBET

Whatever you bet on, good luck!