Twitter’s top tipsters are back and at least one of them is feeling large and charge. Paul King bagged four out of four bets last week so it’ll be no surprise to hear that he’s been lording it over rival Matt Holt all week.
But seven days is a long time in the world of tipping and there’s only so long Matt will be able to dine out on that success.
With that in mind, here are their best bets for this weekend, including a combined cracker for this Sunday’s North London Derby.
Expect plenty of BOOMS.
Bournemouth WIN (v Sunderland) 8/13
These are dark times for rock bottom Sunderland and I’m backing Bournemouth to pile more misery on Moyes’ men at the Vitality Stadium this weekend.
Sunderland have yet to win in the league this season and have managed just a woeful two points from a possible 30.
Bournemouth on the other hand are enjoying an admirable start to the season, currently sitting pretty in 10th and looking solid at home. The Cherries are unbeaten in their last four at the Vitality in the league, winning three, including a 6-1 mauling of Hull.
Newcastle first to 2 goals (v Cardiff) 4/6
Despite a rocky start to life in the Championship, Rafa Bentiez’s men are absolutely flying now and can’t seem to stop scoring.
The Magpies have bagged an impressive 16 goals from their last five league games, scoring at least two in each of those.
Cardiff, on the other hand, can’t seem to stop conceding. The Bluebirds haven’t kept a clean sheet in the league since the opening day of the season and it’s left them perilously close to the relegation zone.
Both teams to score (Rotherham v Preston) 8/13
Although they’re having a torrid time in the Championship this season, bottom of the table Rotherham are always good for a goal and both teams to score would have paid out in eight of The Millers last ten league games.
Preston are fairing a little bit better than their weekend opponents but they are also no strangers to a few goals in their games. Both teams to score has landed in four out of their last six Championship matches.
Leicester WIN (v West Brom) 3/4
The reigning Premier League champions look unlikely to mount a defence of their title this season and although they’re a far cry from the team that achieved the impossible last time around, Leicester are certainly still a force in Premier League and I think they should dispatch West Brom on Sunday.
The Foxes remain unbeaten at home in the league so far, picking up three wins and two draws, whilst West Brom haven’t recorded an away win since the opening day of the season.
Man City -1 handicap (v Middlesbrough) 4/7
Despite hitting a rocky patch through the most part of October, Pep Guardiola’s City have bounced back with a bang and look like a force to be reckoned with.
City capped off October with a 4-0 hammering of West Brom at the Hawthorns before opening their account in November with a historic 3-1 win over Barcelona in the Champions League.
Boro have made an admirable start to life in the Premier League but I think they will struggle to hold back a City side with bags of confidence.
Sheffield Wednesday WIN (v Ipswich Town) 8/11
Sheffield Wednesday have been beaten just three times in their last 25 league games at Hillsborough and look a decent proposition to leave their with another three points against a limp Ipswich Town this weekend.
Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich have been woeful recently and have left his role at the club in question. The Tractor Boys have won just once away from home in the league this season and have scored a paltry two goals in that time as well.
MATT HOLT AND PAUL KING COMBINED BEST BET
Both Teams To Score Two Or More Goals And Both Teams To Get At Least 20 Booking Points Each – 11/2
North London might be divided this Sunday but at least Matt Holt and Paul King can come together and agree on one thing; this game will have goals and cards galore.
Since 2010, five of the meetings between these bitter rivals have seen both sides net twice and we’re expecting that trend to continue on Sunday.
The North London derby is always a feisty affair, so both teams to bank at least 20 booking points each looks like a cracking shout.
We’ll both be sticking a tenner on this one.
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