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Dream Team Bets Club: A London goal fest and a Spaniard’s goodbye

Happy weekend, Dream Teamers.

And a huge welcome to those Bets Club newbies among you, looking to bash the bookies this weekend before the dreaded international break takes hold.

At Bets Club we’re not going to pretend we’re Paul the Octopus or claim we know when the first corner is going to take place.

No, we’re here to celebrate the weird and wonderful world of betting and the weekend warriors out there.


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Last week brought mixed success, with our 5/1 treble on Liverpool, Brighton and Sheffield United at the weekend landing to really keep things ticking over. Muchas gracias, Sadio Mane’s brave head.

But who saw Man City bricking it in Italy? Not even Kyle Walker’s heroics were enough to save accas up and down the country on Wednesday night.


First let’s take a look at some of today’s action – and Leicester vs Arsenal later is the big one for us.

I’ve tapped up our mates at Betway for a couple of tasty-looking offers:

  • UNAI EMERY TO BE THE NEXT PREMIER LEAGUE MANAGER SACKED, 100/30 WITH BETWAY – A big defeat to Leicester could be the final straw for the suits at the Emirates.
  • CHELSEA TO WIN AND OVER 3.5 GOALS, 9/5 WITH BETWAY – A London derby with both sides shipping loads of goals at the back? Oh go on then.

Either of those take your fancy?


PUNTERS PARADISE

Can we have a 4-4 every week?

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Can we have a 4-4 every week?

Like goals? Like lots of them? Then the Champions League was the place to be this week.

This was the highest scoring single game week in the competition’s history, with a 4-4, a 3-3, a 3-2 and a 6-0 among the results.

And Tuesday evening was the holy grail.

Every single team kicking off at 8pm scored – even Genk at Anfield – so if you backed BTTS in every game, very, very well played.

In terms of Saturday’s action (odds mentioned above), we really can’t take our eyes off the 5.30pm kick off at the King Power.

Jamie Vardy has 34 goals against the ‘top six’ in his career and more against Arsenal than any other club. Gulp.

With the international break approaching, we fear (and predict) it could be adios Unai if the Gunners get a good old pumping.

Elsewhere Chelsea vs Palace absolutely reeks of goals, with the Eagles surprisingly a real force on the road.

The Blues are scoring for fun under Frankie Lamps while Palace drew 2-2 at Arsenal in their last away game.

More of that balls-hitting-the-back-of-the-net thing please, lads. It’s great fun.

BET CEMETERY

Still a better keeper than Bravo?

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Still a better keeper than Bravo?

This section is to expose all those villains out there wrecking all your bets. The favourites that flop and the bankers that blunder.

Man City and Barcelona in the Champions League group stages are those kind of teams that add nothing to the acca but you stick them in anyway, aren’t they?

Well on a mad Wednesday night we can imagine there were plenty of groans as Barca bored everyone to a 0-0 home draw with *checks notes* Slavia Prague. Czech mate, Lionel.

Meanwhile City strolled to a 1-0 lead against Atalanta, dominating the first half so much that Gabriel Jesus thought dribbling a penalty hopelessly wide might liven things up.

But football works in mysterious ways and they ended up conceding and could have even lost that game. It was a hammer blow to our bets and probably yours too.

It meant we couldn’t even really enjoy Walker having a spell in goal.

Bets Clubbers, we feel your pain.

UP THE TICS

Paul Cook approves

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Paul Cook approves

If you’re new to Bets Club this will seem pretty odd, but stick with us.

Every weekend we’re sticking a fiver on Wigan to win after trailing at half time.

Why? Why the hell not! We love the Tics here at Dream Team HQ and there’s nothing like a comeback bet coming in.

The last time they did it was the opening day of the season against Cardiff, but there’s been no repeat since…

And it was no dice last Saturday, briefly levelling against Swansea but succumbing to a heartbreaking last-minute winner.

The Latics host Brentford this Saturday which absolutely REEKS of a home win after a sloppy start, right?

A very tempting 28/1 this weekend… join us for the ride?


THE CASH OUT

The last club football for a fortnight? Savour it even more these three accas:

  • Treat yourself to a pie at the game: Leeds and Spurs to win, 2/1 with Betway.
  • Get an extra round in the pub tonight: Everton, QPR and Swansea City to win, 16/1 with Betway
  • We’re booking flights to Vegas right now: West Brom, Charlton, Bradford and Forest Green Rovers all to win, 59/1 with Betway

Go well, Bets Clubbers.

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