I’m pleased to announce the return of the Premier League… and what a weekend we’ve got in store.
Daniel Levy has dropped a huge dollop of sauce on this weekend’s proceedings by sacking Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday and then appointing Jose Mourinho before most of us had even woken up on Wednesday.
If you aren’t even a little bit giddy at the prospect of seeing him take charge for the early kick-off at West Ham then are you truly a football fan?
Liverpool go to Crystal Palace and Leicester visit Brighton in the 3pms before all eyes turn to the Etihad where Man City are playing Chelsea.
Lose this one and City could be 12 POINTS behind the Reds. We’re calling it right now, it’s a must-not-lose game.
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The second round of the international break wasn’t too kind to us on the betting front, especially when Austria are losing to minnows Latvia (more on that later).
This week you can claim a free fiver from Betway if you bet £5 on City v Chelsea.
Your Saturday is bookended with two glorious games. Jose’s Spurs debut up first, then the battle for second place.
We’ve had a chat with our mates at Betway for a couple Dream Team specials:
- MAN CITY V CHELSEA BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE IN BOTH HALVES, 15/2 WITH BETWAY – An absolute must-not-lose game for either side + plenty of firepower on the pitch = goals, goals, goals.
- CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN TO SCORE/ASSIST AND SPURS TO KEEP A CLEAN SHEET, 4/1 WITH BETWAY– Jose’s first game in charge and we’re banking on those frozen out stars suddenly turning it on for their new boss.
Either of those take your fancy?
Three things are certain in life: death, taxes and… Ireland drawing with Denmark.
Since November 2017 these two countries have met SIX times and they have drawn every encounter either 0-0 or 1-1 bar one. I think we can all agree with Christian Eriksen when we say Ireland have ruined this fixture for everyone involved.
Unless, that is, you were smart enough to back the absolute guaranteed result.
The international break also delivered a shed-load of favourites winning as they should.
If you avoided the tight Northern Ireland v Netherlands clash on Saturday night, the favourites won in the other nine fixtures – that’s what we like to see!
Austria, you need to take a long hard look at yourselves.
The runners up in Group G, who have taken 19 points from 10 games and comfortably qualified ahead of North Macedonia, somehow managed to lose to the 143rd-ranked nation.
If you listen closely you can almost hear the sound of bet slips being torn up in anger across the country (of course I really mean web browsers being closed with muted frustration).
For a bit of context, the Austrians won the return fixture 6-0 and Latvia had lost their last nine games on the bounce before claiming this unlikely scalp.
Lord give us strength.
UP THE TICS
You know the score by now, it’s Wigan to be losing at half time and winning full time every single week here at DT Bets Club.
Why? Why the hell not! We love the Tics here at Dream Team HQ and there’s nothing like a comeback bet coming in.
This week they’re going to Stoke and I can just picture the scenes when they overturn a 1-0 deficit at half time at the Bet365, can’t you?
Betway are pushing it all the way out to 50/1 this weekend. Woof.
THE CASH OUT
Celebrate the return of league football with some Saturday afternoon flutters:
- Treat yourself to a pie at the game: Arsenal and Everton to win, 2/1 with Betway
- Get an extra round in the pub tonight: West Brom, Brentford and Wycombe all to win, 7.5/1 with Betway
- We’re booking flights to Vegas right now: Preston, Shrewsbury, Exeter and Forest Green all to win, 35/1 with Betway
The time is nigh, Bets Clubbers.