An absolutely seminal day in Dream Team Bets Club history. One to tell the grandkids about. More on that later (below), though.
First things first there’s some serious football happening tonight, nicely spread across two competitions.
The Manchester derby takes centre stage while Liverpool inevitably slap West Ham for double figures in east London.
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So to Manchester.
City dismantled United a few weeks ago at Old Trafford and really they already have everything but their little toes in the Carabao Cup final.
United look utterly toothless without Marcus Rashford and we can’t see anything but an easy win for the boys in sky blue.
Elsewhere, with Sadio Mane sidelined, we’re backing a man who has scored exactly 100% of his league goals away from home this season to torment West Ham.
- GABRIEL JESUS TO SCORE A HEADER, 9/1 WITH BETWAY – Jesus scored with his head twice against Fulham at the weekend and we fancy him to NOD City towards the final. Get it?
- ROBERTO FIRMINO TO SCORE LAST AGAINST WEST HAM, 17/4 WITH BETWAY – Firmino has saved all his best moments for away from Anfield this season. Just in 2020 he’s scored the winner at Spurs, the winner at Wolves and we’ll back him to bag late again at the London Stadium.
The FA Cup might be frugal for fun but we still managed to pull a rabbit out of the hat.
It’s all about the second string in the domestic cups and, with Jamie Vardy taking a rest, Kelechi Iheanacho was the main focal point for Leicester.
The Foxes striker delivered on our tip to score first against Brentford (at 4/1) inside just five minutes at Griffin Park.
This had all the ingredients to be tie of the round, so it’s a shame the Bees made 10 changes with their Championship clash against Nottingham Forest last night seen as a bigger priority.
Guess what happened in that one then?
Yep, you guessed it, after essentially sacrificing their place in the cup for their Championship promotion ambitions, Brentford went down to a feeble 1-0 home defeat to Forest.
The Bees were clear 7/10 favourites after six successive home league wins against a Forest side who had won just once on the road since the end of November.
They never got going though and what was even more alarming were the no-shows by their attacking trident of Mbeumo, Watkins and Benrahma.
Forest duly put some distance between themselves and the Bees and now look the more likely to make a title tilt of their own.
With just seven points between fourth and 12th in the Championship there’s still plenty of twists and turns to come.
UP THE TICS!!!
It happened. It finally happened.
Loyal Bets Clubbers will know we’ve been backing Wigan to win after trailing at half time every week this season.
Since doing exactly that on the Championship’s opening day the Tics had kept us waiting with a truly barren run. They’d only won four more games after that in general, let alone after losing at the break.
That was until last night. A famous night. A special night.
Sheffield Wednesday foolishly took a first-half lead at the DW Stadium only to see their advantage wiped away by an inspired final 45 minutes from the hosts.
A massive 28/1 win secured a vital three points in their quest for Championship survival, but far more importantly ended our long and arduous wait.
Sorry for ever doubting you, lads.