|QPR v Peterborough Betting Preview|
Friday, 11th Sep 2009 19:06
The LFW pundits are back to cast their eyes over the QPR game of the day and value elsewhere in the weekend markets as the R's prepare to welcome Darren Ferguson's Peterborough side to Loftus Road.
Well it had to happen one day, that’s right – Brian’s football accumulator actually paid out over the August bank Holiday weekend. That means that had you followed his tips a £50 stake would have returned £273.55, a haul that lifts him back into the black to the tune of £233.55. Lewis had a winning horse, I get the feeling his racing tips may be worth close attention, but little else and lost £22.32 to leave him down £82.32 overall.
With Buz not playing, the football acca paying out 193.55 and Raikkonen winning the grand prix it was a profit of 273.55 last time round and so all in all I have had worse Bank Holiday weekends.
Since I last scribbled down my ramblings for this column we have had the return of Keiron Fallon to the racing world. Fallon is a fantastic horseman and like AP McCoy is the type of Jockey you would want on your selection going into the final furlong as you know they will get the best out of your horses. Fallon teamed up with Luca Cumani to ride a 250/1 treble earlier this week and it is a combination to keep your eyes open for over the coming months. In the early declarations they have two together on Saturday’s card so we will have small stake on each. It is the English and Irish St Leger so we will have a double on
We entertain Peterborough on Saturday and it could have been Fergie Jnr in the home dugout if certain tabloids were to be believed in the summer. The Posh have not won in the league as yet and I think they will still be looking to break their duck come 5pm. So we did not get our fox in the box striker (Nugent would have been my choice) but we did get former target Ben Watson and I will have him down as first scorer and us to win 2-1.
My mate Kevin is an avid reader of this column and this links nicely into my selection to win the Superbowl because when I think of Kev I think of Cowboys. Although not a massive fan of “American Rugby” I am going to plump for the best thing to come out of Dallas since Debbie. The Cowboys are good price and we should get a run for our money.
For the weekend:
£5 B Watson to score 1st 14/1 Skybet
£7.50 QPR to win 2-1 8/1 Skybet
£5 Doncaster 4.05 Swop
£5 Doncaster 4.40 Start Right
£7.50 double Skybet
Changing of the guard 3/1 St Leger
Yeats 15/ 8 Irish St Leger
£2.50 trebles and £2.50 acca with Coral
Leyton Orient 11/10 Aldershot 11/10 Cambridge 7/4 Oxford 5/4
For the notebook:
£5 Dallas Cowboys to win the Superbowl 20/1 general
The international break is normally seen as a nightmare time, the thought of a key player picking up an injury in a needless game sends shivers down the spines of managers and fans all round the country. This international break however has been a pleasant break from the rollercoaster start to the season with Rangers. England have finally started to look like a side that can go onto live the dreams of all its followers and the immense pressure that comes with being a LFW tipster had left me for a week and I could go back to living my life without fear of failure. Unfortunately, this feeling has returned and my life is back to ruins as I try to pick out the best bets for this weekend sports action.
Thanks to Delegator romping home in the feature race at Goodwood, my loss last week was only about 20 quid, not a disaster on paper but in comparison to my opposition, I had failed miserably. That’s the last time I write off QPR! (Until the next time they lose)
Darren Ferguson’s Peterborough United visit Loftus Road this weekend with Rangers still looking for their first home league win this campaign. Jim Magilton faces a tough midfield selection ahead of this game with Watson and Rowlands just to name a few of the players available who did not feature against Scunthorpe. With Magilton’s team selection somewhat tinkerlisious, I’m going to stay clear of the first goal scorer market and take a stab at the correct score. The Posh are a very good footballing side which should make the game a decent spectacle, so if Rangers can match their opponents in the possession stakes then they should have more individual quality to see of The Posh’s challenge. So, bit of a spread bet on some high scoring wins to Rangers plus the game to have more than 3.5 goals at 10/3 looks a decent price.
Elsewhere in the sporting worlds, two heroic champions look set to collide once again in the final of the US Open. Nadal and Federer should both make it to the final and even though Nadal has been out injured lately he always seem to be on the money against Federer and 9/2 before his quarter final looks a great price for him to lift the trophy.
The BMW Championships looks set to be dominated by the Americans and more specifically Tiger Woods. Woods’ odds are far too skinny however and I will bypass him, the other American contingent of Hunter Mahan, Jim Furyk and Steve Stricker are worth a few bob each way.
It’s also the St. Leger this weekend at Doncaster and as I’m on a 100% run on picking winners so far on the horses (one from one) I guess it would be rude not to tip up another winner. This week’s selection is Profound Beauty (e.w) in the Irish St Leger at the Curragh (3.20). In a small field (eight), the selection has a great chance to produce his fourth win on the spin in this step up in class. He gets the trip no problem and has a sharp turn of foot which should be enough to see off the strong competition, including Ascot Gold Cup winner Yeats and Schiaparelli who could be the main danger on his first run this season.
For the weekend:
£2.50 Singles on:
QPR to win 3-1 – 17/1 with BetChronicle
QPR to win 4-2 – 80/1 with Paddy Power
QPR to win 3-2 – 33/1 with Blue Square
QPR to win 4-1 – 40/1 with Bet 365
£10 on QPR vs Peterborough to have more than 3.5 goals – 10/3 with VC Bet
£7.50 on Rafeal Nadal to win US OPEN – 9/2 with Sky Bet
£1.50 each way singles on Hunter Mahan (90/1 with Betfair), Jim Furuk (66/1 with BoyleSports) and Steve Stricker (25/1 with Boylesports).
£6.75 each way on Profound Beauty (9/2 with Bet 365) 3.20 – Curragh – Saturday 12th.
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