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Coventry v QPR - Betting Preview
Coventry v QPR - Betting Preview
Friday, 12th Feb 2010 23:12

The LFW pundits are back to look ahead to QPR's game at Coventry, value elsewhere in the weekend markets and find out just where their Christmas activity has left their totals.

A complicated personal domestic situation and the timing of the betting column on a Friday evening has meant that I have been a little lazy and not totted up a score round up for quite a number of weeks. For that I apologise, and I have made it up this week by using some of my time off work to go through the past six columns and work out exactly where we all are. We decided to award Brian his horse bet from pre-Christmas that he listed on the wrong day, but in the right race, and that coupled with a big £92.66 return on the weekend of the Scunthorpe game restricts his loss to £11.79 overall this season. Lewis enjoyed success pre-Sheff Utd with a Yankee bet that returned three figures and gave him a profit of £87.58 that week. However it’s been slim pickings other than that and he is now down £310.78 overall, that includes a tenner that he stuck on QPR to win the Championship at 14/1 which, while technically still live, is clearly dead in the water. In the past LFW pundits have had a poor first season and good second one so maybe that will be the case for Lewis.

Brian Power
A very short column this week due to work commitments and having to prepare for my brother’s wedding this Saturday (good luck Anthony and more importantly good luck Tracy - you will need it).

On Saturday we head to Coventry and on Tuesday we play Watford at home. We are in a relegation fight and if we don’t get a win in either of these then we will have to do the English thing and keep a stiff upper lip as we will be right up to our necks in the crap.

I will have the first scorer in both games as Lee Cook and keep my fingers crossed that we turn this rotten form around.

Ireland travel to Paris in the 6 Nations and I hope the ref keeps his eye on the game as the French as they are partial to a knock on against the Irish ( Thierry Henry in particular ) and in this game we will go for Tommy Bowe to get the first try.

I will have my normal footie bet and add a Up draw special as a lot of the games are too tight to call. Good Luck

For the weekend:
£5 1st goal v Coventry Lee Cook
£5 1st goal V Watford Lee Cook
£10 1st try France V Ireland T Bowe

£2 trebles and a £2 acca
Motherwell 8/5
Norwich 10/11
Colchester 5/6
Tranmere 11/4

£11 treble
Millwall 8/15
Partick T 8/15
Luton 10/11

6 £1 doubles 4 50p trebles and a 50p acca Total £9
Derby V Birmingham 23/10
Reading V West Brom 9/4
Southampton V Pompey 12/5
Bolton v Spurs 9/4

Previously advised:
£10 Ireland to win the Six Nations, 5/2
£7.50 Tommy Bowe to be the top scorer in the Six Nations, 8/1

Lewis Jones
With Valentines weekend upon us, which is a joke in its own right, I thought it would be appropriate to lead in with this (humorous?) gag.

A man comes home to find his wife packing her bags. "Where are you going?" demands the surprised husband.

"I’m moving to Soho, I found out that there are men that will pay me £500 to do what I do for you for free!"

The man pondered that thought for a moment, and then began packing his bags.

"What do you think you are doing?" she screamed.

"I'm going to Soho with you... I want to see how you're going to live on £1000 a year!"

It’s funny because it’s true. Enough of my sexual frustrations, this weekend relegation (yes relegation) threatened QPR travel to the lifeless Ricoh Arena to face Coventry, who are smarting after a 1-0 home win against table topping Nottingham Forest. Seeing as we lost by five against Forest two weeks ago, an aggregate score line suggests 6-0 to Coventry. Even though Mick Harford’s side are currently nothing short of a shambles, a heavy defeat to a poor Coventry side looks doubtful. The Rangers side, arguably, looked like professional footballers in the second half against Ipswich, owing to the creative midfield of Faurlin, Buzsaky, Cook and Tarrabt – if they start against the Sky Blues and Rowan Vine is nowhere near the first team, Rangers should be able to at least get some points from this one. Three points will probably too much to ask because the side is hugely lacking in confidence, but a draw looks the most likely. Especially considering the two sides have a nearly identical record in the league, both lost 11 and drawn 10.

Although 1-1 (6/1 Bet365) looks a pretty short price, it may well be the one to follow for two evenly matched sides.

Also, either side to be leading at halftime and then to draw to match will conclude my QPR selections.

On a weekend where roses and violets will take centre stage, two nations resembling the valentine colours are set to clash at the Millennium Stadium. Wales (1/5 Ladbrokes) take on Scotland (9/2 Sportingbet), in what hopefully will prove to be a Valentine’s Day massacre for the bookmakers.

The Welsh dragon will be no doubt roaring after last week’s unlucky 30-17 defeat against England. Wales looked the more threatening side throughout the contest and if it wasn’t for Alun Wyn Jones’s sin bin, where England racked up 17 points, the visitors would have won the game. I expect Wales to dominate proceedings, against a poor Scotland side. The home side to win by 13+ points (11/10 looks a safe bet to more than double your money. If your looking for longer odds, Wales to run up a cricket score and to win by more than 30 points (15/2 Sportingbet) and fly-half Stephen Jones (11/2 to score a try at anytime, look the pick of the value in the market.

Elsewhere the remaining £10 will be thrown into a five fold accumulator with some interesting Asian handicap bets for lower league sides against Premier league opposition in the FA Cup.

For the weekend:
£10 on QPR to draw 1-1 with Coventry – 6/1 bet365
£5 on QPR/Draw – 14/1 Ladbrokes
£5 on Coventry/Draw – 14/1 Ladbrokes

£12 on Wales to beat Scotland by +30 points – 15/2 Sportingbet
£8 on Stephen Jones to score a try at anytime – 11/2 Paddypower

£10 Acc
(Asian handicap) Notts County +1 against Fulham – Evs (Betfair)
Portsmouth to beat Southampton – 13/8 (Betfred)
(Asian handicap) Cardiff +2 against Chelsea – 21/20 (Bet365)
Bradford to beat Grimsby – 10/11 (Betfred)

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