Blackpool and Chelsea: Back the Unquoted

Barrie's View@BarriesViewContributor IAugust 20, 2010

Predicting the correct score in football games in often gambling suicide. With the odd exception of a 0-0, 1-0 I guess. Last weekend, if I was given £10 to put on a correct score bet on the Wigan Athletic-Blackpool Premier League game, I would have gone for 4-0. After all, that was my prediction with friends in our correct score league. Oh, I forgot to say, I predicted 4-0 to Wigan.

Blackpool’s 4-0 victory over Wigan Athletic last weekend was the result of the most embarrassing prediction I’d ever made. I apologise now for anyone who put more on that than either of the other two tips I made last weekend, which were both correct.

Any Unquoted Scoreline

You’d think I was a liar if I told you I made money on that game. Well, I’m telling you that I made money on that game. While Wigan were just under evens to beat Blackpool last weekend, a bet which I took. Along with that, I also backed the unquoted scoreline (either team to score 4 or more) at a hefty 9/1 – my biggest winner of the weekend.

I expect a lot of games featuring Blackpool may see a few goals this season. The over 2.5 goals will be a popular bet with them I’m sure this season. But one bet for me this weekend is Arsenal versus Blackpool, once again backing the unquoted scoreline, again predicting Blackpool to concede 4 or more. The odds currently just over 2/1.

Chelsea Score a Few Too

That price was the same for Chelsea last weekend when they hosted West Bromwich Albion. In reflection, the result was never in doubt as Chelsea ran out comfortable 6-0 winners. The opportunity to put up a similar scoreline is presented to them again this weekend as they take on the same Wigan side that shipped 4 at home to Blackpool last Saturday, and whom let in 8 against Chelsea on the final day of last season.

This Weekend

Didier Drogba in particular isn’t a good match up for any Premier League defence, especially not this Wigan one that were torn apart down the middle against Blackpool. Expect a good performance from Frank Lampard this weekend, after a relatively quiet one against West Brom. As I wrote in my Premier League Tips for this weekend, the unquoted, the asian handicap and a Didier Drogba hat trick all look promising for Chelsea on Saturday.