I can hear you now – “I’ll have a pint of what he’s drinking” – but there’s method in my madness.
Tottenham have got a tough run of games in the eleven days starting Saturday.
They take on Liverpool, West Ham, Man United and Real Madrid.
Now it doesn’t take Mystic Meg to predict a Caraboa Cup tie against the Irons doesn’t scream priority in that little run.
Mauricio Pochettino is not scared to rotate his players.
And it could be a fairly unfamiliar line-up taking to the field against West Ham on Wednesday.
That makes the 7/1 some bookies are offering on a Hammers away win suddenly look tempting.
Couple that with Spurs well-documented struggles at Wembley and it points to a price which is at least a couple of points too big.
West Ham are in dire need of a decent cup run to keep the fans happy so Slaven Bilic should field a strong side who will have had an extra days rest thanks to the Friday night game against Brighton.
Betting Spy picked another winner last week so we are back in the black and playing with the bookies’ cash.
So let’s take a punt on the travelling Irons having too much for a Spurs second team at a half-full Wembley.
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Running total of all bets to a £10 stake for 2017/18 season: £+37.00