Betting Spy: Villa to sink Spurs at 3/1

Grant Prior 14 years ago

It’s time to settle down with a beer or two and get the pizza delivery man on speed dial as one of the great sporting weekends for armchair fans kicks off in all its HD glory.

It’s wall-to-wall sport from Friday to Sunday as the Ryder Cup swings into action and a  full football programme serves-up some great matches.

Europe usually get off to a flying start in the morning fourballs but I’m not sure about our last pairing out of Padraig Harrington and Luke Donald.

They look to have been over-rated by the bookies and the 5/2 on opponents Bubba Watson & Jeff Overton looks way to big and worth a dabble.

I’m still glowing from last Saturday which turned into one of those beautiful sporting days you just know are going to go your way.

A last minute call from a rich accountant friend of mine meant I was a late sub on a table he had organised in the chairman’s suite at West Ham.

Now I’m usually a swift pint and a curry man before football. But I can certainly see the attraction of this corporate lark after a great lunch and tour of the pitch. Beating Spurs and unlimited booze tends to improve the atmosphere as well.

Seats in the director’s box were also padded with leather cushions. I’ll know I’m back in the real world at Saturday’s game when my backside hits the normal cold plastic bucket.

The West Ham chairmen David Gold and Sullivan are exactly what you’d expect – down to the matching diamond lapel pins spelling out their initials.

Karen Brady is very polished and ultra-confident that the club will take over the Olympic stadium despite its running track which cannot be moved.

The future looks brighter for Avram’s appy ammers. So who will put a smile on our faces with a win on the coupons this week?

Well it’s another bunch of claret and blues, but this time it’s Aston Villa who look a decent bet away at Spurs to beat the Lillywhites.

Tottenham have had a tough week and their European campaign could leave them a bit leggy and there for the taking by a team who have made a strong start for Gerrard Houlier.

Villa are 3/1 with Ladbrokes and that’s a price I’m happy to get on at.

Now all we need do is plump up those sofa cushions and kickback for another weekend which makes you realise how empty life was before Sky Sports.

Running Total for all bets to a £10 stake:   +£68

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