Betting Spy: Have a few squid on Wigan

Grant Prior 11 years ago
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It’s been a sad week for betting pundits everywhere following the death of Paul the Octopus who shot to fame by picking the winner of all Germany’s matches and the final at the World Cup.

A run of results like that is hard to achieve for any tipster so I’m typing this column wearing eight black armbands in honour of Paul’s sad demise.

Perhaps a fitting tribute to the psychic cephalopod would be to pick a few winners and give the bookies a good hiding this week.

And to help us out I’m turning to Wigan who are still chronically under-rated by the oddsmakers.

The Latics face a far from daunting trip to Fulham who have only won one game all season while Wigan’s last trip to the capital ended with a victory at Spurs.

But the bookies have chalked-up Roberto Martinez’s men at 7/2 which is a price I’m sure Paul would have pointed his tentacles towards so get on with William Hill.

Another big price beckons at Old Trafford where Man Utd take on Spurs in the 5.30 match on Saturday.

Both these sides are great going forward but have their dodgy moments at the back so an entertaining game full of goals beckons.

We won’t bother calling a winner but just back more than 4.5 goals at 7/2 with Paddy Power.

I’ll be checking the results on my mobile because I’ve got to spend all Saturday looking at venues for my rapidly approaching wedding.

Still, it could be worse, I could be at the Emirates watching another Arsenal passing master class as they make West Ham look like eleven claret and blue cones.

Running Total for all bets to a £10 stake:   +£87

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