Betting Spy: Back Villa at 3/1 to make Everton blue

Grant Prior 11 years ago

A full football programme and the start of the Rugby World Cup make it a great punting weekend.

And Betting Spy has seen a few juicy prices which jump off the coupons and are begging to be backed.

First up is the far-from-glamour clash between Everton and Aston Villa at Goodison Park.

The blue side of Liverpool is just that at the moment as the Toffees continue to lose their best players and are forced to rely on untested youngsters.

The air of doom-and-gloom at Goodison is gathering and Villa look too big at 3/1 with Paddy Power to win.

Villa boss Alex McLeish reminds me of CSI Miami’s Horatio Caine and I’m confident he’s seen enough clues to work out how to beat Everton.

I’ll stop the tortuous cop-show analogies now and take a few minutes to reflect on another up-and-down week of international football.

Against Bulgaria Fabio Capello threw off the shackles and saw a young side stir up a bit of genuine excitement with a fluid display of attacking football.

So why change against Wales on Tuesday? Back came Frank Lampard with his extensive range of sideways passing and every ounce of pace was drained from the team.

I fear old Capello will play it safe at the Euros next year and the same old faces will lead us to another Summer of false hopes and quarter-final heartache.

But one England side might spring a surprise – and that’s our rugby boys.

Now New Zealand are the class outfit but at 4/6 on I can’t get involved with a team that chokes so often its physio is trained in the Heimlich Manoeuvre.

England surprised everyone by grinding their way to the last final and I can see a repeat performance with a better side backed up by a few flair players.

Paddy Power is paying 5/1 if England reach the final and that’s a decent price.

They should knock over a France side in the quarters whose good days are outnumbered by the bad at the moment.

Then it’s Australia and the semis so we’ll effectively be holding a 5/1 voucher on England to win that match which you should be able to lay-off for a profit before a ball is kicked.

But we have already beaten the Wallabies at home and away so let’s cheer on our boys and look forward to a decent pay out for reaching the final.

Once we get there however, I fear the All Blacks could be too good but a nice payout should soften the blow.

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