Betting Spy: Goals galore at Upton Park

Grant Prior 11 years ago

I’m not sure if sport gets any better than last weekend’s Ryder Cup.

Beating Germany with a last minute winner in the World Cup might prompt a bigger leap off the sofa.

But in terms of drama and sheer bottle, Medinah 2012 will take a lot of beating.

There were heroes scattered across the greens and fairways of Chicago as they landed our 6/4 ante-post punt.

But special mention must go to Ian Poulter who is that rare thing in golf – a man who puts the team above his own triumphs.

And hats off to Phil Mickelson for applauding his opponent Justin Rose’s skill on singles day when lesser men would have forgotten the sporting principles golf is based on.

I spent the weekend in Portugal on a course full of groups of mates playing out their own Ryder Cups.

And what can be finer than partnering your father to victory in the afternoon then sitting down with your best friends with a fine glass of red in the evening watching how the pros do it?

Talking of professionals – it was another solid performance by West Ham on Monday to beat QPR and I can see Sam Allardyce’s boys giving Arsenal plenty of trouble in the late Saturday game.

I’m not sure if the Irons have got enough to win – but the crossing ability of Matt Jarvis and the aerial power of Andy Carroll will give the Gunners all sorts of problems.

Arsenal might have to score 3 to win – which I don’t think is beyond them – so goals is the way to go.

Paddy Power is going 7/4 on four goals or more and 4/1 on five plus so let’s get on both markets and hope for a real East End ding-dong.

I’ll be abusing the Gooners with the best of them at Upton Park.

But if I spot Ian Poulter I might just shake his hand and thank him for the memories – as long as we are 4-3 up.


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Running Total for all 2012 bets to a £10 stake:   +£234.00

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