Betting Spy has spent the week in east Africa where English football is all the rage.
I’ve been going misty-eyed at the thought of meeting mountain gorillas while all the guide wants to talk about is if Danny Wellbeck will be a hit at Arsenal.
The number of people wearing football shirts here would even put the Geordies to shame.
Arsenal seem the top team in Uganda while Man Utd rule the roost in Rwanda.
It seems the big five in Africa no longer refers to animals but Premier League teams.
Talk of my beloved West Ham was met with blank looks or mild pity by the locals.
I suppose that’s what happens when the world wants to chase success and the most expensive players.
It will take a while for Africans to appreciate Andy Carroll but surely one day ponytails will be all the rage in these parts.
It’s been a blank few weeks for Betting Spy after a storming start to the season so enough of this travelling ramble and onto the business of picking winners.
Arsenal host Man City in the big game of the weekend but that looks too tight to call from a punting perspective.
But I like the look of two of the Premier League’s chasing pack to win away at opposition that has started the season sluggishly.
Everton look a good thing to win at West Brom while Spurs seem to be gelling nicely under the new boss and can take care of Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
The double pays 7/2 which looks a decent bit of business.
Here’s to a successful weekend and converting a few more Rwandans to the Sam Allardyce school of football.
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Running Total for all bets this season to a £10 stake: £+40.00